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Unread postAuthor: BigJon » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:32 pm

Find a pill bottle that fits the pipe and fill it with flour. Then if you shoot it at a solid target, it makes a giant white cloud! :lol: It looks really cool too.
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Unread postAuthor: blindbatjosh121 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:39 pm

I don't know if you like this or not but i do it on all my spud gun barrels- i take about a 2 foot section of extra barrel of that kind (1.5") and get news paper all wet, then i make chunks of them the size of them down the extra barrel and pack them tight with my ram round and let them set for like a day. then when you take them out you have about 5-8 ( depending on size) perfect ammo or wads because they are heavy from the water yet still compact. you can then wrap them in duct tape for reuse.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:43 am

good idea for quick wadding, sort of like replacing a burst disk but for the ammunition and not the launcher, that'll be good in hot combat scenarios :)
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Unread postAuthor: dutch » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:38 pm

the newspaper sets solid
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:14 pm

what i use in my 1.5" is tennis balls. Before you call me a nub and tell me that they are 2.5", there are these little tennis balls for cats. they fit perfectly into a 1.5" barrel. The ones that I got were "nuclear strength catnip balls" and i had to soak them in a tub with tons of Joy lemon soap for a week to even be able to stand being in the same room as them, but they work wonders. I would suggest filling them with cement or something of the sort if you want them to go very far though.
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Unread postAuthor: dutch » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:27 pm

i just want something that fits tightly and goes a pretty good distance.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:59 pm

Well, in terms of "fitting tightly and going a pretty good distance", you can't beat custom machined, tungsten carbide Armor Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) rounds. Of course, they might not fit in with your budget...
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Unread postAuthor: dutch » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:48 pm

how much would it cost
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:57 pm

More money than you make in a year, probably, and that's just for the materials. Machining would likely be more money than you will ever see in your life. I was being sarcastic, seeing as you said that you "just wanted something that fits tightly and goes a good distance".
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Unread postAuthor: dutch » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:43 am

i thought it could be homemade oh well ill find something
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:49 am

Well, they could be homemade if you somehow had a bunch of tungsten carbide bar stock sitting around and a kickass CNC lathe at your disposal, along with some diamond toolbits. Hope springs eternal...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:38 am

DYI wrote:Well, they could be homemade if you somehow had a bunch of tungsten carbide bar stock sitting around and a kickass CNC lathe at your disposal, along with some diamond toolbits. Hope springs eternal...

Damn and blast, I wouldn't have thrown out my tungsten carbide rods, diamond toolbits and CNC lathe if I knew I could make APDSFS darts with them.

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