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Egg Challenge 2023
Mar 9th, 2023 at 9:37pm
 
It's a bit down the road yet, but everyone should start thinking about the egg challenge for this year!

The only rule is you have to break an egg using a sling.† It's definitely preferred that the egg is the target and not the projectile.† But if it's fun and entertaining, do whatever works.† Smiley

The setup can be anything you want.† Some people lean toward skill type shots, others are more for entertainment.† Both make great videos.† And if you set up something difficult but can't quite pull it off, tell us about it anyway.† Maybe it can be a challenge for others to try!

Cheers everyone!

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**Update: This year's event now has a promo trailer!† Thanks to Mersa for hosting it on his YT channel!† Thumbs Up

https://youtu.be/lg1_8RE-k70

Also, there's no official cut-off time.  But maybe we can plan for an unofficial cut-off on April 16th.  That's gives everyone more than a month to get videos in.  But if we need to go longer, all good.
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Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2023 at 11:35pm
 
EGGcellent !!!
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2023 at 8:03pm
 
I think Iím gonna have a crack at my first online compÖ No yolks about it.

Should be a shell of a good time! All-white, will check in soon. Need to scramble and make a YouTube channel
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Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2023 at 11:48pm
 
Promo trailer for this year's Egg Challenge!

https://youtu.be/lg1_8RE-k70

Everyone break some eggs!  Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2023 at 8:06pm
 
Iíve got my idea, it involves a quail egg, bowling pin pendulum and some tape. Hopefully my skills r up for this task?
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Reply #5 - Mar 18th, 2023 at 12:11am
 
Ha!  I'm looking forward to seeing that one!  Cheesy
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Reply #6 - Mar 18th, 2023 at 3:32pm
 
With the price of eggs these days, this has become the most expensive marksmanship competition on the planet!
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2023 at 4:58am
 
https://youtube.com/shorts/_AoK8cDrcFI?feature=share

Well that was literally the first shot with gravel.
It was a close shot but I didnít expect it to hit straight away. Might have to do another one this year
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Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2023 at 9:06am
 
Awesome!  Yeah, wow!  That was quick.

Where would you gauge the average size of the gravel (1 cm, 1/2, ...)?
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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2023 at 8:48pm
 
Yeah probably 1.5cm at the most but lots of stuff less than 1 cm

Honestly now Iím thinking a normal sling and a handful of small stones is a great option for super close shots .
The air resistance will rob power over distance but at around 5m or less I can see this making sense for specific applications. Mainly a shot to the eyes . You know the saying

aim for the eyes!!!

Perhaps it has some applications in hunting but getting that close thereís probably better options.

Really want to try it again, I got a few ideas
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Reply #10 - Mar 27th, 2023 at 7:17pm
 
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Reply #11 - Mar 27th, 2023 at 7:35pm
 
Great stuff joe .
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Reply #12 - Mar 28th, 2023 at 12:28pm
 
Even harder to knock just the top off!
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Reply #13 - Mar 28th, 2023 at 4:04pm
 
We got an entry from our friend Sylvain over in Finland!  Cheesy

https://youtu.be/GeCD_wFkFL8
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Reply #14 - Mar 29th, 2023 at 8:04am
 
Great job Silvain!!  Is that how you castrate reindeer there in Finland? 
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