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It depends what bands you put on them, if there the same bands they wil have the same power, if i was to pick which one i would like out the 2 it would be ERGO 2, jeff
 

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I haven't shot either one yet.... but it seems to me that it comes down more that anything else to personal preference. They are both totally different animals as one is metal and one is wood. Both will shoot projectiles the same speed and power if the same bands are used. The rest is what feels right and appeals to you on any given day, but that's just me. Keep in mind that I have rarely found a cattie that I didn't like.


I know that you are probably looking for peoples specific opinions as to why they like one and not the other, but again it is so subjective and you might not agree if you shot them yourself. I can say based on the comments on the forums that both have a great many pleased shooters. Try as many as you can afford. They're all are fun.
All the best to you in your search!
 

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The ergo2 is better because the hunterbands wich are on both slingshots, perform better on the ergo2!

Edit: Sorry, for missunderstanding: It was ment Ironic!

Hey sohy: please stop asking those questions again and again and again. It' getting boring because the answer is

so simple and please stop writing SO BIG!

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Sohy,

You're thinking about this all wrong. You are talking about two similarly shaped frames, i.e., they are both basically just sturdy forks without wrist or arm braces and no fork extensions. Now think: how can one be more "powerful" than another? One can be more "sturdy", but what does it mean to say one is more "powerful"? Seriously. What would that even mean?

The bands can be more powerful. The shooter can be more powerful. But the frame has no power, only sturdiness.
You could take a set of bands and hook them to trees. They would shoot the same as if they were hooked to a sturdy slingshot.

This is why your question -- posted in two different forums -- is getting you no satisfaction. It really doesn't make much sense.
 

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I do get these kinds of questions a lot. Really quite ridiculous.

Isn't it obvious that there are big differences in both frames?

Frodo, why should the same bands perform any different on frames with comparable throat width? All my tests show that power and frame accuracy depend on the bands only. Of course everybody has a frame that he prefers, for ergonomical reasons or simply because he has practiced a lot with it. A frame that works well for one shooter may not work at all for another one.

Hunterbands will perform on ANY frame that is stable enough for the draw.
 

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Jörg, to be fair, it might not be quite so obvious to people less experienced in slingshots.

sohy3010, I'll try to answer your question.

As Jörg says, the power of a slingshot is mostly down to the bandset. The bandset determines the draw force and speed of the shot for any given weight of ammo. The accuracy is down to the bandset, the frame, the overall ergonomics and to the largest part the skill of the shooter. Different people will prefer different slingshots and sometimes different bandsets.

The Ergo 2 is made by fish in the UK and comes with his Hunter Bands. These bands are super strong and not for the uninitiated or the feeble, but they do deliver an incredible amount of power (they throw heavy shot very fast). If you only need lighter shot, not big chunks of lead, then you should think about getting lighter bands. The Ergo 2 can be fitted with lighter flatbands. Members Tex-Shooter and Flatband are specialists in selling these, but many other vendors also make fine bandsets. The frame is made from plywood so is light to carry out in the field or to hold for pronged target shooting, but is dependent on the way you hold it for its stability. The Ergo 2 is typically shot Chinese style with the thumb up on the fork and the forefinger curled round the other. It does not have a wrist band.

The Cougar is of a similar size, layout and also doesn't have a wrist brace. It can be shot hammer style or Chinese style. It can also be shot with just about any bandset on sale, including flatbands of all kinds, tubes, loops of tubes, etc. It's most defining feature is its flexibility and suitability for almost all users. It's made of heavy stainless steel. The weight gives it stability and makes it more likely to survive accidental fork hits. It would make a good choice for a beginner who is yet to settle on a style, bandset or ammo type. They are made by Dankung in China to Jörg's design, but fish also sells these.

As you can see, there's no right answer for everybody, but I suggest you get a Cougar and when you decide on exactly what you want from a slingshot, you may decide to buy a handmade slingshot by one of the other members (or make your own).
 

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Certainly, Danny. But power and accuracy of a band set does not change when you attach it to another frame with the same fork width and attachment method.

Of course it is a highly individual issue wether or not a given frame/band combination works well for a shooter.
 

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Here is a drawback to the Cougar: the ears can be chipped by a glass marble if you should get a fork hit. Once that happens, your flat bands are going to wear out FAST!!! While I don't have an Ergo 2, I do have many natural forks. No damage results from hits with glass marbles on them, ever. And since the Ergo2 is made out of multiplex, I would expect it to be impervious, too.
Aside from that, the Cougar is the best way to go for a novice who wants to experiment between flatbands and tubes.
(and please don't tell me how you never get fork hits -- some of us DO)
 

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I have never used glass marbles - can they really chip stainless steel?

In any case, with a bit of sandpaper you could round the prongs in a few minutes.
 

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Joerg, here is a picture of my chipped Cougar. There is a chip on the other ear on the back side too. This amazes me!




Here it is enlarged (wish it were clearer)

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Sohy 3010....
you have pretty much asked the same question in the same way and gotten the same answers on numerous occasions....the bands deliver power..the shooter delivers accuracy...the fork is the platform you work from...in the end no matter how fancy it is, no matter what it's made of it's still just a forked stick...

Perhaps if you put a little more into your questions you might get a more informed answer...what are you planning to use for ammo? are you target shooter or hunter? what is your budget? are you a serious shooter or just a weekend plinker?...things like this make a huge difference. Also you might want to stop using all caps on most forums that is considered rude unless you have a reason for it...like you have bad eye sight, your computers cap lock is broken, you're using some strange program that changes everything to caps when you post..I don't know...otherwise it's like you are continuously shouting.
 

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Phew!

Well then out comes the sand paper...

Did the glass marble shatter?
The first one just turned into shards. The second one actually split in two and I watched both halves go their separate ways.


BTW, the reason this happened, I found out later, was that I cut the bands wrong on one side of the fork.
 

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Joerg, here is a picture of my chipped Cougar. There is a chip on the other ear on the back side too. This amazes me!




Here it is enlarged (wish it were clearer)

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If you need it cleaning up and don't want to do it yourself, I'd be happy to do it for you for free. It'd bee worth it just to try out the Cougar.

I can also fit Teflon, G-10 or Kydex fork covers if needed.
 
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