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Reply #15 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 8:51am
 
Allright, its been about two months since I've really slung at a target slung so it was a little rough. I'm a slightly above average slinger and I scored a 12 on the original system.

Since I want this to be for everyone and I don't want to quickly diminish my rock cache, I'm going to introduce another system (See original post) as well and you guys can try each and let me know what you think!
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Reply #16 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 2:39pm
 
squirrelslinger wrote on Aug 10th, 2013 at 10:16pm:
yep...
same.
Except I use this great thing called a tape measure with foot and centimeters on it so I don't have to do conversions Wink



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Reply #17 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:01pm
 
i like the first system best. putting the 20m in there forces you to put some power behind it. i used it today but the best i got was a 10 XD gives me something to work towards though. next goal: get 13 so i'll know i've beaten someone lol.
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Reply #18 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:15pm
 
You're on. I'm going for 15 now!  Wink

I'll try again tomorrow and see what happens. This is definitely the benefit of competition is that it encourages excellence!  Smiley

The more people we get in this the better but even if we only have a few people , as long as you show some improvement, at least you've beaten yourself.  Cool
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Reply #19 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 12:10pm
 
Tried again today. Much better. I switched from a 28" sling to a 24" sling and got some more consistent rocks.

I also re-measured my target (which I thought was a little big so I was going to trim it down some), turns out it was 42" wide and 40" deep as opposed to 48" and my bulls-eye was 4" short in diameter.  Cheesy So I expanded my Diana and counted the hits just barely outside the target.

Using system one, I got a 17!  Smiley

Its good to see personal improvement. I'd highly encourage you guys to try it out! There's really no way for us to all meet up so this is a good way to compete.

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Reply #20 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 3:06pm
 
yep, it is Smiley
I tried... and got a 12 Sad EDIT- on the first scale, forgot to specify.
but I also have to retire 3 slings now- a rockman I have been using for only about 8 months, my Apache I got from donnershalg, and my good ole aussie...

but I have a totally new sling design I shall share later.
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Reply #21 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 3:34pm
 
squirrel, 12 is pretty good (better than me anyway). i'm getting the feeling we should make a sticky topic for posting scores. this should be a big thing!
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Reply #22 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 5:27pm
 
given that I have been working on my accuracy for the past 3 months(the entire summer)... that doesn't seem good.
I used a 25" apache, and lead ammunition. I re-used ammo- only used 10 rounds total(aka I lost 10 rounds... misses and such. i could re-use most of my hits)...
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Reply #23 - Aug 15th, 2013 at 4:29am
 
SS,what you have as a backstop?
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Reply #24 - Aug 15th, 2013 at 8:59am
 
SS, that's no score to be ashamed of. That was my first score and I've been slinging pretty actively for four years.

It think I'll just do away with system two, system one is good enough.
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Reply #25 - Aug 15th, 2013 at 3:56pm
 
jlasud wrote on Aug 15th, 2013 at 4:29am:
SS,what you have as a backstop?

some of what used to be chipboard... but i shot it with arrows so many times i can easily stab through it... also some cardboard held up with duct tape and stuff. And a rotten hay bale- but i never found the 2 shots that went into that(although i destructed the rotten remains of the haybale)  my "glandes" are 4 oz fishing weights(got about 20 from the scrapyard) painted a neon orange... I didn't sling super de duper hard...  Anyway... the target is cardboard on a stick frame...
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Reply #26 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 10:55am
 
i got 5 (1x2, 3x1)
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Reply #27 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 6:13pm
 
made a near perfect sling and changed my ammo from 40-50 gram concrete ammo to 70-75 gram Rusty Balls today and finally scored 13! it's just an improvement of 3 points.. but it happened in under an hour, so i'm happy with myself. my goal is to hit 20 before it starts snowing.

EDIT: i went from around 60g to 130g. apparently the scale i was supplied by my parents was WAY off. so i recently got a new one.
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Reply #28 - Aug 17th, 2013 at 2:35pm
 
CodeMaker wrote on Aug 16th, 2013 at 6:13pm:
made a near perfect sling and changed my ammo from 40-50 gram concrete ammo to 70-75 gram Rusty Balls today and finally scored 13! it's just an improvement of 3 points.. but it happened in under an hour, so i'm happy with myself. my goal is to hit 20 before it starts snowing.




Awesome!
if only... i will try agian tommorow for real(for real- i use lead or smooth stone).
I made a new sling and am getting insane velocities...
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Reply #29 - Aug 18th, 2013 at 1:51am
 
I took series of 10 shots at 20m. And  biggest score was 10. A lot of 1-3 points  Tongue
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