Penny Ammo

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by theslingshotboy, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    Most people buy steel balls because they are more accurate and can maintain a certain size for your slingshot. Well What about pennies? Not just any penny. Any penny made before 1986 is copper and copper melts at a very high temperature. Penny's made after 1986 are zinc so they melt easily and with You can make about a thousand balls with about 20$ in penny's. It is very cheap so you will get the same effect as steel balls but less effect on your wallet.
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    hmm, sounds interesting
     

  3. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Well it has the same density as steel, I would go for it if I had some change.
     
  4. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Well, in Germany it is illegal to destroy money - so a certain amount if public disobedience would be called for <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> . <br><br>AFAIK it is not so easy to cast zinc balls, as the metal isn't going to be liquid. It becomes soft between 150 and 210 centigrade, then it becomes brittle again (says wikipedia).
     
  5. tokSick

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    <div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">Why not doing it with lead? You can find it for free at the garage, car sellers, junk yards,etc... As Joerg said it is illegal to destroy money here too. I think it is in ervery countries</div>
     
  6. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Well, in Germany it is illegal to destroy money - so a certain amount if public disobedience would be called for <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> . <br><br>AFAIK it is not so easy to cast zinc balls, as the metal isn't going to be liquid. It becomes soft between 150 and 210 centigrade, then it becomes brittle again (says wikipedia).</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>All you need is those tools that you used on that video when you made your own steel balls. And your German law says nothing about destroying AMERICAN money, And in america we can do what we want with money </span>
     
  7. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">Why not doing it with lead? You can find it for free at the garage, car sellers, junk yards,etc... As Joerg said it is illegal to destroy money here too. I think it is in ervery countries</div></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>But lead is very expensive in anerica. My point is to save money</span>
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    he doesn't make steel balls he makes lead balls
     
  9. JoergS

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    Well, my lead is usually free, scrap lead from various sources. A very good place is the air gun range at your local shooting club, there is lots of deformed lead pellets. The latest batch was made from typesetting lead, that stuff is no longer needed in the printing industry.
     
  10. linuxmail

    linuxmail New Member

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    In 2006, a bill was passed and signed into law in the USA. It is illegal to melt US-Minted coins. It is also illegal to export coins for melting. Non-Citizens may legally carry or ship a maximum of $100 in coinage abroad. No person may use, deface, or alter US-Coinage for any purpose, other than legal trade or tender.<br><br>Brian<br>
     
  11. ghost0311/8541

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    i pick up tire weights for free fishing sinkers when i metal detect for free i was given a five gallon bucket of lead weight for free lead is all over for free
     
  12. MAV

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>theslingshotboy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">Why not doing it with lead? You can find it for free at the garage, car sellers, junk yards,etc... As Joerg said it is illegal to destroy money here too. I think it is in ervery countries</div></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>But lead is very expensive in anerica. My point is to save money</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Lead is cheap in America, I have been paying $0.50 a pound. It's cheaper then aluminum! If you search you can get it for free.</span>