One of the oldest weapons used for hunting has got to be the catapult and a very good bit of survival kit to have in your bug out bag. But what are the best hunting catapults for survival that you, as a prepper, should consider buying.?
Hunting Catapults can be made from very basic materials and with practice can be very effective – Todays Hunting Catapults are considered a much more lethal and accurate weapon than ever before. Made from high tec materials and design giving you a serious weapon.
Firstly, let’s look at the pros and cons of adding a hunting catapult to your survival kit – Along with your survival knife and a multi tool knife, a hunting catapult is quite low tec in it’s principle design and operation, relying more on your own skill than the actual catapult itself.
These are the essentials to consider when choosing the best hunting catapult for survival –
Pros of Hunting Catapults:
- Accurate and deadly
- Very quiet operation
- Easy to load and reload
- Fast reload [with practice]
- Simple operation
- Light weight
- Main working parts are easily changes or repaired
- Low initial cost
- Unlimited supply of ammunition if needed [ eg – stones]
Cons of a Hunting Catapults:
- Practice required to build up accuracy
- Ammunition can be bulky and weighty [ 200x 8mm ball bearings would weigh about 1.5lb ]
- A supply of replacement catapult bands is required
Overall the pros far outweighs the cons making Hunting Catapults a very good survival weapon for preppers.
As with all things prepping, and especially hunting catapults – NEVER BUY CHEAP WEAPONS –
Remember you will also need a good supply of ammo [ball bearings seam to work best] and also some replacement bands – [the elastic rubber with replacement pouch.]
That said, there are some excellent hunting catapults around today that work really well and all hover around the same price bracket of between £25 – £100 – Replacement bands will cost anything upto £5 to renew and ball bearing ammo [8mm] is around £5 for 200.
Below is our unique comparison guide –
the guide will help you choose the best type based on your own personal preferences –
Use the up/down arrows to select the best combination of your requirements.
Table 1 is available from Ebay – Choose from:
- Wrist support
- Main Body Material
- Handle grip
- Overall ‘value for money’ rating
|Barnett Cobra Slingshot|
Front stabiliser give this catapult increased accuracy through the aiming sight system.
Nice soft grip similar to holding a pistol grip.
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|Full wrist support||Steel tube||Moulded plastic with contoured soft grip||20|
|Theraband Hammer sprave gamekeeper|
Traditional style forked catapult - chunky design for extra grip.
Features 'fork horns' for exact thumb and finger alignment when gripping the handle
Camo print to the handle makes this a good quality mid range hunting catapult
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|No wrist support||Aluminium||Aluminium||35|
|Pro Mg-Ai alloy hunting catapult|
Comes complete with arrow rest, cowhide cover and mag torch grip.
This is a serious bit of kit.
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|Full wrist support||Magnesium Aluminium alloy||Stainless steel & Plated Metal & Top Cowhide||65|
|Barnett DIABLO Power Slingshot Catapult|
Detachable wrist support makes for easy storage.
Magnum Power Bands as standard
Barnett DIABLO Power Slingshot Catapult
|Full wrist support||Moulded plastic with stainless steel tube||contoured soft touch grip||18|
|BARNETT BLACK WIDOW SLINGSHOT/CATAPULT|
Excellent value for money catapult
Fold away wrist support and molded grip
BARNETT BLACK WIDOW SLINGSHOT/CATAPULT
|Full wrist support||Moulded plastic with stainless steel tube||contoured soft touch grip||15|
|Barnett Pro Diablo Catapult / Slingshot|
The 3 piece stabiliser and adjustable sight gives this pro model an added level of accuracy.
ANother very good value for money catapult
Barnett Pro Diablo Catapult / Slingshot
|Full wrist support||Moulded plastic with stainless steel tube||contoured soft touch grip||25|
Table 2 is traditional styled catapults from Amazon – choose from:
- Main body material
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|Description||Photo||Price £||main body |
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|Dankung Cougar Powerful Stainless Steel Catapult Slingshot. TheraBand Gold Bands||41||Stainless steel|
|Dankung Panther Powerful Stainless Steel Catapult Slingshot. TheraBand Gold Bands||41||Stainless steel|
|Dankung Toucan Powerful Stainless Steel Catapult Slingshot. TheraBand Gold Bands||41||Stainless steel|
|Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Slingshot Sling Shot Catapult + FREE Testing Ammo||10||Stainless steel|
|New Stainless Steel Slingshot with Wooden Handle Outdoor Hunting Sling Shot(1pcs)||12||Wood|
|Robust Polymer Catapult "Over The Top" Gold TheraBand Bands||27||Polymar|
|Brand New Snake Shapped Real Stainless Steel Slingshot Outdoor Hunting Sling Shot(1pcs)||17||Steel|
We hope our Best Hunting Catapult for Survival reviews have helped you to choose something suitable for your requirements – happy prepping….
For more information, see: How to Shoot & fire a Hunting Catapult