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whats the best to ammo use for slingshots? (apart from rounds and ballbearings) Answered

for shooting rabbits and squirels


Acorns are best. They are light, little heavy, and has big accurancy. Perfect!

If you use a pencil eraser that goes on a pencil and stick a pin on the inside coming out of the top it will just go threw cloth if you're bored


9 years ago

Lead Sinkers for Fishing....they work great!!!

actually if you use rocks they will lose ballance and the shot will have less acurracy

good idea if you dont have any bottle rockets hanging around... haha

Yes, for actual hunting I would recommend getting a blowgun or pellet rifle.

If you want to do some serious work with your slingshot, and if it's powerful enough, round lead bullets are great. I use castoff wheel weights, my Lee melting pot and the brass mold that came with my .45 caliber 1860 Colt replica. At 20 feet my Daisey B52 put one of these through a 1/4 inch sheet of plywood.

well round beans are decent if u dont want to break anything airsoft pellets are also good. bbs could work butare really smal so u would have to put a few in the pouch and do that

airsoft pellets and bbs are the same thing

bbs are metal. Airsoft pellets are plastic

airsoft pellets and bbs are different bbs are metal airsoft pellets are plastic and i recomend that you use plain old shap looking pebles


8 years ago

When close to home i use ice,  i have a couple of those ice treys that make round ice cubes for cocktails.  the price is great and i can't run over them with the lawn mower. 

use your instructable for ammo

marbles, or modify it to fire bolts.

Haha nothing is better than a steel bearing, but i suppose rocks,marbles,and stones would be best. But remember rocks and stones are not perfectly round so accuracy might drop drastically. Well have fun.


9 years ago

Marbles without a doubt (unless you are walking on the beach or along a river).

We always used marbles and rounded rocks. If the rock isn't round, it can do some weird stuff when it spins. I swear I saw a piece of asphalt go out about 6 feet and make a 90 degree turn to the left. We figured it must be something like what happens when a pitcher throws a curve ball. When I was a kid, I put a crescent shaped hole in my grandparent's camping trailer with a penny. I don't recommend it for hunting though. You'd probably have to be close enough to touch the critter to do any damage. That's all I can think of. I haven't used one in years. BTW: Please don't kill anything you're not planning on eating. It's not nice. Good luck.

What brand of slingshot? If it's a trumark, go get one of their high performance slings, packs that extra punch that you need. I'd use tracer balls (white marbles they sell in packs of 50) or .25 steel bs.

trumark makes high performance rubbers, check at your local academy or sporting gods store and see if they have it. they work really well.

I knocked a pigeon down from its roost with a jelly bean! I prefer ball bearings. Lots of power but hard to find. Marbles may be your best bet. They are in every spray can that rattles!!!!!

Dad always bought a bag of glass marbles for me when I was a kid. They fly well enough and shatter on hard targets like cement walls. That's all I wanted, to make them things pop.

There's a cheap brand of candy called "Gobstoppers" that are really hard and perfectly round (about .4") I'm not positive that they would kill a squirrel, but they're really cheap like $1 for 150.

depends on ur sling shot resistancs level but i perfer gold coins because u get the other guy rich lol jk um lets see use stone there the best they make other people bleen oh and they get to close shoot them in the nuts :]

marbles, perhaps? Maybe some rocks...