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I probably had one of my best ever shooting sessions this afternoon. After 400 shots I was still "in the zone". All shooting was at a measured 20 yards using 1/4" steel ammo. It started with shredding two hanging pop cans until they cut in half. Then I smacked the hanging half for a bit. At one point I counted out 10 balls and recorded 8/10 hits on the full size can.

Next was a plastic golfball at 20 yards. First count was 4/10 hits. I shot a bunch more on the golfball using three frames and figured out the exact anchor point for precision hits. At the end of the day I counted out 10 balls and made 7/10 hits on the small ball with my hickory handled Shock frame. I counted out 5 more and hit 3/5 with the Lion Mouth. This was a good time to stop.

Today would have been a great day to challenge a pistol shooter. I wish these days would happen more often.
 

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You lit them up Buddy!!!
 

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Wow you were on fire :) I can't shoot that much 1/4 ammo at one time for sure, to fiddly for me. But I am curious, were you using a specific band set up? I'd like to up my 1/4 game and am just wondering, thanks :)
 

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Wow you were on fire :) I can't shoot that much 1/4 ammo at one time for sure, to fiddly for me. But I am curious, were you using a specific band set up? I'd like to up my 1/4 game and am just wondering, thanks :)
I was shooting two different band sets this afternoon. Both were the pre-made cheapo AliEx bands with small pouches installed. Both measure 3/4" x 1/2" x 7 1/2". The unknown orange set measures .025" thickness while the yellow set is .022-.023" and appears to be .55mm Precise Yellow. With 1/4" steel ammo the orange clocks at 235 fps and the yellow does 240fps with my 32" draw length. The bands feel very similar when shooting.

The Precise Yellow is a nice versatile band for the 1/4" steel and gives some good speed numbers. Sometimes I'll cut 5/8" x 1/2" for mild 10 yard indoor shooting with the 1/4" steel. Last summer I used 7/8" x 5/8" for 50-75 yard shooting with the 1/4" steel. It's a heavy cut for the small ammo but I needed the speed for flat trajectory.

The .50mm GZK cut to 5/8" x 1/2" also makes a sweet band for 1/4" steel at 10 yards/metres. I haven't tried a wide set for 20+ yards.
 

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What slingshot is the black one in the middle?
The middle frame above is one of the cheapest and most common slingshots found on AliEx dealer sites. Regular price is usually around $3.50 to $4.50 but watch the shipping fees. I like them so much that I have 4 but there are slight differences that don't make them any less a deal. Some have a rubberized coating, some are shiny, some have slightly thicker forks, and some have small lanyard rings. The bands pull back against the clamps so I wouldn't recommend going much more than 10 pounds of draw weight. The clamps are quite chunky and have a brass insert.

I'm currently experimenting with a web pad on one of these cheapo pinchers. It's just a piece of a knee pad from the dollar store.

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