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Reply #1170 - Jun 14th, 2021 at 12:37pm
 
MikeG wrote on Jun 14th, 2021 at 10:41am:
How much material is needed for a balearic sling ?


In terms of fibre most of my balearic slings are 40-60g @24''

In terms of pruned fibre that's around 80-90g, which I can get from about 120-130g of sisal or manila rope.
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Reply #1171 - Jun 14th, 2021 at 1:09pm
 
Kick wrote on Jun 14th, 2021 at 12:20pm:
Are you using fibres or string? How thick are you going for? How long? It's hard to say. Best method is to start making one and see how it goes Cheesy


I have made some with string, but i want to try using fibers too. (do they work the same way ?)
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Reply #1172 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 11:40am
 
Can corn husks be used to make a sling I got some after shucking corn a week or two ago and they are still fairly flexible
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Reply #1173 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 12:53pm
 
jw wrote on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 11:40am:
Can corn husks be used to make a sling I got some after shucking corn a week or two ago and they are still fairly flexible

You tell us Cheesy The best way to find out is experimentation so experiment away! I don't know how they'll hold up in the long term but I could maybe see them working for a few days.
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Reply #1174 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 3:05pm
 
I've been saving corn husks for a month or so, and should have enough as soon as this past sunday's dinner leftovers dry out.  I'm tearing them into strips as I go.

I don't think it will end up being very strong or durable, but it will be good practice braiding before I disassemble sisal rope.

Go for it!
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Reply #1175 - Jun 27th, 2021 at 7:22pm
 
for manufactured projectiles Iíve heard of teardrop shaped projectiles as well as biconical which is better/more damaging ?
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Reply #1176 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 3:23pm
 
Depends on the material and the weight more than the design in my opinion. Also what the target is made of. Also, a pointed biconical that lands point first will penetrate more than smash, a round or tear drop will smash more than penetrate. As with everything in slinging, it depends on the context.
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Reply #1177 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 3:43pm
 
Teardrop is more aerodynamically favourable IIRC, however glande shape is much more widely used, my guess is because it's just simpler to use and sits in the sling symmetrically.
It may be that aerodynamically they are very close in performance so glande dominates with practicality advantage.
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Reply #1178 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 3:50pm
 
Ok thanks
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Reply #1179 - Jun 29th, 2021 at 10:40am
 
jw wrote on Jun 27th, 2021 at 7:22pm:
for manufactured projectiles Iíve heard of teardrop shaped projectiles as well as biconical which is better/more damaging ?


Make both and test them.
I think, that the best projectile for slinging is personal preference. If you like one shape more, use it.
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Reply #1180 - Jun 29th, 2021 at 10:44am
 
jw wrote on Jun 27th, 2021 at 7:22pm:
for manufactured projectiles Iíve heard of teardrop shaped projectiles as well as biconical which is better/more damaging ?


What do you need damage for ?
If you do target slinging, it is better to use a less damaging projectile, because your target will last longer.
If you want to sling for distance, it is about how aerodynamic the projectile is, but you will still need a good rifle spin.(if you dont have a good rifle spin, you should practice with rocks before making own ammo)
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Reply #1181 - Jun 29th, 2021 at 11:31am
 
MikeG wrote on Jun 29th, 2021 at 10:44am:
jw wrote on Jun 27th, 2021 at 7:22pm:
for manufactured projectiles Iíve heard of teardrop shaped projectiles as well as biconical which is better/more damaging ?


What do you need damage for ?
If you do target slinging, it is better to use a less damaging projectile, because your target will last longer.
If you want to sling for distance, it is about how aerodynamic the projectile is, but you will still need a good rifle spin.(if you dont have a good rifle spin, you should practice with rocks before making own ammo)


I donít actually need damage I was just curious because Iíve seen both and wondered what the pros and cons of both were
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Reply #1182 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 12:58pm
 
what kind of sling do you use for maximum distance ?
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Reply #1183 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 1:27pm
 
Definitive testing is still needed, but I think most agree long and thin.
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Reply #1184 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:15am
 
how do you keep release knots from moving or coming undone? I'm having trouble with mine in both cotton and jute cords.
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