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Unread postAuthor: the_king » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:20 pm

i am making my first pneumatic cannon, but my mom will not let me use spuds, so i am fitting it with a 1" barrel, and am going to shoot the big marshmellows out of it, is this a good ammo?, any suggestions? i can get any size barrel, and spuds are the only restriction, and i also want power, lots of power. hmmmm... (led balls?) lol
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:21 pm

power? try C size batteries
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:54 pm

Environmentalist parent or something? Im not trying to promote my stuff, but GB’s are awesome. I mean there designed by people that go to college for years. Although you need a supply of golf balls… (Ill let you imagination wonder on that one) If not potatoes or GB’s I guess you can just move to the next fruit/ vegetable.
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Unread postAuthor: the_king » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:22 pm

actually i do have a supply of golf balls, i play golf in high school, the season is over and i know the sweet spot for finding gb's around here, as to the c's, ill try, i also want to try the ice and saw pulp/dust stuff
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:28 am

Potatos are too expensive to use as ammo here,if I bought a bag it would get eaten,R40 for a 5kilo bag! Thats an outrage!
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:55 am

Well i have a 3/4" bore pneumatic cannon and i shoot anything i can find out of it champagne corks cut down with a screw or bolt in it for weighting or large fishing sinkers,they go really hard.I got a link to my cannon if you want to see what a sinker does to 2 sheets of 1"chipboard.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1825&

And which country do you live in DEMON?
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:25 pm

If you want golfballs go to the driving range and ask for their old ones. Usually that's free.
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:51 pm

SOUTH AFRICA DAMN IT! I don't want to keep saying that!
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:14 pm

I removed the Location box from peoples posts a long time ago because it was using space that I rather have used for a larger avatar, so people if you want to know where someone is from just click their name it will take you to their profile where their info is listed.
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:24 pm

is it against the rules to say [edit]
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:32 pm

Yes, and don't ever say anything like that on here ever again. I also suggest never shooting anything like that for any reason, it gets animal rights activists mad at us and we don't need anyone tryin to make laws against SPUD cannons.
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:35 pm

ok just wondering, wouldnt want to piss anyone off
you don't hear as much about animal rights in iowa, its mostly DNR around here.
and i can freely shoot potato cannons using whatever ammo i want all day long if i please without having to deal with "pigs" or tree huggers or any anal mouth organization like u city people do.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:23 am

)DEMON( wrote:Potatos are too expensive to use as ammo here,if I bought a bag it would get eaten,R40 for a 5kilo bag! Thats an outrage!


My friend... i work at whole foods market... you dont know expensive food... We have cherries that go for $7.98 a pound i have to put back like 20 of them a day when people realize the bags are almost 20 dollars for a few cherries... we also have chocolate for 20 dollars a pound... potatoes are expensive too..

For ammo marshmallows i dont think have the mass to go the distance against the wind.... batteries could get messey if they hit a brick wall lol...
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:44 am

use this ammo cheap,effective,and very powerful

:arrow: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1667&
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:47 am

i always wanted to use the slingshot balls as ammo. it'd be like a low power civil war muzzeloader.
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