Steel Ball Bearings

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:00 pm

I couldnt get my hands on any stell bearings so I either shoot really small fishing sinkers as a buck shot or a 16mm one that fits my Paintball 'Rifle'/smoothbore. Only bad thing is because they are so soft when you shoot them at metal the side goes flat :P So far ive only put a dent in 1.5mm thick steel.
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:09 pm

oh, actually, I do shoot 1/2 and 3/4 inch ball bearings as buckshot. cuts plywood, and thin metal, such as garage doors, in half, or leaves them held together by small bits of metal. :twisted:
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:35 am

you can kill someone with those steel balls............i would use paintballs....which still goes far and hurts like crazy...but is pretty accurate...but thats just my opinion hehe
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:19 am

i fired a 1'' marble and it bounced back, lucky I saw it comming sorta n moved back so it hit my in the shoulder instead of my neck. Still hurt like a bitch n made my shoulder sorta numb.
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Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:18 pm

joannaardway wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:20 pm
Steel ball bearings are good fun, but they do bounce back - but not actually fast enough to cause injury (or so I find).

They are among the few ammos actually capable of making holes in steel plates.

You're right about steel ball bearings being fun for slingshots, but let's address a couple points for safety:

Bounce Back Can Be Dangerous: While a direct hit from a slingshot might not cause serious injury, a bounce back can be unpredictable and potentially dangerous. It could ricochet and hit someone or something unintended.
Eye Protection is Crucial: Always wear eye protection when using a slingshot, regardless of the ammo. Even a glancing blow from a steel ball bearing could cause serious eye damage.
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Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:06 pm

ball berings make great projectiles if you want to cause some destruction
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