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Message started by Foresight17 on May 13th, 2022 at 2:20pm

Title: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Foresight17 on May 13th, 2022 at 2:20pm
Hey guys, wanted to post this pic of this 500 grain/32 gram projectiles for purchase. Here it is. The company name is in the pic, they sniper bullets for reloading. Just heavy enough to be perfect.

Edit: sorry about the giant pic, it's my first time posting a pic.

Edit2: the price is in sets of I believe 25. So 50 rounds for $180

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Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Rat Man on May 13th, 2022 at 3:36pm
   MS Paint makes it pretty easy to resize your pictures.
   Yes, they look awesome.  Have you tried them yet? 

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 13th, 2022 at 4:56pm
I'll bet a .50BMG would make a nifty projectile, too.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Mersa on May 13th, 2022 at 6:19pm
That shape will tumble unless you release perfect.
Weight is on the lower end of most people’s preference.
And price is on the higher end.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 14th, 2022 at 12:48am
Pretty expensive 😬 I'd rather a 10kg bag of smooth white rocks from Bunnings for $15.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Rat Man on May 14th, 2022 at 8:29am

Mersa wrote on May 13th, 2022 at 6:19pm:
That shape will tumble unless you release perfect.
Weight is on the lower end of most people’s preference.
And price is on the higher end.


   Tumbling is my concern also.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Duckhands on May 14th, 2022 at 9:24am

slingostarr wrote on May 14th, 2022 at 12:48am:
Pretty expensive 😬 I'd rather a 10kg bag of smooth white rocks from Bunnings for $15.

Dang. I just gather rocks from my yard, or the gravel pit swimming hole near my place. I guess I need to remember that it is lucky to have an abundance of good stones here

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Mersa on May 14th, 2022 at 9:28am
Rocks are pretty hard to beat when economy and environment are taken into consideration. Maybe ice wins on a weird technicality or clay . But paying for ammo that can be lost is not a slingers best interest

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 14th, 2022 at 10:01am
If you want to throw metal balls, fishing sinkers are perfect. It exists in a shape of an egg.
I threw 50-gram egg-shaped pellets.
Waouh, impressive and be careful ! You enter a new world.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Rat Man on May 14th, 2022 at 12:12pm

TOMBELAINE wrote on May 14th, 2022 at 10:01am:
If you want to throw metal balls, fishing sinkers are perfect. It exists in a shape of an egg.
I threw 50-gram egg-shaped pellets.
Waouh, impressive and be careful ! You enter a new world.

    Yes, egg sinkers make excellent ammo but lead isn't cheap.  I'm fortunate enough to also live in an area, South Jersey, where excellent, oval shaped white river stones are everywhere.  You can't beat free.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 14th, 2022 at 1:58pm

Quote:
Yes, egg sinkers make excellent ammo but lead isn't cheap.  I'm fortunate enough to also live in an area, South Jersey, where excellent, oval shaped white river stones are everywhere.  You can't beat free.

I envy you.   My cost-free "natural" ammo is the irregular stones on my local Amtrak roadbed.   I wish I had access to nice oval shaped river stones instead.   

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Foresight17 on May 15th, 2022 at 12:12am

Rat Man wrote on May 13th, 2022 at 3:36pm:
   MS Paint makes it pretty easy to resize your pictures.
   Yes, they look awesome.  Have you tried them yet? 


Sadly no, I just spent 90 bucks on 1 inch, 66.3 gram steel ball bearings (100 of them) and don't want to buy more expensive ammo atm lol. However I do plan too, and with the steel I'm reaching 150 meters roughly on UPHILL shots, so first I'm gonna try to get really acclimated to the balls before I try anything the requires rifling since I'm still pretty new to slinging. I think I could beat my record of 169 meters on a flat surface with these pretty easily and can't wait to try!

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 15th, 2022 at 7:26am

Quote:
Sadly no, I just spent 90 bucks on 1 inch, 66.3 gram steel ball bearings (100 of them) and don't want to buy more expensive ammo atm lol. However I do plan too, and with the steel I'm reaching 150 meters roughly on UPHILL shots, so first I'm gonna try to get really acclimated to the balls before I try anything the requires rifling since I'm still pretty new to slinging. I think I could beat my record of 169 meters on a flat surface with these pretty easily and can't wait to try!

Where did you find 1" steel balls?   I've never been able to find any that size.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 15th, 2022 at 7:57am
If you want cheap ammo similar to this, grab some mild steel round bar (20mm) and cut it into 50m lengths. You can even shorpen them. 10mm round bar works well too. Cheap as.

Lead is cheap in Australia. Paying $2 per kilo at the moment. Gets me around 15 good sized round balls when I do some casting.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 15th, 2022 at 9:03am

slingostarr wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 7:57am:
If you want cheap ammo similar to this, grab some mild steel round bar (20mm) and cut it into 50m lengths. You can even shorpen them. 10mm round bar works well too. Cheap as.
Lead is cheap in Australia. Paying $2 per kilo at the moment. Gets me around 15 good sized round balls when I do some casting.

I tried using ~1.5" pieces of re-bar for slingshot ammo a few years ago.   It took forever to cut the pieces by hand with a hacksaw and the ammo was more erratic than it was consistent.   It was another of my well-intentioned ideas that didn't work out.   

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Foresight17 on May 16th, 2022 at 1:59am

Lacumo wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 7:26am:

Quote:
Sadly no, I just spent 90 bucks on 1 inch, 66.3 gram steel ball bearings (100 of them) and don't want to buy more expensive ammo atm lol. However I do plan too, and with the steel I'm reaching 150 meters roughly on UPHILL shots, so first I'm gonna try to get really acclimated to the balls before I try anything the requires rifling since I'm still pretty new to slinging. I think I could beat my record of 169 meters on a flat surface with these pretty easily and can't wait to try!

Where did you find 1" steel balls?   I've never been able to find any that size.


They're on amazon actually, here's a link.

https://www.amazon.com/Inch-Chrome-Steel-Bearing-Balls/dp/B015RP9WP6/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?crid=3DG14D7881OGJ&keywords=1+inch+steel+ball+bearings+bulk&qid=1651996136&sprefix=1+inch+steel+ball+bearings%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-16&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-4777-9bc0-4513d670b6bc

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 16th, 2022 at 3:22am

Lacumo wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 9:03am:

slingostarr wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 7:57am:
If you want cheap ammo similar to this, grab some mild steel round bar (20mm) and cut it into 50m lengths. You can even shorpen them. 10mm round bar works well too. Cheap as.
Lead is cheap in Australia. Paying $2 per kilo at the moment. Gets me around 15 good sized round balls when I do some casting.

I tried using ~1.5" pieces of re-bar for slingshot ammo a few years ago.   It took forever to cut the pieces by hand with a hacksaw and the ammo was more erratic than it was consistent.   It was another of my well-intentioned ideas that didn't work out.   


Nah don't use rebar, it's too uneven. Just plain round bar. 50mm lengths cut with a cheap angle grinder is quick as. I stuck my pieces in a drill press and then made the ends conical with the grinder.

Even just plain 50mm lengths are deadly in a split pouch. They weigh 70 grams each.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 16th, 2022 at 6:45am

slingostarr wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 3:22am:

Lacumo wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 9:03am:

slingostarr wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 7:57am:
If you want cheap ammo similar to this, grab some mild steel round bar (20mm) and cut it into 50m lengths. You can even shorpen them. 10mm round bar works well too. Cheap as.
Lead is cheap in Australia. Paying $2 per kilo at the moment. Gets me around 15 good sized round balls when I do some casting.

I tried using ~1.5" pieces of re-bar for slingshot ammo a few years ago.   It took forever to cut the pieces by hand with a hacksaw and the ammo was more erratic than it was consistent.   It was another of my well-intentioned ideas that didn't work out.   


Nah don't use rebar, it's too uneven. Just plain round bar. 50mm lengths cut with a cheap angle grinder is quick as. I stuck my pieces in a drill press and then made the ends conical with the grinder.
Even just plain 50mm lengths are deadly in a split pouch. They weigh 70 grams each.

Thanks for the info.   I may try this one day.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 16th, 2022 at 7:29am

Lacumo wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 6:45am:

slingostarr wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 3:22am:

Lacumo wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 9:03am:

slingostarr wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 7:57am:
If you want cheap ammo similar to this, grab some mild steel round bar (20mm) and cut it into 50m lengths. You can even shorpen them. 10mm round bar works well too. Cheap as.
Lead is cheap in Australia. Paying $2 per kilo at the moment. Gets me around 15 good sized round balls when I do some casting.

I tried using ~1.5" pieces of re-bar for slingshot ammo a few years ago.   It took forever to cut the pieces by hand with a hacksaw and the ammo was more erratic than it was consistent.   It was another of my well-intentioned ideas that didn't work out.   


Nah don't use rebar, it's too uneven. Just plain round bar. 50mm lengths cut with a cheap angle grinder is quick as. I stuck my pieces in a drill press and then made the ends conical with the grinder.
Even just plain 50mm lengths are deadly in a split pouch. They weigh 70 grams each.

Thanks for the info.   I may try this one day.


Here's how they turned out

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Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Lacumo on May 16th, 2022 at 8:05am

slingostarr wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 7:29am:
Here's how they turned out

Those are actually beautiful.   The sad thing for me is that I do my slinging along the RR tracks, so I very rarely get to retrieve any of my ammo.   
I don't think I could just throw away carefully made and nicely crafted ammo like that.   

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 16th, 2022 at 11:47am
lol the main drawback of exoensive high density ammo is the simple fact, you WILL lose it.

Now if you've got a local shooting range they let you use - far more likely in the states than anywhere else - that kind of stuff could be fun.

But just remember - it will travel a long way and be lethal at the end of it's journey.
So be careful out there !

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 16th, 2022 at 7:39pm
@slingostarr - Those things look sweet!  :thumb:

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 17th, 2022 at 12:27am

Lacumo wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 8:05am:

slingostarr wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 7:29am:
Here's how they turned out

Those are actually beautiful.   The sad thing for me is that I do my slinging along the RR tracks, so I very rarely get to retrieve any of my ammo.   
I don't think I could just throw away carefully made and nicely crafted ammo like that.   


Thanks man, yeah you definitely need a range or decent backstop if you're launching nice ammo. I have a huge clay wall I sling at. I lose the lead ammo and these steel torpedoes easily, but the concrete balls/eggs are easy to find as I paint them fluro pink/yellow


joe_meadmaker wrote on May 16th, 2022 at 7:39pm:
@slingostarr - Those things look sweet!  :thumb:


Thanks mate! 😊 they're mostly reserved as my SHTF ammo 😂 takes about five minutes to make one.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Rat Man on May 17th, 2022 at 3:00pm

Foresight17 wrote on May 15th, 2022 at 12:12am:

Rat Man wrote on May 13th, 2022 at 3:36pm:
   MS Paint makes it pretty easy to resize your pictures.
   Yes, they look awesome.  Have you tried them yet? 


Sadly no, I just spent 90 bucks on 1 inch, 66.3 gram steel ball bearings (100 of them) and don't want to buy more expensive ammo atm lol. However I do plan too, and with the steel I'm reaching 150 meters roughly on UPHILL shots, so first I'm gonna try to get really acclimated to the balls before I try anything the requires rifling since I'm still pretty new to slinging. I think I could beat my record of 169 meters on a flat surface with these pretty easily and can't wait to try!


169 meters isn't bad for someone who just started.  Keep it up. 

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 17th, 2022 at 8:11pm
Here's my latest batch of ammo. Cheap, consistent, heavy (between 100 - 200grams). Fibre reinforced concrete balls and eggs. Cost about $5 for about 35 eggs and 18 balls. Could put nails through the middle if you wanted something with a point I guess.

These have been curing in water for about a month, just drying them off before I paint them in some bright colors. Rarely do they break, just have to worry about losing them 😆
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Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 18th, 2022 at 12:19pm
nice :-)

So does the water trick really make a difference ?

I get cement uses water to set - but a month ?

I would have thought a few days would do it for something that size.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 18th, 2022 at 9:03pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 18th, 2022 at 12:19pm:
nice :-)

So does the water trick really make a difference ?

I get cement uses water to set - but a month ?

I would have thought a few days would do it for something that size.


It's hard to say conclusively. All I know is that I sling against a steel target on a clay bar with quartz in it and they hold up really well when I hit the steel plate or hit a rock, the worst is the odd chip. I heard somewhere that concrete can take up to 28 days to fully cure in water, I just leave em in a bucket and forget about em. 28 days flies past so quickly anyway 😆

I'll have to do some experiments at some stage with the same batch and different cure times.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by slingostarr on May 18th, 2022 at 9:06pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 18th, 2022 at 12:19pm:
nice :-)

So does the water trick really make a difference ?

I get cement uses water to set - but a month ?

I would have thought a few days would do it for something that size.


Also, a cheap ($17AUD) Chinese 4" diamond concrete grinding disc on my a angle grinder goes through concrete like butter to get off the concrete burrs and lumps and bumps once they're set. Impossible with a standard grinding disc.

Title: Re: Best sling projectiles for purchase in bulk. Very Lethal.
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 19th, 2022 at 2:33am

slingostarr wrote on May 17th, 2022 at 12:27am:
yeah you definitely need a range or decent backstop if you're launching nice ammo.


I'm agree with you. It's ok for a target shot at 20/30 meters.

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