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Reply #30 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 4:47am
 
Side with minimal damage.
Its hanging on string so if you don't nail it it just moves to the side.
I'm throwing in my dining room with a small ball.

Had another 30 minutes or so . Getting better, hit maybe 10 out of 60 throws mostly glancing but.

I'm waiting to have a good go outside with some rocks.
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Reply #31 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 1:48am
 
So I got to have a go at hitting the can today at the range.
Unfortunately I was rained out early and had no hits on the can.
However my accuracy was much better than normal even with rocks as ammo.
I usually find the rocks at the range(limestone from 4x4 tracks nearby) hard to aim as there all different shapes and weights.
I don't normally find my rhythm like I do with more uniform ammo.
But today I was hitting the board the majority of the time with misses curving more than bad aim or release.
I took a little warming up but had the best day at the range yet.
Of course my first shot at the can was the closest. Skimming the top left and hitting the string it was tied to.

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Reply #32 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 9:52am
 
Soda cans are difficult with the best of ammo. If my concrete stockpile isnt ruined im going to make some ammo up and get some practice in. Might be able to get a video up.
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Reply #33 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 8:47am
 
Another unsuccessful attempt. So many close calls .
The angles really open up over 10. And camera makes me nervous.

Screenshot of my can on a stick.
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Reply #34 - Sep 7th, 2017 at 5:48pm
 
Much success in my 5m indoor range. Able to hit the can a lot of the time now. Still nothing outdoors with hard ammo.

I haven't forgotten I'm still trying.

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Reply #35 - Sep 20th, 2017 at 5:45pm
 
Sorry guys I've been moving and haven't had much time to put into this.

Had some good progress. Able to hit the can at 5 m almost every second or third shot. And had some success at 10 and 15m but yet to try get it on film.

Any progress people???
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Reply #36 - Sep 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm
 
The weather over here has been atrocious so haven't had the chance to sling. The bad weather has also seemingly brought a rather nasty cold to me and my girlfriend. Second night in a row now I haven't been able to sleep. Currently 2:01am over here...
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Reply #37 - Sep 21st, 2017 at 12:44am
 
I have not forgot about taking part. Life has been so busy I have virtually no free time these days. (I sneak on the forum at least thanks to my phone.  Tongue  Roll Eyes I enjoy taking part in these sorts of threads, but its been difficult i.e. impossible, to get any practice in. Nice job on the target practice. Sounds like you are making good headway. Those soda cans can be wily little buggers.

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Reply #38 - Oct 1st, 2017 at 10:03am
 
with the left hand aiming at a beer can:
105 hand throws (0%hit, 10m),

1st sling throw from 20m was a hit!!  Shocked
total of 80 sling throws.

followed by 26 hand throws 1hit from 10m

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Reply #39 - Oct 1st, 2017 at 6:02pm
 
Are your hand throws with no sling just for comparison??
1/80 from 20 m with the sling ??
I have a new spot for practice so I should make some progress soon !
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Reply #40 - Oct 2nd, 2017 at 4:16am
 
Mersa wrote on Oct 1st, 2017 at 6:02pm:
Are your hand throws with no sling just for comparison??


no . it was for warm up and better feel.
i'm not left handed so all that throwing was awkward, but i think starting from the basics helps.

not sure if i should call that hit a lucky shot or not...
there were ~5-10 close hits, a lot of misses 4m+ and some sling entanglements
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Reply #41 - Oct 2nd, 2017 at 7:14pm
 
If your trying to hit something and you do then it's more than luck!!!
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Reply #42 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 4:17am
 
So here it is , half filled water bottle vs 26g rubber practice ball 45mm dia from over 10m( roughly 15m).
I had so many bloopers hitting the camera and on the rebound. So many close calls but persistence paid of , got it done in around 1 hour.
Sorry CA I have to post this one.
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Reply #43 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 6:10am
 
Good shot! I wish I could be out slinging (especially in weather like you've had) but the flood waters have yet to recede and it still drizzles every few hours. Miserable weather. I've given up hope of slinging (except maybe singing ice balls) until next year.
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Reply #44 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 8:40am
 
Nice video. Thats my favorite angle for sling videos, especially with small targets. Do you feel like you are getting more accurate?
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