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Pretty cheap and good ammo @ CVS

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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:22 pm

I searched an could find nothing for this, so here it is.
The local CVS has begun stocking small Nerf football knockoffs. These fit great in 2" PVC pipe have a great tight fit in 1.5" PVC pipe.
Ive tested the football at 60 psi in my pneumatic gun and at a distance of 50 feet, leaves a .5" dent in 1" plywood.
The great thing about these are their price, $2 per football, and performance can be altered by removing the tail fin, dropping a few fishing weights into the nose and hot gluing or epoxying the tail assembly back in. At 75 PSI, the football disappears from view and has a hang time of about 20 seconds. I think ive praised it enough, end story is its a great cheap alternative to the mini nerfs and cheap enough to use and lose while still being a great round.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:32 pm

Thanks for the tip. I have a CVS just a couple of minutes down the road...I'll stop in and check it out my next time out.
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:33 pm

Ive seen them at Shaws supermarket too, if thats any help
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:13 pm

20 seconds?
Wow...
Somehow i think that statement is off.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:11 pm

If its 20 seconds isn't it going a little slow?
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:29 am

how do you know how much hang time it gets if it's out of view...
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:40 am

how do you know how much hang time it gets if it's out of view

time between launch and landing
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:17 am

About hang time, have you seen this ?
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:31 am

About hang time, have you seen this ?

nope not yet, but im checking it out now, thanks.

And just to clarify, when im talking about hang time, im shooting the thing straight up in the air. Thats probably a given to most people but looking back, it was probably an important bit of info
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:54 am

I was under the impression that you fired straight up. Read on into the thread and BLB speaks of calculating hang time at angles.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:50 pm

yeah, i figured you were shooting straight up, just a little confusing though
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:40 pm

yea sorry about that
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