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Hello. Just got back into slingshots after I retired. Have a few different set ups, catchbox etc., but found I prefer to plink stuff around the yard and in field while camping over always shooting into the box. I have found that this burns through ammo rather quickly. Am I missing something or is this the cost of my new hobby. Asking for a friend...
 

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Thanks for the info. You know, for my friend. Figured is was something like that but maybe someone was holding the secrets to the universe or something. I have clay ammo as well but really like plinking with bbs and 1/4 inch stuff. Maybe Costco has a big bag on sale....
 

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Thanks for the info. You know, for my friend. Figured is was something like that but maybe someone was holding the secrets to the universe or something. I have clay ammo as well but really like plinking with bbs and 1/4 inch stuff. Maybe Costco has a big bag on sale....
Bulk 1/4" is very cheap. Check BCTrade and PGN. Tip... Search for utility grade ball bearings and you will save even more.
 

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I like clay balls. They shatter upon impact, giving me better POI indication. I have gone through about 12 thousand so far. We used to make those ourselves for bird hunting when we were kids.

-TL

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I use this for plinking around: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07KT4SZXV?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

It's 12mm decent size ammo, flys pretty true for the weight. Returns back to nature as dirt, so no harm no foul. Just an option.

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I just came across those the other day and will be getting some. I really like the idea of 1/2" clay compared to the regular 3/8".
They are so worth it. The 3/8 to me was just a bit small and strayed off Target.

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As others have said you can use clay but you said you've already got some and aren't really a fan. I buy clay in 500g blocks from the dollar store and roll my own 1/2"-3/4" clays for bird hunting. They hit like a train compared to regular clays or even 5/8 marbles & I actually mixed in some birdshot with a batch a while back & those were devastating.

Best of luck finding something that works!
 

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I have been shooting 3/8" clay balls since beginning. 12 thousands balls have been fired in my backyard alone so far. Two weeks of sheltering at home I found myself going through those balls several times faster than usual. I reckon it may be time to go to steel balls. With good catcher and magnetic pickup tool, I think I can recover at least 90% of the ammo. Steel is about 4 times of clay in price. Probably I can save money in the long run.

Besides steel balls may come handy in case things go south fast.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

-TL

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I use this for plinking around: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07KT4SZXV?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

It's 12mm decent size ammo, flys pretty true for the weight. Returns back to nature as dirt, so no harm no foul. Just an option.

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I just came across those the other day and will be getting some. I really like the idea of 1/2" clay compared to the regular 3/8".
They are so worth it. The 3/8 to me was just a bit small and strayed off Target.

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You are right. Tried 1/2" clay balls. They do seem to shoot straighter and hit harder. It is a keeper.

I also have some 3/8" steel balls on order. Will see how it goes to determine our future ammo "policy".

-TL

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