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Hey folks,

I just got some .65 precise band material and I decided to make some bands for my latest build.

The bands I cut/I'm using are 12-8mm tapers, active length 8 and 1/8" or 20.5cm.

None of my other bands have dented a can like this while also penetrating both sides!

However, it seems like the longer I aim the less accurate I am, like the bands are loosing power. So I'm trying to aim very quickly and release which is really throwing off my grouping.

Thought some of you might find my experience interesting and I'm open to advice with the use of this new material!
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I'm cutting a very similar taper with GZK .62 for a 36 inch draw. I'm having fun with .177s, 5/16-inch steel and 9mm clay ammo. (y)
Have you noticed any loss in power if you hold a draw to long? I don't seem to have that issue at all with the .4 bands I've been using from simple shot.
 

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Some bands have a lot better retraction rate then others. Take a piece, lay it on your measuring mat and mark down exactly how long it is. Then stretch it to the max elongation, hold it stretched out for 5 +- seconds, then lay it back on the mat and see if it returns to its original length and if it's not immediately then time it. I've only used the .4 Precise and honestly, I'm just not impressed with it at all, when comparred to other top brands as far as accuracy. It has great speed, but it doesn't always retract all the way quickly or evenly. I could have a bad roll, but I've put it on the back burner because a band broke after just a few shots.
That's a good test to run. I've found a length that I'm happy with for the moment, as far as speed and accuracy is concerned, but it's not the most consistent. And my bands have lasted at least 300+ shots so far, so I am pretty satisfied with that. I prefer the simple shot black bands for overall feel/accuracy/speed but they seem to break really fast, at least for me.

Are there any other good brands you might recommend? Im mostly interested in accuracy and enough power to cut a can. I just finally ordered some 1/4" ammo so that should make cutting cans a little easier compared to.177s I've been shooting!
 

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i dont use tapers,but i like the simple shot blacks-.06-not the -.08- so much,although the .08 cut at 1/4 inch,and an AL of about 7-71/2 inches flings 177s up to 5/16s pretty good,it does break rather quickly tho,the .06 seems a little better at lasting,same cutsbut only 177s and 1/4 in steels-3/8s clays,also TBG,but 3/8s wide :)
I've had pretty good experiences with #64 rubber bands and better experiences with the simple shot black. I just wish they lasted longer! I'm not sure I was getting much more than 100 shots from the .4 ssb. And maybe 50-75 with #64s. I'm also going to try to order some sumeike, I know I've seen that name on the forum a handful of times.

I'd also like to give the "ammo pinch" a try, but I think I might have to wait on that until I finally work my way up to 8mm ammo.
 
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