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Reply #30 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 12:45pm
 
you guys have sme interesting pumpkins over there.
for about £1.50 you can get medium sized orange pumpkins here.

We get weird looking tiny ones, but all the big ones are the traditional orange jobs Smiley
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Reply #31 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 4:51am
 
Ok so I had my first day free to try sling my pumpkin.
I'll be honest, it was a bad day. I started with some hard hitting ammo . Lead filled clay glandes, lead sinkers, river stones and plum bobs . Let's just say I lost them pretty quick , then I moved on to bad inconsistent limestone rocks. My grouping wasn't all that bad 90% of the shots would have been within a meter radius , 50% in a 50cm radius , but to hit that pumpkin was not coming fast . I had one glance at throw 55 then when I got to shot 120 I had to stop my phone went dead. I returned later and got one glance and one hit in the next 30 shots. Then I had to move spots because I wanted better rocks. The limestone broke on impact. I went to a new spot and only had 8 or so shots before the land owner came to the drive. That was the end of the attempt for today , now lightings bad and I have to try another day .

I'll post a few pics of the pumpkin and try put up a few vids .
Will depend on sizes but I'll try.

1 glance
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3 hit
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Reply #32 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 4:55am
 
Some damage pics
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Reply #33 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 4:59am
 
Video of hit
Notice dust cloud on impact
Need better rocks


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Shocked
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Reply #34 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 5:14am
 
Good hit! It's a lot harder than it seems isn't it Cheesy Certainly makes for a good challenge. I'm thinking of going out a bit later today and having another go. Might not have my camerwoman this time but I do have a (small) tripod so I'll see what I can do.
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Reply #35 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 5:23am
 
Well honestly I have had harder accuracy challenges that I hit faster but I think the fact my iPhone was clearly in dangers way and I was trying to smash the pumpkin not just hit it made my nerves get the better of me .
Gonna probally try one more day if I can then I want to shoot it with my slingbow and recurve bow for a comparison on damage.
This pumpkins tough!
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Reply #36 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:26am
 
local shop is selling those 'white' pumpkins - calls then ghost pumpkins Smiley
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Reply #37 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:04am
 
Went out quickly a little while ago and had another go. I wasn't much better accuracy-wise, LOTS of misses, but I did get one absolutely head on shot then followed that with a close miss and a hit to the cardboard box I was using as a stand. Due to no camera person, I had to just have the camera on a small tripod on the ground meaning I could either film myself or the pumpkin and I felt there was already far too much footage of me so focussed on the pumpkin. Cracked it pretty good Cheesy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlCjRb4-dy0
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Reply #38 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:18am
 
Good stuff kto , I don't know if my pumpkin will crack like yours. Good shots
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Reply #39 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:21am
 
Good videos guys! Is there anyway we could get the stats of your equipment? Sling length and ammo weight would be very interesting to know.
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Reply #40 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:27am
 
Well there were a lot of misses surrounding those hits and close calls. Also my aim is really terrible with Balearic. I think now I'm overthinking each throw so they keep going very far right. I might go back to practicing with tennis balls for a bit as I was worrying a bit about putting too much power in and it going too wild and into someone's garden. The bright side is that my fig 8 is actually getting pretty darn good.
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Reply #41 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:39am
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:21am:
Good videos guys! Is there anyway we could get the stats of your equipment? Sling length and ammo weight would be very interesting to know.


I used the same sling both times, my very first sling (paracord and slingshot pouch), which is bout 147cm from retention loop to release knot. On the first attempt I used two different stones one being 191g the other being a monster 339g. This second attempt this morning I used one stone at 138g.
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Reply #42 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:50am
 
My hit was a limestone rock , estimated weight 50-100g .
Sling is my dyneema mersa style split pouch. 27inch pouch to hand.
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Reply #43 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 12:35am
 
Awesome!!!! Nice hits! I honestly canít wait to put my own up as well as see the rest of these
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Reply #44 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 12:17pm
 
I want to as well. Just have to figure out how to get 8 days from a 7 day week.

Really good videos so far guys. Pumpkins seem to be far tougher opponents than I had previous anticipated. I know Mersa has a plumb bob of destruction. And KTO don't you have some kind of massive steel ball bearing of doom laying around? This may call for heavier firepower........† † Smiley Grin
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