Show of you catch boxes

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by rock slinger, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Indestructible and easy to bend with pipe bender, so why not.
     
  2. Peterburban

    Peterburban New Member

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    I would stick to metal frames, MENTAL frames are for loonies:D
     

  3. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    This is a mental frame:

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    It's important to know the difference...:D:p
     
  4. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    <br><img src="http://www.332nd.org/dogs/Ghosth/catchbox.jpg"><br><br>Nothing fancy, quick, dirty, but fairly effective. <br>
     
  5. slingashot

    slingashot Over 50's Member

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    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.
     

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  6. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    The frame hold in place by telekinetic force!! :D
     
  7. purpleslice

    purpleslice New Member

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    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.
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    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.
     
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  8. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    OUTDOOR

    We added the targets for the outdoor one after this pic was taken.

    INDOOR
     
  9. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    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
     
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  10. purpleslice

    purpleslice New Member

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    Strips of old carpets are just as good.
     
  11. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Bicycle inner tubes work nicely too
     
  12. dinobuddy

    dinobuddy Senior Member

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    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.
     

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  13. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    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.
     
  14. flyingdog

    flyingdog New Member

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    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.
     

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  15. Whittler

    Whittler New Member

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    Mine is just a large dog carrier with cloth hanging in it, there's also a rubberized bath mat hanging in the back.
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  16. GS

    GS Junior Member

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  17. GS

    GS Junior Member

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    Hey hey,
    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.
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    Greetings
    GS
     
  18. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    GS i like how you made that catchbox just out of random stuff, good work


    Slingshots forever.
     
  19. tivo532

    tivo532 Junior Member

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    Adding my catch box here. Cheers!

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