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Wanting a powerful shooter

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by lead/belly, Aug 5, 2014.

By lead/belly on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:08 AM
  1. lead/belly

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    In the past six months or so I got back into shooting slingshots. The few I've bought while well made, accurate, easy to shoot, are to small for my hand and less powerful then I would like.
    I'm really thinking about not using flat bands anymore and switching to heavy tubes. I know these heavy tubes have a lot of hand shock and aren't for everyone but I more than comfortable giving it a go.
    One shooter that's caught my eye was the
    A+ big tube hunter. The forks seem wide enough, and the overall size seems big enough for my hands. The grip area does give me some pause being a little short.
    My question is, have any of you big handed folks used it? How'd you like it? Does the smallish grip have any negative effects?
    If you know of a better shooter I'd also like to hear about them.
    Thanks
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by lead/belly, Aug 5, 2014.

    1. Clever Moniker

      Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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      I'm really curious about this too as I have yet to shoot an A+. @A+ Slingshots might be able to help us out here in answering! :)
       
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    2. August West

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      Those a + big tube shooters look like awesome slingshots and I am sure they will get the job done. However rubber only retracts at a specific speed and the fastest, hence most powerful, rubber is tapered flat bands unfortunately they also are the fastest to break. Breaking is one reason people chose the tubes but with the right cut and tied the right way, flats can be plenty powerful and last a good many shots.

      I am in no way trying to talk you out of buying a big tube slingshot what I am saying is that with the right cut of flat bands it will be more powerful than tubes. In my opinion one of the biggest reasons to use flats like theraband gold is the ability to use the same bands for everything from bbs to 3/4" lead balls. :D
       
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    3. Cervantes

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      I have the A+ signature unfinished, my favorite plinker. The pinky hole allows for my large hand to lock it in, very accurate, easy to aim or my preference..instinctive shooting, give the wasps the opportunity to hone in on me for a fair fight. I'm proud to say I've clipped the nasty buggers in mid flight.. Though I can't confirm they were hit as there is no body.. Found a HUGE hive in my Jasmine vines hanging over my bedroom window.. I think they're establishing a beach head from which to strike at me.. their chiefest enemy.. on my property.. Wait.. I hear something.. buzzing.. coming from my window.. If I don't make it back.. tell my mom I did my best...Duty calls.
       
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    4. August West

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      Forgot to say your song, In the Pines, is one of my all time favorites. :D
       
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    5. Toddy

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      Unless you want to shoot massive lead balls then imho the heavier tubes are pointless (not the A+ frame, just the big tubes). Normal hunting weight lead balls of up to around the 1/2" mark can be shot more efficiently using tube up to the likes of Dankung 4070 or 5080. Personally I prefer double 1745s as they will throw 38 and 44 cal leads superbly with the .44 being my favoured hunting shot.
      Back to question in hand...... Hahahaha see what I did there?? "Hand" lol :)
      Unfortunately I have not had the privilege of shooting the A+ big tube hunter but my hands have been described as rather large. Personally I find I just take the design of a decent frame and just elongate the handle to accommodate my use. But it is surprising how adaptable we all are when it comes to holding smaller frames.
       
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    6. lead/belly

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      Thanks for the replies. I'm wanting to hurl those big lead and steel balls as fast as possible. Really want something that is going to fit me well. Think I'll go on and take the plunge on the bth.
       
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    7. August West

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      Coolness, let us know how you like it. :D
       
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    8. Clever Moniker

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      It's on my list too! If you do, please do a review for us!!! I kept looking for a review on the BTH and I couldn't find one. :(
       
    9. Toddy

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      @lead/belly and if you have a chrony please put some speed results up along with the review, especially if you are using really big tubes.
       
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      Myself I would go with big dbl tapered bands
       
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      Thanks guys, I have a similar shooter, and it doesn't really fit my needs, though it's a fun plinker and can killer. I can't deny that flats seem much more accurate. I just haven't found one that suits me yet, and for now I'm going to try this style and see if it works.
       
    13. August West

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      Tell the truth, your after dragons!! :D

       
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      Hahaha, no actually self defense from poisonous snakes. They usually show themselves near my buildings, farming equipment, livestock, etc.
      Places where firearms might do costly damage.
      Last weekend I had the HTS in my back pocket while weedeating around my shop. This smallish copperhead took a strike or two at me. I took a full butterfly draw and popped him in the head. It was a good clean kill, but I didn't get the damage or the power I was expecting, and if it was a larger snake like a timber rattler I might have just T him off and taken a nasty bite.
      [​IMG]
       
    15. August West

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      Beautiful colors on that one. Funny just a couple a days ago I saw a copperhead about that size when I was weedeating as well but the one I saw got under the fence before I could stick the weedeater to him.

      Double those bands and put a 1/2" lead ball in the pouch, it will take care of an anaconda with a head shot. :D

      EDIT: but that BTH is cool as hell too and you can never have too many slingshots. HAHAHA
       
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      Wouldn't advise hitting them with a weedwacker, know a feller got bitten that way :)
       
    17. Cervantes

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      Snake is good in scrambled eggs.
       
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      Thanks for all the BTH talk.. I just ordered one.. Now how am I gonna explain that to the little lady? 5/8 ammo.. toe breakers, gonna break them out of storage.
       
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      Anyone know of a good chrony app for Android? I had one on my iPhone, but since I took to shooting that piece of junk with marbles, I can't get it to turn on anymore.. so I can't see what I had in there.
       

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