TruMark Taperred Tubes test

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 3bears, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. 3bears

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    as I daren't plink around the house with the newly banded up 'blazin cougar' I took it out for a spin down the road....<br><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-13203934.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>it worked out at 38 of my short legged paces from the car to the roundabout sign I was using as a target.<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-13220305.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I leaned a few things:<br><br>shooting at night, at a distance is hard, you have no way of following your projectiles as a point of reference - roll on the arrival of my deal extreme GITD nail varnish...<br><br>temperature comes into play, after sticking the slingshot inside my jacket to walk on over to see what i was hitting, marked increase in performance- the 'droop' at the last 6 feet of the shot vanished<br><br>marbles hit HARD, a lot harder than it thought in any case, I'd sort of been expecting some pitting to the paintwork at the impact sites<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-13220443.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>but not putting dents visible from the back on a 3mm Galv' steel sign...<br><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-13220651.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>oops!<br><br>I did want to know if these bands would be suitable for small game, and from tonight's little experiment I'd say so!<br><br>so to recap-<br><br>Bandset : TruMark Tapered tubes<br>Frame: DanKung Cougar<br>Ammo: Marbles<br>Distance : 38 Paces<br>Temp: 9 degrees C<br>Handicap: shooting the dark<br>Target size: 24" dia<br><br>i wish I'd taken some 9.5mm steels as well for a comparison. draw weight wise, they are ever so much of a tiny bit more than single 22- 18mm TBG. The tubes don't seem as fast and 'snappy' to contract as the flatbands but they certainly are a lot easier to pull than I'd have thought- a lot lighter than the Barnet tubes, which seem to be of a similar size (not thin Chinese tubes)<br><br>all in all my curiosity satisfied <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. Kyl

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    Nice report.<br><br>That sign was just holding its breath. After you left it was probably coughing up blood.
     

  3. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Good that you didn&rsquo;t finished the test witch: and then the police came&hellip; <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Thanks for the information. Didn&rsquo;t know about the tapering tubes.<br>Cheers<br>Rafal
     
  4. 3bears

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    when I'm able I'm going to get back up with some 9.5mm steels and 12mm leads just to compare them on different ammo- after my incident with the local Police Armed Response Unit in September I'm VERY careful now <strong><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/u169" class="postlink">porcelanowy <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"></a></strong>
     
  5. JayG

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    I've got a shortened daisy P_51 with the red tapered bands on it (also shortened, I don't shoot butterfly) and really like them better than the 'stock' bands, easy pull and fairly long range. Haven't had them on very long, so don't know about how long they will last.
     
  6. 3bears

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    the picture is a bit poor, but after under 300 shots we had some tear on the tube<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-16214614.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>now fixed<br><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-17191220.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>the slightly shortened tubes makes things a little tighter, but it all works fine <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. JayG

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    I have had a problem with mine also, I thought I nicked the band when I dropped my slingshot, mine developed a small tear right at the forks. When I took them off, the inside of the tube was kind of cracked up a little. I wondered if it was the alcohol I used to slip it over the fork. Maybe it was over-stretched and damaged the rubber? I'll have to pick up a new set and try them again.