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Bullet and Casing

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
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Bullet and Casing

Unread postAuthor: Ballad_Black » Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:01 pm

I found a few older peice of pvc. But they were really small, like .25 inches. Anyway, I cut about 1 inch off and put a brass cap on it (looks like a brass ball with threaded hole in the center. It looked cool and was heavy, but would never fit in a 1.5 inch barrell. So I found a small reducer, and a end cap(had a hole in it for some reason). the reducer held the bullet pretty snug. The pvc peice with the brass on it, would fit snug into that hole and looked like a bullet.

When I fired it, the brass and pipe would fly through the target if it could and the casing would bounce back a few inches. It works really well and pretty aireodinamic (spelled wrong im sure.)

I shot it through a wooden well that sits in my moms front yard. Yes, she was pissed. :P
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I just screwed the pvc into the brass by turning it in the hole and the threads cut into it.

Then I just put the bullet in the casing, fits snug and fired well, doesnt come apart until a target is struck.

Theres no real need to glue the peices. The
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:41 pm

Calling it aerodynamic might be a misnomer... the large flat end will have lots of sucking turbulance behind it.
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Unread postAuthor: Ballad_Black » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:58 pm

It doesnt have much drag and fys straight actually. It could shoot faster if there werent that hole, but it doesnt go off course considerably, and I have no problems sending it to a target. Im aware its flawed, but not as much as it seems. Only downfall it its head weight, gets pulled down after about 100-150 feet or so. And when it hits the ground, it shoots up a dust cloud.
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