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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by rock slinger, Aug 31, 2013.
Indestructible and easy to bend with pipe bender, so why not.
I would stick to metal frames, MENTAL frames are for loonies
This is a mental frame:
It's important to know the difference...
<br><img src="http://www.332nd.org/dogs/Ghosth/catchbox.jpg"><br><br>Nothing fancy, quick, dirty, but fairly effective. <br>
Easy and effective, multiple target options, the front bars slide in and out as required. Used the front cut out piece of cardboard in the base sloping forward so ammo rolled to the front and had to pick it out by hand but after cleaning it out recently I accidentally pushed it down too hard in the base making it into a "v" shape, cut a little hole in the side, now the ammo runs down the crease and goes straight into the dish !! It's approx 2 feet wide and 3 feet high and have been using it for the last 12 months.
The frame hold in place by telekinetic force!!
I live in an apartment, longest spot is about 9 meters. I don't shoot outdoors for obvious reasons, so here's how I shoot indoors.
So the max range I can shoot is roughly 8 meters, currently doing mostly 7 meters.
This catch box is modified from an old laundry drier that folds flat. I sewed up the back, sides and bottom and attached to the drier by zip ties, works like a charm.
We added the targets for the outdoor one after this pic was taken.
Where do people get those rubber strips for the catch boxes? the catch box I currently have, bounces the ammo off the catch box and lands a few inches in front of it. quite annoying
Strips of old carpets are just as good.
Bicycle inner tubes work nicely too
Wire rack on top came with the house. PVC piping holding paracord to suspend another length of PVC holding up a canvas drop cloth. Ammo rolls down into a carpet-lined bin; I pick up the ammo with the large magnet in there. That ammo bin was (and will again be) an outdoor catch box, pending a rebuild.
I tried using a 18"x24" carpet scrap instead of the two old t-shirts and one towel, but that only lasted one shot. Ammo bounced right off the carpet, and I was lucky I didn't break the window behind me. Carpet is good for stopping a gravity-initiated bounce or rolling, but deadening impact of a high powered shot, no way.
Cut the carpet into strips and it will dissipate the energy thru only the single strip it hits and fall down. Instead of it bouncing back at you. This only works with carpets or rubber or very thick cloth. Also make sure it has enough room to swing if you are using carpet.
Here's my target. Might be a tad hard to see, but it's a felt blanket stapled to the roof of a shed, draped loosely to the bottom, where it's angle into a trough shape. Shooting steel balls will hit, lose their energy and fall directly down into the trough. When done shooting, I simply scoop all the steel shot up with a construction nail magnet. Works pretty slick. One thing I don't like is it's bout 60'. I will, on occasion move to 30' or so, but usually stay at the 60' distance. This puts me shooting out the garage back door. I do this to keep outta sight from the neighbors. We have a large apartment complex behind us. And don't need packs bored kids taking up slingshots, firing rocks etc etc etc, all over the place.
Mine is just a large dog carrier with cloth hanging in it, there's also a rubberized bath mat hanging in the back.
I have build my catch box yesterday, out of stuff lying around. Two cutted T-Shirts, two towels and a foldable box. Nothing impressiv but it works fine. Needs just a few fixes.
GS i like how you made that catchbox just out of random stuff, good work
Adding my catch box here. Cheers!