Good thinking, no band set up's use all the energy, so the larger the projectile the more of the band energy is used! Of course there comes a point when the speed gets so slow that the flip becomes of little use, then just throw a brick! :what:Don't dispute this but my simple logic would be that if you used all the energy from the bands (which I would guess is impossible) the energy would be constant for any given mass.
Can anyone explain the physics behind this or is the clue that you do not use
All the available energy in the bands.
The reason that I posted, was to just make one point that I have heard misquoted time and again through the years and to keep it simple. I have done many other test, but this one is so profound and so misunderstood!I've heard that with spring piston airguns you tend to get higher energies with a lighter pellet, but with PCP (pre-charged pneumatic) airguns the tendency is to get higher energies with heavier pellets.
From what I've seen, with most slingshots that rule of heavier ammo, higher energy holds true. Maybe an exception is the Pocket Shot, which is optimized for light ammo such as quarter inch steel, but performs so-so with heavier ammo. The Pocket Shot tends to have a short draw length, although there's now an arrow shooting pouch that stretches longer.
A shooter named Torsten uses flat bands but radically tapered and with a long butterfly draw to optimize for light ammo.
Tex-Shooter, would you say there's a consistent pattern on how draw length factors in with pellet weight on the energy pattern?