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Hello,

upon special request, I have looked into ways how to shoot shot pellets with a slingshot. Using the conventional leather pouch does not work, as the pellets fly in crazy directions. Therefore I made a pouch that has been formed from thin Kydex (a plastic that you can form by heating it).

The new pouch holds up to 50 .177 (4.5mm) lead or steel pellets. Since it does not open fully, the groups are fairly tight, which is shown in the video.

This includes slow motion scenes recorded in Hi Speed (1200 frames per second). Watch how the pellets smash through beer cans! Spectacular scenes.

The slingshot used for these tests is the Cougar, the first commercially mass produced Jörg Sprave design. It is demonstrated in detail in another video (currently awaiting the approval of the Dankung company). You can order your Cougar at www.dankung.com!

Here is the video:

 

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Great video, one of your best! That footage of the beer can being turned into a sieve is spectacular.

Depending on draw weight and rubber speed there is probably scope here for using a smaller number of much heavier balls eg 8 x 44 cal lead. Also have you thought about using hex nuts
 

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I have done some slomos to see how the pellets leave the pouch.

Interesting, the Kydex pouch flies high after the fork has been passed, while the shot pellets continue straight on.

The pellets are in a nice tight group, just perfect if you ask me.

Then, the pouch returns downwards. I have no explanation for the strange post-fork flight of the pouch, maybe it is because of the hollow container halfs. Well, I don't care as long as it works.







 
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