Slingshots Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
Ammo price and availability changes dramatically but at the moment here is:

969 of 1/2" steel for $22.18 in the USA https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SP0DVQ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=A23TVO4Z9GSJEQ&psc=1&tag=slingshotforumconvert-20 1/2" is 2.37 times the weight of 3/8" and 8 times the weight of 1/4". this increase is better in every case I can think of except when you have light bands or when you are carrying a full load of ammo and think you will run out.

9216 of 6mm steel at$26.04 in the USA https://smile.amazon.com/9216-Chrome-Steel-Bearing-Balls/dp/B008M34U58/ref=sr_1_2?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1546184952&sr=1-2&keywords=%2818+lbs%296mm is about 85% the weight of 1/4" or about 237% the weight of 4.5mm 0.177 cal bbs.

1000 of 1/4" or basically your stock of included ammo at $14.41 https://smile.amazon.com/Slingshot-Ammo-Pack-Super-Value/dp/B00Y63NQPS/ref=sr_1_3?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1546185167&sr=1-3&keywords=1000 I do not consider this a good price for 1/4" ammo Last 17/64 I bought as far far less expensive per ball.

1000 of 3/8" for $19.95 https://smile.amazon.com/d/Precision-Ball-Bearings/1000-Inch-Steel-Slingshot-Balls/B00JZ18KNY/ref=sr_1_7?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1546185343&sr=1-7&keywords=1000 3/8" is 337.5% the weight of 1/4" ammo.

Of the above I would go with the 1/2" with the second choice being 3/8" if you want to send a message.

If you just want to plink I would get lighter bands and go with the 6mm.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
i stopped by my local Dollar Tree and bought 10 bags of kids Marbles (the ones we played with as kids) fantastic target ammo for in the house shooting at a box filled with a couch pillow...lots of different colors and about half the bags were camo in color...i heard you can buy a case for 24 bucks...now i just gotta find a person to give all these balls too lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
i stopped by my local Dollar Tree and bought 10 bags of kids Marbles (the ones we played with as kids) fantastic target ammo for in the house shooting at a box filled with a couch pillow...lots of different colors and about half the bags were camo in color...i heard you can buy a case for 24 bucks...now i just gotta find a person to give all these balls too lol
Hmmm... for indoors I think teething beads in 12mm or 9mm might be a better option. I got 12mm beads on aliexpress for $3.59 for 50 beads. I ordered 4 different colors and one bag of each color to avoid shipping charges. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/silicone-beads-12mm-eco-friendly-safe-Sensory-baby-teething-balls-Food-Grade-infant-chew-toys-mom/32686590871.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.3da24c4dFeGMXO These are a bit over 7 cents a bead.

Here they are in 9mm only slightly lower priced at 6.4 cents a bead. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/TYRY-HU-100pcs-baby-teething-theer-bead-9mm-safe-perle-silicone-beads-rodent-rainbow-colorful-mini/32954290038.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.117.40a067ddj9iPsK&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_538_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=58927a4d-f1ec-41ef-9436-cd58b27c8e58-14&algo_pvid=58927a4d-f1ec-41ef-9436-cd58b27c8e58
 

·
Master of Swine Fu
Joined
·
3,205 Posts
i stopped by my local Dollar Tree and bought 10 bags of kids Marbles (the ones we played with as kids) fantastic target ammo for in the house shooting at a box filled with a couch pillow...lots of different colors and about half the bags were camo in color...i heard you can buy a case for 24 bucks...now i just gotta find a person to give all these balls too lol
dollar tree marbles are a fav ammo of mine.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top