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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:45 am

Wondering, whats the max distance to hear a potato gun shoot?
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:51 am

depends on how loud it is my friend can hear my big cannon 1/3 mile away
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:56 pm

Depends on the gun.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:09 pm

It depends. With a dry fire,my friend has heared my cannon a half mile away (on a day where the sound carrys and the air is still )
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:19 pm

if u really want to know, walmart sells decible meters in the car audio department
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:54 pm

when i tried i used a tater and the wind was blowing away from his house, i might have to buy a decible meter, how much does it cost??
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:00 pm

ive got one on my phone but it wouldnt be that great.a decent one wouldnt cost to much i would imagine
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:15 pm

The sound a cannon makes has nothing to do with determining the maximum distance.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:36 pm

Gort, he's talking about how far it away it can be heard from.
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Unread postAuthor: a-ron » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:03 pm

there probaly is no max. if conditions are right and its really loud coul be heard miles away. but that would have to be realy loud.
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:08 pm

I want to know the max cause I want to establish an "area of shooting" and I dont want to piss off anyone.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:59 pm

Are you going pneumatic, or combustion? Also how big?
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:12 am

My gun is a combustion. The chamber is 14" inches long I believe, of 4" ABS pipe. The barrel is 4' long of 2" pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: LucyInTheSky » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:32 am

You could make your barrel longer to quieten it, also it would increase performance.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:09 am

make a "silencer" for it, just drill some holes at the end of the barrel, as long as you projectile it a perfect fit it should really quiet it down
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