Addictive steel cube destruction ammo

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Slagskimmer Mike, May 5, 2013.

  1. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    i milled out some cubes from scrap steel for shooting at sheetmetal. This is just too much fun. From less than 5 paces they go right through a thin file cabinet. Im using two layers of TBG in my W frame.

    So far I made. 500 inch, .750 inch (my favorite), and some 1 inch cubes, too--but they weigh a quarter pound each:eek: 20130422_085304.jpg

    I thought maybe the edges were getting dull, because they penetrated better at first, but now I think it was just my target getting work hardened from all the hits:p

    Beat up file cabinets I can get free and recycle after, so its all win.
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. bushcraft kid

    bushcraft kid New Member

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    Wow impressive damage!those are similar to cut rods and chopped wheel weights (but those are soft, better for hunting) i like shooting ammo with sharp edges against soda cans filled with water. also do you plan on sharpening them? i think you could probaly just put them flat on a belt sander to make a new edge. Now just get some ballistics gelatin for testing!
     
  4. BrPio

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    Nice pics. I like edged ammo. I tryed pyramids too, they seemed to go deeper, but they take longer to make.
     
  5. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Thanks for the kind replies.

    I tried to keep the corners pretty square knocking the endmill burrs off, touching them up on a sander sounds like a great idea--they do seem to be getting rounder as time goes on.

    I pondered pyramids, but I'm still not sure how comfortable to grip in a pouch they would be.