LOVE me some Dankung tubes

Discussion in 'Conventional slingshots' started by Jeremy, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    The following picture is the result of two shots with 3/8 steel balls from my Maxim banded with Dankung loop-tubes.

    You may notice that the slit almost runs the entire length of can.
     

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  2. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    It looks like your have lots of fun with your shooters. I so jealous. I hate the cold weather. I have had very few days where i can get out and really shoot. I get 5 shots max and the bands are done. And I don't like standing in the cold much myself lol. Its been below freezing more days in the last two months than I have ever seen. Except my trips to Antarctica. But I retire this year and I'm moving back home to Miami. So this should be my last cold winter.
     

  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I actually shoot inside into a catch box and either shoot in my garage (when both vehicles are out) or down a hallway without anything to breakable in it.
     
  4. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Cool :) Ive just got some 1745 tubing and have no clue how to long to cut it! How long are your loops?
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    They are 6 5/8 inches long, or about 168.274 mm if I converted it correctly.
     
  6. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Cool, is that total length or each 'side' of the loop? May sound a stupid question but I have no idea how to make tube sets!

    I only really know about bands from Joergs calculator and working out the percentages for different strength bands. :eek:
     
  7. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Scoobs, My 1745 loops are 8 1/2in for a total length of 17in. This setup has an easier draw and plenty of power to cut cans. It shoots faster than my 1 1/2x1in tapered tbg.
    Forgot to add that you should use the strongest leather you can, doubled tubes can be hell on pouches.
     
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  8. mvd

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    I can feel with you, I have banded one of my Rambones with looped tubes and they got a good zip to them.
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    The length I mentioned is after they are tied. I got them from SimpleShot pre-made.

    They do have a very nice zing to them, more power than my Scout and the bands I have on it right now. The damn thing punched a small hole in the back of my catch box today. Nothing a little duct tape won't fix. Guess I better add more padding behind my cans when I shoot my Maxim.
     
  10. VWscooby

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    Thank you Dolo and Jeremy, that gives me something to work with. Ill make sure I use a laminated pouch too. Im making a Slingring design with gypsy tabs to fire small-ish BBs with. (Maybe 5-6mm) Apart from a really cheap nasty chinese ebay special it will be my first time firing 'proper' looped tubes. It was seeing how much fun Jeremy had with his that decided me :)
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    After picking up the Maxim from FlippinOut and making sure it had Dankung style loop-tubes, I'm sold. I may even have to use loop-tubes on my Scout also, as soon as my other bands wear out.
     
  12. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    You should also try single tubes in butterfly, it's surprisingly effective.
     
  13. kempey

    kempey New Member

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    I have just started to shoot dankung tubes with my scout I find them more accurate than bands and more fun to shoot ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1401041593.396472.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1401041616.784399.jpg


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  14. Flipgun

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