Marbles or Steel balls?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by epichawk, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. epichawk

    epichawk New Member

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    I have a bunch of marbles and was wondering if there are any disadvantages to using marbles?
     
  2. DukaThe

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    I always use marbles and they are great for me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. JoergS

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    Marbles are very light, and they shatter on impact if you hit a hard surface.
     
  4. epichawk

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks. I'll take that into consideration.</span>
     
  5. timshot

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    hi i live in the uk and wondering if eny one has used peanuts before <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <tr><td class="quote">hi i live in the uk and wondering if eny one has used peanuts before <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I have used acorns... :d they are close <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
  7. timshot

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    <tr><td class="quote">hi i live in the uk and wondering if eny one has used peanuts before <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I have used acorns... :d they are close <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>i think ill try acorns :cyclops:</span>
     
  8. 3bears

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>like Joerg says they are very light and I've found that they drift badly beyond about 20m. I used to use them qa lot but then got into 9.5mm steel BBs which I find great for target shooting and small game (rats, pidgeons ect)</span>
     
  9. epichawk

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>like Joerg says they are very light and I've found that they drift badly beyond about 20m. I used to use them qa lot but then got into 9.5mm steel BBs which I find great for target shooting and small game (rats, pidgeons ect)</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Cool, I think I'll stick with rocks for now then.</span>
     
  10. 3bears

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    rocks are tricky too, because they are not uniform shape/mass they can be even iffy to shoot with, close work only really - inside of 30 feet <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  11. Oldschool

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    I can vouch for the shattering marbles. The don't hold up well plinking steel cans very well. I like 3/8 steel or hex nuts.
     
  12. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <tr><td class="quote">hi i live in the uk and wondering if eny one has used peanuts before <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I have used acorns... :d they are close <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>i think ill try acorns :cyclops:</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>They are pretty cool, shaped like nature natural bullet lol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  13. Kyl

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    I like shooting marbles. It helps that I have a crap ton of them. I use them in the reflux column of my alcohol stills.<br> The acorns are falling on my house right now and at about 10 paces they're o.k. <br> Has any one tried pea gravel. Around here you can buy a 50 pound sack of smooth tumbled "pea gravel" usually white marble but sometimes natural stone color. The "peas" are about 1/2"-3/4". They look like a smooth rounded pebble like you would find in river. I think you could find it at a home improvement store or maybe an aquarium supply store?