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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by StringSlap, Sep 3, 2020.

By StringSlap on Sep 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  1. StringSlap

    StringSlap Well-Known Member

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    Got some awesome slingmail from Stankard757! Mike generously offered to send me some SS .6 for me to try. I wasn't expecting pretty much a whole roll! He also included a sweet little natty and a couple of spoon spinners! What a great and generous guy! Thanks again!! stankard757.jpg
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by StringSlap, Sep 3, 2020.

    1. Stankard757

      Stankard757 Well-Known Member

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      I'm just glad it got there! I'm glad you like them. The Natty I "made" for the SSOTM on the other forum I like the more rustic nattys and thought you would enjoy it.

      The spoons are something I just started doing that "tink" when they're hit is so satifying.

      Enjoy and have a blast
       
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      Great lucky haul
       
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    3. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Nice slingmail


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    4. Clint

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      Bone “terry” warned me about them spoons
      And he was correct they will send it right back to sender better off to flatten turn round and pound them
      That ss .6 is good stuff getting more next wed.
      And orange and pink
       
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      Flipgun Veteran Member

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      Nice score! Spoons... bend the bowls back to 20 degrees to the hanger and it should direct the ammo down and back. If you hit the hanger shots are more likely directed left or right.
       
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      Stankard757 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks for the advice never thought of that I shoot mine with clay, but Ill start with my next ones. Maybe even flatten them.

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      Stankard757 Mike sent me a few spoons this week along with some 2040 latex. (Thanks again Mike!). I have been wanting to shoot some spoons but my wife wouldn't let me use our good silverware and never seem to make time for the thrift store.

      As received, they worked great and never experienced any pop outs or RTS. Late yesterday evening I remembered an idea that I wanted to try. Took one spoon, drilled a hole in the handle, cut off the handle, then used a propane torch to heat and twist the stem. I am sure that this is not an original idea and wondering anyone's experience doing or shooting spoons modified like this?

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      So, I guess you are literally “ringing the ol dinner bell “ now Monroe. [emoji1690][emoji16]

      I have seen folks twist the hanging tabs before, but do you find it spins any better than just hanging the spoons from their bent handles or not ? ( it looks better though )

      Either way , that small a target would be totally safe in my catch box, lol. [emoji23]


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    9. Palmettoflyer

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      No, I don't think it is any better, just the idea that I have had for a while but never tried. If anything it may be worse. With the handle cut off there is less mass to react to the hit.

      It will be another 2 weeks before I get a chance to find out. Back to CA for another business trip.
       
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    10. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Safe travels Monroe, don’t forget your folding saw .[emoji41][emoji16]


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      Wouldn't the drilled hole edges cut the rope? They'd have to be mirrored polished. Assuming any of us could hit it enough to find out[emoji16]

      That and some 550 would be a good idea for a little travel target setup. Hang it in a tree and "tink" away[emoji23]

      Safe travels, Monroe

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      Agree, that’d be some sharp edges if not cleaned up....could maybe use the conical stone bit in a Dremel to taper them, then some fine sandpaper to polish them up


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      Thanks for the travel wishes, this site is routine now.

      Planning to search for more materials in several places. Including the local Goodwill.
       
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      (Wouldn't the drilled hole edges cut the rope? They'd have to be mirrored polished.)
      Assuming any of us could hit it enough to find out[emoji16]

      That and some 550 would be a good idea for a little travel target setup. Hang it in a tree and "tink" away[emoji23]

      Safe travels, Monroe

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      Put a wrap of duct tape on the cord or a bit of epoxy and smooth it in.
       
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      Maybe you can find some of that cool desert wood we keep seeing[emoji57][emoji3]

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      Long day of travel from the right side to the left side! No doubt that a drilled hole needs to be deburred and some prep required on any home made spinner. Just pondering the possibilities.

      I've not seen any of Clint's desert iron weed around this area. I am near Modesto in the central valley area. Look up CA fires and that's were I'm working for the next two weeks. Hot and smoky. Not many trees around here either. Mostly farm land with a lot of peach orchards. Don't want to get caught cutting on a farm tree!!! :eek:
       
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