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just a list of ammo i have used...

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
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Unread postAuthor: scubadude2x9 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:16 pm

just post some of your other ammo that you have used... i have used...

1/2 inch steel bolts... different sizes but w/e im not putting them all down
acorns
cucumbers
cans of cream corn
soda bottles
snow
airsoft bbs packed with wadding underneath.. cotton balls for a 1/2 inch barrel works great. good spread.
cap gun ammo.. shot it at rocks and watch them explode!! :twisted:
\ steel bb's work good too especcially if they are really heavy.
d batterys work good on 1" 1/4" barrels. aa battery's for 1/2 inch.
cadbury eggs for 1" 1/4" as well
the famous watergun of course.

if you can think of anything else put it down
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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:25 pm

Thats thy there is a sticky on this subject..
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:38 pm

I believe that there's a sticky more than 10 pages long on this subject...

As for me, the two main types of ammo I'm exploring right now are the steel cored APFSDS variety, and discarding saboted cannister rounds carrying either grapeshots or flechettes from demilled 105mm beehive rounds.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:47 pm

Keep the rules in mind...
"Discussion of solid propellants, explosive devices or incendiary projectiles fired specifically from a spud cannon is prohibited"


I've used self-packed aluminum pellets, batteries, sabot of pebbles, acorns.

Ah yes, and my chain shot :)
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:43 pm

OuchProgramme wrote:Keep the rules in mind...
"Discussion of solid propellants, explosive devices or incendiary projectiles fired specifically from a spud cannon is prohibited"

Pointless to say at this time!
Anyway milkcap saboted 20 marble rounds. finishing nail flechettes. ball bearings. dowels.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:03 pm

pizlo wrote:
OuchProgramme wrote:Keep the rules in mind...
"Discussion of solid propellants, explosive devices or incendiary projectiles fired specifically from a spud cannon is prohibited"

Pointless to say at this time!
Anyway milkcap saboted 20 marble rounds. finishing nail flechettes. ball bearings. dowels.


Scuba said shooting cap gun rounds, which explode on impact =/.
So...i decided to take some action. :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:10 pm

No need to worry, backup has arrived...


Now where did I put those doughnuts... :D
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Unread postAuthor: chartreusesnot » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:05 am

I'm confused on the subject of sabots... How do you put them on? I tried wrapping part of a plastic bag around a battery and firing that, but I got less power than with a potato... does the sabot need to go behind the projectile? If so, what could I use as a sabot... a potato might work...hmm
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:11 am

What you're doing is wadding, a sabot is a bit more complex.
They're either discarding, or non discarding. Either way, they're used to allow the shooting of irregularly shaped or too small projectiles.

Non discarding sabots can be as simple as wrapping an object in tape.

Discarding sabots can be a bit more difficult, but they are generally two or more parts that fit around the projectile in the barrel, and fall away after it leaves. They don't have any real connection with the projectile, and you generally need some sort of stop behind them to prevent them falling behind the projectile in the barrel.
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