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50 quid for a catapult :icon_eek: i was always under the impression that apart from the bands, they were free or as cheap as chips so they could be tossed if needed, i was gonna buy me lad a nice wooden un, but at 50 quid i think we will be making them :whistling:

 

If you want something made by hand to a high standard that's what you pay, there are other makes who will charge up to $500 for one!

 

wont charge me that pal, i aint even daft enuff to let you charge me 50 quid.....

 

Well I'm sure you can find some cheap plywood catapults on ebay that may be more to your price range :)

 

are ye sure?? cos im pretty sure ill make my son 1 meself, 50 fooking quid :laugh:

 

Well once you have made it be sure to post it up here for us all to see.

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50 quid for a catapult :icon_eek: i was always under the impression that apart from the bands, they were free or as cheap as chips so they could be tossed if needed, i was gonna buy me lad a nice wooden un, but at 50 quid i think we will be making them :whistling:

 

If you want something made by hand to a high standard that's what you pay, there are other makes who will charge up to $500 for one!

 

wont charge me that pal, i aint even daft enuff to let you charge me 50 quid.....

 

Well I'm sure you can find some cheap plywood catapults on ebay that may be more to your price range :)

 

are ye sure?? cos im pretty sure ill make my son 1 meself, 50 fooking quid :laugh:

 

Well once you have made it be sure to post it up here for us all to see.

 

why??? i aint on here to peddlet my wares pal, im her to talk about hunting, so if he shoots a bunnys then i might, but if he gets bored or caught doing summat daft an it gets chucked, then i wont be down 50 notes will i?? you stick to ye over priced cattys, but tbh im sure there are more regular users on the site that make em, so most will go to them

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50 quid for a catapult :icon_eek: i was always under the impression that apart from the bands, they were free or as cheap as chips so they could be tossed if needed, i was gonna buy me lad a nice wooden un, but at 50 quid i think we will be making them :whistling:

 

If you want something made by hand to a high standard that's what you pay, there are other makes who will charge up to $500 for one!

 

wont charge me that pal, i aint even daft enuff to let you charge me 50 quid.....

 

Well I'm sure you can find some cheap plywood catapults on ebay that may be more to your price range :)

 

are ye sure?? cos im pretty sure ill make my son 1 meself, 50 fooking quid :laugh:

 

Well once you have made it be sure to post it up here for us all to see.

 

why??? i aint on here to peddlet my wares pal, im her to talk about hunting, so if he shoots a bunnys then i might, but if he gets bored or caught doing summat daft an it gets chucked, then i wont be down 50 notes will i?? you stick to ye over priced cattys, but tbh im sure there are more regular users on the site that make em, so most will go to them

 

You may think our products are overpriced, having never seen or used one. We've had hundreds of customers worldwide who say different, if anything our products have been called too cheap. If you understood the costs of running a business selling such items you may understand, they are not cheap things to produce to a high standard. I would love to be able to charge £10 for catapult, but unfortunately I would be out of house and home.

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50 quid for a catapult :icon_eek: i was always under the impression that apart from the bands, they were free or as cheap as chips so they could be tossed if needed, i was gonna buy me lad a nice wooden un, but at 50 quid i think we will be making them :whistling:

 

If you want something made by hand to a high standard that's what you pay, there are other makes who will charge up to $500 for one!

 

wont charge me that pal, i aint even daft enuff to let you charge me 50 quid.....

 

Well I'm sure you can find some cheap plywood catapults on ebay that may be more to your price range :)

 

are ye sure?? cos im pretty sure ill make my son 1 meself, 50 fooking quid :laugh:

 

Well once you have made it be sure to post it up here for us all to see.

 

why??? i aint on here to peddlet my wares pal, im her to talk about hunting, so if he shoots a bunnys then i might, but if he gets bored or caught doing summat daft an it gets chucked, then i wont be down 50 notes will i?? you stick to ye over priced cattys, but tbh im sure there are more regular users on the site that make em, so most will go to them

 

You may think our products are overpriced, having never seen or used one. We've had hundreds of customers worldwide who say different, if anything our products have been called too cheap. If you understood the costs of running a business selling such items you may understand, they are not cheap things to produce to a high standard. I would love to be able to charge £10 for catapult, but unfortunately I would be out of house and home.

 

fookin hell you got a bee in ye bonnet aint ye, all i said is i thought cattys were ment to be cheap, so they could be chucked if needed, show me where anybody slated ye workmanship... after all a catty to me is summat that can be took on a mooch an used to take an extra bit of game, not summat to hold whilst playing with meself, or to bragg to my other catty mates about how much it cost an who made it, ill leave that to you guys, an without getting into a dispute, ye aint the only person to have or ever run a fookin buissness pal :bye:

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Not at all, you said our products were over priced, I was simply trying to point out why something like that was priced the way it was. Some people are catty enthusiasts and don't mind paying for something a little bit more special. Just like you might do with a gun stock etc. Hope you have a good XMAS.

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No I don't think they are excessively priced whatsoever, have you purchased one? If not I don't know how you could possibly make comment on how they are made. They are not designed for youngsters they are catapults designed for adults. Each one takes roughly 5 hours to make, I then have my costs of: wood, fuel, abrasives, glues, theraband, leather, band saw blades, sanding belts, sanding drums, wood finishes, ebay/website costs etc. Not made by experienced catty users? I have been making them for a long time, and I also help run the worlds largest slingshot forum in my spare time, hardly something I'd be doing if I was unexperienced? Your points all sound unfounded, and much like someone with a grudge for some reason rather than any real point to make.

my friend rest assured im more than worthy of making a comment .ive no doubt in my mind that ive more experience in the use of a catty in the field ..than most .as for five hours to make one .well ive never heard any thing so stupid to be honest .ive no grudge mate why would i have a grudge .ive only to look at this rubbish .because thats what it is .impractical rubbish and if your selling this to youngsters for such an

i exhorbitant price your ripping them of . you mention your experience .and make reference to help making them and running a slingshot forum .my experience is using a catty out in the field for over 45 yrs . combined with a high standard of field craft . honed from over 45 yrs of mooching and poaching .shooting roosting birds .rabbits .pigeons ducks etc etc etc day and night with a multitude of witnesses .my last foray a few nights ago i took 40 pheasants ..im not looking for an argument .but when i see bull like this i will respond . any youngster out there close enough to me im more than willing to show you how to make a proper stretcher which is efficent and teach you how to use it out in the field .my message to any one is dont buy this rubbish .its ok for a couple of quid to shoot bait into a pond ,but anything else dont make me laugh .

 

So all your comments are based on what you think, you have never actually seen one of our products up close. So how could you possibly comment on the construction and how long they last? Yes I think you will find 5 hours is about right, when you think wood has to be cross laminated, cut, routed, stuck, pinned, rough shaped, fine sanded, and then 2 coats of hard wax applied along with bands that need making and attaching. You sound like you have no real concept of woodworking skills whatsoever. Our catapults last for years, you only have to speak to our customers or see our Blog on the website to see how good our products are. There are a number of other catapult makers in the world who charge far higher than us.

 

As for taking pheasants at night with a catapult, shooting roosting birds is against the law. It just goes to show the sort of person you are to us all here!

you clown .you have the neck to criticise me assuming im a poacher . Well guess what i am . has are a lot of people on here .The people your trying to rip of with these toys .you portray as the real mc coy .ps not forgetting the catapult .is a very popular tool used by poachers . and the old hedge crawlers and tramps of yesteryear . they were the real field craftsmen .theyre catapults were theyre treasured possession .it fed em day in day out and they didnt spend five hours making one either nor laminate it .it was a blackthorn or ash fork or privet fork tied in and grown to shape or just cut outta hedge or bush and crafted with a peg knife .the lastic would be cut out of an old inner tube usually found on a tip and the pouch would be fashioned outta the tongue of an old boot or old collar or belt ...these men were experts with a flirter or stretcher or catty ( which ever name they used ) according to the part of the country they were from .these men would walk lanes with theyre catty tucked in two hands clasped behind theyre back as they casually ambled up the lane looking for just the sight of a rabbits eye tucked up in a seat in the butt of a hedge .come summer time there would be poppers and leverets out in the grass in the seats in thistles or under docks .wood pigeons ( quists ) on nests in elders etc . february time it would be young rooks out on the branches .all these were on the menu for the catty boys of yester year oh and roosting .forkies ( pheasants ) And how do i know all this my friend .cos i used to walk with some of these men i learnt a lot from them .Not every thing but enough to get by ..so as you can see my cv is better than yours ..im not doubting your intentions but your product is not practical and its over priced
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At the end of the day dosent matter what your catty is made of or how much it costs its the final result that counts, I E quarry in your bag

Ive a lamenated one from GJ and am more than happy with it but more often than not shot with an old milbro :thumbs:

 

Interesting post by the way Brookie

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so brookie. what catapult would you recommend? a natural fork, laminated, steel?

 

was looking at making one.

 

just bought a cheap one off fleabay. if i gett any success i might make a batter one or buy one :thumbs:

 

just a bit of fun for me though.

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Cheaper the better friend spent 6 hours in a cell

They took mine he's and fathers catty two nice antler

We made and cheap brass copy milbro felt sick

When he rang me possession of an offensive weapon in

The back of the disco just imagine if they cost serious

Wedge .

 

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Can you tell me this guy from sheffield cattys,,, If when purchased from you for the princely sum of £50 does it come with a money back garauntee ? And also if you look on e/bay and other hunting sites i think you will find there is a lot of choice out there and better quality for a lot less money today, i think the only cost to you is the elastic/ sandpaper and glue and postage,, Dont get me wrong it may well do what it says on the tin but £50 is a lot of money for a item just to hit coke cans off a shed roof when you can make a perfectly good peg gun for nowt and do the same job,,,.

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No I don't think they are excessively priced whatsoever, have you purchased one? If not I don't know how you could possibly make comment on how they are made. They are not designed for youngsters they are catapults designed for adults. Each one takes roughly 5 hours to make, I then have my costs of: wood, fuel, abrasives, glues, theraband, leather, band saw blades, sanding belts, sanding drums, wood finishes, ebay/website costs etc. Not made by experienced catty users? I have been making them for a long time, and I also help run the worlds largest slingshot forum in my spare time, hardly something I'd be doing if I was unexperienced? Your points all sound unfounded, and much like someone with a grudge for some reason rather than any real point to make.

my friend rest assured im more than worthy of making a comment .ive no doubt in my mind that ive more experience in the use of a catty in the field ..than most .as for five hours to make one .well ive never heard any thing so stupid to be honest .ive no grudge mate why would i have a grudge .ive only to look at this rubbish .because thats what it is .impractical rubbish and if your selling this to youngsters for such an

i exhorbitant price your ripping them of . you mention your experience .and make reference to help making them and running a slingshot forum .my experience is using a catty out in the field for over 45 yrs . combined with a high standard of field craft . honed from over 45 yrs of mooching and poaching .shooting roosting birds .rabbits .pigeons ducks etc etc etc day and night with a multitude of witnesses .my last foray a few nights ago i took 40 pheasants ..im not looking for an argument .but when i see bull like this i will respond . any youngster out there close enough to me im more than willing to show you how to make a proper stretcher which is efficent and teach you how to use it out in the field .my message to any one is dont buy this rubbish .its ok for a couple of quid to shoot bait into a pond ,but anything else dont make me laugh .

 

So all your comments are based on what you think, you have never actually seen one of our products up close. So how could you possibly comment on the construction and how long they last? Yes I think you will find 5 hours is about right, when you think wood has to be cross laminated, cut, routed, stuck, pinned, rough shaped, fine sanded, and then 2 coats of hard wax applied along with bands that need making and attaching. You sound like you have no real concept of woodworking skills whatsoever. Our catapults last for years, you only have to speak to our customers or see our Blog on the website to see how good our products are. There are a number of other catapult makers in the world who charge far higher than us.

 

As for taking pheasants at night with a catapult, shooting roosting birds is against the law. It just goes to show the sort of person you are to us all here!

you clown .you have the neck to criticise me assuming im a poacher . Well guess what i am . has are a lot of people on here .The people your trying to rip of with these toys .you portray as the real mc coy .ps not forgetting the catapult .is a very popular tool used by poachers . and the old hedge crawlers and tramps of yesteryear . they were the real field craftsmen .theyre catapults were theyre treasured possession .it fed em day in day out and they didnt spend five hours making one either nor laminate it .it was a blackthorn or ash fork or privet fork tied in and grown to shape or just cut outta hedge or bush and crafted with a peg knife .the lastic would be cut out of an old inner tube usually found on a tip and the pouch would be fashioned outta the tongue of an old boot or old collar or belt ...these men were experts with a flirter or stretcher or catty ( which ever name they used ) according to the part of the country they were from .these men would walk lanes with theyre catty tucked in two hands clasped behind theyre back as they casually ambled up the lane looking for just the sight of a rabbits eye tucked up in a seat in the butt of a hedge .come summer time there would be poppers and leverets out in the grass in the seats in thistles or under docks .wood pigeons ( quists ) on nests in elders etc . february time it would be young rooks out on the branches .all these were on the menu for the catty boys of yester year oh and roosting .forkies ( pheasants ) And how do i know all this my friend .cos i used to walk with some of these men i learnt a lot from them .Not every thing but enough to get by ..so as you can see my cv is better than yours ..im not doubting your intentions but your product is not practical and its over priced

 

Sorry but I can't justify any illegal actions on here, if you wish to steal game from Gamekeepers that's your choice. You have done nothing but try and criticise me on here, you obviously have a bee in your bonnet about our company for one reason or another. I wish you a good day.

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keep an eye out this christmas. the poachers are out in force with their savage lurchers and their secret weapon.....a half ton catapult :laugh:

 

half this forum are poachers :whistling:

 

if my dog was any good id be a poacher...but as it stands im just a trespasser :laugh:

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Can you tell me this guy from sheffield cattys,,, If when purchased from you for the princely sum of £50 does it come with a money back garauntee ? And also if you look on e/bay and other hunting sites i think you will find there is a lot of choice out there and better quality for a lot less money today, i think the only cost to you is the elastic/ sandpaper and glue and postage,, Dont get me wrong it may well do what it says on the tin but £50 is a lot of money for a item just to hit coke cans off a shed roof when you can make a perfectly good peg gun for nowt and do the same job,,,.

 

Sorry when you say a money back guarantee please could you be a little clearer in what it is you wish to be guaranteed? Yes if you look on ebay there are cheaper options, but if you look on Google you will find there are also much more expensive ones :) £50 is quite reasonable when you consider what goes into making our products, I can assure you it's a lot more than elastic, glue, sandpaper and postage. Please take a little time to learn about our products over at http://www.sheffieldcatapults.co.uk/blogs/news before you start to judge, we do not simple make flat board cut catapults like mostly seen on ebay.

 

All the best.

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these cattys of jims are realy a work of art :) i realy like them myself.but i understand that people who use cattys are wanting to throw them away if it comes on top .. the craftmanship in jims cattys is a bit like daystate guns top class .. i go for the bottom end of the market ... i use natural cattys that would out last any of the cheap shoddy crossply crap .. oh mine are cheep but do the job, i make them as a hobby as i like to shoot game up woods with cattys.. <a href="http://s1121.photobucket.com/albums/l502/mjr-roper/?action=view&current=P1000350.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l502/mjr-roper/P1000350.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> just a few of my cheep ones ..

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mickkey- see when your posting a picture from photobucket. your copying the website address. if you click on the picture you want to post, look on the right where it says 'image links'. click that then highlight the 'image code'(bottom one). copy it and paste it in here.

 

then it will look like this :thumbs:

 

P1000112.jpg

 

 

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