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You really can shoot bbs with any frame. Just band it up to match the (lightweight) ammo!

Here are a couple of examples.

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Here are a couple naturals, a Gen 1 Scout, an oak Axiom Champ and a Daisy B-51. All set up with #64 office bands, cut in the middle, one per side.

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Here's a ply flat-top Jelly Bean banded with 1/4-inch SS black bands for butterfly shooting.

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Here's a natural with 1632s. Good for .177s or, in this case, 5/16-inch steel.
Yes, of course you are very correct .. BTW; how do the #64 rubber bands do with BB's .. do they fly pretty fast ?

wll
 

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You really can shoot bbs with any frame. Just band it up to match the (lightweight) ammo!

Here are a couple of examples.

attachicon.gif
HalloweenBands.JPG

Here are a couple naturals, a Gen 1 Scout, an oak Axiom Champ and a Daisy B-51. All set up with #64 office bands, cut in the middle, one per side.

attachicon.gif
TargetX20.JPG

Here's a ply flat-top Jelly Bean banded with 1/4-inch SS black bands for butterfly shooting.

attachicon.gif
5-16target.jpg

Here's a natural with 1632s. Good for .177s or, in this case, 5/16-inch steel.
KawKan, Is the Daisy P51great for arthritic hands? Seemingly I like the wrist support mounted to the top of the sling frame! Also, like the #64 rubber bands! How are you attaching them to 1/4-inch steel rod frames? Thank you, Gary
 

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Good questions, Gary.

I'm not sure how your hands are, but my arthritis mostly affects my thumb, so any grip that takes pressure off that helps. Wrist braced slingshots help, but they are not my favorites. Well shaped ergos, such as the Pocket Predator Mini Taurus are more my style. That said, there are so many wire-frames out there I like to keep my hand in. I attach flat bands, including office rubber, by wrapping with more office rubber, and finishing with a wrap and tuck, knot, or using up the whole band.

Here's a vid that may explain it better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=JkNyb0q0bYk&feature=emb_logo

You really can shoot bbs with any frame. Just band it up to match the (lightweight) ammo!

Here are a couple of examples.

attachicon.gif
HalloweenBands.JPG

Here are a couple naturals, a Gen 1 Scout, an oak Axiom Champ and a Daisy B-51. All set up with #64 office bands, cut in the middle, one per side.

attachicon.gif
TargetX20.JPG

Here's a ply flat-top Jelly Bean banded with 1/4-inch SS black bands for butterfly shooting.

attachicon.gif
5-16target.jpg

Here's a natural with 1632s. Good for .177s or, in this case, 5/16-inch steel.
KawKan, Is the Daisy P51great for arthritic hands? Seemingly I like the wrist support mounted to the top of the sling frame! Also, like the #64 rubber bands! How are you attaching them to 1/4-inch steel rod frames? Thank you, Gary
 

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Good questions, Gary.

I'm not sure how your hands are, but my arthritis mostly affects my thumb, so any grip that takes pressure off that helps. Wrist braced slingshots help, but they are not my favorites. Well shaped ergos, such as the Pocket Predator Mini Taurus are more my style. That said, there are so many wire-frames out there I like to keep my hand in. I attach flat bands, including office rubber, by wrapping with more office rubber, and finishing with a wrap and tuck, knot, or using up the whole band.

Here's a vid that may explain it better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=JkNyb0q0bYk&feature=emb_logo

You really can shoot bbs with any frame. Just band it up to match the (lightweight) ammo!

Here are a couple of examples.

attachicon.gif
HalloweenBands.JPG

Here are a couple naturals, a Gen 1 Scout, an oak Axiom Champ and a Daisy B-51. All set up with #64 office bands, cut in the middle, one per side.

attachicon.gif
TargetX20.JPG

Here's a ply flat-top Jelly Bean banded with 1/4-inch SS black bands for butterfly shooting.

attachicon.gif
5-16target.jpg

Here's a natural with 1632s. Good for .177s or, in this case, 5/16-inch steel.
KawKan, Is the Daisy P51great for arthritic hands? Seemingly I like the wrist support mounted to the top of the sling frame! Also, like the #64 rubber bands! How are you attaching them to 1/4-inch steel rod frames? Thank you, Gary
Thank you for your response, KawKan! Gary
 

· Ray Rowden
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You really can shoot bbs with any frame. Just band it up to match the (lightweight) ammo!

Here are a couple of examples.

attachicon.gif
HalloweenBands.JPG

Here are a couple naturals, a Gen 1 Scout, an oak Axiom Champ and a Daisy B-51. All set up with #64 office bands, cut in the middle, one per side.

attachicon.gif
TargetX20.JPG

Here's a ply flat-top Jelly Bean banded with 1/4-inch SS black bands for butterfly shooting.

attachicon.gif
5-16target.jpg

Here's a natural with 1632s. Good for .177s or, in this case, 5/16-inch steel.
Yes, of course you are very correct .. BTW; how do the #64 rubber bands do with BB's .. do they fly pretty fast ?

wll
Using the #64s cut, with one per side, BBs will often penetrate a fresh aluminum can from 10 meters, and sometimes pass through. Of course you get more pass-throughs after 50 or 60 hits. LOL!
 

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I've only ever shot bb's in my basement since I started. I've had the theraband blue and the tube set for bb's from simpleshot. The pouches seem way over sized but more cushy.

I bought a roll of sumeike pink and have been using that with a straight cut of 1/2 inch with warrior bb pouches. Been shooting from 27-45 feet and I can tell the .20 airsoft bb's aren't as accurate as compared to regular bb's. I'm wondering if its a bit over powered for regular bb's as well? Might finally order some 1/4 inch steel so I have more perspective on shooting different weights with band sets. Going to try the .4 mm latex from simpeshot next. I would rather do more shooting than experimenting with band sets right now. Plan to make up a bunch on vacation.

How do you guys fold the narrow band sets when tying to the pouch? A tri fold is sorta tough and often times the bands end up a little wonky and aren't symmetrical when shooting sideways style. With the last set I simply feed the latex through the pouch and folded it over which was easier.

For me a 2 inch spinner seems about right. Most of the time I miss but I hit it enough to be interesting.
 
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