My Howitzer and brand new Moor-Hammer

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by BC-Slinger, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Posting these bad boys in this section due to me not making these. But thought I would post to show off the newest members of my collection.<br><br>Both are simply amazing slingers I have nothing but the up most respect for Jorg and Tobias for designing such perfection. After many ,many hours of testing these two monsters I like both for different purposes <br><br>I would say the Howitzer is the ultimate do it all slinger, and the Moor-Hammer is basically just perfect feeling and drives nails at 50 feet in my backyard no problem. The band setups I am currently using is 30cm(12 inches) long, 2 cm wide, double layered GTB.<br><br><a href="http://imgbox.com/abySb84l" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/abySb84l.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/adpFltBI" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adpFltBI.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. meeeee!

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    2 millimeters wide!?
     

  3. BC-Slinger

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    I meant 2 cm my bad .!
     
  4. tokSick

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    Have fun with those lovely " toys" . <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  5. mhpr262

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    I think there may be an aluminium Moorhammer lying under my Christmas tree this year ... but I don't think I will ever shoot anything but paper and wood balls for fear of getting a fork hit!
     
  6. Antraxx

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    See it as a "Tool"...it´s meant to be used. And believe me it´s way more fun to use it as intended.
     
  7. BC-Slinger

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    Fork hits only happen with larger ammo and if you do not flip the fork. As long as you flip its deadly accurate and no fork hits for both SS's.
     
  8. Tobias

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    thats two i like as well. if you shoot sideway there is no risk with forkhits.
     
  9. mhpr262

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    Maybe other people don't manage that ... I shoot exclusively target style and I have managed to badly disfigure two brandnew slingshots with fork hits right after I unwrapped them. Now I am pretty sure it was my fault, I think I didn't place the ball corrctly in the pouch and I may not have released cleanly. One ss was just a cheap Chinese one, but the other one was a very nice Kugel Winnie xl ... AND the ricocheting ball went through a large mirror because I was shooting in my basement. It was an epic f uck up.
     
  10. BC-Slinger

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    Well I took Tobias's advice and I started shooting gangster/sideways style. Still have had a few fork hits but then realized maby it was the duel layer thera band( or my bad slinging :p). So I went to one layer and now my accuracy is way up and my fork hits are much less. I was also thinking maby i was using to large of a piece of ammo.<br><br>Running single layer 2cm to 1.5 cm tapered bands now and there great on the moorhammer and running Chinese black tubes on my hand howitzer with little leather tabs to hold them and I am loving it. <br><br>Pics will be coming soon.
     
  11. stej

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    Those are really nice.. What ammo do you shoot with 2-1.5 tapered bands? I mean what size.. Because according to the Joerg's calculator this wouldn't fit even for 6mm steel..
     
  12. BC-Slinger

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    Mainly inside shooting with that one right now. I am currently using varying sizes of gorilla tape with a little lead/random work shop nuts inside for weight.<br><br>Also got out this morning before work and slung off around 100 paint balls and it was great from 33 feet. The only time i see needing 2 layers is if your hunting/target shooting and need to hit a certain draw weight to fit heavy ammo.<br><br>Anyone that owns a moorhammer I was wondering what size of ammo you enjoy using and what works for you.
     
  13. BC-Slinger

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    Roughly a few hundred shots taken with 10 mm ammo and not a single fork hit. It was not the bands at all the ammo size made a world of difference.<br><br>Can shoot hammer and gangster style now with zero problems and great accuracy.<br><br>From testing I would not recommend more then a 16mm ammo at the max. I was useing a 16-20 mill rounds and it got fork hits more then I enjoyed.<br><br>As for the Howitzer with Chinese bands its basically godly and shoot like a dream. Its weird I think the front lip on the moorhammer is the reason it cannot take the large ammo(as that is what the ammo hits every time it hits the fork). As I have yet to get a fork hit on the howitzer and the two are very similar dimensions.<br><br><a href="http://imgbox.com/adcJ2wIP" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adcJ2wIP.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  14. JoergS

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    I have been shooting 30 mm, even 38 mm steel balls with both the Moorhammer and the Howitzer, no problem. But you have to use strong bands, otherwise the shot will be too slow and Newton's law takes it's toll.<br><br>Also, sometimes people have issues releasing a big steel ball. You have to get your form right. I hold the slingshot straight (not gangster style), then I twist the pouch 90 degrees to the left, so my thumb is in the lower position, and let the ball slip over the unmoving thumb. Never a fork hit. <br><br>
     
  15. BC-Slinger

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    Awesome thank you Jorg I was hoping you would chime in. As you invented this beast.<br><br>I will work on my form and try what you said with some larger ammo. To be honest I prefer Hammer grip style and straight upright anyway.<br><br>If you have a suggestion on band measurements I am all ears. Or I might give the old band calculator a try. I have kinda been guessing my band sets.
     
  16. mhpr262

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">, then I twist the pouch 90 degrees to the left, so my thumb is in the lower position, and let the ball slip over the unmoving thumb. Never a fork hit. <br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>The thumb probably serves as some kind of "launch ramp" that lends the ball some slight movement upward and will thus keep it away from the fork. Basically the same principle that PFshooter always mentions in his many videos on youtube. <br><br>I have also found it works when I tried out the "no fork" shooting style that "romanianshadow" demonstrates on youtube. I did get one nasty hit on my thumb but that was because I drew out the single tube just a few inches. The ball was too slow and dropped onto my hand.<br><br>I think I may have to order my Moorhammer soon to get it in time for Christmas.</span>
     
  17. BC-Slinger

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    Wow after a few hours of slinging today with a flipped pouch, no more fork hits at all and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the great advice Joerg.