I have recently returned to the slingshot scene, another phase I think, but as a general poll, what kind of ammo do you use to hunt? I'm looking for some new ammunition at the moment. feel free to discuss and debate.
Ammunition- What do you use?
Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:18 AM
thanks for your input Ruth. Hex nuts are what i'm looking into, what kind of size?
I like M10s ...specially when the centre hole is lead filled . If you have an angle grinder and want some serious hunting ammo then cutting inch sections off thick rebar at a 45 degree angle makes devastating ammo.
Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:04 AM
My questions are, can we have an option for a "slug" cylinder ammo?
Secondly with the third question, please could you change it to multiple choice?
In terms of hex nuts, M10 (IMO) "should be the only choice you need" if you need heavier (again IMO) I think you should consider screwrod or rebar or casting lead slugs.
However, to each; thier own.
Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:23 PM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:39 PM
9.5mm steel balls for target and can shooting.
13mm - 25mm lead for some of the badge contests
If I was hunting I would use the 13mm lead balls or maybe make some 9mm slugs
I have used hex nuts, but round balls are so much better and once you find a good supplier, probably cheaper. Bearing Options is the pick of the UK suppliers as far as I know. I think Major Slingshots may have ammo for sale soon, though.
Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:52 AM
interesting responses, i forgot about rocks completely until GHT commented!!
Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:21 PM
Homemade, but some round purchased 12 mm balls for copied Hammer internal mag.
15 to 35 gram, but I have up to 60 gram, in 5 gram increments.
Glass marbles and ball bearings rarely, as too long spent collecting roll aways hitting my flattened steel cans.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:54 PM
Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:05 AM
I love 8mm carbon steel ball,it's cheap and feels good,just ￥8.00/kg.
Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:41 PM
For practice i normaly use one layer of thera band gold on both sides ( cut from 22 cm to 15 cm ) with 9,5 mm steelballs and then for hunting two layers of thera band gold with 12 mm latballs .
Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:34 AM
marbles are accurate, cheap, and easy to find. The draw back is shattering, but that rarely happens to me. I only been shooting marbles lately, and I take game easily at or within 30ft. The right bands and weather conditions help a lot. I would prefer steel or lead balls, but marbles suit me fine right now.
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