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Shotgun shells for slingshots

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what you need:

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

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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

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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!

tips:
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

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Scoutinabox2 years ago
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.
samo7715 years ago
how does this actually work?
sharlston (author)  samo7715 years ago
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
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 dude4 years ago
so youre gonna try this with a .22 air rifle?cool
 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! 

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flamesami4 years ago
customization
-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.
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 Villain4 years ago
i doubt that air resistance could set of explosives
it's not the air resistance, it is the snap from the bands.
sharlston (author)  An Villain4 years ago
i think that is te air resistance
no, they popped the second i let go of the bands.
sharlston (author)  An Villain4 years ago
probably air resistance or your putting the snappers at the front of the pouch so its hitting the snapper
i do not think it was the air resistance.
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
oh, mine are very sensitive.
thedog4584 years ago
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)  thedog4584 years ago
dont do guns anymore i think i have some old 206 primers lying around
Zorasta4 years ago
this is definitely a very interesting and different idea
I'll have to try it at some point
sharlston (author)  Zorasta4 years ago
please post results when you do
what about direct hits? at other players that is
i tried it and it is sooo cool!!!!
sharlston (author)  mattyandchloe5 years ago
u uploaded a pic finally lol
sharlston (author)  sharlston4 years ago
do you even have a slingshot chloe?
robo man4 years ago
my tissue keeps breaking
sharlston (author)  robo man4 years ago
when? when its in the air?
CapnTac5 years ago
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)  CapnTac5 years ago
maybe the tissue is too thick or the slingshot is too weak? which slingshot do you have?
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)  CapnTac5 years ago
cool so how did it go?
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)  CapnTac5 years ago
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) 4 years ago
but he has no proof that i stole it
15zhangfra5 years ago
cool man, d you have anything else for slingshots (mines that can be launched out a slingshot, then primed) either way cool. i did this with a sling once, and it worked, time to try it with gravel and this : D
sharlston (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
you could get some paper caps and wrap it around a bouncy ball to make it bag
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