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Never buy a copper catapult!

Never buy a copper catapult!

22nd February 2017
Why you should never buy or make a brass, bronze or copper slingshot.Bronze and brass are both alloys of copper, bronze is mainly copper with tin and brass is mainly copper with zinc. And for those of us that like our catapults copper is a problem, or more precisely putting…

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How to get the most (power / accuracy) from your catapult

How to get the most (power / accuracy) from your catapult

18th March 2016
What parameters can we adjust in a slingshot set up, and what will the results be? The graphs are real recoded data, collected with a shooting bench and a chronograph. Steel balls of varying sizes were used as ammunition. Projectile weight. What happens during a shot? First, you draw…

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How to choose a catapult or slingshot

How to choose a catapult or slingshot

16th March 2016
A slingshot is deceptively simple. Just a quick glance seems to be enough to grasp its concept, and this might be part of the fascination we feel when we hold a catapult in the hand and slowly draw back the bands. However, a slingshot has a large number of parameters…

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Exploding Target

Exploding Target

13th March 2016
Exploding Catapult Slingshot Targets!A cheap and fun and VERY LOUD plinking target can be made with a 2 litre soda / pop bottle and a tyre valve. The tyre valve I use is the pull through type. Simply punch or drill a hole in the center of the bottle cap.…

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