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Metal Slurpee Straws!!!

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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:24 pm

So I was at line in 7-11 store and noticed .99 cent aluminum slurpee straws... (in a box near the register).

Second time I saw them I had to get one.
It's 10 1/4" long, Atleast 3/8" ID (no calipers here, .40(???!!!)),
fairly thick walled and seamless.

Seems really odd...wondering if anyone has seen them, tested one or has thoughts on them??? 8)
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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:46 am

Hm I was at seven eleven today and didnt see them ? :( but it sounds like it could be a good barrel for some minnni gun :P
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:46 am

theBOOM wrote:sounds like it could be a good barrel for some minnni gun :P


Or a chamber for a marker gun ;)
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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:48 am

Yes true true tommrow ill go check again and see if they have.. if they dont ill ask and if they say no ... well bad luck for me :(

If they do im taking like 50 of them!
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:50 am

theBOOM wrote:Yes true true tommrow ill go check again and see if they have.. if they dont ill ask and if they say no ... well bad luck for me :(

If they do im taking like 50 of them!


At my 7 11 there by the slurpees and they cost 99 cents.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:42 pm

I have a green one myself but never thought to try it as a barrel or a chamber. Unfortunately I probably never will either.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:40 pm

I make a lot of cannons that I fail to post mostly because they suck or I forget about them. I have made a marker gun with a green one and took it to 400 psi. It seemed fine but i have to find it. It is somewhere in my room
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:03 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
theBOOM wrote:sounds like it could be a good barrel for some minnni gun :P


Or a chamber for a marker gun ;)


There pretty small in diameter I'm not sure if you could get a 4.5mm barrel in there :?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:40 am

I have been thinking about using mine as a chamber myself.
Could easily hold pressure in the hundreds of psi's.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:43 am

jonnyboy wrote:There pretty small in diameter I'm not sure if you could get a 4.5mm barrel in there :?


You could go smaller, I've made 2.5 and 3mm penguns.
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