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Ammo Ideas

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: PCGUY » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:48 am

<div align="center">Ammo

I have put together a few ammo ideas for different size barrels. All pipe is PVC unless otherwise stated. If you think any ammo ideas should be added to this list, post em.

<table width="600" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td width="128">1/2" SCH 40 </td><td width="472">AA Batteries (Requires some tape)</td></tr><tr><td>1/2" SDR-13.5 </td><td>.68 Paintballs (May require wadding) </td></tr><tr><td>3/4" SCH 40 </td><td>12g CO2 Canisters (Requires some tape) </td></tr><tr><td>3/4" SCH 80 </td><td>.68 Paintballs (Requires Wadding) </td></tr><tr><td>3/4" SCH 120 </td><td>.68 Paintballs (SCH 120 almost impossibal to find) </td></tr><tr><td>3/4" SCH 40 CPVC </td><td>.68 Paintballs (Great fit) </td></tr><tr><td>1" SCH 40</td><td>C-Size Batteries </td></tr><tr><td>1 1/4" SCH 40 </td><td>Film Canisters </td></tr><tr><td>1 1/2" SCH 40 </td><td>Florescent Lights </td></tr><tr><td>1 1/2" SDR-21 </td><td>Golf Balls (Great fit) </td></tr><tr><td>2" SCH 40 </td><td>Caulking Tubes </td></tr><tr><td>2 1/2" SCH 40 </td><td>Lemons and Tennis Balls </td></tr><tr><td>3" SCH 40 </td><td>20oz Soda Bottles, Pringles Cans (without lid) </td></tr><tr><td>4" SCH 40 </td><td>Toliet Paper Rolls (with some paper taken off, plug up center) </td></tr><tr><td>5" SCH 40 </td><td>Full Toliet Paper Rolls (Plug up center) </td></tr><tr><td>40" SCH 40 </td><td>Yourself (may require wadding) </td></tr></table>

Also walnuts that are still green shoot great from a 1 1/2" SCH 40 barrel.

Any size barrel

1. Duct Tape Ball: get some duct tape and form it into a ball (it can fit in any barrel), make sure you lubricate it because some parts may be sticky. You can make it more special by making the front of the ball sticky and shooting things that you would it to stick to for some reason...

2. Toy Action Figures for 1.5" barrels and above: Just put in a wet rag as wadding behind the figure and launch them, then you got yourself a kamikaze man or a flying plastic guy.

3. Stuffed Animals for whatever sized barrel: their ok, not much fun. I shot a cocoa-puffs stuffed animals bird pretty high into the air with a 1.5" barrel.

4. Make a smoke bomb inside a spud, and have a long fuse sticking out of the back, light it, shove it in your barrel, and shoot. The fuse MAY go out, so use the bigget, greenest, thicktst Vicso safety fuse, so it doesn't go out. And if you use a combustion cannon, you don't have to light the fuse, it will light when you fire it!
<a href="http://www.unitednuclear.com/smoke.htm">HOW TO MAKE SMOKE BOMBS</a>
<a href="http://www.cannonfuse.com/">BIG GREEN VISCO SAFETY FUSE</a>

5. Make some type of the usual wax mold that some people shoot, and add just a TINY bit of <a href="http://www.unitednuclear.com/glow.htm">THIS</a>. It will be VERY COOL to watch at night! It is also cool to add to paint to give the impression your a bright, glowing person!

6. Wooden Craft Balls. You just take the ball 1 size smaller then your barrel (1.5" Barrel = 1" wooden balls) and put some masking take around them until they are air tight in your barrel.

7. Any liquid you can find. (Nonflammable)
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:46 pm

normal sized hot glue sticks fit perfectly into 1/2" CPVC
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Unread postAuthor: demilus » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:12 pm

take sum old candles and melt em' down. then cut off a piece of pipe the same size as ur barrel. put press and seal on the bottom or saran wrap or sumthing. then pour the melted wax into it. it makes a nice little divit for air when it cools. when it cools enough, it contracts so it should fall right out. it hits really hard

happy hunting :twisted:

EDIT: Wow. I truly was a noob. Look at that grammer for Christ's sake! I apologize on the behalf of this post and any other posts like this that may be floating around out there.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:21 pm

Did anybody ever try making ice ammo?
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Unread postAuthor: msg72391 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:36 am

most of my ammo is duct tape wrapped projectiles, my most successful piece of ammo is duct tape wrapped golf balls.

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Unread postAuthor: Cowtastic » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:50 pm

i myself am a noob and havent built anything, but i was wondering if anyone has ever tried a pickle. i figure it would fit in 1.5" but im not sure
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:55 pm

Can anyone tell me the outside diameter of a CO1 12 gram capsule in metric??
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:13 pm

well it fits in 3/4"so 3/4" x2.16=1.26 cm
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Unread postAuthor: dgr-c » Sun May 28, 2006 10:06 pm

Go to a place that sells fireworks. Get those little "thow at the ground, go pop" things.

Cut a slice of spud about 1/2 thick. Use that for wadding. Poke it a little ways down the barrel. Sprinkle in a few go-pop thingums. Cut another slice of spud and layer it on top. Now gently ram it all home.

I fired with my pneumatic and got a really nice secondary flash and pop on impact. I don't know if a combustion will ignite them in the barrel or not. Either way it should be fun.
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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Sun May 28, 2006 10:27 pm

something i have found that is alot of fun, dangerous though, is to take piping the same size as your barrel and cut about a 4inch section of it. then put some plastic wrap over one end with a rubber band. fill it with water and freeze it. then when its done, take it out and let it thaw for about 2 minutes so it can slide out, then put it in your barrel (only if your barrel has wire mesh in the back), the ice will slide around, when it goes off you'll get a very loud bang as well as a satisfying shattering noise when it hints and shatters into thousands of pieces. :twisted:

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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Sun May 28, 2006 10:48 pm

yeah, i made ice ammo with easter eggs but now its getting too hot outside for that

take a look at the topic i posted from awhile back
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:20 pm

I like using 3/4" CPVC and then use paintballs for the sabot and fill the barrel with a few pointy rocks....

I shot this at a Computer scanner with 1" thick Pine behind it from about 3 feet with about 50 psi and it went through the entire scanner, shatting the really tough plastic (I hit it really hard with a hammer and it wouldn't break, so I decided to shoot in), a bunch or electronics, the back layer of plastic in the scanner, and then it took a chunk out of the wood....

I wonder how much damage my gun will do with 1" dowel rods w\ bolts in the center at 100 psi...

Bondo slugs work, I found some old bondo and make a 2" slug that had nuts and washers mixed in with it and a point tapered tip and I shot it with my ABS gun with a Burst disk and it went into a tree almost completely, but it shattered a lot :D
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:37 am

My old spud gun was 2in and I had a ton of golf balls I wanted to shoot. What I discovered was that certain aerosole cans have just the right size cap, or can be cut a little to work very nicely as a reusable sabot.
Some of the cans were the little Great Stuff cans, some brands of shaving cream, and this one type of teflon spray lubricant.
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:55 am

this post is starting to get old but the ideas never end.

would a racket ball work with 2" pipe? that would be AWESOME if you could shoot it off in a room.
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Unread postAuthor: Boomer_ » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:13 pm

d cells in 1 1/4" sch 40, for airsoft put a milk cap in 1 1/2" sch 40 and the pour bbs in, then another milk cap and then reuse the milk caps (also try marbles, paintballs, and all kinds of small ammo with this trick).
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