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Hunting with baby beans as ammo!?

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  1. slingshooterPT

    slingshooterPT Well-Known Member

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    Hello fellow slingshot hunter friends!
    I'm guetting a baby bean mould this week or the next, so I will get into making my own ammo...my question is if anyone as ever tried them as ammo for hunting? If yes what kind of results can I expect? I know they will weight around 4,5grams (a 9,5 mm steel weights 3,5grams), so I think that they should be good for rabbits, pigeons, ducks and all that stuff I have around (with well placed shots of course ;) they're the key! )
    Cheers! Happy hunts!
     
  2. Sanch

    Sanch Veteran Member Supporting Member

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    Ok so I'm going to say I don't know nor have I ever heard of a "baby bean" pix, explanation? I got nothing.....
     
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    slingshooterPT Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at this video I know there is more info about them but I didnt know where now lol!
    Its a bean shaped ammo that should fly straight and hit harder then round ammo ;)

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    Looks like it would work fine for hunting...A lot of effort to make though. How 'bout grabbing some hex nuts, and pour the melted lead into the center?
     
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  5. slingshooterPT

    slingshooterPT Well-Known Member

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    Have been s
    Have been shooting hexnuts for many time! They're great but I just want to try something new, and search for a more "hunter friendly" combo! And I dont worry about time when its slingshot related :D
     
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    From what I`ve heard they are killers
     
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    That looks good. I might have to try some if I can find a mold. I have tons of lead just no mold.


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  8. Mr Muz

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    I'm a fan of hunting with beans they just have more of a bang on impact thanot ball's because of the way they fly through the air. I used large beans with double band's but going down small myself as I'm now using single band's. 20160220_094806.jpg that's a large bean compared to a 10mm steel. I have hit pigeons and doves with them and they drop. 20150711_212200.jpg
     
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    With a good mould there as easy as ball moulds.
     
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    Very similar to the baby beans style are the lead "wadcutter" bullets used in pistol target shooting. They are easily cast using available molds or purchased from commercial casters. Weight ranges from 148 grains for .358, 200 grains for .452 (pictured), and 300 grains for .50 cal. I have found these to be very accurate, and that launched from the pouch do not spin or tumble but tend to strike in the way they are released.
    Just another option for those wanting something different.

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  11. August West

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    I have a mold and hunt with baby beans. Got the mold straight from Sidney and they are as easy to mold as round balls. I do believe they kill better than the same weight balls however I do sometimes see a deviation in flight at longer ranges.

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    Cool!! What kind of setup do u use with them buddy? For pouches I've had problems with my usual ones due to the center hole...the beans seem to get inside the hole on a uneven way!

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    I mostly use 30mm to 20mm tapered theraband gold singles drawn to about 38". This a little overkill for this shot but boy does it hum it, hits really hard as well. I agree with you on the pouch and think this is probably where I am getting my flight problems. I need to work on a smaller solid pouch to just use with the beans. I will say on dove size birds the beans seem to pass through without even slowing down. Lol

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    Ahahah what do u expect from 30-20 and baby beans on doves :D nice that you also feel that... how do u think we can solve that?? I was thinking about trying the small supersure pouch without center hole!

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    I think that would be a great place to start. Also making sure the beans are centered well in the pouch. It might actually be moot because I do not notice the flight issues until outside of normal hunting ranges.

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    You might be probably right...but I think it will help me, I think no hole will make it easier, if I check if they're centered I dont think I will have a prob! I need to order some to try, I will let you know how they work!

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  17. Gunnar

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    @slingshooterPT Hey bud where can I acquire one of these baby bean molds?
     
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    Hi! I have no idea a friend gave me this one..,
     
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    Bean shot, baby and regular, are shot developed by Toddy. The molds are made by a guy in the UK that goes by the name of Sidney Bigbrew. As far as how you can get one? I have no idea.
     
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    Where is it possible to buy this ammo in Europe? If it is possible of course

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