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So Many Marbles ------------- So Little Time ;-)
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Went out today and played around shooting heavy slings and some lighter single strand 2040 tubed slings for fun.

Shot practice shots and was having fun with the heavier tubes. I changed slings to use my light tubes and have some more practice and as I was shooting across from an old dilapidated barn a big feral pigeon landed high on the barn roof.

I took careful aim, drew back and let a 5/16" steel ball fly. Within warp speed I saw the pigeon fall backwards from the roof, he didn't fly off, I did not hear the ball hit the roof and I saw the other pigeons take off, I think I hit him I said to myself !

I ran around the barn dodging the exposed rusty nails, trash and broken glass. I walked around the back looking on the ground but did not see him, so I assumed he was on the ground hiding, or maybe the shot just knocked him down and he took off in the high grass or did fly off where I could not see.

As I'm walking around under the roof ledge I passed a empty wash tub that was just under the ledge facing up and half filled with rain water ------ and there he was, dead as a door nail .... I was amazed ..... the shot hit him in the neck and that was it. I lasered the shot when I got back and it was a lasered 51 yard shot ... SAY WHAT !!!

Below is a pic with the little sling I used and the bird .... amazing, absolutely amazing, I'm still in shock, by far that was the longest I ever shot anything with a slingshot .... I guess my practicing is paying off ;- )

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Ray Rowden
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Yes, that is a shot worth celebrating!

Single 2040s and 5/16 (8mm) are a good combination.

And, yes, practice helps!
 

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Wow, that's amazing. That little sling is a power house. Great shooting brotha hopefully there is more to come.

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Went out today and played around shooting heavy slings and some lighter single strand 2040 tubed slings for fun.
Shot practice shots and was having fun with the heavier tubes. I changed slings to use my light tubes and have some more practice and as I was shooting across from an old dilapidated barn a big feral pigeon landed high on the barn roof.

I took careful aim, drew back and let a 5/16" steel ball fly. Within warp speed I saw the pigeon fall backwards from the roof, he didn't fly off, I did not hear the ball hit the roof and I saw the other pigeons take off, I think I hit him I said to myself !

I ran around the barn dodging the exposed rusty nails, trash and broken glass. I walked around the back looking on the ground but did not see him, so I assumed he was on the ground hiding, or maybe the shot just knocked him down and he took off in the high grass or did fly off where I could not see.

As I'm walking around under the roof ledge I passed a empty wash tub that was just under the ledge facing up and half filled with rain water ------ and there he was, dead as a door nail .... I was amazed ..... the shot hit him in the neck and that was it. I lasered the shot when I got back and it was a lasered 51 yard shot ... SAY WHAT !!!

Below is a pic with the little sling I used and the bird .... amazing, absolutely amazing, I'm still in shock, by far that was the longest I ever shot anything with a slingshot .... I guess my practicing is paying off ;- )

wll
well done, congratulations !

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Nicely done brother! Thats a banger 51 yards, give yourself a pat on the back haha!
 
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