Alternative ammo

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Arturo Borquez, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Someone have used something like this? I've found that are pretty accurate (1/2" x 1/2" +/- 9 gramms), it penetrated the can the first hit ... would this type of ammo (very cheap!!) suitable for small game (rabitts) hunting ? <br><br><br>[​IMG]
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Great idea! Im going to test that for sure!
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i tried them, along with the matching nuts, both worked good on small distances but i don't think they have enough weight for hunting<br>ps. did you post the slingshot in the back? it looks cool
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    onnod: These are made out of steel I think, and that way they would actually have more weight in comparison with a steelball if the same diameter, as they are bigger? Hope you understands what I mean.
     
  5. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    my target practice is between 10 to 15 meters, I live at a rural village (plenty of bunnies that destroy our wide garden), usually I hunt them with a crossbow, but it is too much power and had many arrows broken (hitting rocks) behind them, It seems to me that the rough edges "cuts" pretty good, maybe it worth more heavier rods ... The slingshot is only "functional", it work OK for me, TTF with a comfortable hammer type grip (at least for my hand)
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

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    Yep, are of steel, I've made a more longer (x 1.5, about 15 gramms) and worked the same as good ... btw the pouch handle "feeling" is better than spherical ammo ...<br>
     
  7. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    If they weigh about 9 grams, I think they should work very well on bunnies at slingshot ranges. That's about the weight of a .451" lead ball (about 138grains). On top of that, the cylindrical shapes proveds some sharp edges (at each end) that could potentially do a lot more damage than a round ball. If the 15 gram ones shoot just as well, all the better. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  8. pasquale

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    They looks like Minnet ammo. I have an old thread rod and so I will try them out.
     
  9. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    The third and fourth hit, see all rods penetrated, note that the can was empty and hanging inside the catchbox, these things hits really hard !!<br><br>[​IMG]<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=12&u=17762800" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/17/76/28/00/shoot410.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  10. tokSick

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    Looks great and destructive, i love it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">. I will try that for sure. Do you think it will be cheaper to make those than buying steelballs?
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

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    Hi TokSick, indeed, a lot cheaper, the "source" rod 2US$/ meter, that means 60+, 150 grains ammo<br><br>[​IMG]
     
  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Ok, i think i still have a rod somewhere. May i ask how you cut them? With a grinder or metal handsaw?
     
  13. Muizert

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    I have done this to and it is cheaper and works good (handsaw) just be careful with the sawingedges cos if you dont use some sandpaper you do have a risk of cutting youre fingers or worse youre pouch <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">.<br><br>All the best
     
  14. tokSick

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    Noooooo, not my pouch <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11">
     
  15. Scary stuff, hands heal, pouches have to be replaced.
     
  16. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Scary stuff, hands heal, pouches have to be replaced.</td></tr>
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  17. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    You would not like a fork hit with one of these!
     
  18. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    tokSick, cut it the way you want, just get rid of the sharp edges without rounding in excess, neither your hands nor the pouch will suffer an unpleasant surprise, the good thing is that you can tune the weight from the same rod ...
     
  19. Arturo Borquez

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    Failureisalwaysanoption, yep a fork hit would be devastating, but I found that the pouch hold and release is quite smooth, the possibility of slipping this kind of ammo is negligible (because this ammo holds very good and parallel into the pouch), but as you said always there is a chance that things can go wrong, definitely not for novices, my disclaimer !!!<br>