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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by hoggy, Oct 30, 2020.
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Had a shoot this morning. Tried can cutting again. Got a few hits in at 10 metres but didn’t have time to cut. By the time I got out again it was dark so I couldn’t see very much.
Drew a target on an empty mince pies box and then put a torch (or flashlight) inside the box. The target was now glowing and when I got a hit a spot of bright light flashed out. Too dark to record but visible enough to the naked eye.
Great idea, Jim! I've experimented a bit myself with that concept. Going to give some inexpensive LED strip lighting a try, the kind you can cut to length. Stick them on the inside edge of a target "frame" that has slots for changing out the used targets and new targets.
Great morning. Shot a can at five metres then played Step Back at 10 metres.
Take home lesson today:
Pouch grip more or less consistent.
Now I need to focus on the point of aim, the tiniest point I can see and keep it in focus till the shot is over.
Follow through holding the frame steady.
Had another go this morning and was all over the place. I had replaced the bandset as one of the ties came undone and so of course the tubing was now shorter and a bit of a pull. I tied another and for some reason that was a bit short too and I think the set is maxing out when I draw. So I’m hitting down and to the right or I just waver about. The pouch grip is sore again so that kept changing too. Just couldn’t get my mojo working.
In the morning 50% or thereabouts. In the evening 80% or thereabouts. Am: cold, wet, tired and hungry. In evening I was warmer and relaxed.
Did another can cut. For those who just want the cut:
For those who want to see the duel of about 60 shots:
It’s made me think. If I am able to get enough cans I might go for a month of cuts. The baseline is 64 at 52% accuracy.The only thing is that unless I film it I’ll have to record how many shots and hits. Maybe time it.
that's some good shooting
Had a go at a can cut. Sixty shots later it was still hanging on and I went home. Came out this morning and still hanging on. Kept shooting till job done.
1st shot with my Pocket Predator Christmas giveaway sling.
tuber hat trick today, hoggy wild
hat trick today, hoggy wild
Cold, damp, shivery. Not a good morning. Most shots went low as the bands were underpowered and shivers meant the rest largely went amiss. I’ll dress more warmly next time.
layed off a few days here too, due to snow. hope to get out today for some slingshootist therapy.