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Furthest shot you've made? What ammo did ya use?

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:49 pm

Alexrey wrote:I'm talking about ammo that you've actually used.

I tried making a dart earlier, but kinda gave up since I couldn't find any plans for ones that worked with a 40mm barrel. :cry:


Planz?

Whatchu need planz for?


40mm, what could I stick down there...

A dowel stick say 1cm thick with a metal tip to keep the centre of gravity forwards, some small fins at the rear for a bit more of the same effect, maybe offset a bit for a little spin and a foam sabot in 2-4 sections to bulk it out nicely in the barrel.

...and that's all there is to it, a wooden stick, a bit of metal and some plastic fins.

You can be as paranoid as you like about the little details but that's essentially all you need for a dart.
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