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#1 shot in the foot

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:42 PM


Ive read on a few topics about people using marbles for hunting, they are ok for birds but please dont use them for rabbits and squirrels, i hate rats but still wouldnt use them, ive been hunting with catapults for nearly 40 year, marbles dont always give a clean kill,
im sure all the veteran hunters on the forum will know the same,
please give clean kills,

marbles dont do this, this rabbit was going no were, jeff

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

Holy cow !! How wide are those bands in the first pic ?? They look huge !

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

Oh smack!!!! Looks like a clean kill to me.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Holy cow !! How wide are those bands in the first pic ?? They look huge !


there 30mm at the fork to 22mm at the pouch ha ha, i like to kill what i hit ha ha, jeff

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

Crikey extreme taper !!
Good shots on both prey ,, and that's a good looking catty mate !!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

holy shiite !!! now thats a hit ! :target:

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:41 PM

Nice shooting. I, too, am a fan of heavy ammo for hunting. I believe most slingshot kills on game bigger than rats are due to blunt force trauma ... at least that is my experience. I will use steel around water because of local laws. But lead is my preference.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Steel is good, too. But lead is best. I think 7/16 steel with a single 1 to 3/4 inch taper in TBG is pretty deadly with rabbits as long as you can get a head shot. With 3/4 to one-half inch doubled TBG and 7/16 steel, you really do have a good rabbit and squirrel killer.

Again: lead is better for sure. I like .45 cal myself.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

Steel is good, too. But lead is best. I think 7/16 steel with a single 1 to 3/4 inch taper in TBG is pretty deadly with rabbits as long as you can get a head shot. With 3/4 to one-half inch doubled TBG and 7/16 steel, you really do have a good rabbit and squirrel killer.

Again: lead is better for sure. I like .45 cal myself.



1st rabbit was hit with 10mm lead the 2nd was with 12mm steel,

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

I am glad you are a part of the forum Jeff. Thanks for the post. Good shooting!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

i will second this. i hit my first squirrel with a slingshot this afternoon. square in the chest and the little bugger shrugged it off like i told him a joke. was cutting nuts as soon as he jumped trees across the creek.

need to get some lead shot

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:16 AM

i will second this. i hit my first squirrel with a slingshot this afternoon. square in the chest and the little bugger shrugged it off like i told him a joke. was cutting nuts as soon as he jumped trees across the creek.

need to get some lead shot


squirrels are hard as nails, ive shot them head shots with the air rifle and had to finish them off,

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:35 AM

I found when I got my first squirrel the other day my first shot with 10mm lead and double tbg must have stunned him and even after a 30ft drop onto tarmac , he was still alive ,, I had yo put one in his head to finish him off ,, but I am yet to get a rabbit !!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:06 AM

i find that marbles are inadequate as they are big with no weight to them, i have been hunting with a slingshot for about 4 years and throughout that time i have found that 9.5mm steel is fine if you are good enough to hit a rabbit in the head or in the vital organs i shoot it at about 350 fps and this is plenty to kill it cleanly.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:16 AM

I too agree. And the reason lead is better is due to the deformation factor and force transmitted to the target.Steel will not deform on a soft target, not even on bones, but Lead will deform and impart the most amount of force to the intended target. That my experience at least from my Airgun days.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

Ya, was doing some testing with hex nuts, im not sure if i like them yet either,

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Ya, was doing some testing with hex nuts, im not sure if i like them yet either,


they are deadly, the flat spots / edges really put the hurt on whatever you shoot.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

I tried the hex nuts, the only thing they hurt was the back of my hand.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Different strokes for different folks! Whatever works best for you is what you should use.

Cheers ...... Charles

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

I'm buying 1/2 inch steel balls. I pay ten dollar for 100 in USA. I hav to drive to fastenals to pic them up.

Each inch is 25.4 mm. So u do the math.

Cheers.

Plan to get a ghillie set up and approach ground squirrel with total stealth. Kil them! I plan to get within a few yards. Each yard is one meter. So u do the math if u r British.

Cheers

Funny thing is I call yards and ounces the British system. But the brits hav no idea wut a yard is.




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