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Hey everyone. I've been shooting the scout with double tube bands and 7/16in steel balls. Making it strong to use it to hunt small game.

Since using larger ammo and strong bands, my index finger on the pouch hand gets sore quite quickly. Like after 20 shots. I made a thicker leather pouch which barely helps. It's still a hindrance to my practice.

I could shoot 3/8in balls for hours without a problem.

I have considered switching to a simpleshot hammer slingbow so I can use a mechanical release with arrows and not use my fingers to pinch at all. I also just learned about the Simple Shot pinch pouch.

This way I can maintain a heavy draw weight and not cripple myself.

I don't think my hands are abnormal. I consider them tough. Anyone overcome this in a method I'm not seeing?

I heard a recommendation of using a finger brace from a pharmacy...
 

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good insights matt. yes I'm leaning towards switching to flatbands and keeping my 7/16 steel ammo. My current double tube setup does not allow me to pinch the ammo between my finger pads. It's too much of a pull. So I resort to pinching the ammo behind my index bone, which yes I've heard is a bad practice.

thanks for the reminders
 
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