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More on whistling Roman bullets
Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:05pm
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:11pm
 
Who's Joerg Spraeve ?
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 3:35pm
 
Joerg S. is a hard core slingshot (AKA Catapult) enthusiast  who has a very strong web presence. 

If it can be launched with rubber, Joerg has probably already launched it.

Plus he has designed and built approximately a gazillion slingshots.
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 5:50pm
 
Joerg is a member of the Slinging.org forum.
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Reply #4 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:14pm
 
I seen a lot of his videos. He is one of the guys u want to be friend with... when the zombies come around
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Reply #5 - Sep 3rd, 2016 at 3:45pm
 
Are they sure thats a sling bullet?

I'm not...
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Reply #6 - Sep 4th, 2016 at 11:59pm
 
If not "sling bullets" what do you suspect they are, Mark?
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Re: More on whistling Roman bullets
Reply #7 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 7:44am
 
they are spherical lead bullets the same weight as most roman sling glandes.

Given that they didn't have muskets or elastic powered hand catapults, the they were either thrown with slings or some kind of ballista/mangonel. Which the romans definitely did have.

Also given that the roman did actually train and drill groups of slingers - it's a good bet most,if not all of those bullets were thrown by slings. 


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He is one of the guys u want to be friend with... when the zombies come around

I'll second that Smiley

Though, these days, I'm thinking more russians than zombies
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Reply #8 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 8:33am
 
Rat Man wrote on Sep 4th, 2016 at 11:59pm:
If not "sling bullets" what do you suspect they are, Mark?


I don't know...

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/burnswark.htm

They sling them in this article (with sound effects)


Sure, they could have been "whistling grape shot" but who knows.
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Reply #9 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 8:37am
 
I guess these could be dimpled sling bullets?

http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=57499

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Reply #10 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 5:57pm
 
Joerg Spraeve was also a member of the "Arbalist Guild", his videos are cool but on the forum he always seemed to have a very high opinion of himself.
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