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#1 the_lurcher_men

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:53 pm

HI THERE I WOULD LIKE TO NO WHAT THE BEST CATAPULT IS COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME. I WOULD LIKE TO START SOMETHINK NEW AS THE SESSION IS COMING TO A END

#2 woz

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:01 am

for me its the classic black widow...have used one sinse i was a kid and am still using one now....as a young lad i was fairley good..didnt miss much as iv got older and less practised im fairly rubbish with it.....sure by the time iv done my 500 steel ball bearings i'll be back to my old self......

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:30 am

you need a 'buffalo' custom catty,carved from a single piece of buffalo horn.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:58 am

you need a 'buffalo' custom catty,carved from a single piece of buffalo horn.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/f...



i guess iv always used the ford escort of the catapult world!!! that looks like the rolls royce model!!! how much are they??? :icon_eek:

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:22 pm

Have a read through the catapult thread in the gamekeeping section, a veritable wealth of information :yes:

Edited by Tyla, 14 April 2008 - 08:23 pm.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:27 pm

you need a 'buffalo' custom catty,carved from a single piece of buffalo horn.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/f...



i guess iv always used the ford escort of the catapult world!!! that looks like the rolls royce model!!! how much are they??? http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
a fancy catapult may look good and pricy , and i can,t fathom out peoples mentality they love paying out money , when a home made ash Y is all you need with shrink tubing on the handle , the square rubber for a couple pounds. and it is every bit as lethal , as any over priced buffalo horn . and it is only as good as the man using it . rant over get to it.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:34 am

marksman laserhawk stealth slingshot . google it :
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:49 am

Very nice Adam, only fault is not being able to fold it away and put it in your pocket.
A must for when you are where you should'nt be.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:20 pm

Very nice Adam, only fault is not being able to fold it away and put it in your pocket.
A must for when you are where you should'nt be.



not that ud be where u shouldnt be eh shepp?

i got and old milbro one off my grandad when i was 13 and just put black widow elastic on it, only ever shoot rats with it but its some peace like

search ebay and theres usually an old milbro on there

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:35 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=120262451018

My new cattie i just purchased :victory:

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:01 pm

I'm pretty new to this as I've only ever used a Black Widow as a kid but with the price of Shot A.T.M I decided to give it a go. :icon_eek:

Buffalo Catties aren't neccesarily expensive, I've just received one from Thailand (eBay). The band can only be described as a slightly thicker elastic band (office use only?) but the forks are pretty good, they definately dont look like the one's you'd pay a fortune for over here but I think they'll definately be up to the task. I've also ordered a metre of 1/4" black rubber to replace the junk on it origionally & a box of 200 9.5mm hardened steel BB's so I'm all in for about £15 inc. postage.

I'm still waiting for delivery on the decent bands so when I get it up n running I'll let ya know if it takes a hammering

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:25 pm

go cut your own i like the cup type forks not the y type best to cut them out of a ash or holly tree then get some leather cut into two strips and tie one on each fork like a pair of ears then buy some 1/4 inch elastic of bellsofhythe.com then put the elastic through the leather ears and tie tight then attach a decent size leather for a pouch for your chosen ammo to go in personaly my chosen ammo is a nice round stone found by pebal beaches by rivers etc why pay lots of money for things when you can get better for moreorless nothing :thumbs:

Edited by shaneo, 24 May 2009 - 07:08 pm.


#13 norriemac3

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:45 pm

get a pro diablo its the rs cosworth of slings supposed to be half the power of a shotgun dont particularly beleive it but they are very powerful they are around £24.99

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:13 am

you can spend 2oo pound on a gold plated catapult and still miss stuff !

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:19 am

anybody got ny pics of home made ash or holly catty??? like the sound a them

part a the eason i never tried 1 is id prob lose it or have to ditch it :whistling: , if i was to pay 30 notes a time an have tae chuck in a hedge or drop on a lane tae stop a sticky situation arisng id be gutted, tho if it was home made an cheap, then it wouldnt feel so bad


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