Slingshots Forum banner
1 - 20 of 33 Posts

Mojave Mo
Joined
5,625 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here in 'Merica we call em' BB's. If you want to call em' .177 steel then you can do that as long as you aren't standing in my garage.

"Shoot the BB's to increase your accuracy!", they said. "Shoot the Paper to increase your accuracy!", they said. Honestly, as I gain in age there are two words that I cannot stand to hear. It looks and sounds like this.......'You Should'.

This last January I was about to enter the build competition for the month and realized that I COULD make a BB Shooter, but I never took to shooting the BB ever in my shooting past. Marbles, wheel bearings, rocks and acorns were my ammo. The BB was just too danged small. Couldn't feel them, couldn't see them, couldn't deal with them outside of an airgun and ultimately just referred to them as Devil's Tears!

I had been curious and watching some of youz shoot the BB regularly and with some excellent accuracy. I just figured you BB shooters couldn't afford real ammo or you had hands the size of a 10 year old and that if that was what you had then it was likely you just learned to like it.

However. I did have a Warrior BB Pouch in the pile and figured I would just grow up a little and see if the Myth of the BB was real. Now I am about 4500 shots into 86---3x2 homemade targets with a 1" circle. I did shoot every round between 16 and 20 feet in the garage depending on when the wife was out and if the weather put me in there.

Summary: I think it works. My release and focus after shooting this many BB's is definitely moving me into a little different shooting mindset. My 8mm and 9.5mm shooting have gotten better for me which means I am usually hitting 6 or 7 in a row at 33+feet before I get a miss. I busted the Warrior Pouch at target #84 and figured I'd be done with this as the weather is warming up. But no, I just bought some PP .177 pouches so that I can keep working this out?! 馃幆馃檲:LOL:
Wood Font Art Pattern Fashion accessory
 

Mojave Mo
Joined
5,625 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Awesome stuff, Mo!
Thanks for recounting that journey for us!
I kept looking at your BB shooting and remembering those Machine Gun BB Arcades when the Country Fair came to town. I was going to post a 'day to day' update of the last 3 months but I thought I'd make y'all go nuts with this rabbit hole experience. I am still wondering where about 100 BB's are hiding in my garage space!?
 

Mojave Mo
Joined
5,625 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Good stuff and slingshot! What are those tubes?
Simpleshot 1632 at between 12 and 12.5 inches active. I started at 12.5" and as I got used to where I was hitting I moved to just over 12" in active length. It is strange to have the elastic feel so slack but the ammo still flys well.
 

Mojave Mo
Joined
5,625 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Ididn't like shooting B.B's at first either but they have grown on me a bit and they are great for in the living room at small targets. I am shooting from about 10 feet but they are still fun. Velocity be damned.
Shooting in the living room is a conversation that I am not willing to undertake.
 

Registered
Joined
388 Posts
Simpleshot 1632 at between 12 and 12.5 inches active. I started at 12.5" and as I got used to where I was hitting I moved to just over 12" in active length. It is strange to have the elastic feel so slack but the ammo still flys well.
What's your draw length for that?
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top