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Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:27 pm

They do fit but very tight compared to a potato. I pushed one through and it seemed to get stuck because it expanded a bit. I'm not sure what ball lube is...KY..but I coated the inside with car wax to ease my nerves.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:34 pm

I've been launching tennis balls since last year. Brand new Penn's. I never cut them or anything. They're a tight fit but that's a good thing.
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Unread postAuthor: vovka351 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:03 am

Thats what i figured would be the end result. Except i am launching from a pneumatic. Ooops--combustion cannon thread. Too bad, this should be under ammo discussion anyway.

And nobody cares if i destroy tennis balls, so impacts wont be an issue either.
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Unread postAuthor: magnum9987 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:15 am

Hotwired wrote:You have to use high quality tennis ball lube to prevent jamming in the barrel, low quality stuff can damage your balls.

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Sorry, pervertedness aside, It should be safe, as long as you cut a hole in it like hotwired said.
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Unread postAuthor: McFear » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:52 am

lol screw (pardon the language) lubing, or cutting the tennis ball. the only time i have been scared to shoot a tennis ball was when i wrapped it in a rag to make it tighter and couldnt get it in te barrel.

the tighter it is within reason, the better seal it has and will shoot further. i shoot them al the time and its a tight fit. works better then when it doesnt seal.

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