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Silencing the sling
Mar 12th, 2019 at 7:09am
 
This is something I've been pondering, can you make a sling more silent and still functioning and high performance ??

A cracker (tapered whip end) in my experience helps with performance but also makes a lot of noise, the "whoosh" sound of cords in rotations also are quite loud in a very quiet place . And as sarosh discovered odd shaped stones make a loud "vroom" .
So does anyone hold the key to a silent sling.
Even paracord has its own distinct sound.
Is it possible that a sling could become almost silent ???
Is smooth ammo enough to reduce the glande noise???
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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 8:16am
 
pcord makes a lot of noise. Five strand+ slings make very little and can be braided so they wont crack.
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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:47am
 
I am also interested in silent slings. people don't like to hear 100-300 whip cracks when eating lunch.

Mersa wrote on Mar 12th, 2019 at 7:09am:
A cracker (tapered whip end) in my experience helps with performance


i really would like to test it somehow. from what i understand it is used more for clean release (accuracy) than efficiency(energy/ speed) .

Mersa wrote on Mar 12th, 2019 at 7:09am:
odd shaped stones make a loud "vroom"


heavier round/ellipsoid stones if they have rough surface they may produce a sound like a soft wind through leaves. so no angles and lower velocity ammo will produce the least noise.

Haven't used lead that much but it was pretty silent .

                The most difficult sound for me to eliminate is the whip crack . With no tapering, a little more mass at the release knot and no loose fibers the sound can be lowered to a "knocking at the door" level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__NpItACbBo
look at the end of the video the last pictures to understand better.

if you take the same design and scale it up in thickness but don't scale up the ammo mass then you'll get problems such as late releasing. the heavier the cords the higher your lowest projectile mass limit gets for clean releasing....

                The "whoosh" sound is always lower than the whip crack and more gentle (so i don't fiddle with it). the only observations i've made are that round braid ropes and very thin cords produce the most sound.

long slings and long range slings have that problem.

whoosh from the pouch? I have no idea . I use thin split pouch so no prob Wink
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Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 12:30am
 
   Try putting a wooden bead before the release knot.  This will pretty much kill the crack but hardly affect your sling's performance.
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Reply #4 - Mar 16th, 2019 at 6:58pm
 
I've found that thin 6 strain twine braided, around 70cm long (bended) makes basically not sound at all with proper amo. But takes practice to get acuracy. Other problem is that it worns out quite fast.

I'll post a picture when posible.
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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2019 at 6:01pm
 
Rat Man ich habe Holzperlen versucht. Sie brechen.
Meine Lösung ist diese. Sehr leise 🤫

https://fundamittere.jimdo.com/schleudergalerie/schleudern-von-jaegoor/
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