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anyone here use custom amo?

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anyone here use custom amo?

Unread postAuthor: The High Plainsman » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 am

I have made several slugs out of reinforced concrete to use in one of my air guns, it is pretty wicked. I used some 2" sch 40 as a mold and placed a piece of rebar in the center of it (held in place with wood screws) then poured concrete in it. Once dry, I removed the screws and cut off the pipe I used as a form then centered the slug in a piece of 2.5 inch sch 40 with plastic wrap and duct tape holding the bottom shut using straws I pinched from mcdonalds and poured cold water in around the concrete (which I had already given a ride in the freezer over night). Then I put the whole thing in the freezer over night to allow the water to freeze. The next day, I allowed the whole thing to thaw enough to pull it out of the pipe, when I loaded it up, I had to force the slug down the barrel because the ice made such a good seal. At 90 psi from a small pneumatic gun, the rebar I left sticking out the end imdeded it's self 3" deep in an oak tree out back. It kicked like a damned mule though.

I would really like to try this on a junked out car some time.
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Unread postAuthor: reaper613 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:56 am

sweet, i have been thinking about freesing rebar in ice and using my combustion launcher, the ice should break apart sending just the rebar core flying.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:24 pm

shooting stuff at junked up car parts is very fun.instead of a concrete slug,though,i used a metal one. found a ten foot bar of solid steel that fits perfect in a 2 inch sch 40 barrel
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:58 am

I use funnels.They are very light, aerodynamic and can make them to look evil.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:12 am

oh,and for a three inch diameter barrel,use bocche balls
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:18 pm

Check out my page about easter egg ice slugs
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Unread postAuthor: The Haymaker » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:24 pm

Do they fly as well as frozen eggs? They ricochet like crazy when fired into the woods!

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Unread postAuthor: Collo » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:13 am

Thanks for the idea haymaker my primary ammo is egs but ive never thought about feezing them thank u :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:39 am

if i ever get a gas camp stove i'll be making a bunch of custom slugs out of lead, they'll do some damage :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: The Haymaker » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:02 pm

How are you getting raw eggs to work? If I can actually get them down my 17' of barrel without breaking, all I get upon firing is a fine mist. As for freezing, it was Mother Natures idea. It gets a tad bit nipply up here in January!

Collo wrote:Thanks for the idea haymaker my primary ammo is egs but ive never thought about feezing them thank u :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:04 pm

spudshot, i hope u try and pick up ur slugs after firing. lead=dead animals when eatten. and then another dead animal when it eats the first dead animal, and so on.
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Unread postAuthor: Collo » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:06 am

I can use raw or boiled with raw adding a little bit of cotton wool at the bottom of the egg then drop it in
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Unread postAuthor: The Haymaker » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:10 am

Weekend is here in 16 hours, I'll give it a try!
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Unread postAuthor: The Haymaker » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:35 am

Ok,
Custom ammo is really nice, but I still say finding a good source of FREE commercial waste is best, such as making buds with a salvage yard owner and getting a good supply of 2" trailer balls! :-)

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