ammo for sling shot

Discussion in 'Various other stuff' started by tazimal, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. tazimal

    tazimal New Member

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    Has anyone ever tried using a ball from a computers mouse(they're solid steel with a rubber coat)and when u remove the coat you are left with a 19 inch steel ball.
     

  2. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Oh yeah from the old wired mouses you mean the trouble is i bet most people would have chucked em by now. Im sure i can convince people to have a rummage through and dismantle this though by mentioning the fact that something like this will cost around a £5 on ebay =]
     
  3. LANUZZI

    LANUZZI New Member

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    here you go:<br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/%20http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOT-OF-20-PC-Light-weight-Mouse-Mice-Ball-Balls-/310259942536?pt=Mice&hash=item483cef0488" class="postlink"> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOT-OF-20-PC-Light-weight-Mouse-Mice-Ball-Balls-/310259942536?pt=Mice&hash=item483cef0488</a><br><br>please let us knw, how it works.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I tried it. The steel ball is 19 mm and 28.3 grams.<br>Too heavy for me to shoot with, i don' t like it.
     
  5. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    DON'T shoot them with the rubber still on! I did it and it came back at me twice!<br>
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    The first thing i did is take off the rubber coat from it. Who wants to <br>shoot rubbered ammo?<br>It makes no sense. If you shoot at something you <br>don' t want it protected anyhow.
     
  7. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    I know, I was just testing it and it backfired. Another time I was shooting a big 30 mm steel ball with a not a powerfully enough slingshot and it backfired and went behind me and straight through my shed! It was pretty crazy and I'm glad it didn't hit my face! Or the window of course.
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    through the shed, wow that is powerfull
     
  9. felipegreboge

    felipegreboge New Member

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    I use those balls some times, but i think the balls' skin get a lit bit of air resistance
     
  10. baianatunada

    baianatunada New Member

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    mouses with ball? today mouses use lasers?
     
  11. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ameevis wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">DON'T shoot them with the rubber still on! I did it and it came back at me twice!<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>HA HA HA. "twice".......you had to confirm it was a bad idea? <br><br>Just teasing in fun! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  12. ODslap

    ODslap New Member

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    When I was a kid a family friend called Eddy who was a full time rabbit catcher,showed me a trick for making ammo.
    All it is is a lump of clay,you roll it out like a sausage and push a stick ,doweling or any straight stick into it so you got a 4 or 5 " cavity,then you melt the lead in a pan then,simply pour it in,it cools and your left with a bar of lead,then we would use a hammer and chisel or similar to chop it into equal sized lumps.
    Very low tech,yes,but iv took pheasants and Eddy would just be whappin them left right and center.so I'd reccomend anyone stuck for ammo,give it a try.Another decent ammo are flint pebbles,smooth of course,or stones from stream beds.
    I've found handy practice ammo,Ceramic baking balls,for putting under pie bases to stop them sticking.they're circular and around the size of a marble,they're around 3 pound for a hundred.I'm using 10ml BBs at present as I've got no lead,so the tbg's rocketing the 9mls into orbit ,lol
     
  13. Obelix

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    I would see when you shoot a 19 inch 48,25cm steelball with rubber!
    Where get you such a big computer mouse? How big is your desk?
    Are you a Strongman at that weight of the steelball?
     
  14. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Come on now, its obvious he meant 19mil. Remember the golden rule.
    its a good idea, you could get them from a 2nd hand store for cheap.
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I would try it if I still had any lying around.
     
  16. coyote-1

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    Sounds good, sorta like ruthies cut up rebar... only heavier.
     
  17. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    yes, even the mouse goes along with time, sins they use lasers the don't even fear the cat anymore
     
  18. Proximus

    Proximus Junior Member

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    I tried it with my gliveshot midification banded with 3 layrrs of tbg, 1inch wide, per side. Pretty hard to pull but it works with the stripped mouseball :)

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