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Jaegoor
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Reply #6390 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 5:11pm
 
A simple linen sling.  For a friend in France
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Reply #6391 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 6:30pm
 
Beautiful
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Reply #6392 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 9:37pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Jan 24th, 2021 at 5:11pm:
A simple linen sling.  For a friend in France


If that's simple then what are my slings?  Shocked
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Reply #6393 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 12:18am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 24th, 2021 at 4:23pm:
That’s a pretty small target there Willem. How far away are you throwing from?

The distance is 10m. I have gotten confident enough to throw tennis balls in my backyard but I just don't seem to be hitting the tin.   Roll Eyes Cheesy
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Reply #6394 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 12:28am
 
Willem, I'd say you're doing fine. I've been practicing every day about 100-200 throws since April. (and slinging overall for about 13 years now.)

I went out today from 10 - 15 m and tried to hit a soda can... After about 100 throws I hit it only 3 times.  I guess I'm trying to say is that you'll get there, but even when you do, the hits can still be few and far between.  Of course, then other days you might hit it 10 times in 30 throws.

It seems to vary quite drastically in my experience. Or maybe I just don't practice correctly. Either way, I like your backstop! Seems to work nicely!
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Reply #6395 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 7:04am
 
Willem208 wrote on Jan 24th, 2021 at 1:13pm:
Close but not quite

When I started to use sling I tried to hit from 200 meters into a tin can hanging on a stick, it was madness
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Reply #6396 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 10:05am
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Jan 25th, 2021 at 7:04am:
Willem208 wrote on Jan 24th, 2021 at 1:13pm:
Close but not quite

When I started to use sling I tried to hit from 200 meters into a tin can hanging on a stick, it was madness


That depends on how many tin cans and how close together they are packed on those sticks  whistle
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Reply #6397 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 11:02am
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Jan 25th, 2021 at 7:04am:
Willem208 wrote on Jan 24th, 2021 at 1:13pm:
Close but not quite

When I started to use sling I tried to hit from 200 meters into a tin can hanging on a stick, it was madness

Did you ever hit it??
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Reply #6398 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 11:54am
 
You won't reach 200 meters with this sling, but it will throw fist sized (crap) rocks at scary speed. If I lived in a rocky environment without good river pebbles this is the type of sling I would pick.
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Reply #6399 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 2:34pm
 
Here is another one I have from leather, this one does not have the belt holes still in there. I feel like the minimum rock weight for this sling to work is around 200 grams but preferably you want between 250-500 grams. I can throw a ~500g rock approximately 45 meters with it as some might have seen in a privat video in the past.
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Reply #6400 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 3:01pm
 
MarianoV123 wrote on Jan 25th, 2021 at 11:02am:
Did you ever hit it??

No, but from a distance of 100 meters, from a hill, my stones landed 5 meters from an iron disk on a tree, I did not hit it either. It is necessary to make round identical ammo from clay to achieve maximum accuracy and try again. Smelting metal is harmful to health. Especially lead.
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Reply #6401 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 4:27pm
 
Another all leather sling, I used this one the most of the leather slings I have. This one is more trimmed down and fit for ~100g projectiles
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Reply #6402 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 4:34pm
 
Nice! Makes me want to take out the all leather sling made by Tomas but I also don't want to ruin it in the crummy wet weather we have currently.
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Reply #6403 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 5:49pm
 
My first sling
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Reply #6404 - Jan 25th, 2021 at 5:51pm
 
Аfter 2 months of practice
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