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'hunter' Custom Catapult.

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

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  1. boxerdogmax

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    they are £25 + £2.50 p+p on the site but on here being the forum they are £20 + £2.50 p+p so would rather order off the forum if you know how cheers
     
  2. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    Send Fish a PM.
     
  3. rowen

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    Argh, just ordered one of these of his site today!!!
     
  4. Quarryman

    Quarryman Tenderfoot

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    Fish, looks like an edc must, PM sent.
     
  5. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    They are great, I'm finding it hard to miss stuff after living with one for the last two months.
     
  6. cowboy

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    have you currently got any slingshots for sale??

    matt
     
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    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    hi there,

    have you got any catapults made up for sale atm??

    cheers, matt
     
  9. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I think he might be a little busy at the mo getting ready for the Wilderness Gathering.
     
  10. Loenja

    Loenja Settler

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    im interested in spare bands how much are they and how do i attach them to a barnett black widow ???
    thanks
     
  11. Neumo

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    I have some of Fish's Therabands on my Black Widow. I bind them with some thin stong cord, I used 45lb fly line backing that I had to hand. I put a loop of cord that sticks out an inch beyond where your wipping will end & then start wrapping from the other end so when you get to the end of the wrapping you put the end of your cord through the loop & pull the other end hard, which pulls the loop & tail end under the whipping... If that makes sense. I then cover librally with clear fly tying varnish all over & leave to set. Then I do it over a 2nd time making the whipping a bit neater, again pulling the knot under the wipping. More varnish & you are done. I cut 2 inches off the wrist support to make it more pocket friendly, which works well for me. Here are some pics:

    IMG_0322.JPG IMG_0321.JPG
     
  12. Loenja

    Loenja Settler

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    could have just said you whip it on.
    i would have understood but thanks anyway.
    ps i only thought there was a cunning little trick but no :(
    by the way you fixing looks bombproof
     
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    Yes, I suppose so.... Fair point. I only put them on yesterday & gave it a quick go today, but it seems to be on pretty bombproof, like you said. I am using slightly shorter bands this time so it is running a bit faster & with a flatter trajectory, so will need to go to the range to do some target practice in the net to get my eye in on it. I will put it over the chrono again to see if it ios over 20 foot/pound yet... :D:D:D
    It used to do 18, with the .44 musket balls
     
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    All this catapult stuff got me thinking about some of the catapults I used as a boy. Do any of you remember the self inflicted pain you can get from those old Milbro aluminium catapults?
     
  15. Shewie

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    Yep, the nice friction burns across the top of the wrist.

    I wish I could find mine though, folk are paying daft money for them these days.
     
  16. Neumo

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    Some cattys will slap you if they are not held right or dont fit you. Some people use a glove to get over this. My small Fish hunter would slap me all the time till I learned how to hold it right
     
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    I've still got one, but the black widow type seem a bit more refined.
     
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    I bought my first Fish Hunter a year ago after I read this thread and been hooked since. Have anyone here try thee new Cougar Hunter yet? I have just ordered one from Fish few days ago :).
     
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    Hi, does someone here know how to get in touch with Fish apart from pm and email? Thanks in advance.
     
  20. gsfgaz

    gsfgaz Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    go on to his website mate , theres probably a contact no on there
     
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