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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Tue May 27, 2008 5:55 pm

im wondedering how to make darts or rockets for a 2 inch barrel. all ideas are welcome
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Tue May 27, 2008 6:06 pm

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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:09 pm

but like home made pvc rockets
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Tue May 27, 2008 6:17 pm

hmm...not sure about pvc rockets but I have another method that has served me well for a 2" barrel.

*Take an empty "liquid nails" tube and fill it with your choice of filler (whether it be caulk or dirt...hell, even water) about 3" from the top and pack down tightly.
*Make a solid newspaper ball that fits stugly inside the end of the tube and shove 'er in as tight as you can!
*put a layer of hot glue or epoxy over the newspaper
*tape/hot glue a couple tails for stability and there ya go!
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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Tue May 27, 2008 7:05 pm

what do they explode when they hit the target
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Tue May 27, 2008 7:08 pm

There is the method presented here on how to make PVC rockets. I'm sure you could try to scale it up. However, with that kind of bore size, it may just be easier to do what brplatz suggested.
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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Tue May 27, 2008 7:14 pm

that works too but thanks for the idea
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Tue May 27, 2008 9:01 pm

what do they explode when they hit the target
What do you mean when what do they explode?
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue May 27, 2008 9:43 pm

For making paper darts, I use the method described here.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Tue May 27, 2008 10:29 pm

Maniac wrote:
what do they explode when they hit the target
What do you mean when what do they explode?


I think he was referring to the rockets I was talking about. And to answer your question, YES.

They do explode on close-range high impact shots when filled with something light and semi-solid (ex: flour, dirt, sand, etc.).
But when filled with a cured solid (ex: cement, caulk, epoxy, etc.) they are more of a penetrating round than anything and will likely demolish anything in its path :twisted: Muahahahahahahahaha...lol
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Tue May 27, 2008 11:18 pm

sorry i though you ment any kind of ammo for a 2" barrel

also STHORNE did you ever do that T-shirt cannon for your school?
i was interested in doing something similar for my school
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Wed May 28, 2008 12:28 am

You should probably go to the "Ammo Discussion" section. There is lots of ideas there.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Wed May 28, 2008 11:50 am

Oh okay quess it was just me and my paranoia. When i hear the word explode I think of the stuff in my garage. Hmm pvc rocket do sound like a good idea. My only problem would be finding some thing to flare them with.
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Unread postAuthor: Dumb-kid » Thu May 29, 2008 5:46 am

flaring is easy : put the pvc on a cue ball and tourch it (lightly) and push down

thats about it, worked for me
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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Fri May 30, 2008 7:41 am

i found out you can use anything that is round to flare out the bottem of the pvc pipe.
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