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Question: Projectile weight

Any    
  4 (25.0%)
0-25g    
  0 (0.0%)
25-50g    
  0 (0.0%)
50-75g    
  7 (43.8%)
75-100g    
  3 (18.8%)
100-125g    
  0 (0.0%)
125-150g    
  2 (12.5%)
150-175g    
  0 (0.0%)
175-200g    
  0 (0.0%)
200+g    
  0 (0.0%)




Total votes: 16
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How heavy are the projectiles you sling?
Jun 12th, 2019 at 9:28am
 
Oh boy another poll Tongue. Just curious, how heavy are the projectiles you mostly sling?
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Re: How heavy are the projectiles you sling?
Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 10:42am
 
apparently tennis balls weigh about 58 gms.

clay ball wise - usually aim for somewhere between 60-70gms.
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Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 11:53am
 
I mostly sling tennis balls but really that's a recent development. I started off with 200g+ stones and I've cut that back a little, when I do use stones, to between 70g and 150g or so.
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Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 12:22pm
 
I sling a variety, probably most comfortable with stones around 70-100g so chose that option.
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Reply #4 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 12:44pm
 
Depends on range...

Lighter stones, around 50g for distance
and around 125g for target, but I'm trying to switch to something lighter, considering I often have to carry my ammo around...

Oh, and 200g or more for very slow warmup throws...
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Reply #5 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 12:54pm
 
I normally use plastic balls that have been filled with silicon, or ice balls.  I have the advantage that most of my slinging is done in my yard.  So no problem using ice balls even in the summer.  I just have to limit it to taking 12 (+/-) at a time out of the freezer so they don't start melting too much Smiley

The plastic balls I use are between 120-130g.  I ran a quick calculation of what the ice should be, and that came out at approximately 134g.
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Reply #6 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:03pm
 
Meine glandes. 😁 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=15p3CKnzKGo

Meine Steine sind schwer. Zwischen 180und 220g
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Reply #7 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:26pm
 
Well most common is tennis balls, I have a park/oval out my front door so thats what i get to use the most, although if I can get out of town I prefer more heavy and dense ammo in the 150-200g range.
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Reply #8 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 5:10am
 
@
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Reply #9 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 10:21am
 
cram wrote on Jun 13th, 2019 at 5:10am:
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Sure.  They're just plastic street hockey balls.  I originally bought them because I was looking for something that was low bounce.  They worked for slinging, but didn't have much weight.  So I drilled a small hole in each one and filled them up using a caulking gun and tubes of silicon.  It took a little time but they work really well now.
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Reply #10 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 12:45pm
 
I'd guess within the ~50-75 gram range. The only sourced ammunition I have which is not lead, is terrible West-Australian limestone rocks. There are tons of them lying around, and they are very porous, angular and rough.

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Reply #11 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 4:15am
 
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Re: How heavy are the projectiles you sling?
Reply #12 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 5:17am
 
Any. 15-500 grams
For target practice I usually pick 70-200 grams stones. I don't really care about the variation in Mass I just pick stones that are slingable, there are not that many, and expect my mind to adapt shot to shot.
Rarely tennis balls.
I'll see what consistent ammo does when I use the concrete ammo.
For range 30-60grams elongated stones work best.
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Reply #13 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:39pm
 
  I generally sling egg sized oval shaped smooth river stones.  I've never weighed one but I imagine they're about 100-125g. 
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Reply #14 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 2:20am
 
I like mine about the weight of a baseball. I most accurate with that.
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