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Catapults! plinking, hunting and general info.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Samon, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Samon

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    Yo,

    Anyone here into catapults?

    I've been meaning to buy a new one after my old one vanished and I sold all my guns!


    So, let's see them and if you've got any advice on shooting straight please feel free to add as I'll need some pointers soon enough!

    Cheers guys,

    Samon
     
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    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/album.php?albumid=2610


    I love slingshots. As for advice, try to keep the same anchor point with your pouch hand for every shot. Try to find an anchor point that means that you can use the top of your fork limb to aim, you will be more accurate this way.
     
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    It's also good fun to make them. Here's one I made not long ago; post-9757-0-56668100-1388858018_thumb.jpg
     
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    I have a Saunders Falcon 2 that I always carry in my respirator bag when I'm out with the dog. Big bag of marbles too.

    Tremendous fun and super accurate :)
     
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    I was thinking of buying a milbro style metal one and fitting some gold bands, never thought much of the wrist braced ones but I haven't used any decentcatty in ages.

    Any suggestions on how much to spend and where to spend It, guys?

    Do marbles weigh enough to hunt with? I hear only iron and lead are suitable unless your a beast shot.
     
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    got accurate enough with mine to bag rabbits out to 12 yards and close up in among the nettles along the hedge. used to carry one everywhere but not so much now
     
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    Never used one apart from as a kid, but always wondered what sort of power a proper one would produce?????
     
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    Merlin Archery have a decent selection of 2-prongers plus some wrist-braced models. The Falcon 2 breaks down into quite a neat bundle. Marbles & power: plenty power on the receiving end from marbles but steel (or better, lead) shot hits harder however costs much more to buy. Marbles cost £1 per 100 from Poundland so I can go nuts plinking at any target that takes my fancy - within reason of course.

    Another good place for catty's is here: http://www.catapults.co/index.html - some nice Milbro-esque slings there plus a few of the Chinese ones which are well regarded.
     
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    There are YouTube videos of people chrono testing them..

    As they fire large round heavy projectiles the shot loses power rapidly but in the right range with proper bands and projectile you could potentially kill a person.. At least that's the assumption I came to when I considered the damage it can cause to a car door when I was a Muppet/teenager!
     
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    Check Jorge Sprave's catty channel - he designed one of the Chinese stainless steel jobs and it's a beast.
     
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    Cheers guys just rekindled my love of catties had a few before my divorce last year guess il have to buy another very soon lol
     
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    Lol she took your catapult too!?

    Are any of the new cheap stainless steel ones on eBay worth looking at? And can you gold bands be fitted to the rings that some designshave?
     
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    I lost everything her dad and brothers raped my sheds tools and everything went only things I got was my guns and laptop lol
     
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    Although this was actually staged, there's an obvious danger to inproper practice! That site is also disgusting, caution to any juniors! Lol


    Blimey.. At least you have the essentials! Porn and guns lol
     
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    Lol got myself another good woman so I'm ok ha ha
     
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    hi luke just another youtube link but one that warrants a look i think. just make sure your kids are not around to watch it if you have any :) . atb gary.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuSJJSk5ws4
     
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    I love a good slingshot slingshots.jpg
    check out gamekeeperjon on youtube, that boy can shoot:eek:
     

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