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Old 11-19-2019, 07:31 AM
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If things go bad you might just be stuck with what you have. Kinda like on Castaway. Just to see how creative (not silly lol) we can get. Golf balls.... I start off with the obvious.. sling shot ammo
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Target practice.
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If you're in a vehicle chase you could dump some behind you. They won't bust out a windshield but I bet they'd spiderweb it pretty good, and may cause a little panic to your pursuer. I think marbles would work better though.
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EVER see a golf ball come out of a canon?

A buddy has one and he uses them instead of casting lead.
VERY nasty.
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Potato cannon grapeshot. You know, for masses of attacking zombies.
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EVER see a golf ball come out of a canon?

A buddy has one and he uses them instead of casting lead.
VERY nasty.
Several years ago I built a golf ball gun for “fun on the farm”. Some friends (military contractors) brought over a truck load of radar equipment to test the performance...... 814.22 mph. At that speed, I’m sure the golf ball was the diameter of a family size pizza when it left the barrel. Pic is only some of the radar equip used.
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Besides the already stated makeshift ammo, golf balls are great for rolling out knots and for using to help relieve things like, plantar fasciitis. The ability to keep your feet healthy can't be overstated, IMO.
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Several years ago I built a golf ball gun for “fun on the farm”. Some friends (military contractors) brought over a truck load of radar equipment to test the performance...... 814.22 mph. At that speed, I’m sure the golf ball was the diameter of a family size pizza when it left the barrel.


Hmmm.... 700 grains moving slightly supersonic... That's a lot of energy.

Got any photos of the "launch system"???
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Stick them in each corner of a blanket/tarp/plastic...tie a rope around it to secure a shelter.
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booby traps. Like marbles but on steroids.
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Fake eggs in chicken nests.

Teach the kids to throw them accurately to tend to crows, etc. getting into the crops.

Noise making alarm -- dropping from a height onto something metal after a trip wire tripped or fence climbed -- that sort of thing.

On hard surfaces -- trip inducing.

Practice your long drives with the aim of taking small game [some golfer deliberately hit a hawk in a tree once and got into trouble for it].

'crumbs' to mark a return trail in strange territory.

They show up well on moon lit nights, so you can also use them as location markers. 'umm, three golfballs in a triangle, I am getting close to X.'
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Hmmm.... 700 grains moving slightly supersonic... That's a lot of energy.

Got any photos of the "launch system"???
No pics of the golf ball gun. It looked very much like my supersonic, full auto 32mm ball bearing (2245 grain) gun in the rendering below.

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There is an attachment for common ARs that will shoot golf balls while using blanks.

Drill holes in them, attach rope, for 'bolo' type weapons.
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Stick them in each corner of a blanket/tarp/plastic...tie a rope around it to secure a shelter.

Also great for aid in skinning a deer using same method as stated.


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There is an attachment for common ARs that will shoot golf balls while using blanks.

Drill holes in them, attach rope, for 'bolo' type weapons.
Our LGS used to sell the attachments, I knew a guy that bought one and he showed me a picture of a golf ball embedded in a pine tree, very powerful.
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Make shift caltrops with 4 nails driven through so that no matter how it lands, 3 nails form a base(legs to stand on) and one nail points straight up. The nails should form a roughly pyramidal shape. For extra points, coat the nails with "interesting" chemicals or other substances.
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If things go bad you might just be stuck with what you have. Kinda like on Castaway. Just to see how creative (not silly lol) we can get. Golf balls.... I start off with the obvious.. sling shot ammo


Not sure about slingshot ammo, but I can say for sure they make very good sling ammo. Perfectly round and enough weight to take squirrels, rabbits, duck, geese or pheasant.
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Dropping bombs and making birdies. Even in SHTF times, we will still be putting the peg in the ground and whitey in the basement.
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Here you go. Golf Ball Launcher

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An improvised melee weapon. I can only imagine that a golf ball or two, or three in a long knee high nylon dress sock swung in a violent manner would result in broken bones on the receiving end. Not the best weapon ever devised but very effective using just a golf ball and a piece of clothing.
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