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Re: Roman-era battle in SE Switzerland
Reply #31 - Jan 17th, 2024 at 2:13am
 
@Jaegoor  Excellent video. I am wondering if you have also tried something else for a point-first flight.

For clarification:
Coordinates of the sling upon projectile release

Release cord = North
Retention cord = South
Projectile exit = West
Toward slinger = East

Have you tried placing the gland a bit to the west? When I tried this, it would also help achieve a point-first flight and impact.
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Reply #32 - Jan 17th, 2024 at 2:48am
 
I tried a few things. So far I have controlled it with a movement of my hand. But it didn't work very well in the experiments in Switzerland. It was extremely hot. After Shooting for almost a day, I was happy to still be in the right direction. I was no longer able to control my hand perfectly. That's why I thought about it and came across this solution. It is easy to implement. Can be used reliably even under stress and exhaustion.
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Re: Roman-era battle in SE Switzerland
Reply #33 - Jan 17th, 2024 at 12:08pm
 
Thearos wrote on Jan 15th, 2024 at 6:43pm:
Is Crap-ses a Rumantsch expression ?

Yes, it is.
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Re: Roman-era battle in SE Switzerland
Reply #34 - Jan 17th, 2024 at 3:56pm
 
For me, there are three things that determine a rifle spin release.
1. Being adjusted to the harmonics of the sling
2. The sling is pliable enough to open properly
3. There is enough friction to impart sufficient spin to the projectile.

For example, I've recently adjusted to the harmonics of Egyptian slings, and now when I use a Balearic sling, the projectile flies nose down. Different slings have different harmonics.
A stiff sling will also hinder a stable rifle spin with light projectiles, since it cant follow the radius and open properly. This is easy to observe with a fully waxed sling before and after "annealing".
On the topic of lead, I find the bullet has to be slightly flattened in shape for sufficient spin to be imparted,(otherwise it can skid) but that's also because I use lower friction slings. (compared to say, a soft leather pouch)
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Re: Roman-era battle in SE Switzerland
Reply #35 - Jan 20th, 2024 at 4:33am
 
Very informative video.
Thanks Jaegoor.
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