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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:50 am

-5/8" steel rebar in a sock to keep from messing with your barrel/ make sure it doesn't tumble.
-balloons filled with water/ ketchup
-roll of aluminum foil with
-all with wadding

the aluminum foil in particular worked well. at the peak of it's trajectory, it began to unroll and drifted down nicely.
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Unread postAuthor: marpat » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:34 pm

i shot a bunch of ice rounds today with my little ball valve pnuematic
they go through 1/8 in plywood and 3+ cardboard boxes
also for soft ammo you can use to shoot inside if you take a piece of pipe that has the same diameter as your barrel and fill it with great stuff and then let it dry it makes a great soft round

also hockey pucks fit well in 3 in pipe with a little wadding
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Unread postAuthor: mach 10 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:39 pm

in the winter you can just put snow in the barel and pack it whith a stick. instant ice ammo.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:56 pm

mach 10 wrote:in the winter you can just put snow in the barel and pack it whith a stick. instant ice ammo.


Do remember that you will need a metal gun for that.
PVC gets brittle on cold temperatures and chance of failing is higher.
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Unread postAuthor: csgunner » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:29 pm

Slightly dangerous, but the skinny propane bottles fit perfect in 3" pipe.

I try to use empty ones.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:39 pm

@csgunner- all that is left to do is to adapt this, and use full tanks. good find!
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:21 am

Its a pity, but discussion of incendiary projectiles are not allowed by the spudfiles rules guys.
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Unread postAuthor: umbra monachus » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:04 pm

I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this but I found that PVC end caps sanded down to fit your barrel work very well. They are not very powerful but they get great distance. My 1st combustion cannon had a 1.5" diameter barrel and I sanded down a 1" PVC end cap and got great results.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:08 pm

nooooooooooo save your endcaps they are very useful as pistons if you get the flat ones!!!
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Unread postAuthor: kaa-boom » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:44 pm

I make slugs that fit 2" combustion spud guns, outta a emty/used toilet paper roll/paper towel roll with no paper on it and duct tape 1 side for a seal then get a nestea or snapple lid from a glass bottle and fits perfectly in the tp roll then tape it in there. make sure you fill it with something first! i havent tried it yet but it fits.....I'l try to post pics. :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: csgunner » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:08 pm

Found out 1/2" inch thinwall PVC is the same inside diametre as a twelve-gauge shotgun. Cut a shell apart to get the birdshot, realised the plastic wad fit in the barrel. Fill with BB's and put tissue over one end, or fill with any small, irregulat objects. for breechloaders and semi-automatics, rounds can be pre-made and put in the feild. Pretty sure the wads are sold for people who like to make their own shotgun shells, but have been unable to find. Pcture:
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:44 am

if you want a smoke bomb of different colours use those powder dyes (they have a name wich i forgot). you can make your own throw on the flour bag thingies but watch out i nearly lost my hearing from one of the little 10gram... personal messge me if you want o know how it works. also making your own fuse is fairly easy(same here personal messgae me). overall if you need to know anything about explosives, oxidizers or how to build your own shotgun. or anything about metal casting im your man.
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Unread postAuthor: shadowwalker » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:51 am

The Tag Body Shots fit in 1" PVC. If you use them, when they are empty cut off the top and fill it with something.
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Unread postAuthor: blafen » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:16 pm

Why not go on a muzzleoading roundball mould site, you can request a custom made mold in any caliber and then you can fire cast lead balls for extreme FPE and lead being dense it retains its velocity for a much greater range than almost anything else.
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Unread postAuthor: CasinoVanart » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:49 pm

Really large Salmon roe (caviar) would work well with smaller barrels, it would be like the most expensive mini paintball ammo ever!!
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