Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Favorite range/lead sling (Read 135 times)
jw
Junior Member
**
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 65
Favorite range/lead sling
Sep 27th, 2021 at 8:33pm
 
What is your favorite sling design/material/length for distance or slinging lead
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Mersa
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Druid

Posts: 2192
Australia
Gender: male
Re: Favorite range/lead sling
Reply #1 - Sep 27th, 2021 at 8:56pm
 
Dyneema has great potential for lead. But Sarosh has shown that super skinny cords arenít necessarily the best.

What distance are you chasing
Back to top
 

Razor glandes, Aim for the eyes!!!
 
IP Logged
 
J
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Online



Posts: 2225
Re: Favorite range/lead sling
Reply #2 - Sep 28th, 2021 at 4:35am
 
4mm round braid cords have been my overall favorite sling cord for all purposes for remarkably long now (considering I change between sling kinds and types A LOT, I always return back to these if I can)
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Curious Aardvark
Slinging.org Administrator
*****
Offline


Taller than the average
Dwarf

Posts: 13337
Midlands England
Gender: male
Re: Favorite range/lead sling
Reply #3 - Sep 28th, 2021 at 12:34pm
 
I tend to go for a small leather pouch and 2mm masons cord for a longer sling for lighter ammo.

Simple seems to work best for pure distance.
Back to top
 

Do All things with Honour and Generosity: Regret Nothing, Envy None, Apologise Seldom and Bow your head to No One †- works for me Smiley
 
IP Logged
 
Archaic Arms
Senior Member
****
Offline


Testing and inventing
"Archaic" weapons.

Posts: 474
Re: Favorite range/lead sling
Reply #4 - Sep 28th, 2021 at 6:32pm
 
https://youtu.be/DZ4XJ5qnNbU
In the video I used a 30" paracord sling with a pouch cut from a leather belt, but when I briefly revisited it off camera with a UHMWPE ("dyneema") sling (of the same length), the results weren't wholly different. The only difference I noticed was that I could throw bigger stones further with the UHMPWE sling, but I think that is down to better release knot grip/ and or more aerodynamic and efficient cords + pouch. What I take away from that is that it's the length that determines max velocity, and any added sling weight/drag effects the efficiency of the sling. For example say the light sling throws 50g projectile 70m/s and a heavier sling throws 50g projectile 60m/s but can throw get back to 70m/s by dropping the projectile weigh to say 35g. I believe there is a velocity cap for a given length, and so while the light sling can throw a 50g projectile 70m/s, it won't throw a 40g projectile any faster. I also think there is an optimum projectile weight + sling weight combination for the biomechanical motion, because if a sling is "too" light then a projectile that would feel fine in a heavy sling may† feel less wieldy in the light one. This is purely conjecture based on what I've found, and is unsubstantiated by any hard data, but there we are.
My ideal long-range sling would be the same model I use for accuracy shooting (cortaillod), but 30". I say 'would be' because I haven't finished it yet. Tongue
Back to top
 

Regards,
Lewis.
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Kick, Chris, Rat Man, Morphy, vetryan15, Curious Aardvark)