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which is more efective in a k'nex gun? one thick rubber band, or a few thin ones? Answered



8 years ago

one thick one, i had 1 thick one for 6 months on guns and i stilll have it today!


8 years ago

Doesn't matter. The thickness doesn't affect the range. The LENGTH does. For example, a thin 64 is just as good as a thick 64. But thick ones will be stronger.

Thick rubber bands work better.  They do not break as easily and are harder to streach so they have more power.

it depends on the gun and situation in a knex war one or two thick ones are best as they are easier to replace but for really massive shots use some small ones and add more after the pin is pulled back this is my secret to getting massive ranges on small guns DONT TELL ANYONE!

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If you use thin ones, then ur not screwed if one breaks in the middle of combat.

and if you use a thick one and it breaks what happens?

Be prepared for that and carry extra bands with you.

True, but only if you want something like a knex gun contest. If you just want to shoot some stuff, use thick.

The thicker ones are the best because they are used for force, and when there is more force, then the bullet can travel farther and in turn, increas the accuracy. my sniper uses two #64 rubberbands and it shoots 80+ feet! It is very accurate and can shoot a water bottle from a distance of 50 feet accuratly. i hope that this helps! Good luck!

Add big ones to increase the strength dramatically and thin to fine tune.

Use thin ones, thick ones will result in a very hard to pull back firing pin.

From these answers so far, try getting something in the middle, but on the thin side. Try #64 rubber bands or surgical tubing for the best results.

unlike what the others said, i find it like this: fat rubber bands give more power, are harder to pull back, and break less of the time(due to the size of the rubber band) thin rubberbands seem to give more range(not kidding, this is only true if the gun has a big pull back through, because that range is due to the fact that thin rubberbands can stretch more, making the firing pin pick up more speed, which is what give the ammo it's range), are easier to pull back, and break more then the thick ones(because the thin rubberbands have a thinner "body", and are more prone to be rubbed down easier) take your pick.

1 thick rb. It gives you more power.

Just use a lot of big ones, and if you are really after some serious power, use everything you have: both big and small!

depends. I use lots of very thick ones :D

It all depends on how much you use. 1 fat rubberband is about the same as 4-5 regular bands.

for RBG: thin ones work best, for real knex guns: use thick bands


9 years ago

many thin ones take up a lot of space and it wastes a lot, but thick ones take up less space, and they waste very little and also, the small ones break very easily

Use one big one

I like strings of thick ones. They get great power and dont wear out.

one thick one. if you use thin ones they wear out too soon!