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well I've been doing a spot of ammo testing of late, mainly due the the evolution of my slingshot use, I've gone from simple target pinking to full on pest control/hunting.<br><br>as a lot of folks have, I started with marbles, and at a close range these are ok I find, but only for knocking cans over at around 20 feet- not massively precise or impressive. I've found for long range shooting they can drift and curl like my dad slicing a shot playing golf lol, a bit unpredictable!<br><br>with the wee bit of ratting I do, I'd upped to 9.5mm steel BBs, talk about an upgrade! more range, accuracy power behind a hit, granted that all my rat shooting is done at less than 20 feet with my slingshot but it dropped the lil bugger no worries!<br><br>then today, I became a 'born again slingshooter' I cast my 1st batch of 12mm lead balls.....<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0143.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I had a little scrap lead lying around but managed to get a good few wheel eights from a local garage this afternoon too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0144.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0145.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>a bit messy but it was my 1st time lol<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0146.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>PERFECT! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0147.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/IMG_0148.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>from today's session I have found a) get in a decent supply of Meths for the burner, I only did one run as I ran out of fuel lol b) 2 sets of pliers are handier than just one & c) a pair of side cutters for cleaning the balls up would be handy.<br><br>I've only taken a few shots with it, and I'll be honest it's transformed oppinions on heavier ammo. Shooting the 12mm leads is something I wish i'd done a long time ago! i'm going to get a few more cast up tomorrow and head to the woods for some test shooting with my Gamekeeper Pocket Rocket 3, look out all you bunnies!
 

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lol i'll take a pic of the hole i put in the shed by accident in the morning <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I'm not joking this must have 5x the impact power of a 9.5mm steel BB
 

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Casting ey? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>I cast on daily basis...both noble and non precious alloys. Cast aluminum for my crossbow hobby too. Lots to this stuff.<br><br>Gas is good fuel, but it's a waste unless you contain the heat. <br><br>Charcoal is one of my favorites...you simply drop some in a bucket, light it, and then stick the crucible (or a can) into the hot coal and it does double duty acting as a heat source and at the same time as an insulator, since coal is in direct contact with the crucible - heat transfer is great. <br><br>Nice mold by the way. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23"><br><br><font color="blue"><strong>Ivo</strong></font><br><br>PS: If you want to read up a bit on the subject, check out this site and the book...it's good stuff. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24"><br><br><a href="http://prometheus.vndv.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://prometheus.vndv.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://prometheus.vndv.com/tutorial.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://prometheus.vndv.com/tutorial.html</a>
 

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ooooh! much to read <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> many thanks!<br><br>I can see a nice little pit for charcoal being dug tomorrow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> should speed things up, and make life easier<br><br>it's a fishing weight mould, but it's doing me some ammo now lol
 

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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">3bears, the ammo looks great.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>if it wasn't pushing 2 am then I'd be out testing some lol, its cracking and I cant wait to get some more made up tomorrow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
 
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