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Slingshot shooting fun

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Bishop, Apr 30, 2017.


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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Sling Shot shooting

     
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Are shooting marbles? I have become addicted to the TV show Z Nation. One of the guys shoots a sling shot. The character occasionally shoots little black disks, like a thick black metal coin. I know it is TV but for using a sling shot as a weapon, what would you use for the projectile? Maybe you have said and I forgot but since watching the TV show and seeing how well you can hunt with yours; I have been thinking more and more that it really can be a weapon. Yes, I need to really get practicing, I am still a novice.

    **PS great dog.
     
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  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Plain ole' lead fishing sinkers work very well for slingshots. They have the sectional density to carry well and pack a punch.
    Steel ball bearings are almost as good, and a little more eco-friendly.
    Marbles are fun, and they work well for small game. I just hate it when I miss and they shatter against a rock.
    For taking out sentries, though, depleted Uranium is my all-around favorite, when I can get it...
     
  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I shoot marbles a lot but hex nuts rocks lead 36 Cal to 50 Cal clay balls hex nuts with lead center arrow darts washer glued together jaw breakers the arrow s and darts are lethal a marble will shatter a finger bone with ease 40 Cal lead will cave in a deer skull at 15 yards
     
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  5. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    Got a bunch of .44 cal lead bullets that seem to work well.
     
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  6. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I keep a sling shot in my Get Home gear, a valued tool in small game and defense in certain circumstances .
    You can cast any thing, that will both fit in the pocket, and pass the Y.
    One could for that matter cast a stone with a note attached, that needs to be stealthy, to a team member .
    one can even load I with bird shot ,for most any winged game a shot gun might be used.
     
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  7. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Shot .36 lead balls through 1/2" plywood before with one.
     
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Just did this for fun , seems to work OK. DSCN4656.JPG DSCN4657.JPG DSCN4661.JPG
    There are any number of ways to wear it ,completely reversible an either hand.
    Plus it keeps you hand free .
     
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  10. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Cool thread again. I'm getting into these types of weapons because..........Rocks are free. :D
     
  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Bishop have you ever tried shooting lug nuts? I read somewhere that they can serve as good ammo. I know you mentioned hexnuts above but lug nuts are bigger and I am wondering if too heavy to shoot.
     
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes I do also I cast lead inside of the holes on hex nuts or take short bolts and thread not on them KIMG1323_02.JPG
     
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  13. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I also cast lead into a socket head that I screw to a board that are devastating post-6475-0-87867300-1446092301_thumb. post-6475-0-33135700-1446092101_thumb.
     
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Thanks. I like the picture with the coins so I can get an idea of the sizes you use. Appreciate it.
     
  15. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    These are used in warfare and could be deadly and quiet.

     
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