less power?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 3bears, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. 3bears

    3bears New Member

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    I'm just wondering if anyone does any plinking indoors? I was doing a bit with my new Cougar (thanks again Joerg!) and have found it a bit, well too powerful.<br><br>I was just using cheap pound shop marbles....<br><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-10-27210930.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>the hole was from full draw, I ended up taking everything else at 1/2 draw and it still battered the tin from a good 20 feet away.<br><br>does anyone have any recommendations for a 'light' indoor target shooter bandset? I don't want to put anything through a wall, I darent use 2x TBG and 12mm leads indoors lol
     
  2. CEZ

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    I've got exactly the opposite problem, I have 3 layer thera band black(tapered 20-25mm x 25cm long) on my fly-killer now and I'm not really impressed, maybe try that?
     

  3. 3bears

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    i'm deffo going to have to try some lighter bands or some single 1740 tubes...
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Red thera, non latex. nice and light. 2 layers tapered like Joerg does.
     
  5. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>One layer of TBG (only stuff I have) 15x200mm + very lightweight kangaroo pouch + 6mmBB + compact fork => a lot of fun &ldquo;in da house&rdquo; <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Still enough power: 3mm dent on the fridge&hellip; hope my Wife won&rsquo;t see it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Cheers<br>Rafal
     
  6. CEZ

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    I've shot through my door yesterday with an 8mm steel ball, pretty stupid of me to hang the target board there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. 3bears

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    you can see the catchbox and target in the dead centre of the frame...<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-10-28141907.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I've been using single strand 1745 tubes, the weakest stuff I have in atm <br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-10-28160405.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>split the tin clean away from the back plate lol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. ZDP-189

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i'm deffo going to have to try some lighter bands or some single 1740 tubes...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I don't recommend that. I suggest shooting with bands of the same draw length and draw strength as the ones you'd target shoot or hunt with, possibly even heavier.<br><br>You can reduce speed with less taper, heavier bands. You can reduce energy with lighter, deforming ammo. A heavier pouch can balance lighter ammo, but the feel is not quite the same.</span>
     
  9. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">i'm deffo going to have to try some lighter bands or some single 1740 tubes...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I don't recommend that. I suggest shooting with bands of the same draw length and draw strength as the ones you'd target shoot or hunt with, possibly even heavier.<br><br>You can reduce speed with less taper, heavier bands. You can reduce energy with lighter, deforming ammo. A heavier pouch can balance lighter ammo, but the feel is not quite the same.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>sorted now. I'm using 10mm x 200mm straight cut TBG on 9.5mm steel indoors, still has the 'snap' but is a lot friendlier to my catchbox lol</span>
     
  10. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">sorted now. I'm using 10mm x 200mm straight cut TBG on 9.5mm steel indoors, still has the 'snap' but is a lot friendlier to my catchbox lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Really enough for that ammo? How far do you draw it?<br>I&rsquo;ve made that kind of set for my nephew (well, shorter. He&rsquo;s 3 years old <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> ) and felt that it&rsquo;s too weak for grownups <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Cheers<br>Rafal</span>
     
  11. 3bears

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    i've got an 83cm draw, it's not the hardest hitting but that was the idea lol. at around 7m indoors there is no real projectile 'droop' so it shoots straight. if it makes sense, it s a 'lazy' shooter, it's not the the hard fast snap you normally get on a decent bandset lol