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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:58 pm

<div align="center">BL SERIES

Provided By Boogieman - <a href="http://www.advancedspuds.com">www.advancedspuds.com</a>

These are the BL Series launchers, BL standing for Breech Loading. They are pretty straight forward launchers, offering great fun at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend them for a first launcher, they are not too high tech, but offer breech loading, a very nice feature for any launcher. Don't be fooled by their looks, they pack a punch! Best of all, the entire gun, including igniter, can be built for under $15!

I would highly recommend the BL series for anyone just getting into spud gunning, Its cost and ease of construction makes it a great launcher. It is also fairly easy to upgrade for once you start wanting more power! It is also recommended to anyone, whether you are a spud gun beginner, or a seasoned veteran, you will love it's reliability and ease of use. At the heart of the BL series is the breech loading system.

The launcher is assembled as follows (listed rear to muzzle): 3" Female adapter with clean out cap 12" of 3" sch40 PVC pipe 3" coupler 3" to 2" reducer bushing (spigot x slip) Either: A: 2" FPT Adapter (spig x FPT) or B: 2.5" section of 2" sch40 PVC pipe Female Adapter (slip x FPT).Next you will have your pass through barrel which will be 51" of 1.5" sch40 PVC to give you a 1:1 ratio (don't believe all the old 1.5:1 ratio stuff, for this chamber, a 1:1 ratio will outperform a 1.5:1 ratio.) Feel free to adjust the barrel length to suit your needs. The barrel will have a 2" MPT adapter as well as a 2" to 1.5" bushing on it.

Now for the ignition. Do whatever you wish, but I would suggest a lantern lighter. The chrome thing on the launcher near the end cap is a lantern lighter with a knob that I fit on it. Also, keep the lantern lighter towards the back of the launcher, this way it is possible to change flints without removing the whole assembly.

That, in a nutshell is how to build a BL series launcher.

Provided By Boogieman - <a href="http://www.advancedspuds.com">www.advancedspuds.com</a></div>
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Lantern Lighter installed
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This one I built for a friend and She's a GIRL hehe proof that at least one lady owns/likes spud guns : ) !
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BL Series with a black and red paint job
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Unread postAuthor: spudnick » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:24 am

Hey im intrested in making this gun but ive priced pvc and i wanna know where you got yours for 15 dollars with everything combined. Also how far is this setup launching spuds?

Thanks

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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:25 am

i think boogie was working at a hardware store at one time, he probably got an employee discount
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Unread postAuthor: BetterProjectile » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:11 pm

How far have you shot your projectiles?
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Unread postAuthor: crupp » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:42 pm

I like your ignition type where exactly did you find it?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun May 21, 2006 8:27 pm

at a camping store read the post

Posted: 02/12/2005 14:58 PM

Donk kick up topics
and it masn't posted by the maker
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Unread postAuthor: NITROUS » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:16 pm

how is the range on that setup?
just wondering
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Unread postAuthor: Viper » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:27 pm

how much is a lantern lighter compared to a grill igniter.Which one is more expensive?
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Unread postAuthor: crupp » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:06 pm

I believe a lantern lighter is like 4 or five but the grill lighter is 15, at least where I got it
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:54 pm

Dead topic.

But to answer your questions.
A grill igniter can die after 5 shots or it can last forever. The lantern ignitor is the bedt cheap one besides a stungun. I would use a lantern ignitor. Or you can do research and find out how to use a stungun. But dont ask that here. And for godsakes
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:41 am

Take a chill pill stuff.
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