old milbro in new fashion shape? it rules
))) wich size ball's are you shooting with single bands???
Like everybody, I suppose, I go through stages.... when strictly target shooting it's really hard to beat some of my larger frames. When speed shooting against the clock, or shooting for most hits in a row on a can... I WILL pick up a Hathcock Target Sniper, Dragon design or my Vergo... with their finger indexing, stable weight, proper handle cants and super feel... I simply shoot them better.
But when hunting... a lot of it is targets of opportunity. If your slingshot is fairly large then you might not have it with you and the opportunity is lost.
With the smaller slingshots... they're easier to carry, so you get more chances to hunt something than with the big target frames.... and if you use the correct balance of bandset to frame and ammo... they're proving to be accurate enough
The only thing I had to figure out was the optimal sizes and shapes for ease of carry, able to be used with or without gloves on, and to get good accuracy with decent sized ammo.
I needed something that can shoot up to .50 cal and down to .177... and be able to use flats, tubes or squared with equal deadly effectiveness.
The Lil' Ranger frame platform is perfect to experiment with. Loosely based on the old Milbro concept and dimensions... the Lil' Ranger's frame is more ergonomic and versatile with more gripping surfaces and in my opinion better fork appliance.
What I've settled on for me, right now, is the frame in the picture. It's 5.75" long X 3.6" wide with 1 7/8" between the forks. The bands are full 1" wide straight cut Gold Theraband... and the pouch is one of the undimpled ones I just got from Tex.
With this size I can shoot 5/8" marbles down to .177 bbs with equal accuracy... just need to make sure the bandset is appropriate.
Accuracy and power are due to a combination of things... First, choose the correct frame and size to suit your shooting style, hand size and carry requirements...
Next, choose a bandset you can use well. You can have the best frame on the planet, but if the bandset is not correct for the ammo used... or if the bandset is not symmetrical in pull... or if the pouch doesn't have enough "feel"... then you're probably not going to shoot all that well.
So it's a good idea to experiment... a lot. You may think
wide and big is the way to go... and after experimenting you might still feel that way, but you might like to give smaller, balanced and concealable a try... it might surprise you. I know it surprised me!