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comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
I tried to learn to use a sling as a kid (you know, like David!) and let me tell you it's incredibly difficult. I'm giving a +1 for hand-thrown net as it triggered a memory of seeing (video) of that used very effectively for birds.
Aug
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comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
@Marcus Yes, please do be responsible about not maiming a bunch of critters when lacking either the accuracy or power for a clean kill.
Aug
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comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
@Marcus By the way I would consider 00 or 000 buckshot for hunting, which should be pretty hard, though please remember I've not done this myself.
Aug
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comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
@Marcus That depends on both the lead and the target. Very soft lead (think fishing sinkers) hitting a hard target will surely deform at slingshot-attainable velocity (which is why they don't bounce much); on the other hand I'd expect that hard-cast antimony lead hitting wood or bone would not appreciably deform at any velocity you could achieve.
Aug
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comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
@Marcus Not with hunting, no. I did play with a standard store-bought tubular band model a lot as a kid so I'm at least familiar with the basics. If you try one the flat bands have less internal losses so they're faster. Also, steel shot bounces so be careful; soft lead is better in that regard.
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comment Is it safe to drink hot water? How hot can it be?
I find this a strange question. Pragmatically speaking don't you already have experience with this? People regularly drink hot tea, coffee, chocolate, etc. that is as hot as comfortable without ill effect. When you say "burn" do you mean more than uncomfortably hot?
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