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I finally got my alliance sterling 107s and i think they are killer. I put a set on the gypsy rigged maple natural i made a few weeks ago and its really flinging the lead around my backyard. I just took two and cut them open and made it really long for butterfly style and its perfect for me since im 6'5" and have long arms to boot, I havent taken a lot of shots but the ones i have taken have been dead on and pretty powerful especially for getting about 25 band sets for $5. 89(i had a coupon). They are way better than i expected! check em out!
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Well time for a update Well I was making up a band set with 107's had a idea for a tapper. I had just got a package in the mail so had to divide shooten time. I took this set out strapped to my most accurate frame to try out. Started shooten at ten meters then after a bit moved out to twenty meters. This setup is shoooten harder then the single 105's or the double 107's. Now I don't have a crony but for me I don't really need one so see a difference. This setup all though not real fast does hit with a amazing impact and this was in 20 degree Temp's on cold bands. I took some pictures so it would be essayer to under stand the tapper. If you decide to try this tapper be careful and check the set for even draw as it is easy to get them a little off if you don't watch your measurement's close. I used a 1/4 inch peace of 17-45 tube to tie mine but you can use your on way to tie.
 

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Did some shooting with this setup just came in when I went out I thought I would take my BI-THOR out to just to see how it compared well with 3/8 steel they seem to hit just as hard and the drop was bout the same also so I think I'll be shooting with these for awhile
 

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I've read this through from the start to here and have not seen anyone bring up the topic of band life. I've just received my first set of latex bands on my new Ocularis SS and they are quick. But I doubt I'll get more than 300 shots or so from them - time will tell. But with the 107 and 105 rubber bands I always get more than 500 and sometimes as much as 650 shots out of a set.

So if cost is the thing some are comparing you have to factor in band life to the cost equation.

I use the rubber bands on my Scout Gen I all the time and find them just fine for back yard destruction or small game like rabbit, squirrel, quail etc..

I've got a swack of banding material to go through but when it's done I'll be giving a sheet of Tex's a whorl just for shits n giggles. Gotta try it all to really know what's best for you. Already I'm ruling out stuff that is not good for me over the last year so it's a time consuming thing to try a whole bunch and find the best of the best for you.

Everyone has a different idea of what's best based on many factors and trade offs like convenience and price and cutting or not cutting vs performance and consistency. Ya gotta pick ur own poison and 105's and107's are a very viable alternative that give good performance for minimal cost and ease of procurement.
 

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A quick alert to anyone wishing to purchase Alliance Sterling 105s......I purchased a pound of them on amazon. Definitely NOT the same as the Alliance Sterling 107s I purchased previously! Performance was lousy. After the fact I looked at Alliance's website and 105s were not even listed in the Sterling line.
 

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What a great thread this has been! Seeing as it is an oldie goldie, I believe a lot of the newer shooters on here would benefit from it being bumped. :) I've got a box of #107's coming in from Staples and will be trying to tie up a few sets on some of my natty forks asap. :) Thank you to all who have made this thread so eye opening. Like a few of the boys have said, there's just something about the look of the oldish days, or bush lore or makeshift equipment style, that turns my crank. :) lb
 
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