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Im doing my best but I think I'll be out here all day before I break this thing. Velocity seems a bit low to me? This is my first time shooting so I dont know. I just threw on the band set that came with it when I got it. Maybe I should take this one off, measure my draw length and cut it down? I'm still having fun either way
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I would trim it for much better performance, Simpleshot stock bands are all about 10" so you can trim to fit if you want but that SSB has good stretch so if you're going for like a 3/4 butterfly (also called an extended draw, medium pull in the Chinese stuff) that should work fine as long as your having fun that's all that matters and it looks like you're banging that can sound like it owes you lunch money lol, good shooting, stay safe and have fun!!
 

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I would trim it for much better performance, Simpleshot stock bands are all about 10" so you can trim to fit if you want but that SSB has good stretch so if you're going for like a 3/4 butterfly (also called an extended draw, medium pull in the Chinese stuff) that should work fine as long as your having fun that's all that matters and it looks like you're banging that can sound like it owes you lunch money lol, good shooting, stay safe and have fun!!
I wonder how much different the velocity will be if I cut it shorter. Next time I come out here ill bring my cutting tools. I just wanted to get into the groove of doing good fundamentals

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Much more!! When you set a proper active length for your draw length you're maxing the stretch on the latex to 400-500% which is gonna be close to its max elongation, i think SSB died like 500-550% elongation i may be wrong tho, long story short when you max out the bands or close to it you are storing significantly more energy in the bands from to them heating up so fast because of the stretch, that heat is your power and with an appropriately matched ammo you'll see way higher velocities!!!
 

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Cool weather and not pulling the proper stretch ratio will both lead to under-performance... shooting light weight ammo like clay, you still should be shooting fairly fast regardless though... there's many videos that will help you out, out there... you can look on youtube or simply go to the newbie forum area and look at the top of the page, first thread.
 

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You are off to a great start.

I shoot 3/8 steel shot when slicing cans. Clay ammo may not have sufficient mass. For sure, try shortening the bands a little at a time.

You can pick up Daisy 3/8 and 1/4 steel shot at your local Walmart (hunting section). There are better prices - but instant gratification when you buy @ Walmart.

Your set-up looks fine for 3/8 stell shot.

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You are off to a great start.

I shoot 3/8 steel shot when slicing cans. Clay ammo may not have sufficient mass. For sure, try shortening the bands a little at a time.

You can pick up Daisy 3/8 and 1/4 steel shot at your local Walmart (hunting section). There are better prices - but instant gratification when you buy @ Walmart.

Your set-up looks fine for 3/8 stell shot.

Have fun!
Yeah I'm definitely going to shorten the bands for sure. If I'm doing my math right (most definitely not) I stand to gain a lot more power from shortening the bands and stretching closer to 500%.

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