Introduction: Sling Shot Pellets/ Ammo

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How to make simple, cheap, yet effective sling shot pellets.

In this instructable I will describe different types of ammo you can make for your sling shot.

This is my first instructable, so please be patient and comment to help me improve.

I will show you how to make hard pallets, soft pouncy pallents, and U-shaped metal pallets.

Step 1: Hard Pellets - Step 1

Picture of Hard Pellets - Step 1

This is the part where I will show you how to make hard pellets.

What you need is:
1. a strip of hard rubber
2. electical insulating duct tape (any color you like.)
3. marker (opional if you want to draw or color your pellet)
4. Scissors

Lets Start...

1. Choose the size of the rubber you want. This all depends on the size of your sling shot. I chose a size of 2cm by 5cm.
2. Mark the size with your marker.
3. Then cut the rubber to the size you decided.

Step 2: Hard Pallet - Step 2

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4. Roll the rubber you have just. (Once again, you decide the size.)
5. While holding the rubber tight in the roll, start surrounding it tightly with the tape. keep on surrounding it until it is tightly held together like in a capsule.
6. If you want it to be really strong, add even more tape.
(7. Surround it with a layer of white tape, if you want to design it)

VOILA! You have just built your Hard Sling Shot Pallet!

Step 3: Bouncy Pallet !

Picture of Bouncy Pallet !

Now you can learn how to make a bouncy sling shot pallet...

What you need is...

1. An old key-board
2. Electric insulating tape (the one used in the previous steps)
3. Scisors

First, dismount an unused keyboard. You should notice a kind of thin elastic platform. take it apart. That's the part we will be using. (NOTE: You won't have many spare keyboards, so try not to loose this cool ammo!)

1. Cut a 7cm x 13cm piece from this rubber-like sheet.
2. Bend this rubber in half, them again, and again till you have a rubber square shaped object slightly larger than a large marble.
3. Start surrounding the rubber with tape. Surround it the same like we did in the previous pellet. Do not put a lot of tape since we want to keep the rubber's bounciness. (Just enough for the rubber to stay in place)

You have just built your Bouncy Sling Shot ammo!

Step 4: The U-Shaped Ammo!

Picture of The U-Shaped Ammo!

This step will now show you have to make an easy, light, and quite dangerous sling shot ammo.

The materials you will need are:

2 Pliers (1- diagonal and 1- combination) - check the images below.
a thick wire (a piece can be cut from a coat hanger)
a (black) marker

1. Cut piece of wire using a "diagonal plier". (The length will vary on the size of your sling shot's pouch. Calculate it's perpendicualr height, and cut the wire about x3 the size.) - check the image when i comare the size.

2. Use the "combination plier" to straighten the cut piece of wire.

3. In the middle, mark with the marker two points which are of the same lenght of the size of your sling shot's pouch.

4. use the "Combination plier" to bend the two ends of the wire in a vertical position, slightly on the outside of the marker markings; creating a U-Shape!

(5. Cut only extra piece jotting out which makes the U unequal - optional-)

You have just made your U-Shaped Sling-shot ammo!

Step 5: Voila!

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You have just created 3 different types of Sling shot ammo. Hope you liked them.

Below are 3 pictures of my Sling shot. If anyone is intereted in how I hade the rubber bad and pouch part, just post a comment and I will make an instructable on it.

Have Fun... (Be responsable with the U-Shaped ammo.)

Try to throw the bouncy amm when you are pretty close to a wall, and try catching it back!

(PS: Hippo Harmonizer is uses the same metal shape, except for the curves at the tip, which I used in the U-Shaped ammo, just to give you an idea.)


Kinkhoss (author)2013-06-07

yeah make an instructable on your slingshot

zipperboy (author)2012-02-23

Dollar Store marbles are good cheap ammo, as are pennies. Penny ammo makes a nice buzzing sound when you shoot them. Also go to bulk food store and check out the dry beans and seeds, cheap light not too super dangerous ammo. Marbles can wound humans and kill small beasts.

hunter-4-life (author)zipperboy2012-08-24


hunter-4-life (author)2012-08-24

ball berrings are my favorite ammo

stAzer (author)2009-03-16

I usually just use rocks.

tete311 (author)stAzer2011-05-28

same here

idream (author)2011-01-24

OMG I found the best ammo in the world,Bang snaps.

average joe 1999 (author)idream2011-05-23


batman96 (author)2011-01-28

BB's! You can tape eight in a cube for bigger stuff also.

ItsTheHobbs (author)2007-11-05

this is great, but where do you get rubber?

Phoghat (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-06-29

1. Bicycle inner tubes. 2. good surgical rubber tubing ( local drug store/medical hardware) BTW: You know of course that to be somewhat accurate, the ammo should be round?

AntiEvolutionQP (author)Phoghat2009-05-12

inner tubes arent that good, depends what type, but rubber bands are OK, and surgical tubing tops the list!

idream (author)AntiEvolutionQP2011-01-24

I used the rubber stuff from a windshield wiper.

schetleft (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-01-20

the rubber I used was from a bike inner tube. I got a broken one for free at my local bike shop!

Mantyke (author)schetleft2008-06-25


ItsTheHobbs (author)schetleft2008-02-02

cool thanks!

spark master (author)2010-07-01

intresting, do you encapsulate hte metal staple, or do you shoot that as is? nice pictoral though, well laid out

TheFawns (author)2009-12-29

 dude!! holy crap! that thing would hurt like a mother haha.....i wouldnt want that sticking into me

vosebroy2 (author)2009-11-27

very intresting i use aycorns to shoot things it works great

weaponscollector94 (author)2009-08-23

i will make a u shaped shot but i will sharpen the ends of the wire

Your Average Guy (author)2008-09-01

I know where to get a more efficient bouncy ammo... BOUNCY BALL! lol,they cost a quarter each and dont waste a keyboard! I should make a shotgun round! Pellets fly everywhere! That'll learn 'em dem' birds! Cool thanx.

Phoghat (author)Your Average Guy2009-05-12

A shot gun round sounds like a good idea, but how would you make it? You would need some kind of sabot to hold bird shot, and some way of making sure the shot and sabot separated so that it doesn't hit something at the same time. Maybe instead of a leather pouch for the ammo, you could put some kind of cup attached to the rubber bands so that the sabot stayed attached to the slingshot?

sharlston (author)Phoghat2009-07-08

check out my shotgun shell for slingshots

keags2208 (author)2008-06-29

my dad sugested using the blow up tube from the inner part of a bike wheel instead of rubber bands. would it work?he says its like a big rubber band.....

It only sometimes works if they are very good quality, i tried some the other day and all it did was stretch and stay in that shape=P

crayzclown1 (author)2009-04-21

i use rocks, they are free and are EVERYWHERE

json12795 (author)2009-03-15

for the bouncy ammo i took balls of steel" and put insulating foam around it

NinjaCat64 (author)2008-12-30

i just use marbles

corey_caffeine (author)2008-07-16

my first instructable is going to be an arrow band for a sling shot plus special arrows

Camisado (author)2008-07-15

Good, but the way I see it, a slingshot is a weapon used to hurt someone, and a hard pebble would probably be better than the pellets here..... But Nice Job!!

futbolfreak129 (author)2008-01-23

for this one, the bouncy ammo, if you were wanting it to actually bounce, couldnt you just use a super ball? and if not so much, some sort of foam(ish) ball?

X_D_3_M_1 (author)2007-11-02

ya ya ya ya ya make other instructable ya ya ya ya ya ya

funwithfire325 (author)2007-10-06

a sugestin is insted of what you need say.... 'materails' its more well, you know

poopsiedoopsie (author)2007-09-14

Your instructable is really cool, and now I can defend myself against my sister. But there's just one problem. One step 4 on the 1st pic, I won't be able to see what's in the 2 tiny boxes. I know It's probably not important but it's good practice to not do that. Nice instructabe!

thebluemartyr (author)2007-08-30

neat, but if you want "bouncy" ammo go to the nearest dollar store and grap a bag of bouncy balls, but you should get a high powered hunting singshot for this idea, they're 15 bucks at canadian tire eh.

blart (author)thebluemartyr2007-08-30

thanks, but by bouncy I didn't mean THAT bouncy! Any way, this is about instructables. People whith a keyboard which doesn't work could make a good one for really cheap... and it's fun to make!

thebluemartyr (author)blart2007-08-30

good point, keep the instructables comin m8.

vader406 (author)2007-08-29


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