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Message started by Archaic Arms on Jun 5th, 2022 at 5:40pm

Title: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 5th, 2022 at 5:40pm
Bit of fun with clay whistle-shot.
https://youtu.be/Ag8DOSPFqRk

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by slingostarr on Jun 5th, 2022 at 5:57pm
So cool man. That is beautiful ammo. Have you experimented with hole placement and the effect on the whistle sound?

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 6th, 2022 at 9:29am
Nice!  I do enjoy seeing slinging from an incoming point of view.  :thumb:

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 6th, 2022 at 9:48am

slingostarr wrote on Jun 5th, 2022 at 5:57pm:
So cool man. That is beautiful ammo. Have you experimented with hole placement and the effect on the whistle sound?

Cheers! I have only really experimented with hole size and depth; not playing around with the hole placement too much. Planning to do another video with clay, but with different noisy designs.

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 6th, 2022 at 9:53am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jun 6th, 2022 at 9:29am:
Nice!  I do enjoy seeing slinging from an incoming point of view.  :thumb:

Thanks Joe! It's really the only way you can properly test projectiles like this, but sometimes they can get a bit too close for comfort... :o

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Dawesome21 on Jun 6th, 2022 at 11:44am
Love this video, great stuff

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Sir Missalot on Jun 7th, 2022 at 1:50pm
Just so I know what to watch out for and listen for in the future, how far away from me was that sniper? 

Can I stop running away now?

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by funditor on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:15pm
Great video! The whistling sound is not as intense as one could think...

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:36pm

Dawesome21 wrote on Jun 6th, 2022 at 11:44am:
Love this video, great stuff

Thanks!  :)

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:47pm

Sir Missalot wrote on Jun 7th, 2022 at 1:50pm:
Just so I know what to watch out for and listen for in the future, how far away from me was that sniper? 

Can I stop running away now?

When I go back I will try and get some proper measurements. I believe the long view was at minimum 60m from the slinger (using google earth) First thing that struck me with the clay bullets was how well they flew (even compared to rounded stones) so with that sling you would very definitely be in range at 200m, haha.

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:53pm

funditor wrote on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:15pm:
Great video! The whistling sound is not as intense as one could think...

Thank you! Yes that is definitely the fault of those bullets. I'm working on a much improved design, which should be many times louder and more terrifying than those clay bumblebees that whistle now and then on their way to work...

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by slingostarr on Jun 8th, 2022 at 7:53am

Archaic Arms wrote on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:53pm:

funditor wrote on Jun 7th, 2022 at 4:15pm:
Great video! The whistling sound is not as intense as one could think...

Thank you! Yes that is definitely the fault of those bullets. I'm working on a much improved design, which should be many times louder and more terrifying than those clay bumblebees that whistle now and then on their way to work...


Scariest sounding ones I've made have been lead half sinkers, made by casting into one half side of the mold so there's a flat side on top.

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Rat Man on Jun 8th, 2022 at 1:34pm
  Awesome video.  Such an ominous sound!

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by AncientCraftwork on Jun 11th, 2022 at 3:07am
I saw that you have a consistent amount of pre rotations
This is an excellent habit and it looks professional

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 12th, 2022 at 3:57am

AncientCraftwork wrote on Jun 11th, 2022 at 3:07am:
I saw that you have a consistent amount of pre rotations
This is an excellent habit and it looks professional

Yes I found that one pre-rotation before the power-stroke rotation gets me into to the position for full power, while maintaining the same level of accuracy and much faster shot to shot time.

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 12th, 2022 at 4:00am
Another clip, but a 'long-range' trick-shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8OG8PCX7sw

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by AncientCraftwork on Jun 14th, 2022 at 2:36am
Considering you are slinging great on camera
That must mean* you must get even better shots
Off camera  ;)

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jun 14th, 2022 at 7:30am
Nice one.
A 50 metre head shot is veru satisfying :thumb: 

What ammo were you using ?

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 16th, 2022 at 11:09am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 14th, 2022 at 7:30am:
Nice one.
A 50 metre head shot is veru satisfying :thumb: 

What ammo were you using ?


Cheers, yeah at the time I thought I'd grazed the stick, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was on paper.
I was using dried "mud" bullets. Got a fair of clay in the soil here, so I just dug a hole and used that. Projectiles were too light at ~25-30g or so.

Title: Re: Shot at by Roman Slinger
Post by Archaic Arms on Jun 16th, 2022 at 11:11am

AncientCraftwork wrote on Jun 14th, 2022 at 2:36am:
Considering you are slinging great on camera
That must been you must get even better shots
Off camera  ;)

Haha thanks!
To be fair, it did take many shots before I got it.

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