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Where do you guys get your marbles?

Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:30 pm

i have made a marble launcher and do not have marbles right now...where do you guys generally get yours? and how much for how many? also what size barrel do you genereally use when firing marbles? mine is 1/2 inch
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:47 pm

i bought some at the 99 cent store, but i find that ball bearings work better. you can aslo get 50 caliber musket balls at cabellas. ive never tried them, but they are reasonably priced.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:48 pm

1/2 PVC gets a perfect fit with the metal balls in the magnetic stick conecter thing. They are PERFECT.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:51 pm

magenectic stick connector? i dont follow

offtopic: i was just wondering how much psi a 1 inch sprinkler valve would hold? i currently only take it to 120...is that too much or could i go more?
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Unread postAuthor: Fat Joe 91 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:10 pm

my sprinkler valve i have taken it all they way up to 160 psi but i think before the diafram breaks 140 to 150. i think, and if i'm not mistaken they can vary from sprinkler valve to sprinkler valve
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:30 pm

i buy my marbles from the local craft store....

they are aobut 5 bucks for a good 200, wich is pretty good. its also great because i the craft store people basically know my name, seeing as im the only one who goes back where the marbles are and spends hours finding the right ones.......

@hi: do you have a link to the .50cal musket balls? we are getting a cabellas near my house and it might be a good "damage" thing.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:59 pm

Thanks VH_man...i just may have to take a look over at michaels
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:24 am

I lost mine a long time ago...

*twitch*

:shock: :? :D
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:07 am

Tootles? :lol: :D

I use 1/2" type M copper, and 14mm Daisy brand slingshot ammo (marbles). Get them at Walmart.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:58 am

now ive noticed that alot of copper and and pvc arent exactly the exact same ID even though they say 1/2 inch or whatever...so is 1/2 schedule 40 and 1/2 inch M copper the exact same ID? if so, how much of the slingshot ammo do you get for how much? and how would you compare it to marbles? better or worse?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:11 pm

1/2 inch DWV copper (the thinnest stuff) fits the 14mm marbles.

the type M copper fits the yellow wire nuts PERFECTLY.... wich make GREAT darts :-D

to be honest, i havent used a PVC barrel in about two years.

but if your using 1/2 inch PVC 16mm marbles will fit nice. the 14mm ones for copper will be too small.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:11 pm

Thank you Vh...would you think they have the 16mm marbles at a craft store?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:25 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:I lost mine a long time ago...

*twitch*

:shock: :? :D


Ha ha, ha ha ha, har ha dee har har...har har....ha... Slid that one on in there huhh Jack... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: sprayandplay08 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:15 pm

You can get them in the dollar stores around where i livebag of like 100 for a dollar but i don't know the quality
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:25 pm

About a year ago I went to the dollar store and bought 15 bags of marbles. Dollar a piece for 100. They're 1/2 inch and the bag also included two 1 inch marbles as well. Just the normal cats eye marbles. Most of them are reusable as long as your not shooting at anything hard. If your interested I have like 10 bags left that I'm not using (Thats a 1000).

Peace, King_TaTer
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