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Ice ammo for any barrel size.

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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:36 am

I had an idea of making ice ammo for my 1.5" barrel. Just take a 2-4 inch piece of whatever size barrel you have, glue it to a small piece of board fill it with water and put it in the freezer...Ice slug!...also if you wanted to, you could use fittings to make a more accurate slug, like using a 1.5" cap for the bottom followed by the 1.5" X 4" piece of barrel followed by a 1.5" male adapter followed by a 1.5" female cap on top, for a bullet looking like slug...Just an idea... could also be used for anything else you want to pour into it to mold, like hot glue or wax...just add cooking spray so it can easily be taken out.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:42 am

Yea that sounds pretty logical, but i would definately make it pycrete.
Ice slug = break on impact
Pycrete slug = wont break on impact

Pycrete is more ummmm........ held together compared to just plain ice.
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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:48 am

I just thought since the winter season is here that this would be perfect ammo. What's pycrete?
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:57 am

it is a mix of water and sawdust. 14% of that mixture is sawdust. the rest of the 86% is water. Then you freeze it. its very interesting because is so durable and its much harder than plain ice. It also melts at a much slower rate. The wood just gives it more strength.

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EDIT: PS i spelled pycrete wrong, it should be Pykrete
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:57 am

Ice bullets are great.......

they do a crapload of damage. and, theyre biodegradable!!!!!!

i used to launch them out of my first ballvalve pneumatic before the cannon broke because i was using it in too cold of weather (wont make that mistake again... thank god it wanst presusrized)

in fact, i impailed a few snowmen with ice. pretty fun.........
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:57 am

VH_man wrote:Ice bullets are great.......

they do a crapload of damage. and, theyre biodegradable!!!!!!

i used to launch them out of my first ballvalve pneumatic before the cannon broke because i was using it in too cold of weather (wont make that mistake again... thank god it wanst presusrized)

in fact, i impailed a few snowmen with ice. pretty fun.........
how degreesF were u using it in?
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Re: Ice ammo for any barrel size.

Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:03 pm

wangpushups wrote:I had an idea of making ice ammo for my 1.5" barrel. Just take a 2-4 inch piece of whatever size barrel you have, glue it to a small piece of board fill it with water and put it in the freezer...Ice slug!...also if you wanted to, you could use fittings to make a more accurate slug, like using a 1.5" cap for the bottom followed by the 1.5" X 4" piece of barrel followed by a 1.5" male adapter followed by a 1.5" female cap on top, for a bullet looking like slug...Just an idea... could also be used for anything else you want to pour into it to mold, like hot glue or wax...just add cooking spray so it can easily be taken out.


Actually, its me who made you think about ice to come up in the other thread where I suggested to fill up pingpongballs with water and put em in the freezer ;)

But yes, it is a nice idea HOWEVER ice increases in size relavtivly to the water as it freezes.
Your mold may break out and the slug may be too large in diameter to fit in your barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:12 pm

We have been though this way too many times. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel, search next time.
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Unread postAuthor: cwazy1 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:54 pm

Benstern, why are all your posts soo negative? Have u nothing better to do besides criticizing ppl??

that pykrete seems pretty cool, but i would imagine it do be pretty nasty to make. . . . mixing sawdust into water then freezing, lol

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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:26 pm

I know its like every post i make, the dude always has to say something shitty.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:26 pm

ill go make some right now yay good idea cant believe i never thought of that. the explosion of the ice would be awsome. AHHH SHRATNEL.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:32 pm

Its really shouldnt be that messy cwazy, just put it in the blender until it turns into a pulp, then freeze. I can see where benstern is coming from because this stuff has been talked about alot tand there is no need to repeat it. Its just hard to look around, but you will find it. and maniac im pretty sure its spelled shrapnel, not to criticize or anything.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:48 pm

oh yea i was thinking that i shuda uzd spea chuc
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:50 pm

elitesniper, it was -10F out..........
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:25 pm

Lol thats mad cold man o.o were i am its only 65-70 and thats alredy cold for me o.o
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