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I used to like 12mm (rat and pigeon) and 14mm(squirrel and rabbit) but for all general hunting i now prefer 15.7mm (bells of hythe 15mm nominal) chrome steel ball.<br>They seem the perfect compromise of power to speed ratio with modern theraband gold and speargun tube set ups.
 

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I&rsquo;ll tell you what, man!<br><br>Unto yesterday, I shot only solid <u><strong><font color="blue">STONES</font></strong></u>! (Yesterday a bought 300 marbles, US$ 2,00 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">. 300 11mm steel balls cost <i>+ or -</i> US$ 100,00 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> ) <br><br>Look in this:<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=17137355" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/13/73/55/th/can10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>It is a can, a kind of tin, a box make from hard steel. It&rsquo;s hard enough.<br>20mm solid stones hit it (with a Fenix double layer of Thera Band Gold). <br>The stones are a 'special' hard stones found on the ground in the my street; that stones are used on civil construction, building; it's very normal here.<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=5&u=17137355" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/13/73/55/th/can110.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>There are 38mm x 30mm holes here!!!<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=6&u=17137355" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/13/73/55/th/can210.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>8mm steel balls don&rsquo;t penetrate it; 15mm marbles don&rsquo;t penetrate too but make only a little cut. <br>I don&rsquo;t have others sizes of ammo yet, but I&rsquo;ll. <br><br>For the meantime and in my opinion and environment, <strong>solid stones are much better</strong> than 20mm marbles and 8mm steel balls. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>What do you guys think?<br><br>Byebye...<br>
 

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Well, I have these 15mm steel balls.... they are pretty cool!! That's about the same size as a normal marble, i havnt tried 20 mm yet. I like marbles or rocks for target practice also.
 

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i got 6mm steel, 8mm steel, 11mm steel, 20mm steel, 15mm marbels, and 25mm marbels. and my favorite ammo is the 8mm steel. they are fast, but not so heave that they got thrue my catch sheet <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
 

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9.5mm steel for general shooting, or 12mm lead for hunting marbles are only really good for 'fun target plinking' I find
 

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I use 12mm Marbles for mainly target shooting with my slingshot. They aren't very destructive, but fly hard enough to realy hurd, so perfect for the targets.<br><br>I also use 20mm marbles for shooting with an sling! it's a little bit harder than using an slingshot but it is great fun too. and it is like damn hard impact with that weapon. <br><br>Sometimes I use just random stones. don't fly that great, since they are not equal shaped. but they are cheap because you can find them in your backyard. <br><br>but I like to use marbles, because I think it's fun you can buy your "ammo" in an toy store. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>But I don't shoot that long, so maybe in the future I can post better data of what I experienced and learned. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
 

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I always use little stones! They are cheap and nothing else. But i only use really round stones , not to hurt my pouch. I dont get them from my backyard, but i asked a person who has got a big gmbh for building houses and he allöwed my to search for stones in his resorvoir! I picked up about 400 almost perfekt sotnes for free!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I mostly shoot 3/8" steel. I thinl they are a good compromise between power and enjoyable shooting. They are big enough to get a good hold but not too big to be comfortable. Plus it seems like after 3/8" there is a big price jump. I can get 250 for about $6 but 100 1/2" cost me over $8.
 
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