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I recently ordered half a metre of green 0.8 GZK flatbands to try with 8 and 9.5mm steel balls. I followed some advice I found online of a 22-15mm taper for the 9.5's, and upon fitting the bandset and testing it, the power I got was incredible. From about 15 metres away, I sniped a tin soup can filled with water, and the ball went straight through, knocking it a good 4 feet up in the air, without slowing down that much behind. The shots that missed the can embedded themselves about 1-1.5 inches into the rotting birch log below. Since I still had 8mm steels left, I made a bandset with a 15-10mm taper, excitedly plopped it into/onto the frame and gave it a go. Again, straight through the tin can, although they lacked the satisfying wallop that the 9.5's give. Great adaptable elastic!
 

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I'll maybe get some footage of the 9.5mm setup either tomorrow or on Monday. I tried again tonight, and a shot made a mess of the side of a ketchup bottle filled with water. Cracked it right up to the middle and blew it open.
 

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@Kalevala Cheers! They're aluminium, not sure about the exact thickness, but they're fairly sturdy. Filled them both with water as well, to add some resistance.
 

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Thanks man !

I was worried, that something is wrong with my penetration test videos.

Cans I use are made of 0,25 mm steel, so penetration is not that easy :)
 

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Sounds like lead's the best bet for that, although I don't actually know what tapers would suit it as I've never weighed the small amount of the stuff that I've shot (don't like handling lead if I can help it).The amazing thing about slingshot shooting is that everyone's always learning. Not far off 2 years ago, I thought that the thicker the bands were, the faster the ammo would fly :rofl:, I now cringe at that.
 
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