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So, since I don't have a Chrony yet, I decided to copy Bugar's Cardboard Penetration Test. I used 10 layers of 32lb ECT cardboard and 1/2" steel balls. I shot two shots with each slingshot and recorded the result. I pulled the pouch back as far as I could in each test. Here is what I found:

Steel Ball:
Configuration - 1st shot depth/2nd shot depth/Average
1. Saunders Falcon 2 with Factory Bands - 0.9"/1.4"/1.15"
2. Flatband Ergo with Linatex Bands - CT/1.31"/NA
3. Saunders Pro with Quad Bands - CT/CT/NA
4. Saunders Falcon 2 with Tex-Shooter Express - CT/1.5"/NA
5. Saunders Pro with Tex-Shooter Express - CT/CT/NA
6. Marksman Folder with Kent Elastomer Tubes - 1.70"/CT"/NA

White Marble;
Configuration - 1st shot depth/2nd shot depth/Average
1. Flatband Ergo with Linatex Bands - 0.45"/0.48"/0.46" (first shot bounced back out after impact)
2. Saunders Pro with Quad Bands - 0.70"/0.75"/0.72"
3. Saunders Falcon 2 with Tex-Shooter Express - 0.50"/0.55"/0.52"
4. Saunders Pro with Tex-Shooter Express - 0.85"/0.80"/0.82"

The ones with CT means that the ball went Clean Through all 10 layers, which is 1.75" thick.
 

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I just did a test with .5" White Marble and here is the result:
Configuration - 1st shot depth/2nd shot depth/Average
1. Flatband Ergo with Linatex Bands - 0.45"/0.48"/0.46" (first shot bounced back out after impact)
2. Saunders Pro with Quad Bands - 0.70"/0.75"/0.72"
3. Saunders Falcon 2 with Tex-Shooter Express - 0.50"/0.55"/0.52"

This shows a couple of things. First, steel balls carry much more energy than marbles. Second, it better shows the power of each band set.
 

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I did some more tests this morning. The Kent tubes did awesome with my Marksman Folder with the steel balls! My pouch setup failed after the steel tests so, I was not able to do Marble tests. I think it should say something that the tubes did as well or better than some latex bands.

The Tex-Shooter Express Bands are clearly the fastest that I have.

Steel Ball:
Configuration - 1st shot depth/2nd shot depth/Average
1. Saunders Pro with Tex-Shooter Express - CT/CT/NA
2. Marksman Folder with Kent Elastomer Tubes - 1.70"/CT"/NA

White Marble:
Configuration - 1st shot depth/2nd shot depth/Average
1. Saunders Pro with Tex-Shooter Express - 0.85"/0.80"/0.82"
 
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