Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

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Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by nightowl » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:06 pm

I had one of these when I was a kid and used whatever was a hand... rocks, marbles etc. I've been thinking about getting another one recently for vermin control and plinking. I noticed the ones that come with ammo seem to have various sizes of BB. Just wondering if there's a size that's generally thought of as the best ammo for them?

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Re: Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by pseudonym » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:32 pm

Mint Imperials, eat as you hunt, if you hit your prey has a minty taste. If you miss they disintegrate. :mrgreen:

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Re: Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by preppergb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:53 am

38 cal steel BBs ideal for hunting

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Post by nightowl » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:59 pm

thanks

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Post by ukpreppergrrl » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:04 pm

Just as a legal heads up with regard to stones: https://www.slingshotworld.co.uk/slingshots-law/
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Re: Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by nightowl » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:37 pm

ukpreppergrrl wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Just as a legal heads up with regard to stones: https://www.slingshotworld.co.uk/slingshots-law/
I always just used rocks for shooting at cans, bottles etc.

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Post by jansman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:07 pm

I use 9.5 mm steel,and when I can get the lead,I cast 10 mm balls.Both can see a rabbit off.
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Post by unsure » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:51 pm

usually what ever is under the bench at work , any half decent sized garage will have a assortment under or around the bench . :)
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Re: Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by grenfell » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 pm

ukpreppergrrl wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Just as a legal heads up with regard to stones: https://www.slingshotworld.co.uk/slingshots-law/
Cheers , i knew using stones in a catapult was illegal but i'd never actually got round to checking out why. I'd sort of assumed it had something to do with stones being varying weights and shapes . Still i have played about with stones for practice Every day a school day.

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Re: Best ammo size for Black Widow catapult

Post by nightowl » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:06 pm

It's the beauty of a catapult, if you run out of ammo you can just use marbles, stones, whatever's to hand.

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