The ‘Hedgerow Goblet Hunter’ or ‘HGH’

(4 customer reviews)

£72.95

PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING.

OK, I’ll start with the basics. These slingshots are laser cut from 10mm stainless steel plate, clips cut, core threaded, bolts and clips attached, hand polished, then the clip bolts are removed and replaced with new ones so there are no polish marks on the new bolts, then they are assembled with the micarta pieces. As with everything hand done, please accept that nothing is millimetre perfect, there may be small deviations here and there, but overall I am very pleased, and proud to offer these up for sale.

The first batch back in September were rejected on quality issues. Amongst these issues, was the fact they had been over polished in areas, to remove small surface imperfections, which reduced the overall thickness of the core, and gave it a tapered look. The new batch I requested that nothing was spot polished, or over polished to remove very small marks. I believe this makes for a much better slingshot with an even thickness, however there may be tiny surface blemishes on some, so please know that these aren’t all completely immaculate and 100% flawless, nothing is.

Before use, completely remove the clips, taking care not to lose the springs behind the bolts. Make a note of which clip goes on what side. Clean and de-grease both sides of the clip area thoroughly, and check for any rough edges on either side of the clip. If you feel any, you may need to take these off with a small piece of sandpaper. Re-assemble the slingshot. Avoid overtightening on the bands, there is no need to crank the bolts up as hard as you can, firmly pinched up so the band compresses nicely is generally enough. Obviously keep a check on the bands to make sure they aren’t moving, and always do the first few draws away from the face. I still do this every time.

Lets get down to the slingshot itself. The HGH is a collaboration design between myself and Matt Redding, and ties in features of both of our hunting range of slingshots, my Goblet series, and Matts HH series. As mentioned at the beginning, these are 10mm stainless steel, with 5mm thick micarta scales, giving the handle a 20mm thickness. It features the same clip design as my EVO Field Pro, sloped and rounded, as well as the locating lug at the base of the clip. This serves two purposes; it helps to locate the clip securely, and stop it from moving, it also means you have a stop point when inserting the band. This means the band is exactly the same length each time, as well as the band not being able to get chewed up by the clip bolt if you happen to put it in a bit too far.

The tips are designed to be 27mm overall, but taking into account polishing losses, they are mostly coming in around 26mm. I did request the tips to be made at 28mm, but it seems it either wasn’t done, or they polished more down than expected. Overall width is designed to be 95mm, but are measuring around 94mm. I know these are tiny points, but I’ve had complaints in the past over small things like this. Overall length is 135mm.

I done a lot of hunting with this slingshot throughout spring and summer, while field-testing, and obviously by complete fluke, I just found it to be a complete Squirrel buster! I took so many with this, alongside my 0.85 Great White band, 25/20 taper, and mostly 11mm steel, or 10mm lead. Occasionally 11mm lead.

The case is 2mm thick, vegetable tanned, full top grain leather; the very best. The small section on the right hand side takes the Torx key (supplied). Initially this may be a little tight, but leather breaks in over time, and becomes looser, so I wanted a snug fit. 2 replacement pop buttons are also supplied, just in case the original ones fail at any point in the future. Before removal, or insertion of the slingshot into the case, fold the keys head outwards to give a clear path for the slingshot.

I think that covers it, and I really hope you enjoy your new slingshot for years to come. As always, please wear eye protection, and only shoot where it is safe and legal to do so.

Tips 27mm
Width 95mm
Length 135mm
Core thickness 10mm
Micarta thickness 5mm

All measurements are approximate.

In stock

Description

PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING.

OK, I’ll start with the basics. These slingshots are laser cut from 10mm stainless steel plate, clips cut, core threaded, bolts and clips attached, hand polished, then the clip bolts are removed and replaced with new ones so there are no polish marks on the new bolts, then they are assembled with the micarta pieces. As with everything hand done, please accept that nothing is millimetre perfect, there may be small deviations here and there, but overall I am very pleased, and proud to offer these up for sale.

The first batch back in September were rejected on quality issues. Amongst these issues, was the fact they had been over polished in areas, to remove small surface imperfections, which reduced the overall thickness of the core, and gave it a tapered look. The new batch I requested that nothing was spot polished, or over polished to remove very small marks. I believe this makes for a much better slingshot with an even thickness, however there may be tiny surface blemishes on some, so please know that these aren’t all completely immaculate and 100% flawless, nothing is. That being said, I don’t think anybody will be disappointed, I won’t send anything out that I wouldn’t be happy to receive or own.

Before use, completely remove the clips, taking care not to lose the springs behind the bolts. Make a note of which clip goes on what side. Clean and de-grease both sides of the clip area thoroughly, and check for any rough edges on either side of the clip. If you feel any, you may need to take these off with a small piece of sandpaper. Re-assemble the slingshot. Avoid overtightening on the bands, there is no need to crank the bolts up as hard as you can, firmly pinched up so the band compresses nicely is generally enough. Obviously keep a check on the bands to make sure they aren’t moving, and always do the first few draws away from the face. I still do this every time.

Lets get down to the slingshot itself. The HGH is a collaboration design between myself and Matt Redding, and ties in features of both of our hunting range of slingshots, my Goblet series, and Matts HH series. As mentioned at the beginning, these are 10mm stainless steel, with 5mm thick micarta scales, giving the handle a 20mm thickness. It features the same clip design as my EVO Field Pro, sloped and rounded, as well as the locating lug at the base of the clip. This serves two purposes; it helps to locate the clip securely, and stop it from moving, it also means you have a stop point when inserting the band. This means the band is exactly the same length each time, as well as the band not being able to get chewed up by the clip bolt if you happen to put it in a bit too far.

The tips are designed to be 27mm overall, but taking into account polishing losses, they are mostly coming in around 26mm. I did request the tips to be made at 28mm, but it seems it either wasn’t done, or they polished more down than expected. Overall width is designed to be 95mm, but are measuring around 94mm. I know these are tiny points, but I’ve had complaints in the past over small things like this. Overall length is 135mm.

I done a lot of hunting with this slingshot throughout spring and summer, while field-testing, and obviously by complete fluke, I just found it to be a complete Squirrel buster! I took so many with this, alongside my 0.85 Great White band, 25/20 taper, and mostly 11mm steel, or 10mm lead. Occasionally 11mm lead.

The case is 2mm thick, vegetable tanned, full top grain leather; the very best. The small section on the right hand side takes the Torx key (supplied). Initially this may be a little tight, but leather breaks in over time, and becomes looser, so I wanted a snug fit. 2 replacement pop buttons are also supplied, just in case the original ones fail at any point in the future. Before removal, or insertion of the slingshot into the case, fold the keys head outwards to give a clear path for the slingshot.

I think that covers it, and I really hope you enjoy your new slingshot for years to come. As always, please wear eye protection, and only shoot where it is safe and legal to do so.

Tips 27mm
Width 95mm
Length 135mm
Core thickness 10mm
Micarta thickness 5mm

All measurements are approximate.

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 18 × 15 × 5 cm

4 reviews for The ‘Hedgerow Goblet Hunter’ or ‘HGH’

  1. KalevalaSlingshot

    Latest member of Goblet-family arrived to Finland !!!
    Unboxing, review, comparison and shooting video

    https://youtu.be/SHK21gSAfRY

    • Wayne Martin

      Good video Kalevala, thank you!

  2. Northern Shooter

    I really like this slingshot. I’ve been shooting with various pinch grip style shooters from eBay, but I was looking for something that would take wider bands. Even having never shot with the thumb brace style of shooting, my first few shots were really accurate. It’s a heavy lump of metal and I wouldn’t take it hiking, but I think the weight helps to absorb the recoil and adds to the accuracy somehow. It’s really nicely made and feels great in the hand. Only minor gripe is that the screws are a bit on the short side so the bands can be a fiddle to get in. Having been though about 5 other slingshots since taking up the sport, I think this is the one I’ll stick with. I’ve also learned a lot watching Wayne’s youtube videos so nice to put a bit of money his way.

    • Wayne Martin

      Hello! 🙂 Thank you for the review, I’m really glad that you’re pleased with it. Also thank you for following along with the YouTube channel, I’m hoping to have more time to dedicate to that in the coming year.

      With regards to the clip screws being a little short, they have around 6mm depth of thread into the clip, so they will open more than wide enough for any thickness of flat band. That was part of the thought process behind having a locking block on the clip, to elongate the threaded section, so that the clip opened sufficiently without becoming unthreaded. Also the screws on these were changed for new ones after polishing, because I wanted to maintain the full length of the screw, as opposed to them being polished flush, and losing some thread. When the band is inserted, these then sit flush.

      I have found the best way to open dual screw clips is to place your thumb on the rear side of the catapult, and use your two fingers (one on each screw) to open the clip. Hopefully this helps. Thank you.

  3. Colin Stevens

    Once again a quality piece of kit fits hand like a glove balanced and shoots great what more can I say you’ve done it again mate

    • Wayne Martin

      Thank you Colin, great to hear that you’re happy with it 🙂

  4. Andy Baker

    Hi Wayne
    Received the HGH very prompt delivery and excellent catapult very well made great grip, holds the bands very secure and easy to fit. Love the leather pouch. 👍👍👍

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