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Unread postAuthor: Damien » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:59 pm

i have a 2" diameter barrel and have used
golf balls wrapped in aluminium foil them duck tape
they r awsome.

strong, re-usable, and not to heavy!
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Unread postAuthor: Canuckicks » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:51 pm

I'll have to try that sometime. it sounds good, too bad i read this post so late :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Lordfetta » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:39 am

That method has never failed me, but I find freezing a potato with a nail in it works.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:44 pm

i have a 2 1/2" stainless stell barrel breech loaded and use small frozen oranges for ammunition with a small amount of wadding and with butane gas and deodorant getting about 250+ meters

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Unread postAuthor: JDSpud » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:37 pm

You can also get a part of the pipe you used for your barrel and use it as a mold. Put some water or concrete in it let them harden. 9water in freezer. Then you would have perfect size ammo. you can also take them out of the mold and file them to a point ^ and you will basically have 2" rifle bullets for your spud gun.
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:37 pm

JDSpud you just gave me an idea.

Do what JDSpud said above by making a concrete or ice bullet. Then take the largest possible drill bit you can find so you can drill a hole down the middle of the bullet (from bottom to top), but not all the way through, just enough so that you have got a hollow bullet like an upside down cup. Place it in your barrel like an upside down cup and fire.

The air should fill up the hollow part first and then the air will have no where to go so it will be pushed out the back again. If you want more weight just dont drill such a deep hole or use a longer bullet.

Sorry if my explanation is crap. Its just a theory, I havnt actually tested it yet . All feedback is welcome.
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:00 am

I think that would somewhat work...
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Unread postAuthor: Zorrowannabe9 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:56 am

it will still tumble as it flies, it need some kind of spin.
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Unread postAuthor: StealthSpud » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:26 pm

Damien that's a sweet idea!


Jake how did you think of that??
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:50 pm

very nice.
You could also have a dowel with a nut glued or taped to the front. (the hardware type of nut dummy) The metal top has a lot of damage. I also have a special type of powerful bullet I made out of oilet Paper and tape. I'll probably post it sometime later.
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:36 am

Playdo/dough works great. It is nice and heavy, very easy to get a good fit into the barrel and it sticks to walls and stuff when you shoot it.
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Unread postAuthor: imjustpk » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:44 am

i've custom made my own wooden rockets out of 1 1/4 dowel rods for my 1 1/2 barrel, the thing is that they fly too well sometimes and i never see them again, if anyone wants my designs just message me
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Unread postAuthor: Oscarmiar » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:33 pm

Totally off the subject, but where do you get 3mm bb's for those air softs i've looked everywhere! :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:41 pm

they dont make 3mm airsoft bb's, only 6mm and (hard to find)9mm. if you live in america big fives carry airsoft bb's.
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