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Reply #15 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 10:42am
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 8:49pm:
I haven't managed to hit one of my dogs but I did manage to dead center the windshield of my car once.  Thank the stars that it was a tennis ball and not a rock or golf ball...


You don't want to do it with a golf ball.  DAMHIK.

When we had a bull terrier, he was accidentally hit with a dart, the steel tip kind, not the soft tip. 

He didn't seem to to notice, though it was hanging out of his flank.  Tough dog (and no he wasn't a fighter, just a lovable family pet).
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Reply #16 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 9:26pm
 
Well, I know to keep my dog well back when I sling:)
I am getting too powerful with my slings to sling in my backyard, might hit other houses. Starting to scare neighbors, even with tennis balls.
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Reply #17 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 1:54am
 
Power is not a great concern of mine at the moment. I know I can hit hard, but my range sucks at the moment, however I have noticed it is improving, even though I think I'm being gentle in my throws. I guess my technique is getting better, sadly, my aim seems to be consistantly the same.


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Reply #18 - Apr 10th, 2013 at 9:07pm
 
LOL, get your technique down!
Then go for accuracy....
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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
"You don't think the electricity is off. You check it 3 times to make SURE its off"
"Remember, this is not a scalpel. It is a steel wedge that you will be slamming into knotty wood. Hone accordingly."
 
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Reply #19 - Apr 11th, 2013 at 1:37am
 
I night have just nailed my technique and gained accuracy (over the short distance) as of yesterday, thanks to watching Brian Grubbs tutorial on fig. 8 style on youtube. My problem was, that I was locking my body into a fixed position, and only using my arm and shoulder. Rotating my body and using my weight to add force has got me shooting to within half a metre of the target if not bang on target with much more power. My target is a 12in wide by 24in tall plank of wood set at 8 metres at the moment (too many obstacles in the form of the mother-in-laws car in my regular shooting lane). Otherwise my target would be a bit smaller and set at chest/head height (5.5' - 6') off the ground with a variable range up to 20 metres (although I generally don't exceed 11 metres just yet).


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Reply #20 - Apr 11th, 2013 at 11:05am
 
Mick wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 at 1:37am:
(too many
obstacles
in the form of the mother-in-laws car in my regular shooting lane)


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I think you misspelled
secondary target
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #21 - Apr 11th, 2013 at 5:46pm
 
Yeah but I already know I can hit a phalanx of Romans...It's the individual targeting skills I'm working on  Wink.


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Reply #22 - Apr 11th, 2013 at 6:45pm
 
Mick wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 at 5:46pm:
Yeah but I already know I can hit a phalanx of Romans...It's the individual targeting skills I'm working on  Wink.


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Remember, go for the commander;)
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You will do a lot more damage;)
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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
"You don't think the electricity is off. You check it 3 times to make SURE its off"
"Remember, this is not a scalpel. It is a steel wedge that you will be slamming into knotty wood. Hone accordingly."
 
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Reply #23 - Apr 12th, 2013 at 11:55pm
 
Not the commander,  the GENERAL. (He's worth 5 points!)
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Reply #24 - Apr 13th, 2013 at 2:42am
 
Thus the practice...Well, if it wasn't bloody raining all the time this week.  Smiley


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