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IN another post TEx mentioned proper pouch size. I am curious what everone thinks the proper pouch size should be. I am will it might be denpendant on the individual and the slingshot. Does anyone have a specific size they like or a ration perhaps?
 

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I like Trumark pouches which are about 1"x3". I don't see a need to go any narrower than 1" but length can be varied to suit ammo size and personal preference. The 3" length of the Trumark pouch isn't really necessary for 3/8" or even 1/2" ammo, though it works just fine with these sizes. If you primarily shoot .50 caliber and smaller ammo you could go a bit shorter on the length, but if you shoot larger stuff, you need to make sure your pouch is long enough to enclose the projectile and still give you something to hold onto near the bands.
 

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I use a piece of veg tanned kangaroo skin, 4x1 inch including holes for the bands. Kangaroo is about the strongest leather there is for its thickness of around 0.8-1.2mm (depending on the age of the animal and piece of skin in question). I shoot stones so the extra length gives some leeway for the irreglar size and shape of ammo.
 

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I have noticed with Sauders bands which have a small very caliber specific(.50) pouch there is noticably less air drag...however the drawback of this is is you are relegated to that size ammo. But then again, I guess this the price of precision. We are dealing with a launcher that has limited velocity compared to other devices, so I am inclined to cut every corner to achieve more. On the other hand, this does reduce your versatility. I just wish other caliber sized pouches were available. The design does not require a knot either, decreasing wear. The Saunder's pouches really are nice in terms of function, even though they are plastic. They will certainly outlast the rubber and would be servicable for rebuilding several times.
 

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i´ve made many experiments with difrent pouch sices. i like the smalest and lightest possible!



10 have 6 gramm. a barnet pouche wight more then 5 gramm


4 are abt 2 gramm but only the centerhole center the ball better. i only shoot steelballs 10 to 15mm.
 

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My current pouch design is 2 1/2"s long by 1" wide. That will take ammo up to 5/8". I have pouches that are only 2" long. They are designed for smaller ammo. All are double cupped pouches. Keep them as small as possible. Flatband
 

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I like Flatband and Tex-Shooters' pouches. They shoot my marbles very well.
 

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I normally shoot stone but I would like to shoot some steel balls as well. I am most comfortable with ammo that is roughly .50 cal. I never thought about including holes in the pouch to reduce weight and drag I will have to see about trying that.
Here is another question for yall. It seems most of the pouches are more or less rectangled does anyone taper their pouches down to the ends?
 

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Here is my standard pouch used on my band assemblies. It is 2 3/4 inches long by 1 inch wide with a 1/2 inch pocket. The pocket works well for all sizes of shot up to about 7/8 inch diameter. My pouch has been tweaked many times the last four years. If you don't want your pouch to interfere (a small amount) with the shot release, it needs to be small and if sight shooting the fork throat works better if it is 2 1/2 inches or greater. I don't understand why, but bench test confirm this. The only time I use a fork larger than a 2 1/2 throat opening is when wing shooting and that is because that is the only time I have ever hit a fork shooting that I know of. This is my favorite pouch style to shoot also. When hunting, I just hold the shot against the pocket with my index finger until I am ready to shoot. Tex
 

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It is wet formed in Dies that I made, but it can be done by folding wet leather over a marble and pinching it between two aluminum washers of the right size, then trimming it. Tex
 
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