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Unread postAuthor: Maceronni » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:22 pm

hey guys. i was just searching youtube when i came acros this video. i was amazed at this. sorry if it is a repost but here you go have a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-b3W4gfJ6I&NR=1
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:30 pm

thats pretty dam cool, but im not sure if its against the rules or not because it uses black powder.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:01 pm

Well im sure it wouldnt be a problem seeing as how he didnt really post the cannon. Also he didnt speak of any explosives. He gave a short desription and gave you link which told you the rest of the information.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:10 pm

you are going to get a nice ass slapp by a moderator.
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Unread postAuthor: keep_it_real » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:16 pm

I started watching this video and somehow through the wonders of youtube (like 5 videos later) I'm watching a girl shooting a machine gun. Crazy how things work...
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Unread postAuthor: Maceronni » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:24 pm

oh sorry guys. i thought that it wouldn't be against the rules because i didn't mention the explosives
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:33 pm

I dont know for sure, try pming a mod to see if it is ok and if not ask them to delete it.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:33 pm

if i where you i would have edited the orginal post to: "newbie mistake, will not happend again" and it will be okay
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:01 pm

We seem to have a lot of self-appointed moderators here. :|

There isn't really anything against this - we've had similar videos posted before, but it would be best in the Non spudgun related section as a "cool video".

We discuss real guns often enough, so why should this be against the rules?

EDIT: Gah - No moderators online to PM. Sorry, Pimpmann, I did try.
...We need one here, even if just to clean up the rules discussion.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:28 pm

hmm you are right there about the firearms ragnarok :S

but i don't think that is a legal gun and can give people ideas (i got one).

but it would be good with a mod here
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:44 pm

SpudFarm wrote:but i don't think that is a legal gun and can give people ideas (i got one).

No, that's perfectly legal in the States, in spite of it's large calibre - it's a muzzle loader, so it's not even considered a firearm under US law.

AFAIK, the reason we don't discuss the manufacture of "guns" using solid propellant is at least in part so that people don't do a Ryan Meerdink.
If you're not sure who he is - he's a guy that filled a PVC cannon with a large amount of smokeless powder as propellant. You can imagine how much of him was left afterwards.

Of course, the final discussion is up to the mods, but I think we've seen discussions like this before that were allowed to stay.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:25 pm

smart ass ragnarok :D

but it IS a hell of a "gun"
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:41 pm

That was an impressively well built cannon. The walls of the barrel pipe look awfully thin to me though...
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:50 pm

i like the mounting he used for that........ pretty ingenious.......

i wonder how long it took to make......
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:59 pm

I'm pretty damn sure that it's the top half of a scuba tank.
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