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Reply #60 - Feb 12th, 2020 at 11:31pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 12th, 2020 at 10:57pm:
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Reply #61 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 2:57am
 
Ha ha , I know exactly what you’re saying, ha ha
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Reply #62 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 5:06am
 
I have been slinging on a weekly basis now for almost 3 months now, and I admit that it is not easy but it is really rewarding and relaxing (just what I wanted from it)

What I noticed so far and since I was wondering if I can get to a point where I can sling hunt! is that it requires a lot of skill and a lot of consistency with the sling and the ammo.

The slings I made so far are quite basic (cotton cord and leather pouches mostly) and I am focusing on the helicopter-style which I found powerful and accurate at the same time.

So my plan next is to make an Egyptian-knot sling and maybe cast some lead glands and see how this will affect my development and accuracy.

If you can help with some tutorials (video or pdf I will be happy to look into them before I start.

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Reply #63 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 5:36am
 
Lebslinger- standardized ammo is how to get good. As for what ammo to choose, lead might be a bit hard to practice with. What's your practice area like? Are you shooting a target in a field? A random fence post? A spot on a wall?
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Reply #64 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 8:01am
 
Just a plug for our moderator
Curious aardvark sells clay glands moulds.
A great cheap way to make consistent ammo
And plenty lethal enough for small game!!
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Reply #65 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 8:55am
 
Hi @Tomas,

Well there is a big desert/dirt area next to my place, i am just practicing on hitting an old paint bucket.

The thing is the rocks I am working with are of decent weight/density but pointing and inconsistent.

I don't have access to river pebbles and sometimes I hit and a lot of times I don't.

I will dig for a photo or a video and share it shortly


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Reply #66 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 1:30pm
 
This was a while back, but You can clearly see the ammo I am using! It’s as bad as my slinging skills. But I got better 😉

https://youtu.be/Zt5Q-ciE0yE
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Reply #67 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 5:29pm
 
Yes, Leb, your ammo is terrible.  Take Mersa's advice and buy one of c_a's molds. Or do something else but get better ammo. The ammo you're using is fine to practice your form with but you can never be accurate with it.  I've mentioned this before... I'm blessed to live in an area that's alluvial.  When the glaciers from the last Ice Age retreated they left an endless supply of nice, smooth, oval shaped river stones all over South Jersey for me to sling.  They aren't perfect but they're close enough for me to get by with.
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Reply #68 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 6:36pm
 
Lebslinger, what exactly are you wanting to hunt???
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Reply #69 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 7:13pm
 
I like to practice at something a little raised off the ground. If you can find a low cliff or sharp hill or even a big bush to use as a backdrop, you'll be able to judge your misses better and perhaps even recover most of your ammo.
The better your set up, the better your experience and eventually you'll get skills too.
I really like slinging against a wall. Maybe a schoolyard after the kids leave?
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Reply #70 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 7:30pm
 
Du solltest besser büchsen oder Eimer jagen. 😁 Du hast Grundkenntnisse. Aber es fehlt dir die Routine.  Und verkürze deine Distanz. Du bist zu unruhig im gesamten Körper. Versuche ein Pendel zu treffen.
Das ist einfach gemacht.
Arbeite an deinem Stil. Er ist nicht konstant.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hA8jCanAkTw&t=136s
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Reply #71 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 11:21pm
 
@ratman, you are lucky indeed, in Lebanon ammo is much better.

@mersa well the hunting question was to see how much skill level you can get to with a sling as a reliable weapon.

@tomas, yes I am considering making a target, the space is available.

@jaegoor, don't make fun of me man! I am a big fan of you yours  Grin
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Reply #72 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 5:42am
 
well the skill will come with practice and then potentially you could hunt with a sling. its an ongoing process
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Reply #73 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 8:17am
 
Ich würde mich nie darüber lustig machen. Slingen ist ein ernster Sport für mich.
Versuche einen slinger run.
Slinger run ist ein einfaches Spiel.
Wähle dein Ziel.
Messe eine Distanz. 20.
Alle 5 m mache eine Markierung.
Beginne bei 5m.
Triffst du dein Ziel, gehe eine Markierung weiter.
Verfehlst du dein Ziel, gehe zurück auf die vorherige Markierung.
Sehr schnell wirst du so deine sichere Distanz finden. Jetzt trainiere auf dieser Distanz deinen Stil. Du wirst dich verbessern. Glaube mir.  Cool ::
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Reply #74 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 8:28pm
 
Good training idea, I’ll do this Jaegoor.
I should make a rabbit target.
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