Shooting style / Target shooting

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by bokislingshot, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. bokislingshot

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    Hi guys I am new with slingshots (as a grown-up:), started archery recently, so I have few questions:<br><br>- I see that Joerg uses mostly a butterfly shooting style so there is no constant anchor point=const. draw length=const. projectile velocity=better precision. What is your experience with this style:<br> + Does it affects the precision or you just learn by practicing a lot? <br> + Would it help using a thicker/wider/multiple strip so you don't need to stretch it so much but only halfway-to the corner of the mouth or elsewhere where you can have always the same anchor point? <br> + Or is the rubber such material that you would not gain in projectile velocity if you cut the draw to a half but double the width/number of strips. I am not familiar with the force-distance plot of this rubbers.<br><br>- How slingshots perform in target shooting at say 10-50 meters? Can you be quite precise, comparable with a bow for example (not a compound, or crossbow, but lets say with a recurve or longbow, if you don't use sights)?<br><br>Thanks!
     
  2. Arturo Borquez

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    I can talk about my experience ... there are several differences between slingshooting and archery, the main difference is consistency, is very difficult to hit always the same place ... only the masters can do it ... in my opinion a longer draw favor accuracy (and ammo speed), butterfly style is the limit ... some names of the "monsters" I remember of accurate long range shooting are Bill Hayes, Torsten, Tobias, Gamekeeper John and many others, you can find their videos in youtube ...
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bokislingshot wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hi guys I am new with slingshots (as a grown-up:), started archery recently, so I have few questions:</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>welcome then<br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bokislingshot wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">- I see that Joerg uses mostly a butterfly shooting style so there is no constant anchor point=const. draw length=const. projectile velocity=better precision. What is your experience with this style:<br> + Does it affects the precision or you just learn by practicing a lot? <br> + Would it help using a thicker/wider/multiple strip so you don't need to stretch it so much but only halfway-to the corner of the mouth or elsewhere where you can have always the same anchor point? <br> + Or is the rubber such material that you would not gain in projectile velocity if you cut the draw to a half but double the width/number of strips. I am not familiar with the force-distance plot of this rubbers.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>i do not have enough experience to talk about aim, but thorsten uses it to hit stuff very acurate at short and long range so i think with training you wil get there. you can half the drawlength and still shoot hard and good so i think if you are a speedfreak use butterfly style but if you aren't i would start with normal.<br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bokislingshot wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">- How slingshots perform in target shooting at say 10-50 meters? Can you be quite precise, comparable with a bow for example (not a compound, or crossbow, but lets say with a recurve or longbow, if you don't use sights)?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>as i said, you can be very accurate, you definately want to check out the people Arturo suggests, they have some awesome shooting skills<br><br></span>
     
  4. zwillie

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    Hi,<br><br><br><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" width="90%">
    <tr><td align="left"><strong>bokislingshot wrote:</strong></td></tr>
    <tr><td align="left" class="quote">-<br> I see that Joerg uses mostly a butterfly shooting style so there is no <br>constant anchor point=const. draw length=const. projectile <br>velocity=better precision. What is your experience with this style:<br> + Does it affects the precision or you just learn by practicing a lot? <br> + Would it help using a thicker/wider/multiple strip so you don't <br>need to stretch it so much but only halfway-to the corner of the mouth <br>or elsewhere where you can have always the same anchor point? <br> + <br>Or is the rubber such material that you would not gain in projectile <br>velocity if you cut the draw to a half but double the width/number of <br>strips. I am not familiar with the force-distance plot of this rubbers.</td></tr>
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    <br><br>If you want high rates of power / energy in the ammo, a long drawlength is the way.<br>The more speed (multipled with ammo weight) the more energy.<br>You can`t compensate it with more drawweight on shorter bands, (this would be just theorie).<br>Find your anchor point by practice, or just shoot intuitively.
     
  5. bokislingshot

    bokislingshot New Member

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    Thank you guys for the comments and references.. it will need some experimenting on my side also...
     
  6. CEZ

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    You can try shooting intuitively, PFShooter explains that very extensively on his ytube channel, I get decent results with it but it requires a lot of practice.
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Shooting initiativly is lots of fun, i tend to do it naturally but i shoot aiming too
     
  8. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Shooting initiativly is lots of fun, i tend to do it naturally but i shoot aiming too</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Yes, indeed ... sometimes I shot with a very little aim or not aim at all ... when I start to aim and think a long time before it ends up in a bad shot ...</span>
     
  9. DaveSteve

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    I don't shoot my slingshot very different than I shot my longbow. With my slingshot I'm as accurate as I was with my longbow. <br><br>I don't have the same anchot point. I draw now until my ear. The corner on the mouth was the anchor point with my longbow. <br><br>Everybody shoots the slingshot a different way.<br><br>Find yours! <br><br>It's a fun journey!
     
  10. Skorps

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    <br>- How slingshots perform in target shooting at say 10-50 meters? </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I´ll would say look some videos from Bill Hays! <br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2c75mvhgk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2c75mvhgk</a><br>for example check his channel. If you wanna see what is possible.<br><br> :cheers:And welcome here!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
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