anyone know a cheap place to buy ammo??

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by rashid100, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    hey guys!! just wondering if anyone knows a website where i can buy slingshot ammo for cheap.. steel or lead balls. any replies would help a ton!!!<br>thanx and cheers!!!!<br>ra$hid. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  2. tokSick

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    You can try <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> one but it is a German site. I guess, someone speaking German will help you. I, once, made a order for 10 mm steel balls and when it came in my mail i was happy. When i saw the package, something was not right... I ordered 1 mm steel balls instead of 10 mm. I didn' t realise how cheap it was. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Dumb A**!!!<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EuOMm_O4S80/T0tbsetxMEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/S4t2ugxX0SQ/s512/Photo023.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Now i have to make a tiny slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     

  3. Kill3rGreen

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    Or you could incorporate a magnet into your pouch and make scatter shot! :]
     
  4. ABH

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    Car mechanics, often fix bearings (a part of the car), the car bearings contain steel balls, they usually dump them in to the bin when fixing the bearings, I go every saturday to the mechanic to get some; he gives them for free, he doesnt need them and is a good size, nice to shoot with it and unlimited for free!
     
  5. rashid100

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    <tr><td class="quote">You can try <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> one but it is a German site. I guess, someone speaking German will help you. I, once, made a order for 10 mm steel balls and when it came in my mail i was happy. When i saw the package, something was not right... I ordered 1 mm steel balls instead of 10 mm. I didn' t realise how cheap it was. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Dumb A**!!!<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EuOMm_O4S80/T0tbsetxMEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/S4t2ugxX0SQ/s512/Photo023.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Now i have to make a tiny slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
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    <span class="postbody"> lol!!!!</span>
     
  6. pelleteer

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    Trumark sells steel ammo on their site for decent prices. They have a min. order of 4lbs. If you ordered 4lbs of 5/16" (8mm) steel balls, it'd run around $25 or so shipped, but you'd end up with over 800 balls. 3/8" (9.5mm) are more, but they're not needed if you just want to target shoot or plink. For hunting you of course need something larger and heavier, anything from 7/16" steel up to .45 cal lead, depending upon the critter you're after. Balls in this price range get expensive pretty fast. The cheapest way by far to get lead balls is to cast your own. There's an initial investment for the equipment, of course, but it will pay for itself very quickly and lead can be found at garages in the form of wheel weights, which you can usually buy very cheaply or even get free. I can provide some links to casting equipment later if you're interested.
     
  7. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">Trumark sells steel ammo on their site for decent prices. They have a min. order of 4lbs. If you ordered 4lbs of 5/16" (8mm) steel balls, it'd run around $25 or so shipped, but you'd end up with over 800 balls. 3/8" (9.5mm) are more, but they're not needed if you just want to target shoot or plink. For hunting you of course need something larger and heavier, anything from 7/16" steel up to .45 cal lead, depending upon the critter you're after. Balls in this price range get expensive pretty fast. The cheapest way by far to get lead balls is to cast your own. There's an initial investment for the equipment, of course, but it will pay for itself very quickly and lead can be found at garages in the form of wheel weights, which you can usually buy very cheaply or even get free. I can provide some links to casting equipment later if you're interested.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> thanx alot mate!!</span>
     
  8. bnorman

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    <tr><td class="quote">I, once, made a order for 10 mm steel balls and when it came in my mail i was happy. When i saw the package, something was not right... I ordered 1 mm steel balls instead of 10 mm. Now i have to make a tiny slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I am imagining you working with a microscope on a tiny little band saw cutting out the wood. You have the blank roughed out, and start to work the corners and edges with your tiny little files. But then you sneeze and your whole tiny little sling shop disappears. You get up and slip on the steel balls rolling around the floor. As you come to, you spot a tiny little mouse filing like mad on your blank. He has a pocket full of your shot, and tiny slivers of Thera Band Gold draped over his shoulder. Your cat is hiding behind the door, pondering this shift in power.<br><br>bnorman</span>
     
  9. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bnorman wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td class="quote">I, once, made a order for 10 mm steel balls and when it came in my mail i was happy. When i saw the package, something was not right... I ordered 1 mm steel balls instead of 10 mm. Now i have to make a tiny slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I am imagining you working with a microscope on a tiny little band saw cutting out the wood. You have the blank roughed out, and start to work the corners and edges with your tiny little files. But then you sneeze and your whole tiny little sling shop disappears. You get up and slip on the steel balls rolling around the floor. As you come to, you spot a tiny little mouse filing like mad on your blank. He has a pocket full of your shot, and tiny slivers of Thera Band Gold draped over his shoulder. Your cat is hiding behind the door, pondering this shift in power.<br><br>bnorman</span>
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    <span class="postbody"> haaaaaaaa nice tale mate!!! love it!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  10. brat boon

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You can try <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> one but it is a German site. I guess, someone speaking German will help you. I, once, made a order for 10 mm steel balls and when it came in my mail i was happy. When i saw the package, something was not right... I ordered 1 mm steel balls instead of 10 mm. I didn' t realise how cheap it was. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Dumb A**!!!<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EuOMm_O4S80/T0tbsetxMEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/S4t2ugxX0SQ/s512/Photo023.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Now i have to make a tiny slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>srry but it looks realy funny hahahahahha<br></span>
     
  11. tokSick

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    @bnorman,<br>That' s funny man, it sounds like a Tex Avery cartoon.<br><br>@brat boon,<br>At first i was not laughing but when i watched the confirmation e-mail i saw my mistake and started to laugh like a crazy guy, my girlfriend was scared of me. I thought i will tell you guys, it was so funny( and stupid).
     
  12. brat boon

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    <tr><td class="quote">@bnorman,<br>That' s funny man, it sounds like a Tex Avery cartoon.<br><br>@brat boon,<br>At first i was not laughing but when i watched the confirmation e-mail i saw my mistake and started to laugh like a crazy guy, my girlfriend was scared of me. I thought i will tell you guys, it was so funny( and stupid).</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>lol XD</span>
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bnorman wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I am imagining you working with a microscope on a tiny little band saw cutting out the wood. You have the blank roughed out, and start to work the corners and edges with your tiny little files. But then you sneeze and your whole tiny little sling shop disappears. You get up and slip on the steel balls rolling around the floor. As you come to, you spot a tiny little mouse filing like mad on your blank. He has a pocket full of your shot, and tiny slivers of Thera Band Gold draped over his shoulder. Your cat is hiding behind the door, pondering this shift in power.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br>LOOOOOLLLL <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
  14. DangerMaus

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    I usually buy marbles and steel on ebay. I get my lead shot from Midway for around $15 for a box of 100 .45cal. balls. <br><a href="http://www.midwayusa.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.midwayusa.com</a><br>
     
  15. redneckozzie

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    Try ebay, search "slingshot ammo" but look for the hong kong/china sellers, they are cheaper...<br>i get 100 of 10mm steel<br>ball for $10.00, thats with postage included.<br>So they are1cent each, not bad.
     
  16. rashid100

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    thanx guys!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> appreciate it.
     
  17. softgoat

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    I find for sizes like 8,9,10mm the Chinese suppliers on Ebay are the cheapest. I just got 300 10mm steel for $17usd including shipping. The limitation is shipping to Europe and North America can be 3-4 weeks, and I have yet to find one of these cheap dealers that sells anything bigger than 10mm. So far I am happy 9mm and 10mm are the 2 sizes I use the most, and I just order long before I run out.
     
  18. pelleteer

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    Here's a link to my favorite place to get lead balls and other equipment: <a href="http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Category.aspx/1158#1191" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Category.aspx/1158#1191</a>. There are other places to get this stuff, but these guys have always been very reliable for me and have great service. For basic casting you'll need a melting pot, a ladle, and a mold in whatever size you want. The basic melting pot is like $35, a basic ladle is around $5, and molds vary quite a bit in price, but expect to spend around $30-50. A lot of cash for a young guy, I know, but like I said, it'll pay for itself in no time if you decide to shoot a lot of lead, whether for hunting, targets, or both. There are cheaper ways to do it, like just melting the lead in a small cast iron pot over a fire, but that's a hassle, and you might as well invest in some decent equipment and get it right the first time. Hope this helps. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  19. Bert the Welder

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    Just checked my metal supplier I get my hollow steel balls from. 1/2" (12.7mm) are 16 cents each. OUCH! These are precision, high carbon though. Get I'll need to search more. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  20. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Here's a link to my favorite place to get lead balls and other equipment: <a href="http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Category.aspx/1158#1191" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Category.aspx/1158#1191</a>. There are other places to get this stuff, but these guys have always been very reliable for me and have great service. For basic casting you'll need a melting pot, a ladle, and a mold in whatever size you want. The basic melting pot is like $35, a basic ladle is around $5, and molds vary quite a bit in price, but expect to spend around $30-50. A lot of cash for a young guy, I know, but like I said, it'll pay for itself in no time if you decide to shoot a lot of lead, whether for hunting, targets, or both. There are cheaper ways to do it, like just melting the lead in a small cast iron pot over a fire, but that's a hassle, and you might as well invest in some decent equipment and get it right the first time. Hope this helps. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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    <span class="postbody"> thanx mate ill try that..ill have my dad pay for it...lol.. he is not home right now though.... he is in another state for some emergency surgery ( he is a heart surgeon) worst career ever!! </span>