Halfpounder ammo

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Did some shooting today.<br><br>The 38 mm steel balls (224 gramms, a solid half pounder) are just amazing. I cut a pouch and a quadruple TB Gold band set, full butterfly, for it. Shot from the Panther, I get 32 m/s - that is 114 Joules of energy, 84 ft-lbs.<br><br>7,2 N momentum, twice as much as a .45 ACP! Enough to topple over my steel catchbox.<br><br>It takes courage to shoot such a heavy monster from a handheld slingshot. But after a dozen shots, I found my confidence!
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Heh! Very cool <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. Jonab Gama

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    What about marbles as ammo? What do you guys think?<br>I mean that small glass balls which is used in children's games; is it ok to shoot as a second option?<br>Steel balls charges excessively high prices here.<br><br>Thanks.
     
  4. Bill Hays

    Bill Hays New Member

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    Nice one Jorg!<br><br><br><br>Jonab Gama,<br><br>Marbles are more than adequate to shoot with as target plinkers... but do not hunt with them as they are just not good unless shooting small birds or rat and smaller animals.
     
  5. JoergS

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  6. Jonab Gama

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    Thanks Bill. Tip helpful. <br>I am a careful begginer but thrilled; so I still have some questions to do later. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>Very nice video, Jöerg; perhaps "Jack-of-all-trades" has its origin from "<strong>Jöerg-of-all-slingshots</strong>"; I mean, man you're a handyman, a do-all when it comes slingshots! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>For you I'll have many requests, such as two or three outlines of the frame and blueprints. <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"><br><br>Greetings slingshot-shaped to all.