effective slingshots range

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by DesertMonitor, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. DesertMonitor

    DesertMonitor New Member

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    Hi ya'll,<br><br>i was wondering, everyone's talking about the strength of the slingshot but ignoring something which i find very important, the effective range.<br><br>I think that when it comes to using a slingshot the effective range is something you must consider, after all, a slingshot is a light weapon based on quickness, and the more range you have to operate it the more advantage you gain in the using of a slingshot.<br><br>can anyone relate to the subject? <br><br>Joerg, i'm especially curious about the ballpup crossbow and the bone-crushing crossbow, and will much appreciate an answer <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">
     
  2. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    The effective range is from where ever you still hit the target. I can shoot a beer can from 15 yards but I can hit an old barn from over 200 yards away. <br>I think someone need to start a slingshot golf league. Kinda like Frisbee golf.<br>You could use any old tree for the "hole". How many shots will it take to hit that big tree over there? Pointing to big tree 500 yards away.
     

  3. 3bears

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    I know what you mean, close up you have relativity straight projectile path, which arcs over distance I might have a fiddle with ranges next time I'm out ( throwing down with rain now, so it wont be this afternoon lol)
     
  4. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    My garden does not allow me to safely shoot at longer distances than 30 meters. All of my slingshots are still powerful and accurate enough at that distance. <br><br>I have shot the 70 meters gong shot at the ECST 2010, and hit it once. 10 shots total. That gong was maybe a 50 cm diameter. I never tried that distance before.<br><br>It takes practice, but it is very doable.
     
  5. Bill Hays

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    Shooting at longer ranges with a slingshot is not to difficult. I was curious as to what is actually possible and have been able to hit fairly small targets at some pretty good distances away.<br><br>This summer, I actually got a coke can at 500 feet, but you couldn't tell anything on the video... at 400 feet you can see it fairly well so I posted that one up:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6Eam60VVu6Y" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Shooting at around 50 yards I can usually hit a suspended playing card on it's edge within 5 or 6 shots, but the 3/8" steel shot I use at that distance loses so much velocity that it is very difficult to cut the card all the way through... so the furthest I've ever cut a suspended card all the through was 130 feet. The brands of playing cards I usually use are Bicycle and Standard (quality stuff) so it takes around 250 fps to cut a suspended one using 3/8" steel:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/S-AfXl_jek0" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  6. Kyl

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    500 feet! Bill, seriously, are you a ninja? I've been watching your various videos and haven't decided whether you're a ninja or an alien or which one would be more cool. Well I guess you could be one of those alien cowboy ninjas.
     
  7. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Maybe he's a robot? One of those alien ninja-bots!
     
  8. Bill Hays

    Bill Hays New Member

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    None of that... just an average shooter from Texas!
     
  9. Kyl

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    Sure Bill, that's just what a ninja would say, or an alien. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Just messin with ya Bill. <br><br>The other day I was at my friend's house and were shooting marbles at stick figure animals, drawn on a cardboard box. After a while, we decide to shoot at this old dead pine tree, about 24" in diameter and about 150 yards away. After a few ranging shots, I got till I could hit it about every 3rd try. It was no soda can but the resounding "TOK" of the marble on wood was pretty satisfying.
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I just shot a giant tree from across a giant park, i would say it was about 500 feet or so, maybe more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>small marble with single black theraband butterfly length. i was impressed!
     
  11. Bill Hays

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    That's really good shooting with marbles Guys... It's been so windy here this year that whenever I try to use marbles they just blow way off course if shooting at any real distance at all.<br><br>If the day isn't to windy then 3/8" steel ball bearing work fine, but if it is real windy then it's .33 or .35 caliber lead for long range shooting and .44 for closer work.
     
  12. Oldschool

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    I guess it depends on the outcome you want. I can go through cans at ten feet but dent them at about twenty. Since you are in Israel, the effective range would be Iran.
     
  13. tommy

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    great shootin Bill, from where I sit, you are the master!!
     
  14. DesertMonitor

    DesertMonitor New Member

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    amazing!!!<br><br>though i still wonder, if using a "slingshot rifle", meaning a slingshot crossbow, does the range grow? does the stability gives a more efficient target practice which requires less shooting until the target is hit. lats say 1:1 or 1:2 trails?
     
  15. Bill Hays

    Bill Hays New Member

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    I shoot better with a slingshot rifle than with a regular slingshot... and the slingrifle can be much more powerful as well. But it's not pocketable like a slingshot and I can shoot pretty much any decent pistol better than a slingrifle... so they're pretty much pointless for me.<br><br>Don't get me wrong, I like the slingrifles as they're great fun... but from a practical standpoint a regular slingshot is a lot better.
     
  16. Saymi

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    Sorry for bringing this old disscusion, but how much draw weight (in LBS) is needed for slingshot to pierce flash pig head?
     
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  17. fsimpson1

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    don`t understand the question . please rephrase ----?????
     
  18. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

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    Once I know what a flash...thing is there will be an answer I'm sure.
     
  19. Jeb

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    "flesh" maybe? "pierce the flesh of a pig head"?
     
  20. seppman

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    Did I hear bacon?