Catapults and slingshots have been used to hunt for centuries. These small weapons are typically made up of a fork-shaped frame with one or two rubber strips attached to each side. Ammunition can be placed in the centre of the rubber strips and drawn back to determine how far forward it will travel.
Catapults are highly precise weapons when in the right hands and are great for hunting small game and birds.
There are thousands of new and used hunting catapults to choose from including a range of handmade options. Take your pick from popular brands including Barnett, Milbro, Trumark and Marksman.
Catapults vary in design with some styles featuring numerous rubber strips and others using just one. There's also a range of sizes and materials to suit your needs.
Catapult bodies and handles can be made from strong woods, stainless steel or polymers depending on the look and feel you prefer. Metal options are typically the lightest, however, it's important to choose a style that offers the most comfortable grip.
The majority of catapults are designed with a thong in the centre of the rubber strips to provide a pocket for the ammunition to sit before being released. Choose between leather and faux leather thongs in black or brown. You'll find a selection of replacement latex rubber and elastic bands for your catapult in a range of lengths and thicknesses.
It's possible to buy catapult sets that include a catapult, replacement bands and various quantities of ammunition, with some including softer ammunition for practice.
To go along with your catapult you'll also find a range of ammunition. The most popular option is steel ball bearings ranging in size from 2mm to 16mm. You can find them in quantities of 10 to 3,000. Glass ball bearings are also available.