The "Hurly Burly" challenge states:

Shoot bullymong-tossed projectiles out of midair.

I have successfully shot a few, but I find it very hard to hit them and most of the time I just get a rock to the face. Is there a weapon or strategy that is better suited to this challenge?

  • Shotguns are effective if on foot.
    – Mufasa
    Sep 22, 2012 at 22:41
  • @Mufasa I find it simpler to use SMGs and just kind of keep shooting in the general direction of the slinger, just above his head :D
    – badp
    Dec 17, 2012 at 12:08
  • There's a great spot in the Eridium Blight, in the back of the map, there is a bridge overlooking a bullymong spawn. You're too far away for them to leap to you so they throw boulders. And the angle of the bridge railing allows you to shoot over it, but stops any boulders you miss, protecting you from worrying about damage.
    – Mufasa
    Dec 17, 2012 at 14:57

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The easiest way to deal with this challenge is to stand in front of the Bullymong at around the range where the rocks will hit the ground, and keep shooting. The rocks are going to come at you anyway so it should just be standing around, pointing and clicking:

Here is a video guide on YouTube demonstrating this, in this video he uses a vehicle turret but pretty much any weapon you can aim with should work fine for this.

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    Oh wow, I didn't think to use a turret to shoot them down. Then you don't even have to worry about conserving ammo. Sep 22, 2012 at 22:17

By far the best solution I've found is to do it right near the start of the game, when you're in Liars berg and Hammerlock asks you to kill the bully mongs in the cemetary. The bullymongs aren't programmed to leave the cemetary so if you sit a short distance away they'll just sit there and toss projectiles at you endlessly, never attempting to close the distance. From there it basically turns in to the world's most predictable shooting gallery with you shooting each rock they throw and maybe runnning to the ammo machine in Liar's berg when you run out of pistol ammo. I've found it takes around 15-20 minutes to do all 5 ranks of the challenge. You can even use it to farm badass ranks if you make a new character every time.

Of course all this assumes you're a good enough shot to hit each rock, but it's so predictable that is really is extremely easy.

  • I found a similar situation in Frostbite canyon (I think that's the name of it -anyway its along the path where you go to kill the midget riding his pet bullymong - on the way there you have to catch a little draw-bridge (don't know what else to call it) over a decent water gap. now before you cross there'll be a few bullymongs, which respawn once you come back to re-cross the drawbridge. I just got their attention and they continually tossed up projectiles (they were unable to jump the gap.)
    – Robotnik
    Oct 11, 2012 at 3:28
  • @Robotnik Yes! That is exactly where I went to get my 5 badass ranks. All you do is sit up there by the tent location right before you head into the bandit camp, and get the bullymongs attention then basically stand right behind the 2 metal spikes protruding from the ground by the edge facing the bullymongs. This way, they will try and through their projectiles at you but it will hit the spikes instead. So basically you can shoot all you want without getting hurt from them. I found if you get to the very edge by the spikes though, they will jump up where you are. Good luck!
    – user38473
    Dec 17, 2012 at 2:04

A bit late, but I found a much more ammo-conserving way. Go to Three Horns, spawn a machine gun runner. Find a pack of bullymongs and kill them all except for a slinger. The slinger will retreat to a safe distance and start throwing rocks at you. Just aim at the rocks and keep shooting until you've shot 250 projectiles.

Occasionally, the slinger might move around, but their patterns are fairly predictable.


Try using a torgue shotgun, I found it a lot easier to complete during TVH mode, as most of the bullymongs are Highlander Type (A stronger version of bullmong that throw up to two rocks at a time, some throw Snow Boulders)

Strafe Left and Right to avoid the rock but aim diagonally with shotgun opposite of your strafe and you should be able to hit it.

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