Freezin' my Butt Off
I ordered some linatex from the Simple Shot website, after hearing about it's great elongation factor, and abrasion resistant qualities. I hadn't been expecting the Holy Grail of flatbands, but I was hoping for something that was somewhat better than TBG, cause that gets boring after a while. It arrived, and I was extremely surprised by it's thickness, and stiffness. I was going to be shooting 3/8" steel, so I cut myself some 1cm straights, I tied 'em on and headed for the shooting range. I was extremely surprised by the draw weight when I first pulled it back. I figured I could deal with it, so I let fly. MAJOR handslap, the shot went wild, and put a sizable dent in the garage door. I figured it was an anomaly, and fired again. Same result. I headed outside into the freezing rain, determined to give the elastic a fair trial. My accuracy never improved, and all I got were cold fingers. Granted, I wasn't using large lead, but I was thinking that those small bands would be sized down enough for my medium steel. Anyway, I have relegated the linatex to the band tying strip box, and have gone back to the good old 1745's.