Resourcing free steel ballbearing ammo.
As anyone who primarily uses steel ballls for slingshot ammo will quickly tell you that ammo can be costly. As a resortera hunter I learned from father and others early on that we must always be aware of a potential ammo source.
I have already shared some reliable ammo resources for hunting in a recent blog post. But for those that like perfect spheres and do not wish to cast lead balls there are free alternatives to buying steel balls which I know from experience buying steel balls can become very costly.
If you work within a plant or near an industrial place that uses heavy machinery you are already close to having a free resource for steel ball ammo.
Personally I work in a plant that has a lot of heavy machinery and they always have regular maintenance with sometimes whole parts being replaced.
Many times the ballbearing systems in some of this machinery are replaced and present a wonderful opportunity for the slingshot/hunter/shooter.
You will find ball bearings in all sizes, try to look for something within the 1/2 to 16 mm variety for hunting steel.
As an example recently the plant I work in has been undergoing some minor construction and maintenance.
I came accross an opportunity, while doing some work within the plant.
I came accross these ballbearings that were part of an elevator belt system. Since they were going to be binned I helped myself to this wonderful opportunity.
They were easy to remove and in the end they are approximately 13 mm steel balls and heavier than standard as they are used in industrial machinery.
I hope this is useful in some way.
thanks a lot
polymer coated ammo