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i like shooting targets with my slingshot in my garden but dont like picking up bb's that i shot any ideas? Answered

my mum dosent like it because we have a pet rabbit that could choke on the bb's

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An Villain
An Villain

Best Answer 11 years ago

alright, a pet rabbit would not eat the BBS, i have rabbits, and even if they are starving (which they never are) they will not eat a plant that is not good for them, a rabbit is one of the finickiest eaters in the world, but if you are still worried, buy a BB trap target (link included, or shoot gravel, which it is undoubtedly exposed to frequently so it will not eat it (picture of gravel enclosed as well.)

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flintwo2
flintwo2

8 years ago

If you don't want your rabbit to eat the airsoft/BB bullets you could pick them up.,

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jtobako
jtobako

11 years ago

Don't shoot BBs. Shoot into something that catches them. Use something other than BBs. Educate your mum that a .177 caliber BB can't choke a rabbit unless you are trying to fill it like a bean bag and that, as dumb as domestic animals are, they don't eat BBs. Or, us the right term for what you are using (1/4 inch steel pieces aren't BBs-not that a rabbit is going to eat them, either).

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

its acctually a 6mm copper plate bb that i use now but thanks for answering

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

but i am using bbs not steel balls

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

BB are copper plated steel balls.

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

the second defintion of a bb is a plastic ball bearing

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

Sorry, things have changed : ) The plastic pellets used to be called 'airsoft' not 'bbs'. Still don't see how the rabbit's going to choke on them.

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dumbguy
dumbguy

11 years ago

sounds like it would be easier to just find a different place to shoot.

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Instructablewizard
Instructablewizard

11 years ago

All that you need to do is get a cardboard box and duct tape it to the back of your target.

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

my slingshot shoots throught 3 layers of cardboard

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SorryBarry
SorryBarry

Answer 11 years ago

what model do you have or is it homemade

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

is a barnett black widow

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

Then use a thick box or tape extra layers over the target end.

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pytonter
pytonter

11 years ago

I do the same... except I just leave them.(BBs are very cheap,you know.)

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

but my rabbit could eat them

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pytonter
pytonter

Answer 11 years ago

Hence the word COULD! besides, what kind of idiotic animal would try eating a BB ,not be able to(which it won't),and try another to get the same, tasteless effect!

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SorryBarry
SorryBarry

Answer 11 years ago

dont insult his rabbit no soup!!!

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xraviolimanx
xraviolimanx

11 years ago

set up a towel or sum kind of cloth to shoot at (might want to put a target on or sumthing) then just put a box on the ground underneath so the bbs should hit the towel and fall into the box

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An Villain
An Villain

11 years ago

use snappers, because they dissappear, or shoot dried peas, another thing to use is Pea-gravel, rabbits are used to Pea-gravel and will not try to eat it.

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

what are snappers?

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An Villain
An Villain

Answer 11 years ago

little paper packets about the size of peas that make a loud snap when they impact with something, they also dissapear. they are also known as pop-its.

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sharlston
sharlston

Answer 11 years ago

oh we call them fun snaps

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An Villain
An Villain

Answer 11 years ago

ah, most call them pop-its but i prefer snappers.

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favre626
favre626

11 years ago

shoot sunflower seeds instead of bbs

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d2j5
d2j5

11 years ago

use like a card board box or something that the bb's get stuck into so they dont go all over the place

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ericm247
ericm247

11 years ago

*cough*what you can try using a back stopper method. The way you set it up is depending on what you like shooting the target most. If u like shooting your target up-ward then i suggest putting a large cloth behind the target in a large box of some-sort. If u like shooting down-ward then put a small cloth a few inches higher than the target. Put a cardboard box behind the target with a small/large cloth in the middle, taped/or stringed.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. If they are steel BBs, try a big magnet.

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spectral08
spectral08

11 years ago

Depending on the velocity of the B.B.'s, you might be able to get by with something similar to an airsoft trap target. Stack cardboard a few layers thick (probably 3 layers give or take) then line the back w/ duct tape. If this doesn't work, just add more cardboard. You could try something similar if you have some thick foam lying around. Stack layers of foam and adjust based on results.

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lieuwe
lieuwe

11 years ago

shoot into something, like a old garbage can, that way you can get your bb's quicker