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Unread postAuthor: dutch » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:15 am

what is the best ammo for sch 40 1.5 inch pipe. ive used some plastic golf balls filled with pennies they worked good but i lost them so any suggestions
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:23 am

I am going to be shot for saying this- have you tried cutting a spud?
Frozen spuds make uber ammo. Other than that the only thing i found was fluoresent light bulbs, i would not recommend them though.
Other options include big bb's or marbles with wadding.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:25 am

Novacastrian wrote:Other options include big bb's or marbles with wadding.


How much wadding are we talking about here, the entire sports section of the paper?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:32 am

paaiyan wrote:
Novacastrian wrote:Other options include big bb's or marbles with wadding.


How much wadding are we talking about here, the entire sports section of the paper?


HaHa, you are aware that bb's come in different sizes right, as well as marbles, we like to call the larger marbles "Bonkers" because they smash their way through the smaller ones.
Anyway i don't see any suggestions from you MrPaaiyan ! :D
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:33 am

I wasn't aware they made bb's in 1/5". Frozen taters, golf balls, small spice containers filled with sand.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:34 am

That best ammo for 1.5in pipe is spuds :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:48 am

I dont know about this but i just thought of it. It seems like it would do some nice damage.

A big jawbreaker. Or then it can be called "plywood breaker"
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Unread postAuthor: qbnbountyhunter » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:25 am

Marbles (buckshot), Ping-Pong balls filled with dirt, and clay balls

these would definetly make some narley ammo

spuds make good ammo, but they should be cut, then frozen for maximum carnage
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:25 am

Novacastrian wrote:
Other options include big bb's or marbles with wadding.


How much wadding are we talking about here, the entire sports section of the paper?


wad it with about 2 pages crumpled up, put about 15 regular marbles in and then 1 crumpled sheet on top. I used to do this with my old combustion and it was deadly :twisted:

lol "bonkers"? we called them grand father marbles ie giant ones :)


edit: with the freezing they expand slightly and you may need a chisel to shave them down to a tight fit. Also little lemons work wonders.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:46 am

Make an Ice bullet. Just fill a section of cut 1.5" PVC full of water then freeze it. Perfect shape and no wadding required!
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:09 pm

LikimysCrotchus5 wrote:I dont know about this but i just thought of it. It seems like it would do some nice damage.

A big jawbreaker. Or then it can be called "plywood breaker"


heat it in a microwave like the mythbusters, then shoot it, stand back, melted sugar is HOT!!! :violent2:
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:32 pm

anyone has any idea how much 1/2" and 3/4 marbles weight ?
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:16 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:anyone has any idea how much 1/2" and 3/4 marbles weight ?


~7g i think for 5/8", it may not be spot on though.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:25 pm

I have some clear 1/2" marbles, they're 4 grams.
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Unread postAuthor: Isomer » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:31 pm

For my 1.5" barrel, I use squash balls, absolutely perfect-and they can be shot in a residential area
**Golfballs don't fit inside my 1.5" schedule 40 pvc pipe-dunno what you guys have, possibly SDR21**
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