Ammo Idea using BBs

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Oldschool, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Oldschool

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    Hey forum, I purchased some copper covered BB's(smallest size, as no big box stores sell anything larger in NJ) over the summer just to change it up but quickly realized that I was wildly inaccurate with them. The other day I got the idea to use some wood filler compound and mix in a bunch of BBs roll it up in the palm of my hand and let dry over night. I only made a couple 1/2 inch to 1 inch. They are solid as a rock today but I imagine not very durable when hitting hard targets. This may be a good thing because it may spread out the impact damage on a target. Anyone else try this with glue or something else?<br>
     
  2. JoergS

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    Several shooters wrap a bunch of BBs into a tissue, like a small bag. <br>When you fire it, the tissue tears and what you get is a shotgun effect.<br><br><br>I made a special pouch for such ammo, worked real well and I had a lot of fun with it.<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Zz2oGkggCCs" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    I have a bunch, I dont have a proper slingshot setup to use them though.... I have really been considering making one of Jörg's "shotgun" ammo pouches... have you see that video?<br><br><br>ha! I posted just as he did <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> you beat me Jörg
     
  4. McMilchreis

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    Mh for a shotgun slingshot i would use the "pouches" for feeding slingshots at fishing.
     
  5. DanielBenford

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    Tissue is probably a safe bet, with glue you are likely just to create a dead weight on bbs, you could even try a small plastic zip lock if you want to keep them more accurate (although im unsure if that would work)
     
  6. John S

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    Do you think that shotgun idea is practical for hunting turkey or birds? and are there any pouch alternatives?
     
  7. epichawk

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    Wow. I've had that idea before. Great design.
     
  8. Nebuchadnezzar

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    I wonder how well a balloon or small cloth bag would hold up to multiple firings. Pour the BB's in it and make a bean bag of sorts.<br><br>Have you considered giving lead fishing weights a try? <br><br>Most big box stores have them and if I remember correctly they are fairly inexpensive. Just don't put them in your mouth and wash you hands after shooting. <br>
     
  9. epichawk

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    Steel ballbearings work really well though. So far I think they are the best.
     
  10. Antraxx

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i´m not sure if the energy per bullet is enough to do serious injury...it´s too comply maybe...better use single ones imo.</span>
     
  11. John S

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    Have you ever launched a chain or miniature bola from a slingshot at anything? that would be cool to see what it can tear through
     
  12. epichawk

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i´m not sure if the energy per bullet is enough to do serious injury...it´s too comply maybe...better use single ones imo.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>You would have to be a really good shot if you are going to take down a flying bird</span>
     
  13. Antraxx

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    i´d do that with cloed eyes mate...and hands bind to the back!<br><br><br>no seriously, i´m not THAT hungry...i can wait until he sits down somewhere.
     
  14. John S

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    Epick hawk <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <span class="postbody"> Ha you'd be surprised the ducks here see people and they expect food! There are silhouettes of dogs in certain areas to keep the birds away!</span>
     
  15. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <br>You would have to be a really good shot if you are going to take down a flying bird</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> Ha you'd be surprised the ducks here see people and they expect food! There are silhouettes of dogs in certain areas to keep the birds away!</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>ROFL free meat! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> walk up with a knife and slice some throats lol ^^</span>
     
  16. petersonOD

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    Some rolling some bb's in 30 minute epoxy would work great if you wanted some solid ammo that wouldn't break up too easily. I'm sure if you hit something very solid it would still come apart but would still be pretty dang durable.
     
  17. John S

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    There's an idea, I still say he needs to shoot at least one bola from a slingshot
     
  18. petersonOD

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    Be ethical to the animals you hunt and use something that can do the job well. On turkeys and other birds, just use a shotgun.
     
  19. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Oldschool wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> purchased some copper covered BB's(smallest size, as no big box stores sell anything larger</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>how big are they? I still have a lot of fun with 4.5mm leads, just target shooting <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  20. Cuthbert Allgood

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    love the shotgun pouch deal. I need to try one of those