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Mar 18th, 2004 at 4:39pm
 
 How far does anyone on the forum sling from and still attain good levels of accuracy?
 I used to sling from about 50yrds at a 5gal (25ltr ?)drum and get a reasonable number of hits (put a good few holes in it too  Smiley).
 Are there any real long range slingers out there?
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Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 5:01pm
 
Welcome Uriel,

Please, tell us first what you mean as "a reasonable number of hits" and "a real long range slingers".

My bigest accuracy achievement was four-times hiting into the old rusty steel tractional pole from 180 yards. But I pass over in silence how many times I tred Smiley So alas, I can't say that it was a  reasonable number of hits Sad

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Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 5:14pm
 
Hi Yurek!
    I used to be able to hit the drum maybe 8 or nine times out of ten at 50 yrds. I would sometimes put a smaller 1gal (1 Ltr) can on top of the bigger one but I could only hit it about 3 or 4 times (on a really good day) out of 10.
     As to long range, I am very impressed with your hitting something at 180yrds. I doubt if I could even see the pole at that range  Grin. Well done!
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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 5:32pm
 
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I used to be able to hit the drum maybe 8 or nine times out of ten at 50 yrds. I would sometimes put a smaller 1gal (1 Ltr) can on top of the bigger one but I could only hit it about 3 or 4 times (on a really good day) out of 10.


Uriel, I'm very impresed, it's a amazing result! You are a true sniper. How long is your sling and how long are you in slinging?

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I doubt if I could even see the pole at that range


The pole is quite big. This is something like a truss (?). So even my not the best eyes can see that Cheesy

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Reply #4 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 6:11pm
 
  Thanks Yurek, but I am more impressed by your long range shots   8). Some shooting, I would need a telescopic sight at that range Grin.
   I started slinging about 15 years ago and probably slung (if that is the correct term  Smiley) for about seven years on a regular basis. I used to stay in the country and practiced most days. One thing I should say is that the target was always the same and in the same place. 
  A true test would have been on a course like a Field Archery course where the target varies from shot to shot.
   I use a 27/28 inch sling (pouch to end of cord) with smallish stones (2-3oz). I haven't been slinging on a regular basis for a few years since moving to a town, but I have just made a new sling and 'am dying to get back into slinging.
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Reply #5 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 10:21pm
 
Uriel
Is your pouch attached to cords or is it one braided piece?
I sling at 5 gallon buckets at 50 yards also. I can hit it, but not at your consistency!
Yurek
Do you sling over your head or underhanded? Your photo shows an over-the-head technique.
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 3:21am
 
Uriel,

Welcome to our forum.  I see I'm 9 posts too late but welcome just the same.  That is some very impressive accuracy you had going there.  Jurek is our forum champion as far as range goes.  Ask him how far he can sling.

Hey Johnny. 

Cool passage (Judges 20:16)  I guess those guys must be my ancestors huh...?  Except I'm right handed.
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:06pm
 
  Hi there Johnny Smiley. My sling is a leather pouch with attatched cords. I have put a description on Yureks "Inventors Corner " post. Nice to hear from you.
  Thanks for your kind welcome Whipartist. Yurek has got some amazing long range hits by the sounds of it. I just wondered how far people were slinging and achieving hits . Yureks 4 hits at 180yrds is way out of my league  Grin.
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Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:20pm
 
Uriel,

You have a great seniority with a sling. I have came back to slinging last spring, after very long pause. Before, I used a sling couple of my young years (salad days?). My habits have survived the years, hovever. I always used rather long slings and practiced range shots. My accuracy never were as good as yours. My shortest sling is 37" long. Probably my accuracy would be better with shorter one but it's difficult to break my habits Smiley

Just Ben (Whipartist) also have contributed to my the best ranges Smiley

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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:26pm
 
Johny,

I sling rather over-head, bot not excactly. The last whip is more lateral.

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Reply #10 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:32pm
 
how many rotations?
I hurl with one quick rotation, Some do 2 or 3, I seem to lose power when I do more than one.
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Reply #11 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:36pm
 
Uriel,

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... Yurek has got some amazing long range hits by the sounds of it. I just wondered how far people were slinging and achieving hits . Yureks 4 hits at 180yrds is way out of my league


These hits, this is something like in the case of monkey, which was typing on a keyboard by hundred years and at last had written the poem Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 4:47pm
 
Johny,

I usually do 1 or 2 initial rotations and next whiping. I also can throw without initial rotations, but use it seldom. Greater amount of the initial rotation doesn't soften my shots, because I mainly accelerate stronger just before the whip.

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Reply #13 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 6:07pm
 
   Yurek,
     Sorry I typed it in a hurry. I should have previewed it first.  Embarrassed.
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Reply #14 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 7:56pm
 
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    Sorry I typed it in a hurry. I should have previewed it first.  Embarrassed.


Uriel, I'm not sure if my last post (with monkey) was clear. I only meant that I was slinging many many times in the pole drection, but I hit them only 4 times. It was like that monkey's good luck. There wasn't any hidden meaning.

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