first can cut

Discussion in 'Conventional slingshots' started by Jeremy, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    After a few days of shooting at the same blasted can with marbles :mad:, I finally had my first cut. :D

    Sorry for the horrible quality of the picture, I blame my camera phone.:mad:
     

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  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Good job. I have yet to attempt a can cut. I'm still shooting at tin cans, which aren't going to cut like a pop can. I need to try this soon!
     
  3. Haze

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    I did a can cut the other day but used 12.7mm steel. Only takes about 6 hits with that stuff (notice I didn't say 6 "shots").
     
  4. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I suspect ammo choice makes a big difference on can cuts.

    Now those 1" iron cubes I saw Joerg shooting, those would cut a can up quick.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Ammo size does make a difference. I'm sure band type matters as well. I was shooting 1/2 inch glass marbles and 3/8 inch steel balls, neither of which has much weight behind them. I was using a store purchased Trumark slingshot and their black heavy pull bands.

    I am sure I would have had different results in time it took to cut the can if I we're using a different band set and ammo. Probably would help if I we're a better shot as well.
     
  6. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Hehe, and your avatar seems to say: "Yesss, I am a can-nibal."
    Zwillie
     
  7. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    well done Jeremy ... I love cutting, shredding, ripping or whatever to cans ... if you can still hear it go ahead hard and merciless no pause !! LOL !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  8. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Arturo - if you're watching this thread, I tried to send you a PM, but it says your mailbox is full :)
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I never thought of that, good point Zwille.
     
  10. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Can Cutters Club mate!!!
    Smaller is the ammo( steel/ lead) better will be the penetration. You will have to aim at specific spots to have a nice cut.
    Bigger ammo will shred the soda/ beer can.
    Happy can killing!!
     
  11. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Isn't it a great feeling when you nail that last thread holding it together(finally)?

    Nice job man.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I was using my slingbow the other day with the arrow rest down and decided to try shooting at a fresh target. I was using 3/8 steel ammo with 30# draw tubes. I was able to get my second can cut of my slingshot career.

    Regretfully, the tube started to tear on one side and I am having a hell of a time getting the old bands off. If anyone has any experience changing tubes on an HFX slingbow, I could use the help.
     

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  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I loved seeing the top of the can fly off when I hit that last shot.
     
  14. Arturo Borquez

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    Nice Jeremy ! , hey do not trash the cut cans, still useful (and better targets) to shoot at ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

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  15. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    I'm practicing with the sling pipe gave me first cardboard box now I gotta buy a soda drink and kill it :)

    J
     
  16. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    0.33mm Aluminum

    This is the one that i breeded my tennis elbow with..

    .33mm aluminum, being teased with mainly 7mm steel, sometimes 10mm.

    Sometimes i can hear it crying for help, but the painbow is making me deaf.
     

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  17. Arturo Borquez

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    I see Be, now I've got the equation, thick aluminium (spray?) can + double TBG + butterfly + light ammo + long rounds = tennis elbow :eek: !! ... anyway I liked, seems I am a sadist LOL ! ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Very nice, I like seeing other pictures of cut cans. Luckily I kept my second can. I want to see how much more I can destroy it.
     
  19. Arturo Borquez

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    raising the bar will help you to improve faster, just a bit of patience and perseverance at the beginning ...
    Cheers
    Arturo