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My current favorite band is Precise .5 green. From what I've read, it looks like .45 would also make a nice setup for 5/16. Especially since I'm now using a slightly larger band cut than I have been using for the .5. I'll be using 15-20mm, 6" active, 30" draw. I can always adjust AL as needed. I'm also tempted to try .40.

I saw Northerner's post on .45 BSB and performance seems good. I'll be getting Precise (probably gen 2).

Any thoughts on .40/.45 with 5/16 greatly appreciated!
 

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The .40 that I got from Simple Shot is outstanding! Really zippy with 3/8 steel. The molecular structure closely resembles GZK Black.
Good long lasting stuff as ie the Sumeike .45. That's my top 2 thin bands. Remember with elastic that batches vary greatly except for TBG witch is produced in the US. Just my $.02.
 

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The .40 that I got from Simple Shot is outstanding! Really zippy with 3/8 steel. The molecular structure closely resembles GZK Black.
Good long lasting stuff as ie the Sumeike .45. That's my top 2 thin bands. Remember with elastic that batches vary greatly except for TBG witch is produced in the US. Just my $.02.
Thanks, Joe!

I also just realized that I said I was using .5 Precise, but it's actually Sumeike. Good stuff!
 

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The current .50 Gen3 Precise is yellow and the previous Gen2 version was orange. I'm guessing your .50 green latex might be Sumeike.

The green .45 Gen3 Precise is nice stuff. I had one sample that was cut skinny but performed very well with my favorite 7mm ammo size. Here are some old postings that include info on various .45mm flatbands.

https://slingshotforum.com/topic/125324-comparison-5-light-flatbands/?hl=usopp

https://slingshotforum.com/topic/122114-55mm-yellow-usopp-vs-45mm-white-bsb/?hl=usopp

https://slingshotforum.com/topic/122120-more-bsb-and-usopp-test-results/?hl=usopp

https://slingshotforum.com/topic/117846-sumeike-pink-045mm-flatband/?hl=sumeike

https://slingshotforum.com/topic/117962-precise-yellow-vs-precise-orange/?hl=sumeike
 

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The .40 that I got from Simple Shot is outstanding! Really zippy with 3/8 steel. The molecular structure closely resembles GZK Black.
Good long lasting stuff as ie the Sumeike .45. That's my top 2 thin bands. Remember with elastic that batches vary greatly except for TBG witch is produced in the US. Just my $.02.
This caught my curiosity. I always thought the once popular TBG was manufactured in Malaysia by Hygenic Corp. It appears that they have offices in Ohio but the USA manufacturing is for latex-free products. The natural rubber trees are grown in Malaysia so maybe it would make sense to manufacture the bands there. I'm not sure anymore.

"Our Malaysia facility concentrates on the production of our natural rubber latex products and the Ohio facility manufactures the HYSYNAL® Synthetic Rubber, HYPERFORM™ Elastomeric Sheeting & Film and other dry rubber products."

https://www.hygenic.com/about-us/
 

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Oh ok. I didn’t realize that. The tbg that I’ve had in the past was always right on the money across the roll and from roll to roll. They have good QC. But they are probably running the same elastic all the time.
 
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