Accuracy advice

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by qute1, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. qute1

    qute1 New Member

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    Joerg what is your most accurate reasonable power slingshot/design.<br>I love slingshots but if you cannot hit the target reliably then it is all pointless.<br>What is in your opinion the best way to make a slingshot that delivers consistancy and a lower flyer count.<br><br>Loving the new forum.<br><br>Qute1<br>
     
  2. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    I think the horizontally held ones are good for accuracy.
     

  3. Bill Hays

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    <tr><td class="quote">Joerg what is your most accurate reasonable power slingshot/design.<br>I love slingshots but if you cannot hit the target reliably then it is all pointless.<br>What is in your opinion the best way to make a slingshot that delivers consistancy and a lower flyer count.<br><br>Loving the new forum.<br><br>Qute1<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>With the proper setup and quality practices... you can do some pretty amazing shooting with a mere slingshot:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OewD-E7wa5I" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed></span>
     
  4. CEZ

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    I still suspect Bill is not from this planet but he's right, you could probably shoot well from any kind of slingshot with enough practice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Holy shit Bill! What would you rate your confidence (when you make that shot or similar) on a scale out of 100? like a 95%?
     
  6. Bill Hays

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    <tr><td class="quote">Holy shit Bill! What would you rate your confidence (when you make that shot or similar) on a scale out of 100? like a 95%?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>When I'm "in the zone", and from only 28 feet, I can hit the matchstick maybe 80%, the head maybe 50%, scrape the white maybe 25%, and maybe 1 out of 10 will light when you scrape the white. So that shot is not nearly as easy as I'm making it seem! <br><br>Yes the shot shown was done on the first attempt... but playing the odds I know that it was really kind of lucky to be so... as it usually takes me a couple of shots to get sighted in, and then it's usually either one of the scrapes that doesn't light or I'm taking out the whole match head. Plus it was dark and I could just barely make out the match to aim at it, seeing where the shots are going wasn't going to happen either... so it was kind of an "intuitive" aim as to where I thought the shot should go.</span>
     
  7. JayG

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    Good eye! What ammo are you using? I just wondered if a marble would light it, or lead, or steel ball. (in other words, is it friction or impact shock that lights it, does it make a difference, etc.) You need to get with that guy that Joerg had over there with the super slow-motion cameras, it would be neat to see that in a video.
     
  8. qute1

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> THANKS for the advice so far guys,i have several set ups and have had PLENTY of practice and am reasonably consistant accuracy wise my normal target is a 2inch washer at 20 ft which i hit 9 out of 10.<br>I REALLY would like too know if any design (jeorgs or other) might be considered particularly accurate and quiet, as much as i love theraband no matter how you rig it its noisy.<br>I have a speargun tube (bellsofhythe) rig which is hellish powerful but not as accurate as i'd like.<br>I seek ultimate quiet with reasonable power so that quarry or neighbours are not spooked at every shot.
     
  9. CEZ

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    Have you tried tubes? I think they are less noisy, flatbands make that flapping sound when they hit, tubes sound different. <br>I think the most "accurate" are the most stable ones (like braced or super-ergonomic) or just reduce draw weight/band thickness so your hand doesn't shake.