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Copperhead slugs (with damage pic)

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Copperhead slugs (with damage pic)

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:41 pm

These are some slugs that I made out of 12 gram C02 cylinders (they were copperhead brand, that's where I got the name). They are extremely accurate, and they have quite a bit of power. I cut off the nozzle side of the cylinder, then hot-glued a marble into the nose of the tube with the rounded off end. They were very easy to make, and work very well. The marble is in the nose because it adds weight to the front of the cylinder to keep it from tumbling in flight. Each cylinder is about 2 inches in length, and they fit very well in .75 inch pvc (but a little tape would help). Enough said, here are some pictures.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:48 pm

They look great, very nice. Good job.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:50 pm

MrCrowley wrote:They look great, very nice. Good job.

Thanks, as soon as I use up more CO2 cylinders I'm gonna make more :twisted: Also, I'll have a few damage shots tomorrow.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:51 pm

I like it alot, never thought of cutting the nozzle end off. I just chuck em in and shoot. :D
Damage pics please.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:52 pm

c19o wrote:I like it alot, never thought of cutting the nozzle end off. I just chuck em in and shoot. :D
Damage pics please.

Yeah, that's what I did, but I got tired of them tumbling in the air.
I should be able to get some damage shots tomorrow, unless it snows.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Hmmmm good job.

I saw a topic a while ago about a jsr making a projectile out of half a co2 cartridge, lead solder as the front weight and a shotgun shell sleve as a tail.

Edit: Tell singularity to make these and launch them out of his 25mm sniper cannon. In his last vid the co2 cartridge tumbled and hit the side of the box, making a lot of "WTF that isnt a ****** sniper" or "Your aim sucks" you tube comments.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:59 pm

Not bad.

I'd personally have poured a few ml of molten lead into the nose but it's all good as long at it's nose heavy.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:02 pm

You confused me there when you said Copperhead - I automatically associate that with Hotwired's beautiful cannon.

Nice ammo, but something denser than a marble would be a better choice - a steel ball bearing would add some weight and shift the COG forward a bit, which should make it more accurate and powerful.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:04 pm

You know mouseballs, well take off the rubber and you have steel ball that weighs more then a marble. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:05 pm

Looks at wikipedia*

Cant find anything*


What is a mouseball?
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Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:07 pm

The round thing that rolls around and makes the magic pointy clicker thingy for your computer work. unless you have one of those laser mouses.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:09 pm

Hey, there is the topic jsr made...

Just like family guy has been acused of plagirismo, you just cant make new jokes anymore. The simpsons have done almost everything.
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Unread postAuthor: bigwick » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:11 pm

very nice round. looks menacing and DEADLY lol
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:18 pm

i never bothered launching them with the end cut off, i just used the co2 in my air pistol, then shot them out of my ow air "rifle". mine always tumbled end over end. at 100 feet they would hit withing 2 or 3 feet of where i aimed. they arent bad projectiles. they do a lot of damage when they hit too.
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