Accuracy shooting.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by AnsalJoseph, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. AnsalJoseph

    AnsalJoseph New Member

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    I have always been more of an accuracy shooter, so I was just curious, what are some ways to increase your accuracy. Is there certain slingshot designs that tend to be more accurate shooters than others? How can you can you just generally increase accuracy? For example shooting styles, fork designs, band dimensions, shooting form? <br>Do any of Jörgs slingshots tend to be more accurate than others?<br><br><br>"Thanks and bye bye"-Jörg
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    There is , i think, no best design.<br>You can be accurate with every design as long as you practise a lot. I , as an example, first wasn't a very good hammergrip shooter but now, like two months later, I am pretty good
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I think onnod is right. I was shooting with a hammerhead in the beginning, now i learned to shoot with a mini PFS i made( i shoot sideways now) and that' s the one i am more accurate with. You just have to find the model and shooting style you are the more comfortable with. For the bands, just take a look to Joerg' s bands calculator.
     
  4. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    I think the most important thing is that the ss fits in your hand, so it doesn't shiver, only thing I could imagine would be the fork width, but I have no experience with that.<br><br>In general, weaker bands are sligtly better for accuracy, because you don't need much power to hold the bands.
     
  5. softgoat

    softgoat New Member

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    I agree it is hard to be accurate with strong bands, also I like to use the smaller ammo, like 9mm steel. It seems when I get up to the 12-16mm steel I have a hard time compensating for the extra weight, since I seldom use stuff that heavy. It know different styles work for different people, but the video that helped me the most was this one.<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaW0BUgeb98" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaW0BUgeb98</a>
     
  6. slingor

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    All things being equal (i.e.: forks, band length & strength matching the slinger's draw power, ammo size) a mechanical trigger release might make a slight difference. With such a device (a couple made by Joerg, one sold by Danny, 100 $, a very simple one made recently by Onnod) the timing and pressure release are constant, and the imperceptible movements induced by the usual finger release are virtually absent.<br><br>That said, I've seen kids taking down coca cola cans with no-name raw forks and bycicle tire bands, missed hits = 0. It takes us back to the fundamentals: personal talent + endless training.
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    guess what, mine was from joerg too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><a href="/t773-new-butterfly-release-a-breaktrough?highlight=release">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t773-new-butterfly-release-a-breaktrough?highlight=release</a>
     
  8. slingor

    slingor New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">guess what, mine was from joerg too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>]<br><br>Um Gottes Liebe! I'd missed this one for good. Thank you so much for reminding me.<br><br>By the way, I've watched your video, very good.<br><br>V</span>
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  10. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    i think shooting sideways is usually more accurate! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  11. Running_Riot

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    Joerg's "Phoenix" design is suitable for accuracy shooting, too.<br>He uploaded a short tutorial on youtube:<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Go5JDVWEIY&feature=plcp" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Go5JDVWEIY&feature=plcp</a>
     
  12. kingmurphy

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    <div>dissagree there rashid i think you need to pick your favourate shooter and practise with it stick your feet in the same position everytime and always draw to the same anchor point,and theraband gold works well for acurany as its got a low draw weight i cut mine 2 iches longer than it should as then its under drawn thus not making your hand shake also palmswells help as they keep your hand in the same position because acuracy with a slingshot is about consistancy whereas with a rifle its about the scope and such also if you make a mark on a wall and shoot say a glass marble or better yet a paintball at it but aiming with a certain point on your slingshot an see where the marks are after 5 shots it then every time you shoot use that point as a scope/aimer but just remember that its a little to the left of that point of whatevery direction it works for me and i shoot about 50 shots a week if that due to life style choices but i can hit a bottle top of a egg form 11 foot away so imagine what you could do with practice.thats my opinion take it or leave it but i hope you find something useful on the fourm/thread,also check out the slingshot fourm for more tips on shooting thanks <br><br>Alexander .s. Howson</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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