Introduction: Shotgun Shells for Slingshots

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this is a super easy way to make shotgun shells for slingshots

if you need help look at the pictures

please comment and rate me

Step 1: Step 1

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what you need:

5 bb's or corn kernels
soft tissue eg toilet roll

Step 2: Step 2

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put the bb's or corn kernels on the tissue and wrap it up so you have a round ball with one layer of tissue

Step 3: Step 3

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take the cotton and wrap it round the end of the ball to keep the bb's or corn kernels in wrap it around about 10 times then tie and cut it off using the scissors so you have the ball and the cotton

simply put it into your slingshot and fire at a hard surface and watch the ball explode!

put some flour or ground ginger in the ball for a bit of smoke
dont squeeze the ball to hard when loading

and thats about it look at the pictures if you need help

please cooment and rate me


purplepisces0316 (author)2012-02-22

thank great infor

Scoutinabox (author)2012-02-17

Lol, put a percussion cap from my musket and some loose gunpowder in one. I think i killed a bird :P Epic design. 5 outa 5.

samo771 (author)2009-05-20

how does this actually work?

sharlston (author)samo7712009-05-20

when fired the tissue splits in the air dou to the power of the air then the bb's spill out over a wide range

Country dude (author)sharlston2009-09-17

im going to try this with small lead shot gun shot in my .22 air rifle. this is perfect because they have rounds that are buck shot for .22 long rifle but nothing for .22 air guns. they do have that one thing from gamo but its frigin expensive

Actually, on my profile I have an instructable on how to reload those air shotshells

thats cool, I will check that out sometime

sharlston (author)Country dude2009-09-17

so youre gonna try this with a .22 air rifle?cool

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2010-05-24

 lol, what if I stuck a firecracker in there... a firecracker surrounded by BB's that is... that'll hurt! The BB's are like shrapnel when the firecracker explodes as depicted in the following image. I made it in MS Paint (I was in a hurry). Hmm, I feel a little riot control coming to town... 

 Anyway, your so-called "shotgun shell" isn't really like a shotgun shell. It's more of a bean bag. I would recommend putting the BB's in a smaller piece of tissue (about 1/4 as much as you used) and not tying it up. It would create a sort of sabot round. When the sabot is released, the loose tissue would fly apart from the BB's  while the BB's continue onto their trajectory spreading apart from each other in a shotgun-like effect! 

flamesami (author)2010-01-24

-anti-animal version: same but with ground pepper / piri-piri / spicy stuff and a thicker wrapping so it explodes on impact not in the air. fire it near the things nose, watch it sneeze and run! (can also be used against people but not recommended
-explosive version: same but with those poppers that explode when you throw them on the floor.

An Villain (author)flamesami2010-04-09

pop-its pop right after they get shot out of a slingshot, they don't fly until they hit a hard surface.

sharlston (author)An Villain2010-04-09

i doubt that air resistance could set of explosives

An Villain (author)sharlston2010-04-09

it's not the air resistance, it is the snap from the bands.

sharlston (author)An Villain2010-04-10

i think that is te air resistance

An Villain (author)sharlston2010-04-10

no, they popped the second i let go of the bands.

sharlston (author)An Villain2010-04-10

probably air resistance or your putting the snappers at the front of the pouch so its hitting the snapper

An Villain (author)sharlston2010-04-10

i do not think it was the air resistance.

flamesami (author)An Villain2010-04-09

not the ones that I had...they only popped if you threw them really hard on the floor. your supposed to be able to pop them by stamping on them, but mine didn't do that either...maybe they were just not very good

An Villain (author)flamesami2010-04-09

oh, mine are very sensitive.

thedog458 (author)2010-02-04

use primers from a shot gun or a rifle it goes BANG and if u hit something like a rat or if your a good shot a mouse u will kill those little buggers.

sharlston (author)thedog4582010-04-09

dont do guns anymore i think i have some old 206 primers lying around

Zorasta (author)2010-01-20

this is definitely a very interesting and different idea
I'll have to try it at some point

sharlston (author)Zorasta2010-04-09

please post results when you do

Everett_McKinley (author)2010-03-22

what about direct hits? at other players that is

mattyandchloe (author)2009-05-25

i tried it and it is sooo cool!!!!

sharlston (author)mattyandchloe2009-07-04

u uploaded a pic finally lol

sharlston (author)sharlston2010-03-14

do you even have a slingshot chloe?

robo man (author)2010-03-13

my tissue keeps breaking

sharlston (author)robo man2010-03-14

when? when its in the air?

CapnTac (author)2009-07-11

I just tried a couple of these out and I have to say that I'm impressed. Although for me, they acted more like an RPG than a shotgun round. i.e. They exploded on impact instead of in the air, but it could just be me. Also, I was firing them at targets about 15-20 feet away, so that could have affected it too...

sharlston (author)CapnTac2009-07-12

maybe the tissue is too thick or the slingshot is too weak? which slingshot do you have?

CapnTac (author)sharlston2009-07-12

Well, yesterday I was using a piece of junk rubberband slingshot that I bought at a shop at Dahlonega, GA. But I'll test it today with my Marksman after I run out to get a new high-velocity band for it.

sharlston (author)CapnTac2009-07-13

cool so how did it go?

CapnTac (author)sharlston2009-07-14

It went a lot better than the previous test. That squirrel will think twice before eating the bird seed again, lol.

lol! u almost made me spit up my coke laughing!

Lol thanks man.

sharlston (author)CapnTac2009-07-12

cool if you would like more ibles like this just subscribeand ill make more ps im trying to get people more intresting in slingshots

sharlston (author)2009-09-24

but he has no proof that i stole it

sharlston (author)2009-07-23

you could get some paper caps and wrap it around a bouncy ball to make it bag

This is pretty cool! goin out makin' some now! Check out my slingshot "ible!!! ( I made a reference to your 'ible in my intro)

if you want more slingsshot stuff subscribe to me

just finished shootin' these, Frikin awesome man!!!

chunhon348 (author)2009-06-30

Making airsoft grenade in this way is a lot better than making grenade with blaoons.

bubba j (author)chunhon3482009-07-07

or but pop-its in it too

sharlston (author)chunhon3482009-07-04

yep i aggree with u

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