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if it had a large weight it was throwing then it probably would affect the throwing distance and height...the best rock thrower is called a trebuchet.

it could also affect the speed the progectile is moving making it fall short of the desired distance.

If it is too heavy the catapult might not be able to lift the progectile off the ground.

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Q: Does weight affect a catapult
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