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What's The Best Dankung Tubing For Hunting ?


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#1 reecemurg

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:30 AM


just wondering what are the best dankung tubes for hunting and if it is better to have double or single bands.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:17 AM

can of worms lol...

I equally adore double thera black and Gary Faltband's .030 gum rubber, but also liking the 1745 tubes. There seems to be applications for all of them.

what ammo are you using and also your draw length?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:53 AM

im not sure of my draw length :iono:
i mainly shoot 8mm for targets and 9.5mm for hunting although im yet to try it
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:01 AM

an easy way to measure your draw is to hold the end of a tape measure in your sling hand then pretend the tape measure is the pouch pull back and read the number

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:04 AM

ok cheers for the tip

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:09 AM

as Andy stated.......... can of worms. i have several rigged with different size tubes, including tex's latex, 1745, 1842, 2040, 2050, latex, straights, pseudo tapers, i am experimenting, ALL if cut to the right length seem more than capable,, to me its about taste. Roger put out a vid yesterday with impressive speeds from single and double 1745's. my suggestion to you is to try as many as possible and come to your own conclusions, its hard to do i will admit, the tubes are overtaking my shooting experience, they just seem to give an overall more versatile and cheaper alternative.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

I can't remember the comment exactly, and by whom, but I think if you can shoot clear through a soup can you will be fine with hunting small game.


I am sure the more experienced hunters will chime in.

On that note I will move this thread to the hunting subforum where they frequent.


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

cheers for the comments guys
the bands im using atm put an 8mm steel through a coke can with ease and thats only single straight cuts.
i might get some 1745 tubing when i get some money.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:15 AM

I use the lot, the best is what suits you, as long as you get the right ammo for your elastic they all work, i like tubes for short range and bands for other,

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

power is not everything ya have to be able to hold what ya pulling to get a good accurate shot

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

cheers for the comments guys
the bands im using atm put an 8mm steel through a coke can with ease and thats only single straight cuts.
i might get some 1745 tubing when i get some money.
cheers
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You can put a BB through a Coke can with very light rubber, a combination worthless for hunting. Try a #12 steel can. When you can put an 11mm lead ball through both sides, you have a hunting combo.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

i have no lead balls and they are far to expensive to buy for me being a kid so that's a no go
i was reading a post where someone got a squizzer with a 8mm hex nut so i might try those

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

have some of there tubes, I like all so far, 1745's - 2040's - but those 5080's rock, I have another question to throw into the pot, how bout the "Big Tubes" I've used those also and like the power they produce - mine came from "McMaster-Carr, 7/16" O.D. but I hear people use the word surgical rubber or medical rubber , anyone familar with these, or is that what I'm getting at McMaster-Carr - I like heavy ammo only, so yes I am a Big Tube fan indeed

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

Looped 1745* or four strand fixed for 9.5mm steel.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

4-strand 1745 is overkill for 9.5mm, you're wasting energy.
A properly cut to length set of 4-strand 2040 would be as fast or faster at half the draw weight.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:27 PM

Agreed. That's a great rig for for 1/2" steel. 2040 @ 550% is awesome with 9.5mm for hunting

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:41 AM

Reece,
Try using M10 hex nuts or M8 hex nuts. The M10s are about the same weight as a .44 lead ball and are good out to about 25 yards (providing you are using suitable bands). The M8 are also good, but only against pigeons or simiilar size birds classed as vermin. You can get bulk quantities (packets of 1000) of both sizes from Screwfix at sensible prices. You can also get small quantities of either size at hardware or DIY stores, but they are expensive if you buy them this way..

I use looped 1745 tubes for pigeons. As others have said, theres lots of options.

Hunting is a big step up from target shooting so make sure you have consistently good accuracy before you start taking game. Plenty of info on here and other places about hunting and responsibilities.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

1745 tubing is more than adequate for what you're using. You can get away with using faux tapered tubes with 9.5mm steel. The trick is you want to make the length so that at full draw, you're just a couple of inches from bottoming out. The thin chinese tubes work best that way.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

I should hopefully be getting some lead tomorrow and then I will have to get a mould
after that I will probably get some tbg as I don't have a catty made for tubes. I also might try the m8 hex nuts that peakshooter suggested.
thanks for all the advice guys, I may try tubes in the future.
cheers,
Reece

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

If you're of average strength then you'll hold 1745 tapered on target comfortably. It's a super potent combo with 3/8 steel or OO buck. Use a 2:3 to 3:4 ratio,loop:single. This set up was shooting butterfly at 330-350fps this morning in 13C temp!! That's serious foot poundage in a small package. Tapers are fiddly but the performance can be astonishing if done right.




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