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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!

Friedrich
ok ok soz ;L
 

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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).
Why do you reccomend the cougar? i know its because i shoots any kinds of bands, but why else?? i
 

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Reasons to get a cougar:
1. It is a very strong, first-rate slingshot
2. If you are new to slingshooting, it is very versatile
a. You can shoot in two styles: hammer-grip, and Chinese (flip)
b. You can use it with ALL types of elastic (any variation of tubes or flatbands)
3. It is very effective for both target shooting and hunting, and fits in pocket

Reasons to get an Ergo2
1. It is a very strong, first-rate slingshot
2. It is almost indestructible
3. It is very effective for both target shooting and hunting, and fits in pocket

All these reasons have already been stated in the posts above.

 

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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)

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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hey ZDP-189 i would like to see one of yours where you have fited it with kydex. It would be interesting to see. Also what makes one band set more accurate than the other? could it be because if its to strong you will shake? thanks
 

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Also what makes one band set more accurate than the other? could it be because if its to strong you will shake? thanks
Mostly speed vs draw force. Speed gives a flatter trajectory and excessive force causes shake and aiming faults. For a light ammo especially, there can be vast differences in the speed and force between bandsets.
 

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If your thinking of buying one of the 2 you may consider one of these from Dankung they take tubes and bands, it will do the same job and is cheaper, jeff

THE OWL.
 

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The Owl isn't a bad design, but it does not have the "slip on" slots for the band sets. That makes a band change a lot more time intensive.

Also, the hole in the grip is a bit small, people with larger hands will find it problematic to slip the pinkie in.
 

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The Owl isn't a bad design, but it does not have the "slip on" slots for the band sets. That makes a band change a lot more time intensive.

Also, the hole in the grip is a bit small, people with larger hands will find it problematic to slip the pinkie in.
Sometimes for hunting the slip on type can get in the way, cos you sometimes have to pick up quick and fire, i have a dankung and the tubes have came out cos i was to quick, and didnt make sure were the tubes were, i have fitted it with thera band now, its a lot easyer, a friend has the owl and he has put a bit more para cord on, im not saying the other 2 have out wrong with them, just my thought, jeff
 
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The Owl isn't a bad design, but it does not have the "slip on" slots for the band sets. That makes a band change a lot more time intensive.

Also, the hole in the grip is a bit small, people with larger hands will find it problematic to slip the pinkie in.
you are right,actually this design is not better.
 

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curtting a gap to slip in rubbers in the owl from the outside of the fork would not be a great deal. there is enaught metal around to hold the bands pressure. but the hole is still very tight.
 

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Bill, I've arrived back from my business trip and the Cougar was waiting. It's not all that bad; I was expecting to have to have to build it up with a TIG weld. It looks like you've done a little clean up already. Do you want me to preserve the wire cut look with the hard edge or shall I deburr it a bit and radius/ soften the edge before polishing?

I'll still do the sleeves, of course, but they'll be removable and I preume you'll occasionally want to shoot it au naturele.
 

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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.
CAPS LOCKS RULE!
 

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Let it fade into the past already
 
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