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Old 05-23-2016, 04:41 AM   #1
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I guess if I'm going to shoot a catapult I should call it by it's correct name which is Catapult not slingshot . A slingshot is pouch on a rope which is the thing David killed the Giant in the BIBLE ........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srao1ag5S5Y

Now to the range report . I only shoot the bottle now no paper target . I can watch the ball bearing in flight and with the paper I can't see it . So no paper to show you . The 3/8 bearing do a number on those bottles . I left a bottle on the floor to show you it torn the top off the bottle . I pickup all the bearing up with a telescoping magnet , it is easier then a catch box . There is a big difference in catapults . The one in the pic by it self is super accurate with the wide opening . I can hit the bottle 50% of the time and the misses are only a inch away . The one with the small opening is not forgiving and I can only hit the bottle 10% of the time and the misses are over 4" away from bottle . I'm going to get a golf ball and drill it and put on a string since I will need a smaller target since my skill level is getting better and a the bottle are not holding . If anyone has any ideas let me know
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:02 AM   #2
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Can you give a detailed report how you tie the bands on?
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:24 AM   #3
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I think slingshot is the right name in your case.

I always understood that the pouch with three strings was called a sling. A slingSHOT is the the handle with rubber bands. A catapult is a big gizmo that uses a counterweight to swing the bucket full of ammo toward the target.
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Just a theory on my part, but I think the reason the wide version shoots more accurately is that it puts more lateral tension on the bands as you pull back, thereby making it a bit tougher to pull the bands off to one side or the other as you draw.

As for small game hunting, I know that slingshots have always been popular in Canada because even air guns are tightly regulated in Canada. Still have to have the proper hunting license, but it's still one weapon that can be bought, legally, at a hardware store. Of course, if Hillary gets in, we may all be shooting slingshots from now on. Maybe you're on to something, TGR.
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Can you give a detailed report how you tie the bands on?
This is pretty near the way I do it .... There is a ton of video's on this and I have my own way after watching 10 other videos . I use #64 rubber bands for the little tie bands .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRm64XqvkEY

Here the way I did the golf ball . The long cord let the golf ball hit the back stop like the ball bearing to soften the blow and then it is attached to weight on the floor to stop the swing action for the next shot .
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This is pretty near the way I do it .... There is a ton of video's on this and I have my own way after watching 10 other videos . I use #64 rubber bands for the little tie bands .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRm64XqvkEY

Here the way I did the golf ball . The long cord let the golf ball hit the back stop like the ball bearing to soften the blow and then it is attached to weight on the floor to stop the swing action for the next shot .
Thanks. I would not have had any idea how.
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