Using Double Aught buckshot as ammo

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I am revisiting the multiple ammo issue.<br><br>Not so long ago, I designed the shotgun pouch made from Kydex. A good thing, really - but I have moved on to far heavier ammo in the meantime. <br><br>So now I will be shooting 8mm steelballs - 30 of them at a time. That is right, THIRTY. Makes a total of 60 gramms, just under the weight of a 25 mm steel ball. <br><br>I am testing Bill Herriman's report that you can use tissue as bags. He says the tissue opens and drops to the floor. <br><br>I think he is correct, but the trick is to find the right material for the bags. A single sheet of kitchen tissue works in general, but some of the balls come back and hit your shooting hand. <br>Ouch!<br><br>I am using my octa-slingshot for the tests, as it protects my hand 100%. I even added a leather "skirt" to protect the back of my hand. <br><br>The wood already got a few hits... my hand is fine.<br><br>Will test paper, aluminum foil and maybe toilet paper later on. There must be one that opens, but late enough so no balls come back to the shooter. <br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Rummelsdorf

    Rummelsdorf New Member

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    Hey Joerg!<br>What is the intention of shooting 30 balls at once? Would that be usable for duck hunting?<br>BTW: Nice toy you got there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> Are you still allowed to take slingshots onto an airplane?
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    It would be painful to be hit by this shot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  4. mrjoel

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    Try a smaller amount of 8mm lead and see which is more effective. Perhaps try 6-12 8mm and one 16mm ball, like the buck and ball loads in muzzle loading days.