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slingshot ammo

I just got a new slingshot and I didn't get ammo. What can I use either for hunting, causing pain to friends, or target practice.

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Plo Koon3 months ago

uncooked pinto beans. They are stupidly cheap, fly fairly straight, and are biodegradable so u dont have to go hunting for ur ammo. they wudnt be very good for hunting tho

PS

dont shoot slingshots at people

kretzlord9 months ago
I like marbles because they're super cheap for target practice. I'd like to try and make a cayenne pepper ball (powdered) as a deterrent. any ideas about molding or binding the pepper to make a suitable ammo would be greatly appreciated :)
Marbles, ball bearings , and just about anything
jkimm71 year ago
glass marbles work well you can get a bag of maybe 50+ of them for $1
ilpug2 years ago
rocks, paintballs, marbles, nuts(think: bolts), walnuts, paintballs, cherry tomatoes, ice cubes, 00 shot, old bullets, 22. pellets, firecrackers.
eyebot1175 years ago
I would have to go with the standard 1/2" stainless steel ball bearing. Of course, one inch is fine as well!
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  eyebot1175 years ago
yeah, I've tried 1 inch and it didn't work very well, I have to find 1/2 and try that. Thanks
If you intend to 'bruise' your target, bigger steel balls could be better. However, if you intend to puncture or penetrate your targets, I'd go for the smaller diameter steel balls.
peach_fart5 years ago
bullets.
Unfortunately, the shape of bullets doesn't make it accurate projectiles for slingshots. It goes straight when fired from guns because of the rifling in the barrels. The best slingshot ammo would be round and dense enough to penetrate your intended targets.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
oh yeah
what slingshot have u got?
dude7872 years ago
marbles
Pasky95 dude7872 years ago
Yes I agree. I've been using marbles for my slingshots. Its hard, accurate, indigenous and cheap. :-)
Pasky95 Pasky952 years ago
However, if you use your slingshot for hunting small game, steel bearings are the best. Marbles aren't dense enough to go through your targets though they are sufficient to kill them if your hit the head. 7 mm steel balls are great for rat sized targets. 9 mm or bigger for cat sized or larger ones.
tmorella2 years ago
TACONITE PELLETS!!!

They're round, heavy, and cheap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160658537403?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
35Timmy2 years ago
if you are not using a resist pipe slingshot then you can use golf balls execpt do not shoot it at anyone if you ever do it then it will hurt a lot at probbly smash their glasses cuasing the glass to get in there eye and i am not reponsible for others or you can use plaster of paris below is the link to make the plaster of paris slingshot ammo
http://www.instructables.com/id/plaster-of-paris-ammo/
secondly i would like to say
"i also do not believe in causeing pain like that thou becuase cuasing pain that that is curelty as of what you are saying execpt for self defense,hunting, court orders,putting down animals and other reasonable reasons like to keep someone safe or to protect someone's safety and or life please do your best of the be nice policy"
35Timmy2 years ago
personally i recommend something like a rod or dowel like pencils you can sharpen the pencils that is recommended by me and is best for a pipe slingshot such as this slingshot http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-reist-pipe-slingshot/ in fact drawing and steatching pencils are just as good as colored pencils i garentee it becuase colored pencils just have a diffrent color basiclly besides it's film stuff that goes around it which aslo includes the coating which is the same as drawing pencils i also do not believe in causeing pain like that thou becuase cuasing pain that that is curelty as of what you are saying please do your best of the be nice policy
torned002 years ago
cut gluegun gluesticks.
gdhenson2 years ago
I use Lemon Heads or Gobstoppers - they're cheap
dude7872 years ago
if i remove the wires would a headphone cord work insted of a ruberband and will it shoot a marble
2hot2hack2 years ago
you should use rock salt on your friends. when it hits it rips the skin thats when the salt hits


OUCH!!
builderkidj2 years ago
or if you get those pop it things that you stomp and they explode and launch that.



BOOM!!!
sharlston4 years ago
if you use the bullets be careful i use them with a pro diablo slingshot and it went through 4 boxes
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
wow, i can put small metal balls through 1 box.
i use a winchester round with no bullet or primer,colt 45 for my miore powerfuller slingshot
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
nice
make sure you have a nice backstop mine pu a dint in the fence
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
so far ive been using ball bearings from  my lil bros magnetics kit, i can put it through my friends vinyl fence
you are a great brother
is that it i used a 10mm steel ball and it went through 2
Hunting: rocks
Causing pain: large bits of rubber or plastic or wood (no splinters) 
Target practice: pretty much anything cheap (better yet, paint balls)

You can also use: anything that fits in the pouch and isn't so heavy that the slingshot won't work.
I got 2 words:Gum balls. the best part is if they hit something hard they explode, and if you poke a hole in them and fill them with paint then hot glue over the hole you have the perfect ammo. p.s. they come holow
well with paintballs, my slingshot has a leather pouch and i use high end draxxas paintballs so when i pull back i crush the paintballs.
freeze your paintballs
nooooooo!!!!!!!!! dont freeze them if you do they will explode.trust me I have tried it.
when u use painballs you dont hold the painball u hold the leather part of it and hgold it like a tarco kinda thing
but my leather pouch is really soft, no matter how i hold it i crush them.
maybe u could get a piece of stiff card board and place it in the puche then tha paintball to give it some more strenth or maybe make a better pouche
i really dont like to use the paintballs anyway, if im just shooting i use half inch steel shot, but if im shooting at friends (dont ask) i use soft rubber grapes which have decent accuracy and hurt like hell lol
 option 1) modify pouch to be bigger and pull back at the rubber, and not the pouch.
 
 option 2) place the paintball in a SABOT 

 option 3) you make a better option to follow
The sabot isnt a bad idea i think i mite try it thanks.
idream3 years ago
bass pro shop
thenoogler3 years ago
the name changes by area, but pop-its are great. They're the wax-paper wrapped little rocks with a tiny bit of gn powder. Loud but painless
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  thenoogler3 years ago
do you make them or do you mean those things that you get for .25c from the ice cream man?
Use chunks of erasers. They don't cause damage to objects so you can shoot them in your house but if they hit someone it still hurts like HELL!
Bondo_Red4 years ago
Old article,but I feel I must contribute. Jaw breakers work very well,particularily the larger variety fire balls. I shot a small statue with one from about 10 feet away,and it had cement caked onto it when I found it.
15zhangfra5 years ago
marbles are nice, but it depends on wat type of slingshot u use. if u have trumark or such u might want the steel shot or marbles. if u have a hand made slingshot (mines out of paper) u might as well do the job through
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
if it hurts and flies fast, its fine with me.
what slingshot do you have?
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
I don't know, but it has some power.
maybe you could post a pic and ill tell yyou what is best for that type
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
ok ill post it soon.
lol use small marbles then, or big ones if they fit and u like em
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
rotflmao
hey i just got a marks man, any tips, cuz the slingshots bands are stronger then i thought they would be
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
wear gloves, the slings hurt when you hit your hands, and use pellets, they are great ammo.
what do you mean "pellets"
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
the dome shaped things that work in bb guns.
thnx
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
No prob, if you have any questions, just message me, I know allot about guns and ammo.
REA5 years ago
those bullets in the pic you posted will due fine!
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  REA5 years ago
the one on the left is a tracer round, even more fun
get some incendiary rounds!
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
those might be illegal in NJ
so?
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
true
well, its not a false.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
lol, will you buy me some?
i cant, i dont know where the local black market is.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
go visit Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is bound to have some
hey, how do you know i live in california?
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
*scratching head* um... I'm sidekick.

(no, lucky guess)
pretty damn lucky guess i say
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
yeah. p.s. Tomorrows lottery nums. are 13, 21, 7 and 5
i tried them and got 13 7 2 16
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  sharlston4 years ago
the 13 and 7 matched up, how much money did you win
£10
REA sharlston4 years ago
$20 USD. not to much, but you still won something.
sharlston REA4 years ago
still good for my first try ever well i told my mum the numbers
hmm...ill try those...i mean, tell my parents to try those...
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  peach_fart5 years ago
ok
REA peach_fart5 years ago
use yellow book. you can also order from the black market online @
http://www.blackmarket.com
peach_fart REA5 years ago
that website doesnt sell them.and ill have to dig up the yello pages from wherever it is...(runs down to hell to find it) oh, and btw the featured thing cut off cancel so i coulndnt say nothing so i had to look at the website. now to yellowpages.com !
REA peach_fart5 years ago
ill give you a hint. theres one in cuba.
peach_fart REA5 years ago
i tried yellow pages .com and google maps and all i came up with was white house black market clothing store.
might i suggest exploding bullets! EVEN MORE FUN THAN TRACER ROUNDS!!!!!!!!! search google for some in bulk.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  REA5 years ago
how about those m5000s (3/4 stick) LIT. (my inner pyro is coming out)
how about thermite and a lit fuse!
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  REA5 years ago
maybe a mini plutonium time bomb
I think a nuke will be fairly reasonable
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  REA5 years ago
i think I won
i think its just a grain marking on that one
NachoMahma5 years ago
. For hunting game and target practice, you want something pretty dense and reasonably aerodynamic. Ball bearings, buck shot, BBs, &c . For hunting "friends," I'd go with something fairly large with a low density. Ping pong ball OK; golf ball not OK.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  NachoMahma5 years ago
how about hunting friends with 1/2 metal bearings, not fun to get with. My friend shot me with it then lost the only 2 I had so I hit him with a rock.
I had a bunch of expired pills the gel cased ones you can open and pour the powder out, and I filled them with icing sugar, they even make a nice little smoke cloud when they hit some one ... And short of hitting someone in the eye I don't think they are really that dangerous...
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Big Bwana5 years ago
do they hurt
yes they sting a bit, you know some thing hit you, and if the powdered sugar isn't heavy enough you could add a wee bit of sand to the mix and then they sting / and sorta bruise ....
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Big Bwana5 years ago
or tiny rocks
I use rocks for ouncturing stuff but what works great and can go thro anything is those metal balls that come with magnetix
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