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So as some of you may know I just bought my first slingshot yesterday. I litterally live in the woods haha like i live in the country the cloest neighbor is a good 5 minute ride to there house. Um. and about 25 minutes to get out town wich consist of a gas station a few restaurants and a Food city...Anything else is atleast n hour drive. however I have been practicing like crazy And went out for a 3 hour hike today. Seen many birds out Didn't want to shoot at anything I can't eat
I'm not a hunter for sport but for food hehe, Anyways. I hiked to the top of the holler. And followed the cliff side around. And had my sllingshot with me And there I saw it. A quail, Ok so Before you think ((Hmm a newbie hunting? possibly not a good idea lol)) Anyways. I seen it and drawed my slingshot back and shot at it. No honestly I didn't think I would hit it. But I thought What a thrill it would be anyways. But I got right by it's wing and it flew off
I was using a glass ball for ammo Idk if that's even good ammo to use lmao
But yeah Just thought I'd share that...I'ma go again tomorrow...Mind you The time im up in there In the woods that is. I shoot at random things to get better at accuracy
but yep just thought I'd share that
 

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Just make sure your making ethical shots.. If it's still tough, bring an air rifle with you to help finish if necessary.
 

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Just make sure your making ethical shots.. If it's still tough, bring an air rifle with you to help finish if necessary.
well i wouldn't want anything to suffer I've hunted before with guns like a 30-30 and killed deer but if I killed a bird. or shot at one and it fell but was still alive I always have a knife on me it's razor sharp. And has a compass on it. But I would put it out of it's misury easily
 

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Less then 30 yards should be ok with the fish thera band gold set up( 2x : 3x2 cm ) i have hit two pheasants,one in flying and one eating in my garden from 50 yards,from the back and they run away,weren´t abe to fly as i hit them on the wing ,i am using thera band gold 2 x 3,5 x 2,5 cm and heavy lead projectiles .Both were like paralized for a while but survived and are still coming back to my garden,think they like it :-D

 

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For game birds i use 8mm steel balls and never shoot out i dont think i can kill, i shoot no more than 15 yards, and i use 12mm lead balls on rabbits but never shoot out bigger than that, jeff
From how many meters can you kill a rabbit?With what bend setup?
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I only shoot rabbits from about 10 yards, ones that are sat tight in the long grass, and never outside there holes, incase of a miss hit, i use a double black thera band, i also take one of my dogs with me when i can, i do a lot of shooting out of my car window, you can get up close, jeff

this is what a few rabbits can do to the famers crops in a few weeks,



head shot with a 9mm sleel ball, sorry if this photo offends any one that dont hunt, jeff
 

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Hey so i've seen you post on here alot and I know your experienced with slingshots...I have a p51 it's my first ever
And I love slingshots
However. I'm not sure if it's very good or not I've seen alot of people user the flatbands...Instead of tubes? WHats the diffrence? And where can I get flatbands? And possibly a better slingshot? also were can I get steel ammo instead of glass balls? And what size do you recomend? Also. Just letting you know I live in a really ******* town that really has nothing in it...There is a few hunting places...But not sure if they would carry that or not...Gonna check but any advice?
 

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P51 is fine.. You can do two things 1) Flatbands (Loads of guys sell them here.. I use Tex's love em!) Or you can try to make them out of exercise rubber from Wal-Mart. 2) Get RRT tubes haven't tried em but pretty sure at 10-15 yards they will kill birds and rabbits. Walmart also carries steel shot too.. It's near the airsoft/paintball stuff. You can use lead balls for hunting.. Musket balls will probably be the easiest for you to get.. You'd have to look.

Flats are faster then tubes, it's why they are popular.. Tubes last forever.. They both have pros/cons I use both.

Currently stalking some rabbits myself.. I found a warren so hopefully, I'll have some photos to share..


You can even buy a bag of office rubber bands and rig em up.. Sir Shot can definitely give some advice there.
 
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Hm. Were can I buy some of the rubbers from tex's? I've seen him post alot here and Think I've seen a video or two of him Mind I'm 15...And love this hobby
My dad fully supports it so no worries haha
Anyways. Um. What about slingshots it'self can I hook up the flatbands to the p51? or what? Or would I have to get a whole new slingshot wich honestly is no problem with me
But. Yeah. Thanks for the help I will deff post a picture some day of a bird or a rabbit or something I kill Lots of squirrels around where I live here in virginia
 

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Just shoot Tex a private message.. You can probably rig it there.. Or get a Saunders Falcon 2 or similar. Or Tex's Tex-Hawk, which is a Saunders Hawk with Tex's comfy grip. Lovvee it.. Mine's attached. The other is my Fish Hunter

You can get loads of decent cattys from any of the Vendors here.. You can't go wrong, really..
 

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Ok thanks, I shooted him a message...Now what about a good slingshot to start with? I've been trageting with my p51 and Doing rather well for a nooby
but um. Perhaps whats one for like hunting or something or one you might want to reccomend?
 

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You'll get a million different answers.. They are all great slingshots and can be setup to hunt whether from a Vendor here or a commercial slingshot. Look around through Vendor links see what you like, what you don't, etc.
 

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wen u get ur set up u shud try shooting at objects with different ammo (outside lol) my main catapult a alluminium pocket poacher i made fitted with theraband gold makes short work off a coconut using a 12mm steel ball from 20 yard away and is perfect for rabbiting . i use 8 mm steel balls for pheasants an pidgoen ect and marbles for fun . grant
 

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wen u get ur set up u shud try shooting at objects with different ammo (outside lol) my main catapult a alluminium pocket poacher i made fitted with theraband gold makes short work off a coconut using a 12mm steel ball from 20 yard away and is perfect for rabbiting . i use 8 mm steel balls for pheasants an pidgoen ect and marbles for fun . grant
I notice alot of guys shoot many different kinds of ammo. I cant get away with that. I pretty much stick to one kind and get used to how it shoots. Maybe its because Im an instictive shooter. If I tried to shoot two or three weights of ammo Id be shooting high and low all day.
 

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wen u get ur set up u shud try shooting at objects with different ammo (outside lol) my main catapult a alluminium pocket poacher i made fitted with theraband gold makes short work off a coconut using a 12mm steel ball from 20 yard away and is perfect for rabbiting . i use 8 mm steel balls for pheasants an pidgoen ect and marbles for fun . grant
I notice alot of guys shoot many different kinds of ammo. I cant get away with that. I pretty much stick to one kind and get used to how it shoots. Maybe its because Im an instictive shooter. If I tried to shoot two or three weights of ammo Id be shooting high and low all day.

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lol i grew up shooting rocks pebbles steel nuts marbles steel lead balls fishing weights anithing that wud bassically fit in the pouch it mite sound a bad thing to do as i got thru a lot of elastic and pouches (and catapults for that matter) but i believe it helped me in the long run in shooting different weight ammo so im not using steel balls wen im shooting for fun onli marbles that are a quid for a big bag
 
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