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Hi,

When I was a kid I was never far from a slingshot. I even shot the odd grouse (illegally unfortunately). I own firearms and hunt now. Last year during deer season I bought a cheap Daisy slingshot and took that along with me to shoot grouse. I brought a baggy of .40 round lead balls with me.

I ran into two grouse in a tree and shot the entire bag of lead balls at them, not hitting a thing. Discouraged I put it away until recently. I happened upon Catapult carnage videos on YouTube and got me hooked again. I have a Simple shot Axiom heading my way and I am playing around with my Daisy shooting 3/8 steel balls.

I don't really know what a difference the Axiom and flatbands will make, but it looks cool. My bands snapped on the Daisy slingshot so I canablized my theraband from Physio to make new bands for it. It really hurls those 3/8 balls, but not very accurate (could be me). Any tips or tricks you guys could offer? Here are some pics of my setup.

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Hey, you have a catchbox! That's a good move.

Instruction and practice are a couple reliable steps to improvement.

I have a personal fondness for the how to shoot vids made by Nathan Masters of Simple-Shot and Bill Hays of Pocket Predator. But there are many good ones.

And do keep the practice fun. Beverage cans are good, reactive targets. Good size, make a great noise when hit, and suffer admirable damage!
 

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I am struggling with my accuracy as well. I was just trying to analyze things and I think a lot of my problems are coming from the way I grip and release my ammo. The guys here call it speed bump effect, basically, it seems that I'm not allowing my ammo to release smoothly and it's knocking it out of alignment. So after playing with my grip and trying a few different ways to hold my ammo, it was better. At least more consistant.
I don't know if it's what is happening with you. But that was my biggest problem. I hope it helps
 

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I am struggling with my accuracy as well. I was just trying to analyze things and I think a lot of my problems are coming from the way I grip and release my ammo. The guys here call it speed bump effect, basically, it seems that I'm not allowing my ammo to release smoothly and it's knocking it out of alignment. So after playing with my grip and trying a few different ways to hold my ammo, it was better. At least more consistant.
I don't know if it's what is happening with you. But that was my biggest problem. I hope it helps
not so accurate myself, but try a pull back when releasing the pouch, just a little quick snap. that helps me some.
 

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Welcome! As everyone said, make sure you're having fun. Looking back, my first target was a steel trash can lid. That was probably a good idea because I could hit it every now and then.

It won't take long and you can hit what ever you shoot at,
 
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