slingshootist's log

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by hoggy, Oct 30, 2020.

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    scout black widow with favvy fav 1/2" marbles.
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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.
    Solution.
    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.
     
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    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.
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  5. hoggy

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    great solution.
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    today
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  13. hoggy

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    that's some good shooting
     
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    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.
     
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    1st shot with my Pocket Predator Christmas giveaway sling.
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    tuber hat trick today, hoggy wild
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    hat trick today, hoggy wild
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    Heyyyy!
     
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    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.
     
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    layed off a few days here too, due to snow. hope to get out today for some slingshootist therapy.