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Reply #135 - Oct 19th, 2022 at 4:49pm
 
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Reply #136 - Oct 19th, 2022 at 7:34pm
 
Those look great Blindsquirrel! Thumbs Up

Have you thrown one against a hard target yet to see how well they hold up?
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Reply #137 - Oct 19th, 2022 at 8:22pm
 
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Reply #138 - Oct 20th, 2022 at 2:03pm
 
Iím planning on revisiting hunting precision again . For I while I was more about the economy of free ammunition but thereís definitely an advantage with consistency of a shape.
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Reply #139 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 1:04pm
 
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Reply #140 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 1:20pm
 
Yes I have had success  hunting  with a sling
But honestly  mostly with slow swimming  nutria
Only about ten yards away
Hunting  well yeah its possible  but generally  there are better weapons  for that purpose  lol Cheesy
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Reply #141 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 1:21pm
 
Love this ammo good job
Yes I am making  some lol
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Reply #142 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 7:05pm
 
I figured with the sling the squirrels and rabbits will stand a better chance of survival. But, u know a blindsquirrell finds an acorn every now and then. I just love getting out in the woods and going for a good stalk, harvesting a little game on the way is just the icing on the cake.
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Reply #143 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 8:23pm
 
Nice BS I like that . Now if you could make a slightly heavier version perhaps 80g I would love to try it out!!!
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Reply #144 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 8:50pm
 
I do, it in the pic above this last one. Itís egg shaped and weighs 85grams. The silicone egg mold is 2halves, and leaves a seam line around the equator of the projectile. Thatís what got me thinking about shaping a rusty ball and casting it in silicone to make my own 1 piece mold. And I can make the rusty balls any size and vary the shape a bit (long skinny, short and stumpie, pointie or blunt ends) Iím with u I love 80-90gram ammo, but I think that might b overkill for hunting rabbits and squirrels, hence the the 27gram round balls. Iíve got a couple of quail egg size molds on the way so Iíll have a range of sizes to try. The Rockite holds up well to trees and lumber so far, didnt much doubt that. Still have to throw it at some hard block walls to c how it holds up to that.
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Reply #145 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 9:05pm
 
I think 80 grams is perfect for rabbits. You want enough oomph that a headshot isnít the only effective blow. And it should still be plenty fast .. squirrels Iím not sure about. I imagine theyíre awfully tough for their size .

Ideal shot is obviously a rear skull but with enough contact I think fast body blows will be effective enough for dispatch.

Itís a hard one though . Iíve seen rabbits shot with gun wounds make it back to the burrows.
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Reply #146 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 11:02pm
 
Sweet thanks for the advice, Iíll have to carry some of the larger ones with me and give them a sling.
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Reply #147 - Oct 25th, 2022 at 11:55pm
 
I agree with Mersa
I wouldn't  think about hunting  with anything  under 80grams
But I am more of knock them down and then dispatch with a club school lol
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Reply #148 - Oct 30th, 2022 at 11:04pm
 
Blindsquirrel wrote on Oct 25th, 2022 at 8:50pm:
I do, it in the pic above this last one. Itís egg shaped and weighs 85grams. The silicone egg mold is 2halves, and leaves a seam line around the equator of the projectile. Thatís what got me thinking about shaping a rusty ball and casting it in silicone to make my own 1 piece mold. And I can make the rusty balls any size and vary the shape a bit (long skinny, short and stumpie, pointie or blunt ends) Iím with u I love 80-90gram ammo, but I think that might b overkill for hunting rabbits and squirrels, hence the the 27gram round balls. Iíve got a couple of quail egg size molds on the way so Iíll have a range of sizes to try. The Rockite holds up well to trees and lumber so far, didnt much doubt that. Still have to throw it at some hard block walls to c how it holds up to that.

Hey blindsquirrel thanks for the on the rocktite
These are great at 92grams
https://youtu.be/ME_TYNLxDpY

Thanks again
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Reply #149 - Oct 31st, 2022 at 3:48pm
 
U r very welcome, glad to c it work for u as well. Happy hunting.
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