Pre-Turning Bands

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  1. Fletch

    Fletch Veteran Member

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    I need a band turning GuRu to lay out the basics for both single and double pre-turning. Example: On an Ocularis Axiom with 3/4 black latex bands (along with their chocolatey goodness aroma) , 7 1/2 slack, dialed midway between the 1:00 and 2:00 position at the forks, if the top of the bands orient outward, it shoots to point of aim. If the tops of the bands orient inward, it pulls to the left. My shoulder has healed up and I'm back to shooting FTTS with an anchor. My point is:

    Is there some dude who has compiled data on band orientation for both bands or orienting one band only, and to what purpose. Or is this just a pipe dream?
     
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  2. bigdh2000

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    I have pre-turned the pouch before like our good friend Don Arturo...works very well. I have also set the bands a different locations across the pork tips as the Ocularis allows. In the end, I think it becomes a matter of preference to suit your needs. Darrin Glenn Cook frequently sets one at dead top OTT style while the other is at the 45 degree point. Works very well for him. Nathan tends to set both of his a touch to the outside but not quite at 45 degrees.
     
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  3. Fletch

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    Thanks, Man, appreciate it........
     
  4. Chesapeake Inuit

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    In one of his videos, Dgui mentions setting up a trough in his bands. That is, when drawn , the bands lean in at the bottom and out at the top. This way the pouch cannot foul with the bands. I'm sure Dgui has the link and much easier shown than said. I always band like that now.
     
  5. Fletch

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    That makes sense, thanks man............
     
  6. Emitto

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    I am shooting! A axiom Ocularis. I hold on my right. I shoot with the frame at about 45 degrees. My top band is set at about 45 degrees outward, the other at almos 90 degrees. Works really well for me.
     

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  7. Fletch

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    Cool, Big Daddy...It really does have more of an effect than I thought it would......... Thanks...
     
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  8. Diaboloslinger

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    I only pre turn bands with narrow forks. I twist/tweak, and I'm noticing accuracy up to 60' with 5/8" Marbs.
    For me, Narrow Forks/pre turned pouch is the only way to roll.
    Maybe @Bugsbrew can chime in, as he is now smitten with his preturned CONUS.
     
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  9. Fletch

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    Thanks, D......
     
  10. honorary pie

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    I dunno about intentionally pre-turning bands, but every now and again it happens on one side and really pisses me off.. :fp:
     
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  11. Bugsbrew

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    From what I see and how @Diaboloslinger's Conus is treating me, I agree. I'm killing more cans now than ever!
     
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  12. Fletch

    Fletch Veteran Member

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    Yeah, I could sense that your aura was all dark and twirly..........
     
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  13. honorary pie

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    hey brother, eyes off my chakras, alright? I'm not just a piece of meat..
     
  14. thehappyhippy

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    I just cut and tied 8 sets of bands black from simple shot with superpouchs got to boulk up for shooting session
     
  15. Searcher_47

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    OK. I'm new. WTH is band turning?
     
  16. Arturo Borquez

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    I agree with @Diaboloslinger better on narrow forks, I am using pre-turned pouch attachment since 2 years with good results ...

     
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  18. Diaboloslinger

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    Thank you! Just TELL me what it is!
     
  20. Diaboloslinger

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    Don't Dis the Master...
    Preturned bands have one for (in your case the left....I think) flipped 180 degrees at the fork attachment. That way, when you draw 'em back, they lay together flat. It also pitches the ammo over the fork with the pouch rotated 90 degrees from the traditional orientation (the longitudinal axes of the pouch and frame line up).
    I think a vid would help.
     
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