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#1 fardan

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:18 PM


Hello i am intrested in tex shooter tubes and i like hunting so, which diameter would you guys recommend for hunting small game squirrels,pheasants,pigeons, etc so would you guys recommend large dia,medium dia or small dia tubes to launch 9mm steel balls or rocks

Thank ypu

#2 libel

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

It all depends on your hunting preferences and experience. 9mm steel is unforgivingly light. If you're committed to using those for ammo you need small diameter.  With rocks, any of the other two go. How heavy? 

 

Rocks 3-4 times heavier than your steel would be a better choice. 



#3 DaveSteve

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

Definitely large. 9 mm is too small. 

Check out the hunting section.



#4 SonoftheRepublic

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:14 AM

Recently I watched a video by Bill Hayes entitled: "Latex tubes for slingshot shooting, the two favorites I've found", in which Bill reviews the 'light' and 'medium' tubes, and says that he likes the 'medium tubes' best, but also says both offer sufficient speed and power to hunt with.

He tested each half-tapered set with 7/16" steel over the chrony. The light set showed a speed of 230 fps at 10 lbs. pull, and the medium set was at 260 fps with 15 lbs. pull. Note that Bill states any speed of 200 fps or greater is plenty to take small game.

I ordered some heavy tubes from Tex a year ago and have found them to have long life and good power with 1/2" steel and .44 cal. lead, but I believe I will get BETTER ACCURACY with the medium tubes, which I have recently ordered and am anxious to try.

Based on Bill's video, I'm guessing you should go with the light tubes if you're going to use 9mm. Seems they should offer plenty of speed and great accuracy.

As for me, I personally prefer heavier ammo to get the job done cleanly - hence the medium tubes.

As Bill says, Power without accuracy is worthless.

Edited by SonoftheRepublic, 05 July 2013 - 01:17 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:43 AM

I thought Tex only do USA sales?



#6 ruthiexxxx

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:37 AM

I thought Tex only do USA sales?


He does. It means you have to do a deal with some other nice American who can order and send them to you :) It's worth it believe me ! :)

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

Thanks ruthiexxx, maybe some day I will not be so house bound again and I can sell outside the USA again, but for now I only sell to USA addresses. -- Tex



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Those small diameter amber Tex tubes are the absolute best. So fast.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:49 AM

 

I thought Tex only do USA sales?


He does. It means you have to do a deal with some other nice American who can order and send them to you :) It's worth it believe me ! :)

 

 

Could you advise which person can do?



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:15 AM

Try Roger ..... Wingshooter

http://www.footbridge.org

Edited by ruthiexxxx, 07 July 2013 - 02:16 AM.


#11 flippinout

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

Tex Tubes and the tubes from Simple Shot are exactly the same product from the same manufacturer. Simple Shot ships worldwide with no restrictions on quantity.

That is one solution.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:06 AM

Not 100 % so as I use 2 companies now for tubes. -- Tex


Edited by Tex-Shooter, 08 July 2013 - 07:35 AM.


#13 erlkonig

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

Try Roger ..... Wingshooter

http://www.footbridge.org

 

Thak you, Sir.

 

To Nathan:

 

I have small and large tube as well the latex from Simple shot, they are superior quality. I mean that I just do not have any thing form Tex's,



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:44 PM

@ruthiexxxx

 

thanks for your response dear.

 

@Tex

 

thanks for your confirmation

 

@Flippin

 

thanks on the solution for the tubes

 

 

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I am curious to try those LA2000 and LB2000 bands :king:



#15 SonoftheRepublic

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:54 PM

Those small diameter amber Tex tubes are the absolute best. So fast.

 Yep, those small diameter tubes can sure do some damage, as I've witnessed many holes through soup cans on your videos . . . which, by the way is the "poor man's test", as I understand it, for sufficiet hunting power . . . when you don't have a chrony (which I don't).

 

I plan on ordering some of Tex's small diameter tubes in the future. 



#16 DaveSteve

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

I got 1/8" x 1/4" tube from Simple Shot.

I'm surprised how well/fast they shoot.

I shoot 12 mm steel.






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