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I've never shot a tubed catty, what's the score. Is it still aim with a reference/anchor point like with flat bands ? I see on facebook there is a lot of gypsy metal srod tubed cattys fixed with leather tabs to the frame and they seem to be shooting a fair bit of gear with them. So what's everyone's thoughts on them versus flatbands, in aiming and shooting ect. Any pics of frames and tubes you shooting would be appreciated. Cheers 

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I sometimes shoot single tubes mainly 3060 and 4070 with 10mm lead / hex nuts / 11mm steel. I either snare wrap and tuck them straight to the frame or use tabs. Personally I find them more accurate with tabs.

pros - great for big ammo or found objects, very quiet, last bloody ages

cons - heavy pull weight for speeds compared to flats, i tend to get more fliers with tubes than flats.

Like anything practice helps consistency. I keep the same anchor point and gangster hold as i do with flats.

I also shoot best with a 100mm outer so I don't bother with the classic tool hook style gypsy frames as they are usually very narrow around 66-80mm wide. 

 

 

I did a short video shooting tubes on my youtube recently 

 

 

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23 hours ago, ger2020 said:

I sometimes shoot single tubes mainly 3060 and 4070 with 10mm lead / hex nuts / 11mm steel. I either snare wrap and tuck them straight to the frame or use tabs. Personally I find them more accurate with tabs.

pros - great for big ammo or found objects, very quiet, last bloody ages

cons - heavy pull weight for speeds compared to flats, i tend to get more fliers with tubes than flats.

Like anything practice helps consistency. I keep the same anchor point and gangster hold as i do with flats.

I also shoot best with a 100mm outer so I don't bother with the classic tool hook style gypsy frames as they are usually very narrow around 66-80mm wide. 

 

 

I did a short video shooting tubes on my youtube recently 

 

 

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Thanks for that info much appreciated 

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I dont shoot as much as i did so prefer tubes as flats although bieng faster and better allround the tube just lasts longer. I find best way is a good bit of leather and wrap and tuck the leather to the frame then tie your tube onto the leather. My mate also makes good paracord tabbed catties makes thwm how you want i get on well with the smaller frames personally. Cheap latex or hosepipe elastic fir 14mm works well
 

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10 hours ago, C.green said:

I dont shoot as much as i did so prefer tubes as flats although bieng faster and better allround the tube just lasts longer. I find best way is a good bit of leather and wrap and tuck the leather to the frame then tie your tube onto the leather. My mate also makes good paracord tabbed catties makes thwm how you want i get on well with the smaller frames personally. Cheap latex or hosepipe elastic fir 14mm works well
 

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Just ordered one similar to them, so will see how I get on with it.

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On 08/08/2022 at 15:38, ger2020 said:

I sometimes shoot single tubes mainly 3060 and 4070 with 10mm lead / hex nuts / 11mm steel. I either snare wrap and tuck them straight to the frame or use tabs. Personally I find them more accurate with tabs.

pros - great for big ammo or found objects, very quiet, last bloody ages

cons - heavy pull weight for speeds compared to flats, i tend to get more fliers with tubes than flats.

Like anything practice helps consistency. I keep the same anchor point and gangster hold as i do with flats.

I also shoot best with a 100mm outer so I don't bother with the classic tool hook style gypsy frames as they are usually very narrow around 66-80mm wide. 

 

 

I did a short video shooting tubes on my youtube recently 

 

 

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I have to agree as all my other frames have a wider fork gap, so tried the little gypsy tube catty and struggled a bit 

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I just cross drill the fork and make a loop, you can vary the loop size to suite your ammo and style, find it more accurate than tabs as you just look along the tube to aim at, orange dub dub is a bit big to loop so I tab that with para cord and just push tube over the not 👍👍

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On 12/08/2022 at 08:40, Greyman said:

I just cross drill the fork and make a loop, you can vary the loop size to suite your ammo and style, find it more accurate than tabs as you just look along the tube to aim at, orange dub dub is a bit big to loop so I tab that with para cord and just push tube over the not 👍👍

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great pics and interesting method. what ammo do you usually shoot?

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Just to add something else I learned this weekend - I was going camping and didn't have much ammo but thought id try out a big oldschool pouch so I could scavenge pebbles at the site if I ran out of steels mooching / plinking.

First time using a big pouch with big tubes and it was really fun and still fairly accurate at medium distance with rounded pebbles and just as accurate as usual with my steels.

The set of tubes I have on my catty have probably lasted around 1000 shots and have outlasted 2 pouches.  

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8 minutes ago, Greyman said:

9mm steel [BANNED TEXT] nuts for general or 12mm leads if I,m just hitting a few pheasants out the van window at close range never go anywhere without a catty 👍👍

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awesome! those big leads look the business!

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3 minutes ago, ger2020 said:

awesome! those big leads look the business!

They absolutely flatten pheasants at close range, I shot that one running along the road as I was still moving, they are also pretty useful for shooting into dreys, usually get the squirrels moving if there home👍

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1 hour ago, Greyman said:

They absolutely flatten pheasants at close range, I shot that one running along the road as I was still moving, they are also pretty useful for shooting into dreys, usually get the squirrels moving if there home👍

Them 12mm leads look like cannon balls. 

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