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What size BB's to use?

I'm thinking this is probably broken down in to 3 good options?

The best size for hunting

The best size for targets

The best alrounder

Same question for bands?

Thinking of theraband, what is the best width of gold to use and for which application and what size BB.
 

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This question is going to be hard to answer. Band width depends on the material (you specify theraband), draw length, ammo size and the distance you are shooting.

While some shooters are still using theraband, it has fallen out of favor with many. There seems to be material better suited for slingshots coming out of china.
 

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This question is going to be hard to answer. Band width depends on the material (you specify theraband), draw length, ammo size and the distance you are shooting.

While some shooters are still using theraband, it has fallen out of favor with many. There seems to be material better suited for slingshots coming out of china.
Do you mean the GZK stuff?

I'm happy to experiment with all sorts. I had assumed the theraband gold was the stuff to use and gamekeeper john seems to favour it - so i'd assumed it was decent stuff.
 

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I still use theraband gold for a lot of my shooting. For me it is like the base line all others are judged by. That said I do like the .60 and .65 precise from Dankung. I found that I like a band set cut to a 20mm to 12mm taper and a 220mm length for general use and I mostly shoot 3/8 steel but with the .65 precise I am comfortable shooting 7/16 steel. I only target shoot and do not hunt but these set ups seem to work well on both soda and tin cans. Just my $0.02 :)
 
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I really enjoy the sumeike from china it shoots great i can buy cheap from US re-seller so short wait time. I have used theraband and it doesn't hold a candle to this stuff, its made for slingshots. I have shot the Precise it is good as well. Gamekeeper has videos raving about the Gzk I am looking forward to trying it myself. I'm waiting the 3 weeks for it to arrive from China now. There are a ton of ammo combos to band sizes. Simple shot has good video talking about this. Pocket Predator has area dedicated to this in his website also. Good luck figuring it out is 1/2 the fun.

I use .55 Sumeike with 5/16" bb. 5/8" to 1/2" taper over 6.5" for my 33" draw target shooting

.70 Sumeike .44cal lead bb, 1 1/4" to 1" taper over 6.5" to get critters
 

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i usually use office bands and 1/2 in by 2 in pouches for BBs,occassionaly 3/8s wide TBG same pouches,pull to my earlobe,and they seem to work well for what they are and what they shoot :)
 
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