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Sep 12th, 2004 at 6:18pm
 
some of you may remember that savages's book mentions razor balls
well the idea of putting a hunting broad head together with a gland has intrique me for a while. Today I was tooling up for archery season. I ran into some old broad heads with broken screws
well here is my first attempt wieghs three ounces is three inches long ...

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I couldn't wait flys like a dream. Used my one peice leather sling
Only problem  I had was it went though my styraphoan
deer target
the 2nd verson ways six ounces and the heads screw in and out either to be feild points or broad heads
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Reply #1 - Sep 12th, 2004 at 7:18pm
 
Cool! How does it fly? I mean like a football or like a ninja star?
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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 1:53am
 
well now with about a hundred throws later. I can tell you now it flys like a football. In fact putting my old styafoam target in front of the one I usaly use. it looks like a little imbedded football in the foam.
I like it so well Rummage though my old broad heads (I have a couple of coffe cans full after twenty years of bowhunting)and made two more
I have another idea I think I can modify a old egg sinker
mold to accept a couple of inserts that way I can screw and unscrew the broad heads to replace and repair
next question will these really work on big game?
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 7:00pm
 
I pitch "footballs", too, & know how far & fast they go.  There's no doubt that your double broadhead, leaded to a total weight of (say) 3-4oz could bring down big game, .....IF you could hit it in the right spot. 

That's a nasty looking piece of ammo, and should be very effective at normal Wisconsin bowhunting ranges.

Nope, no doubt at all that it would work fine. 

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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 7:59pm
 
Do the broadheads damage your sling at all?  Amazing, greenfield, amazing. Shocked
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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2004 at 2:41am
 
well the only sling I have used my"razor balls " in have been one solid strap of leather. but no damage to report to the sling. the one thing this ammo has really done is push me harder to increase my acuracy.
If I ever get where I can consistantly put three in the pie plate at fifty yards. hmm lets just say things might get interesting then
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Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2004 at 3:55am
 
So, you just juse a leather strap and the bullet is grabbed in the waist?  Then it spins, like a rifle?

I LOVE IT!

I never thought of doing anything like this.

I did it with snow.  Just using my hands, I would make
it fly, but not like a football, it was broad side to the wind.  My finger would spin it in the narrow waist as I threw it.  It would climb, like a rising fast ball, only more due to low density of snow.

I must try this sometime... is this bettor than sling?
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Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2004 at 11:46am
 
oops mis- communication, sorry  knollslinger
my sling is one peice leather about 48 inches long
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Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2004 at 8:17pm
 
Three in a pieplate at fifty yards: things would get VERY interesting. Grin  I wonder how hard it would be to get the sling into a legal hunting weapon.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - Sep 15th, 2004 at 8:44pm
 
Thats a pretty cool creation.  That thing looks pretty lethal to me.  Go right into a big deer.
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Reply #10 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 10:57am
 
If you can get that good with on I say go for it, but if you can't it may not be worth a bad shot on the animal and it suffering. Also, achers have practice tip so they don't have to dull their broadheads. Do you think you could come up with a "practice tip" for your sling that would be about the same weight and be able to fly about the same as your broadhead?
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Reply #11 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 10:03pm
 
well gun once i modifie theegg sinker mold i would say yes too the practice tip
but i my self keep some beat up braodheads to practice with i think i would do the same here
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Reply #12 - Sep 17th, 2004 at 4:26pm
 
I can just see myself trying to figure one of these things out and sending it deep into the trunk of a tree... or my neighbor's front door. Shocked Wink
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Reply #13 - Sep 21st, 2004 at 12:06pm
 
O. k I am back. I was out the loop for a couple day because of major computer repairs
Any way back onto the subject.
The reason these razor balls have interested me so.
is because I have always thought that the sling can be just as effective as the bow (Learning curve not withstanding)
As for actually Hunting with this ammo I don't think there is a state with in the U. S that you could actually hunt deer legally
Some other countries maybe.
Here one would have to settle for pest animals
there is only one large pest animal I know of in Oregon
at least by the hunting reg.
That would be feral pigs. I have never hunted them with a bow but understand the difficulty of the bony plate across the ribs i hunted them heavily in Georgia with a shot gun when i was in the military they were considered a pest there then too.
but my talent and  self confidence would have to raise heavily before i took on a feral pig with a sling.
but I would never hunt an animal with any weapon
if I didn't have proven ability to hit the kill zone effectively
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Reply #14 - Sep 21st, 2004 at 1:03pm
 
In keeping with well proven concepts which exploit the efficiencies prevalent in modern ballistics......I would forgo 'razor balls' or other such problematic concept in favor of more traditional darts with broadheads attatched.  I favor the mechanical....'open on contact' broadheads produced by NAP archery.   Where accuracy and penetration are a must.......it would be hard to improve upon these time tested principles.
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