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21-05-2004, 02:59 PM
i just recently bought a slingshot (thanks jonster) and i was wondering if they could take out rats or crows?
gaz gun man
21-05-2004, 03:07 PM
someone hunted ratties with one once in one of the mags.
wouldnt reccomend it tho, hard to aim them accurate too much risk of injuring them
21-05-2004, 03:19 PM
ok thanks gaz im having a good laugh shooting plastic with it :D
21-05-2004, 03:29 PM
They are more than up to the job if your a crack shot. When I was 12/13, I used to blat Starlings with one for my Ferret. Don't recall hitting one and it flying off.;)
21-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Used one for years as a teenager to shoot squirrels and rabbits. From what I remember it took ages to get to be a crack shot but once you got the knack, the accuracy was uncanny. More than capable of taking out rats, crows might be a different story though as you'll need to get close to them.
Ogri the trog
21-05-2004, 05:09 PM
Hope you have fun with the catapult, did you manage to re-assemble it ok?
That black widow has some kick in it, especially with the .38 steel ball bearings i sent you!
21-05-2004, 05:40 PM
I used marbles as ammo, when I ran out, I'd win some more.:D
21-05-2004, 08:29 PM
If you run out of marbles then why not make a "Throwing Arra" they will be able to drop the biggest cows.
Has anybody tried "Cow tippling" I havent done any of that since I was in my early teens oh what fun we used to have!
(A sad old man lost in the nostalga of yester year)
R. P. McMurphy
21-05-2004, 08:53 PM
A good caty is easily up to the job,just get your eye in with practice and give it ago,the impact off these things are huge.I saw somone get knocked out cold from about 70/80 yards,and no it was not me who did the shooting or getting knocked out,i was just observing.:D
21-05-2004, 10:15 PM
yeh jonster its fine :) thanks again :)
21-05-2004, 10:51 PM
Have a look at this:-
22-05-2004, 02:54 AM
never tried cow tipping :(
though i did put a banger in a cow pat without me mates seeing, do you have any idea how hard it is to run when your laughing so hard??????:D
22-05-2004, 06:11 AM
go to your local mechanic, every wheel bearing changed has a dozen or so lovely ball bearings,(except new cars with tapered bearings) slip someone a drink and ask them to keep a load for you. perfect ammo
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