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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 10:30 am

Hey Everybody, this topic is to share good deals on ammunition (such as golf balls, marbles, paint balls, etc.) that you have purchased and where you got them/if they are available online or to others of the spudgun community. If they aren't available to others, post them anyway, it's still interesting to see how much people spend on ammunition and what kind of deals they can get.

To start out, about a week ago I went garage-saleing and bought 15 dozen (180) golf balls for $30.00. They are all brand-new/lightly used. No scratches or cracks on any. If you ask me, 17 cents/golf ball isn't that bad of a deal. I plan on using them in my upcoming SECRET project. Muahahahahaa...

So anyway, share your stuff and brag about your amazing deals you got.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun May 11, 2008 10:36 am

Last year, I had to do a project in Chemistry, to make a model of a Vanadium atom. I decided to build it out of golfballs, so went to Academy. You can get a bag of about 40-50 recycles for 30 bucks. All in excellent condition. It's good if you don't feel like ordering golfballs online.

This time of year, they have tons of those little red boiling potatoes for ridiculously low prices (crawfish boiling). They fit good in 3/2" SCH-40 and are roughly spherical projectiles.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun May 11, 2008 10:38 am

Well I got a 5lb bag of taters for $0.50 a couple weeks ago
It was purchased at this place called grocery outlet and they had a sale on potatoes.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 10:40 am

markfh11q wrote:Last year, I had to do a project in Chemistry, to make a model of a Vanadium atom. I decided to build it out of golfballs, so went to Academy. You can get a bag of about 40-50 recycles for 30 bucks. All in excellent condition. It's good if you don't feel like ordering golfballs online.

This time of year, they have tons of those little red boiling potatoes for ridiculously low prices (crawfish boiling). They fit good in 3/2" SCH-40 and are roughly spherical projectiles.


bigbob12345 wrote:Well I got a 5lb bag of taters for $0.50 a couple weeks ago
It was purchased at this place called grocery outlet and they had a sale on potatoes.


Very nice guys. Keep 'em commin!
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sun May 11, 2008 11:17 am

I found a carton containing 20 packets of 50x3.2mm nails on the side of the road...

also i went golfing and scrounged some balls from behind the driving range, except i got hardly any cauz they had allready picked most of em up..
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 11:35 am

lol, nice. I usually take some balls off the range when I go golfing too :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: brother361 » Sun May 11, 2008 12:03 pm

i go to paintball stores and ask for the paintballs that have broken paint in em and usaully get them for free and 3/4 of all of them are perfect condition
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 12:05 pm

very good idea...I'll have to try that sometime...

all you have to do is wash them in soap and water if the good ones are contaminated with paint. Nice idea, thanks brother361!
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Unread postAuthor: taytayswims » Sun May 11, 2008 12:11 pm

my dad goes golfing alot and we have gotten to know some of the people who work there and i was talking to a kid my age and he actuelly made a cannon arround the same time i did and he gave me a trash bag of about 100 golf balls for 20 bucks
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 12:12 pm

nice work. 20 cents/ball aint bad. condition?
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Sun May 11, 2008 12:50 pm

I was at Home Depot yesterday getting parts, and I found these Ramset fasteners. http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImage/ba34f7ed-8b57-475b-b3b1-20be1b263a57_300.jpg

They look like they could be pretty good fletchette ammunition if you shoved the orange vanes back and cut the head off to stabilize weight. They're about 12USD for a pack of 100 3" ones. Has anyone tried these?

Also, carriage bolts with added nuts for weight are pretty cheap and tough, and they provide a decent seal.
Glue sticks also fit very well in 3/4" schedule 40, and you can find a fair amount of them lying around in school if you're lucky.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun May 11, 2008 2:17 pm

I live next to a golfcourse, on any given day I could find about 10 balls in or around the creek when I walk my dog :)
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun May 11, 2008 2:21 pm

aww...lucky son of a ...... lol

ever have any hit your house? lol
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun May 11, 2008 2:25 pm

Naw, i'm about 50m away up a 15m hill and none of the courses face my house, the greens are at the other end.

I can shoot downrange with my GB cannon on about four holes from my house :D

Landed it on the green once, that was about 388m IIRC. :)
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun May 11, 2008 2:29 pm

i work at a golf course... so i just take range balls and balls i find in the woods.... hahaha
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