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Slinging Ammo Materials
Jun 4th, 2023 at 3:21am
 
Hey there everyone!

Have you ever made slinging ammo out of anything other than lead or clay?

By ammo, I am referring to glandes (american football shaped bullets). Cestro darts and such don't count  Undecided
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Re: Slinging Ammo Materials
Reply #1 - Jun 4th, 2023 at 11:06am
 
Ready-mix concrete works great. You can make a mold and pour it in like bling squirrel does, or leave the mix drier and roll it into balls and shape it into glandes. The latter is what I did.

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https://youtu.be/DObL8GtyXoo
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Reply #2 - Jun 4th, 2023 at 4:00pm
 
I've done plaster concrete mortar stone and sawdust  most of them you just mix em with water and cram them in an Easter egg but for plaster and maybe mortar I mixed it up very wet and tape two of the pointier ends of an Easter egg together and cut a hole to pour it in
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Reply #3 - Jun 4th, 2023 at 5:59pm
 
Yeah Iíve used steel and tungsten as well (not in the ideal shape)

Rough dimensions/diameter and density of a sphere of each material weight around 110g

Water/ice (1g/ccm)  :6cm sphere (just smaller than tennis ball)
Stone /clay / concrete (2-3g/ccm)  : 4.2cm sphere (roughly golfball)
Steel /iron (8g/ccm) : 3cm sphere
Lead (11g/ccm) : 2.7cm sphere
Tungsten (18g/ccm) 2.3cm sphere

Just to give you an idea. These numbers are going from memory and not precise numbers.
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Reply #4 - Jun 4th, 2023 at 10:57pm
 
We have no suitable rocks in my part of Florida...

Golf balls -- usually from second-hand stores
Husk-on Walnuts and Mahogany Nuts
Unripe small fallen Mangos (never waste large ripe ones...) and other fruit
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