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Poll: What kind of ammo do you use to hunt? (162 member(s) have cast votes)

What shape ammo do you use?

  1. Spherical (150 votes [87.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.72%

  2. Hexagonal (Hex nut) (17 votes [9.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.94%

  3. Conical (4 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

If you use Spherical or Conical, what material do you prefer to use when making/buying

  1. Stainless Steel (70 votes [37.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.43%

  2. Carbon Steel (35 votes [18.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.72%

  3. Lead (65 votes [34.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.76%

  4. Other (please specify) (17 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

If you use Spherical, what size do you use?

  1. 9.5mm or less (58 votes [35.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.80%

  2. 10mm (22 votes [13.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.58%

  3. 11mm (18 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. 12mm (40 votes [24.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.69%

  5. 13mm (5 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

  6. 14mm (7 votes [4.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  7. 15mm (7 votes [4.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  8. 16mm or greater (5 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

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#1 danmakesshooters

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:48 AM


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.



#2 ruthiexxxx

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

My favourite to shoot is big lead (38 gramme ovals) but I shoot a lot of lead-filled hexnuts too

#3 danmakesshooters

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

thanks for your input Ruth. Hex nuts are what i'm looking into, what kind of size?



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

http://slingshotforu...hunting-setups/ some good info here.



#5 ruthiexxxx

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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.

#6 Crac

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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.

 

Play safe.



#7 danmakesshooters

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

crac im sorry but i cant find a way to edit the poll, just specify the other measurements here, apologies



#8 GHT

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

9.5mm steel for catchbox, and stones/pebbles for hunting.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

3/8 steel and 5/8 marbles

#10 Ravensbull

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

I really like self-cast cylindrical "slugs" like Crac mentioned. Look into Charles' homemade wooden mould tutorial if interested. They can be drilled to any diameter you like.

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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.



#12 danmakesshooters

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:52 AM

interesting responses, i forgot about rocks completely until GHT commented!!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:15 AM

Glass marbles are popular, too.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

Ive been loving marbles lately.

#15 HP Slingshots

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

lead is always a good bet, doesn't rebound and can be smaller sizes and have the weight of a larger steel ball :)

 

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#16 Aussie Allan In Thailand

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

Cylindrical LEAD nearly always.

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.

Cheers Allan

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:54 PM

I use rocks whenever I know that there's a good chance that I will lose it. Which of course means things like hunting. They don't really go all that straight but at the short ranges I typically shoot at, it really doesn't matter.

#18 Jesse Sha

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

I love 8mm carbon steel ball,it's cheap and feels good,just ¥8.00/kg.



#19 10mmSteelball

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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 .



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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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