Hi whats peoples opinions on flat bands versus tube.
Tube Versus flat
Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:41 PM
Edited by pgandy, 21 January 2012 - 03:03 PM.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:49 PM
To achieve near maximum performance out of latex needs some finessing. Tubes can be set up fast I can assure you but you need to taper them.
For me nothing is more versatile than the 1745 tube. Set it up with single strand tied(lightly) to a loop to give a virtual 2:1 taper,use as long a draw as possible and stretch to your maximum.
If you of average adult size/strength you will see 300fps and up for 3.5gram 3/8 steel and 250fps and up for 7gram lead. I usually see 300 shots out of this set up.I get only half that or less with flats.
1845's are a good choice if you want a lighter draw.You should see close to 200 shots with slighty less speeds. But remember if you can only manage a light draw these may actually be faster.
Match draw weight/ammo with tapered tubes and you won't be disappointed.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:10 AM
** Some of us were shooting small tubes a long time ago and marksman had a slingshot with small tubes in the early 90's. It was there cheap version, but it shot faster than there more expensive versions using large tubes.
Edited by Tex-Shooter, 22 January 2012 - 10:10 AM.