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Reply #105 - Mar 10th, 2020 at 8:26am
 
Perhaps “hot shot” glandes could be used to take out large game, given accuracy was on point, the added explosion could make a non lethal “speed and weight” glande finish the job.
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Reply #106 - Mar 10th, 2020 at 10:05am
 
I have been thinking about explosive ammo that would be armed by centrifugal forces of it spinning around it's long axis and explode on impact or with a timer fuse. Of course that's very illegal so it is in the realm of thought ...

maybe one could modify 40mm for slinging.
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Reply #107 - Mar 10th, 2020 at 6:23pm
 
Hypothetically speaking, the simplist way for a explosive glande to work would to have a nipple at the front for a percussion cap to sit on. As it flies point first, it would probably work every time. Definitely would be an interesting weapon for a character in a post-apocalyptic themed world.
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Reply #108 - Mar 11th, 2020 at 6:53am
 
The explosive glandes have made me think, what about retractable or expandable glandes?

A glande shape that on impact retracts into a slender long point??
Or an expandable gland that brings out some nasty blades or just increases surface area for a hard hitting blunt??
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Reply #109 - Mar 11th, 2020 at 4:13pm
 
Shaped charge can work as an "expandable point".
Maybe if we can sling that extendable spring staff for tricks we could get funny flights.
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Reply #110 - Mar 13th, 2020 at 10:58pm
 
Awe! My favorite slinging subject check out the photo page and you will see my big game hunting ammo.
Talk about chunking penetration. But back to hunting well I have killed more Nutria than I can count with my sling. They are a invasive species here in Oregon I was at one time using them as target practice. They are not bad in chilli lol and the pelts are often worth something.there has been a few other animals over the years.
    Now does anyone know how to find the post on the sling with two pouches
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Reply #111 - Mar 14th, 2020 at 2:42am
 
They look deadly!!!
How do they fly with the broadhead??
I remember seeing this photo a long time ago, as for the  double pouch, but no idea how to find it.
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Reply #112 - Mar 14th, 2020 at 6:06am
 
I know exactly which photo you mean. I'll have a look around.
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Reply #113 - Mar 16th, 2020 at 11:10pm
 
Given the corona virus scares, sling hunting may just make  a resurgence.
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Reply #114 - Mar 17th, 2020 at 4:24am
 
I couldn't find that photo. It might well have been deleted by whoever originally posted it.
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Reply #115 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 6:03pm
 
What kind of force would be required to crack open a bear skull?
Also, when hunting for or defending against large predators it was commonplace to use dogs and/or spears to keep the beast at a distance. Picture 3 men meeting a bear. Two of them are armed with spears and keeps it distracted while the slinger throws at its head from the short distance.

ThracianSlinger26 wrote on Feb 23rd, 2020 at 2:00pm:
Was trekking through the forest, thing came running at me, and i let a fist sized rock loose right in his face, again, with the apache style. Dropped after one little yelp, and that was pretty much it. I did apply a few hits with my walking stick/cudgel i always carry with me while in the woods for self defense,as i don't like to see animals suffer. I wouldn't have done it, but he was rabid, he was coming right at me,and they are also an invasive species here in Romania and they do quite a lot of damage.


Ha ha. That is an awesome story right there.
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Reply #116 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 7:34pm
 
You don’t crack the skull you aim for the eyes
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Reply #117 - Aug 31st, 2020 at 9:31am
 
The question that needs to be asked is not "will I be able to hunt with a sling?" but "is it possible to hunt with a sling at all?"

Yeah it definitely is possible for a hunter-gatherer to hunt with a sling. You just need to practice and practice right.
Found some threads from a decade and almost two decades ago discussing the same thing.

http://www.slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1270605033
  • it is common, even when using firearms, that a deer sized target wont die instantly and you have to finish it with a knife and maybe even track it down
  • jaeegor killed a small deer


http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1060288276/0#0
  • some guy regularly hunted birds with buckshots
  • also says the movement of the sling isn't alerting animals


http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1095082537/14#14
  • guy hunts rabbit
  • also, lobohunter is ancient to this forum, Curious Aadvark is close second
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Reply #118 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 7:06am
 
Today had the perfect oppertunity to hunt a pigeon. It was walking from me at 10 meters distance this morning in our garden. Just strolling around. I was slinging with a rusty ball.
Whipped my short sling out of my pocket to take a shot. I started rotating the sling Balaeric style. It got scared off and flew away.
That again showed me how important a swift shot is, should've opted for Greek overhand. Thisis not the first time this happened to me. In the past also with geese ~40 meters away. I thought they wouldn't fly away and I could use Balearic. They flew away before my first rotation was complete.
Keep the balearic style for steel plates. Not for hunting. No pigeon breakfast  Angry
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Reply #119 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 7:56am
 
It doesn't say you have the wrong technique.  It just says they're hunting the wrong way
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