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Mornings guys, I was talking to a local shooter on phone. As we are in lockdown in UK, we set a challenge for each other lol. He is starting to shoot darts, so said if you can put two darts in a saucer size plate at 45ft.....then he give me a challenge,I'm screwed. His challenge is to hit a tin can at 35ft with a PFS, I can shoot most frames, but never shot a PFS an I'm a hammer grip shooter. He saz use a pfshooter design, I don't know nothing abt tubes used, what best rig or even technique of shooting a PFS. The winner of challenge has to purchase the loser a catty of their choice. It's bit of fun apparently! Any help would be really really appreciated.
 

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I watched a few videos myself on YouTube, I don't know length of tubes to cut or his rig. I really got confused with soft shooting an hard? I'm totally green as grass with this kind shooter an about wary been a hammer grip, flipping is a bit alien to me. The things we do aye lol?
 

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Erm...

You can use any bands or tube really. Basically PFS is like any other slingshot - just without a fork gap big enough to allow ammo to pass through. A lot of people use tubes more because they don't tend to get as tangled as flat bands - so allow for quick follow up shots.

As for helping with tips - You can twist the pouch to create the 'speed bump' effect which helps push the ammo just past the frame as the band contract. Also a little flip of the wrist towards the end of the stroke...

They can be a bit of a struggle for some folks to get the hang of - and shooting yoursefl in the hand is a real possibility. But some people just are able to use them like its natural.

It can be a more instinctive approach to shooting - but they can be aimed.

The only way to do it is to try. Start off small BB's etc. see how it goes.
 

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Thanks matt for advice, what's the gap size between forks tho? I stick with tubes 1540s I was thinking as to length they need cutting etc....back to drawing board an YouTube.
 

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Work on 450-500% elongation for your draw.

Fork gap - Really just enough to allow wrapping the bands down... In some cases its zero... 6-8mm is fine.

If using tubes - you'll need some tube protectors (thicker tube the drawn tube is inserted into). You'll be surprised how quickly tubes can be eaten but the frame without :)
 

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Here's an idea.

Start practicing your PFS release on one of your current slingshots. A bb shooter is fine, but not necessary.

Adjust your pouch grip so the thumb is just in front of the ammo. As you draw, turn the pouch so the thumb is away from the opening between the forks. Before releasing, insure there is a slight bit more pressure on the pouch from the thumb than the finger.

Try several shots.

If it seems to be working, tape a piece of card board over the gap in your forks and take a few more shots. If the ammo and bands are really going over the top, you are in business.

As far as dimensions are concerned I like those set out by PawPaw Sailor when he was organizing a PFS contest. Overall width no more than 2-1/2 inches. Gap of 1/2 inch or less.

You can do this, Mate!

We're all counting on you winning!
 

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Thanks guys for all the great tips, plain an simple explained. Trust me it really helps, I give you a update on progress, an hopefully it be good news. Happy shooting an stay safe
 
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