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sickpup



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 12:48 pm    Post subject: hunting with a catapult  Reply with quote    

I saw an article the other day in a magazine about hunting with a catapult and was wondering if anyone has actually tried it. If so how easy is it and what sort of animals could i kill for the pot.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I recall correctly, when this subject has arisen before, every responsible hunter on the forum has basically said "Don't do it".

gil
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What jema said.

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Absolutely.

Cannot remember the thread, but the discussion was comprehensive.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed. They are an inhumane, inaccurate, wholly unsatisfactory weapon, their legality is questioned by some but their use would almost certainly justify a charge of causing unnecessary suffering.

They are especially favoured by the borderline deranged and those forbidden by reason of mental stability or criminality from owning firearms. Avoid use unless you wish to be classed alongside such individuals by all right-thinking persons.

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Please don't pussyfoot around this issue

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't hunt with one, I don't necessarily advocate it, but I will once again point out that there are people in this world that can use them humanely, and have used them as a part of their culture for a very long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

(Please make an orderly queue when lining up your jokes about rural southern American "culture")

bagzi



Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As a boy I used a catapult with steel coach bearings to knock pheasants off thier roosts, very succesfully, once downed they had to be killed quickly and quietly!

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bagzi wrote:
As a boy I used a catapult with steel coach bearings to knock pheasants off thier roosts, very succesfully, once downed they had to be killed quickly and quietly!


As I say, very popular with the criminal classes.

bagzi



Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now, Now, Thats a bit strong!

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
I don't hunt with one, I don't necessarily advocate it, but I will once again point out that there are people in this world that can use them humanely, and have used them as a part of their culture for a very long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

(Please make an orderly queue when lining up your jokes about rural southern American "culture")


I wouldn't joke at all, that old geezer is amazing

In the right hands its an accurate weapon. Whether or not its got the punch to down prey at far past point blank range (or larger than, say, a rabbit or squirrel) is really the question.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 10 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If anyone is using one for something larger than a rabbit, than they're obviously __________ (I feel like I should leave it to Brownbear to fill in that blank)

wabbiter



Joined: 13 Dec 2008
Posts: 38
Location: lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 10 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

its obvious brownbear would rather blow something to bits than use some skill to take out something with a catapult, the catty has put food on my table for the last 40yrs. and i've found criminals and people with mental problems don't carry catapults they have guns and knives, what do you carry brownbear................

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 10 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When the elastic breaks you can always replace it with one of the strings off your banjo.

BTW, does this presage another prank call to the RSPCA from the habitués of Jack's Shed? Do try to get my name right this time.

wabbiter



Joined: 13 Dec 2008
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Location: lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 10 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
When the elastic breaks you can always replace it with one of the strings off your banjo.

BTW, does this presage another prank call to the RSPCA from the habitués of Jack's Shed? Do try to get my name right this time.

you've lost me now BB i've never made a prank call to anyone in my life about you or anyone else......mack

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