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!