View Full Version : One for the pot!

20-11-2012, 01:37 PM
So, just recently made a new slingshot, so a mate of mine and i hit up the edges of our University campus in search of rabbits. There's hundreds of the damn things because the uni refuses to do anything about them, so we decided to have a crack at thinning out the population with the new Catty.

Skin is now salted and in the freezer awaiting a trip to the mountains and my fleshing beam, and the critter itself is in the freezer awaiting a pot-luck dinner with friends!

20-11-2012, 02:32 PM
top man! well done,yry som .440 lead shot,gun shops sell them,they impart far more energy and kill much easier,i kill with chest shots,often with a pass through.

20-11-2012, 02:40 PM
I have some .44 lead laying around and love it when i'm out in the country, but i have preference for marbles on campus because you never know what a drunk student is going to put in their mouth! :P

20-11-2012, 03:58 PM
watch out for the ricochet of the steel and glass though mate.

20-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Nice one BudT^

20-11-2012, 05:49 PM
Thats a tidy wee slinger and well done on the bunny too .
A couple more and you and all yer mates will have a crackin feast :)
What wood is the Catty made from?


20-11-2012, 07:12 PM
That's one chunky catty mate! How will you tan the skin of the rabbit?

20-11-2012, 09:54 PM
@ Fish: Yup, just like with a rifle i never shoot at a target that has anything important within the 180 degrees behind it!
@ Al: Its some form of eucalypt, cant honestly tell you, as my father has just been dragging forks out of the firewood pile.
@ Thumbcrusher: I'm not sure yet, i've saved the head, so i may brain tan, or i may egg tan. I also have a commercial tanning kit, but i prefer a traditional method.

21-11-2012, 02:35 PM
Hey mate if you do get round to tanning the skin would you photograph the process and do us a little "How to" 'cos i fancy having a go myself but wouldn't really know where to start!

21-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Great idea TC


22-11-2012, 12:58 AM
Thumbcrusher, i'll give it a shot! Been a while since i tanned a rabbit skin, so i may end up ruining it on the fleshing beam :P I'll certainly give it a shot though!

22-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks mate!

22-11-2012, 09:06 PM
Nice one bud!