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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #30 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 4:17pm
 
Although I couldn't hunt with a sling, in a large scale war I could probably be an effective slinger. When I sling my rocks always go directly in front of me.
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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #31 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:45pm
 
I can attest to slingers that can hit any part of the body they wanted;  when I first started slinging 7 years ago,  I would stand about 10-15 yards away from a stump and place small pebbles in a row and shoot which ever one I wanted left to right.  This was a long time ago for me,  when I used to sling all day;  my slings wore out fast (which is a good idea to carry more than one)  I had great success with longer slings at short range believe it or not.  I can generate more power with a longer sling and hit a lil more powerfully.  Not that I can sling accurately anymore,  but once I used to when I took slinging very seriously.  It twas amazing,  after hitting something my eyes would be glued to my target,  kind of like Ayla in that 80s movie;  I guess concentration would be paramount in anything you dooo.
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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #32 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 11:29am
 
leadrocks wrote on Feb 24th, 2012 at 3:40pm:
benkolmer wrote on Feb 24th, 2012 at 2:03pm:
fletch_man wrote on Feb 23rd, 2012 at 9:53am:
If its your cords wearing, go down to the hardware store and buy shrink wrap tubing for cables.  Thin ones.  Put a section over the cords and hit it with the hairdryer on high.  Very tough stuff.  Used by eletricians to bundle cables and protect them from abrasion.  



My release cord is getting worn considerably in the three inches or so closest to the pouch as well, but I don't think I really want to do the shrink-wrap approach. Can a whipping be made that long that would be effective, or should is there another alternative?
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Whipping would help, but why are the cords wearing there? Are you letting the cords strike the ground when you throw? If you are hitting the ground with the cords on your release there isn't much of anything that will stop the cords from wearing out. Just be prepared to make new slings when they wear out. It won't take long. My slings will wear in the pouch from coarse stones, and on the release knot from the whip crack on the release, but not usually much wear on the cords near the pouch.


I'm not really sure where the wear is coming from. It's on the inside of the release cord, starting at the pouch and continuing for about 3 inches. How will reinforcing the release cord affect the performance of the sling?
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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #33 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 12:34pm
 
benkolmer wrote on Feb 25th, 2012 at 11:29am:
I'm not really sure where the wear is coming from. It's on the inside of the release cord, starting at the pouch and continuing for about 3 inches. How will reinforcing the release cord affect the performance of the sling?


This is the exact thing that happens to me. I think my sidearm release slides the rock across the release cord as it leaves the pouch.
I wrapped it in jute and it wore through so....
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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #34 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 1:12pm
 
Not just your side arm Carbon. Pretty much every release will do this as that is the natural path the stone takes when it leaves the pouch when you sling a stone. That's why people whip that area of the release cord.
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Re: What is "accurate"?
Reply #35 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 5:54pm
 
As far as the sling being as accurate as the bow and arrow,  I haven't shot an arrow for almost twenty years, and that was just one incident.  I haven't shot a bow and arrow regularly since I was a kid.  I've practiced twice a day, almost every day, for the past two and a half years with a sling.  Yet right now I could pick up a bow and arrow and be much more accurate.  Each weapon has it's advantages and limitations.  I love both, but the bow and arrow are far more accurate and easier to use than the sling.  The sling is far easier to make and the ammo is laying all over the place, so if you need a viable weapon in a hurry, the sling is your obvious choice.  Part of what makes a sling interesting to me and I'm sure others is the challenge.
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