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« on: June 27, 2011, 01:06:32 AM »
Does anyone where practice any type of sharpshooting? Be it firearms, slings, bow and arrow, atlatl, blowgun or any other ranged weapon.

Right now, I have gotten into slinging. My current equipment is a very crude cloth sling I made from some scrap cloth I found lying around and round stones for ammo.

Tomorrow, I may post some pictures of my sling as soon as I am done shopping for upgraded ammo (steel shot - either in the form of slingshot ammo or ball bearings).

So far, I'm not very good but I am slowly improving.

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I have also practiced with a blowgun (PVC pipe - crude but effective). I used NERF darts for ammo but I can easily fire live darts (pushpins stuck through a paper towel).

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 02:15:21 AM »
I've tried blowguns, airsoft, and throwing daggers, but I'm not very good at it.  I'm an average paintball player, but it's more of a hobby.  I always wanted to try archery though.

I will not discuss anything concerning firearms, since I know there are people that get very touchy around that particular subject...

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 02:21:57 AM »
Speaking of firearms, I want to get into that too but there are no ranges that allow rifles (my grandfather used to be an avid hunter).

 I've also dabbled in archery (mainly in summer camp) and was okay at it.

The hardest part about slinging is accuracy.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 04:18:38 AM »
I did shoot with cal. 22 rifle for a year, but in the end, I didn't have the interest nor the time for it. Now I've just gotten into the Danish Homeguard, which gives you rifles and ammunition to shoot with, for free... which is a shiny thing :p

Never tried throwing with a sling before, so I can't say how well the accuracy is on such a thing. I did try spear and bow, which reminds me of a rather fun time. A girl, just after my turn, stepped up to the firing line, and knocked the arrow onto the string, and pulled it back. She shot over... which wasn't the interesting part... she'd pulled so much back, that when she released, the arrow sat itself in the wooden wall, 5 meters behind the target, around 2-3m high up on the wall. My friend and I began to laugh at it... ofcause I had to retrieve it :p


But if there is any kind of shooting ranges or practise ranges in your area, Serris, then go ahead. Shooting demands not just that you have the patience, but that you're also in control of every move your body makes. That and it is a relaxing hobby, AND it's fun :p

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 04:45:22 AM »
The only time I tried the bow and arrow, it was in Austria (I forgot the town, but it was before we reached Vienna the next day).  I couldn't even pull it half-way before I tried for the target, but somehow I got the second arrow in the target (we were given two arrows each).  I've been researching more into the thing and may take into it seriously one day.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 05:06:25 AM »
I am engaged in archery, honestly shoot with firearms, but nevertheless that guns do not need to measure angles and have a longer range than my bow (approximately 300 meters), and so twice as much to do with the bow cell.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 05:40:02 AM »
I shot with bow and arrow and it turned out that i was pretty good in it.
But i'm also interested in shooting with firearms, as i want to join the local shooting range. (which is BTW next to the homing pigeon club, Seriously! :lol: )

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 06:04:48 AM »
"okay, now squeeze the trigger slowly.... that's it, that's it"

BAM

"Darn, there goes another pigeon" :p

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 06:18:56 PM »
I've got everything needed for my slinging:

Ammunition (50 1/2 inch steel nuts and a bunch of polished river rocks)
Backstop (old heavy comforter)
Target (Trash can, cardboard boxes and pieces of wood)

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 06:31:59 PM »
I've fired a bow and arrow and a BB gun but I don't own either and it's been a while since i've fired either.

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 02:28:02 PM »
I just spent an hour or so trying my new setup.

What I learned,

1/2 inch hex nuts make TERRIBLE sling ammunition. They are fast and they fly far but their accuracy is horrible.

The backstop I used is too small and too unstable.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 08:44:17 PM »
I have engaged in archery and target practicing with a BB gun.  I have also used my BB gun in warding invasive rodents off my property, and I once used it to stop a porcupine from using its tail on my dogs when they sniffed it out of curiosity :p.  I'm alright at archery, but I do a lot better at playing darts :lol.  I'm also pretty good with a slingshot, and I like paintball but never make the time to play.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 07:20:11 PM »
Just came back from the range with some friends from the science fiction club.

Apparently, I'm not that bad with a .22 pistol. My main fault is that I aim high.

In a couple of weeks, I'm going skeet shooting with them.

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