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Just wondering if 2040 Dankung premium tubing would be suitable to take game with 3/8" steel. Upon target practice it seems as though it has enough power but I'm just curious if anyone else has had success with 2040 and 3/8" steel. I shoot feral Pigeons and Indian Myna birds using 8mm steel and 2040 tubing and it drops them on the spot. But I need to know if the 2040 and 3/8" steel would be suitable to take game such as rabbit.
 

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Jim Harris whos one of the most experienced tube shooters does not recommend 20/40 looped for hunting. If you go on the Performance Catapults web site he says there target tube not hunting tubes. 18/42 or 17/45 is what he recommends.

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Jim Harris whos one of the most experienced tube shooters does not recommend 20/40 looped for hunting. If you go on the Performance Catapults web site he says there target tube not hunting tubes. 18/42 or 17/45 is what he recommends.

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Just had a look, thanks. Although it seems as though I get the same ish speeds from 2040 and 1745 when shooting 3/8" steel.
 

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100%. I have a few kills with looped 2040 - however I would add the caveat that I max the HECK out of my draw. I've taken starlings, doves & pigeons with a single 24" loop frameless drawn full butterfly & using .38 steel.

Like @mattwalt said, give it a try on a can o beans & have at er. Cheers from Canada & happy hunting :) .
 

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Guys like to up the rubber just so its more durable. If you can get a ball inside a tin of baked beans - you should be fine. But don't waste the Foster's...

Personally I like a 1/3 pseudo taper in 1842 - think tapers give a little more speed than full loops - and have a nicer feel.
No worries I'll order some 1842 just to help prolong band life. I did in fact notice that I'm only getting about 500 shots before a large tear appears in the 2040. I switched to tubes because of band life.
 

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100%. I have a few kills with looped 2040 - however I would add the caveat that I max the HECK out of my draw. I've taken starlings, doves & pigeons with a single 24" loop frameless drawn full butterfly & using .38 steel.

Like @mattwalt said, give it a try on a can o beans & have at er. Cheers from Canada & happy hunting :) .
No worries, cheers.
 

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Looped 2040's for 3/8" steel are pretty darn good, light pulling and can zip em pretty darn Good. Henry back in the day found then as fast or faster then 1842 ... !842's send them but are heavy to pull back and are overkill for 3/8" but do send 'em :- )

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Looped 2040's for 3/8" steel are pretty darn good, light pulling and can zip em pretty darn Good. Henry back in the day found then as fast or faster then 1842 ... !842's send them but are heavy to pull back and are overkill for 3/8" but do send 'em :- )

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Still lighter to pull than 1745's though? And do the 1842's last longer than 2040?
 

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Well I can't say, some of the more experienced guys will surely know, but although I love looped 1842's and I love them for 3/8" steel, they still are over powered for that size ball .. IMHO. 2040 is a very nice tube when looped for 3/8' steel, and so is looped 3050. If you are looking for the power of looped 1842's without the pulling force, try looped 3050's .. they are awesome !

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Well I can't say, some of the more experienced guys will surely know, but although I love looped 1842's and I love them for 3/8" steel, they still are over powered for that size ball .. IMHO. 2040 is a very nice tube when looped for 3/8' steel, and so is looped 3050. If you are looking for the power of looped 1842's without the pulling force, try looped 3050's .. they are awesome !

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Yeah thanks. I've been looking around and many say that 1745 looped pulls much harder than 1842 and many say they like the 1842 for hunting, which is what I will be doing along with target shooting. Cheers.
 
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