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'hunter' Custom Catapult.

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by fishfish, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Mine arrived yesterday, i can happily confirm the power of them. Whoever buys one won't be dissapointed. If i can get accurate this will probably become more of a hunting tool than my air rifle. Same capabilities, easily carried, no paranoid passers by on the phone to the law about the terrorist looking fella in the woods with a gun. Happy days :D

    Good job Fish
     
  2. fishfish

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    cheers mate! couldnt ask for a better compliment!

    rollup, roll up,buy yer cattys ere......................
     
  3. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    :lmao: :lmao:

    Grouping is around 5 inches at 15 yards so far after maybe 50 shots. . I'll tighten that up to 3" tomorrow( hopefully) then move back 5 yards etc.

    First time i have ever used a catty really. Few mess about shots here and there with mates, but thats it. All with stones.:D
     
  4. spamel

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    I was round the Ratbags' earlier and saw the green catty, that theraband gold has some power! I have some blue stuff form my physio sessions in the Army, but Gold is something else! I had a quick dry fire and there isn't any slap back off the pouch, I reckon lead shot will fly off like nobody's business!
     
  5. fishfish

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    also an added benifit of the theraband gold is serious pec building! exercise and get lunch at the same time! lol
     
  6. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    I'm going to do a test/mini review on the catty if you don't mind fish. I'm planning on putting 10 shots through a chronograph to find out how fast those shot fly and the average power (ft/lbs) it generates. Also a penetration test at varying distances through a number of layers of thin board.

    Whats would be classed as a good grouping in catty shooting, at different distances, ie, group at 15 yards , 20, 25 etc?
     
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    that would be great to see,grouping is realy a hard one, ide haveto look into it .
     
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    Thought I would look around for some inspiration while waiting for my catty to arrive - and this is what I found..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

    Now that's the way I would like to be able to shoot;)
     
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    Thanks, Justin - just arrived this morning - a beautiful piece of kit:beerchug:
     
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    good to hear!

    out of intrest ive sent my catty to a top catty man in germany (jorg of youtube fame!) he chronographed the 'Huner' with a 15mm steel ball weighing 12gram .it managed 210fps nocking out around 27joules of energy!
     
  11. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thats just over 18 ft/lbs. Air rifle limit is 12 ft/lbs
     
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    krikey didnt realise!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Found some cash, pm sent!

    Drew
     
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    Mine arrived this morning, lightening fast delivery, Thanks Justin!

    Now all I have to do is master it!

    Thanks again,

    Drew
     
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    no nes safe now eh! a water mellon is fun for practice!
     
  16. javi

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    Hi Fish. I'm interested in these fine-looking tools of yours as I'm curious to explore an alternative to an air rifle for some hunting. At the risk of sounding completely naive, are they easy to aim? Is it just a case of lining up the target with the top of the 'prongs' and letting it have it? I'm sure this is something I would happily discover and improve if (when!) I buy one but woudl appreciate your thoughts as I'm a complete catapault virgin. Cheers!
     
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    catty arrived today, very pleased with it!

    best regards,

    Jan
     
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    Hey Fish. Took a look at your site - nice photo of the bunny taken with one of the Hunters! I'm sold mate - PM incoming soon
     
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    for sale:

    'green hunter' £20.00 each.fitted with theraband and includes free .44cal lead shot.

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    'hunter' £20.00 each.fitted with theraband and includes free .44cal lead shot.

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    theraband elastics fitted with a quality leather pouch £5.50 each

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    postage is £5.00 to anywhere in the EU by REGISTERED firstclass mail.

    what ever you order the postage will be the same ,ie combined shipping.

    postage for theraband elastics will be £2.50 anywhere in the EU ,what ever you order the postage will be the same ,ie combined shipping.


    thanks for looking.
     
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    Hi All, Mr Fish,

    I don't know if I'm doing the right thing here, but I ordered one of these catapults through mr fish's website over a week ago, and paid via paypal.

    Now this is mostly because I'm very nervous about paying by paypal, but I have pm'd sir fish on this site, and also messaged him through his own website to check he got the order. I have had no reply.

    I'm hoping that, being a small cottage industry, that this is just the way he works, and I'll find a brown hunter laying on my door mat when I get home one day. Having said that, I do need to check that my £22.50 have actually gone to the right place.

    Can anyone advise?

    Thanks

    Adam
     
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