Scout X Handle Weight
Made of stainless steel, these handle weights add more heft to your Scout X Slingshot.
For those who like more weight in their slingshot frames, this precision-cut stainless steel slug fits your Scout X handle perfectly to add an extra 25.5 grams. Combined with the weight of the already hefty Scout X, this weight adds balance and stability.
- Scout X
- handle weight
The build quality is exceptional. It’s portable and since I have the pro version, this lives in my car with other essentials, just in case. Simple Shot is such a good company and its educational options are exceptional. Highly recommended.
I have ultra light frames and heavy steel frames. I’m steadier with a heavier frame and have less recoil that can throw a shot off. I have 40, 50, and 60 mm targets in my catchbox and note a slight increase in accuracy with the handle weight.
Scout X Handle Weight
Weight rattles within handle. Extremely annoying. Had to add additional material to quiet. Maybe something like rubber washers should be added to the kit.
Hello Michael, I am so sorry you did not like the Handle Weight. We do recommend using a cutoff of latex from the bandset to help stop any rattle that occurs. A couple Rubber Washers is a great idea. Thank you for letting us know.
The additional weight added to the frame corrects a heft issue (strictly personal) that has been the only problem I had with the Scout X. I found the Scout X to be too light for my liking. With the new added weight, my Scout X is my go-to frame now.
Good, helps stabilize on release
Definitely Worth Getting
Picked this up with a Scout X, tried shooting both, definitely can feel the difference when shooting, and recommend for added stability under tension. Another reviewer mentioned rattling in the handle, but I don't get any rattle on mine. Only wish it was even heavier, maybe coated lead. Assuming 7.85g/cm³ for steel, and the handle weight being 25.5g, this would be about 3.25 cm³ of steel. Lead is 11.34g/cm³ and would be 36.86g, nearly 1.5x heavier.(24 karat gold would be almost 2.5x heavier, but costs nearly $4000 in gold unfortunately). If you produce a lead version of this weight I'd definitely pick it up!