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Unread postAuthor: Boltgunner » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:06 am

Hello all,

I am building a new canon for airsofting. I do launch potatoes, tennis-balls, and even large sticks when we run out of ammo. I need something that is mostly portable, has a range of at least 200 meters and costs less that $100. The one we use currently is getting old and is starting to malfunction in the field. Since it malfunctioned me and three others ended up being captured and held hostage. The fifteen + holes in my arms and chest must be avenged at the next war so please any ideas would be much appreciated. also any ideas for a small combustible shotgun style killstick?

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Unread postAuthor: AircannonSweden » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:08 pm

Buy a QEV on eBay or make your own and if you can affoard,buy a paintball-tank with regulator and fittings for fast "supply of air"!
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Unread postAuthor: Zorlord » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:10 pm

don't use a combustion cannon for a start.. To be a bit safer, build a pneumatic one.
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Unread postAuthor: PaperNinja » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:26 pm

Forum Rules wrote:Discussion of shooting anything at any person and/or animal is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account.


That sure doesn't sound like it's a good idea :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:25 pm

I believe spudfiles generally doesn't care about the discussion of cannons used in scenario games as long as you don't ask what is safe to shoot at people and or mention your spudgun hunting ventures that might upset people or make us legally liable.

I would also never recommend a combustion cannon for a scenario game, while they are convenient they aren't consistent or reliable
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:35 pm

As the others have mentioned, don't use a combustion. It's my understanding that many fields don't allow them either.

I do launch potatoes, tennis-balls, and even large sticks when we run out of ammo
If you're launching potatoes and what not at other people on the field, take your discussion to another forum.

What will the main type of ammo be for the cannon anyway, large BB sabots?
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Unread postAuthor: Zorlord » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:51 pm

either that or nerf rockets like i use.. they work great for bunker busting/ AOE hits
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Unread postAuthor: Boltgunner » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:52 pm

I usually use tennis balls but yes large bb sabots will more than likely be used as well. The killstick I am referring to is 1.5 inch straight pipe that shoots nothing but a sabot of bbs. Something small and very portable to get us out of tough situations. The nice thing is that we just airsoft in the woods out behind the house or at someone else's. Only thing is we fight with pro level guns. The only time I shoot potatoes is on the weekends when I have nothing better to do than try to smack trees around from 100 + yards
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Unread postAuthor: justinw8 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:18 pm

kill stick would be awesome :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Squerl101 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:03 am

I don't have any trees in my backyard to shoot at, so I just shoot at my shed :D
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:15 am

Any cannon that can shoot 200 meters with a Nerf pocket football shouldn't be shot at people closer without having the muzzle velocity be adjustable... which is why a combustion is a horrible idea.

Any pneumatic with a decent valve and a large enough barrel should be able to do what you need, and is adjustable. A QEV or even a sprinkler valve can do what you ask.
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