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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:05 pm

Hello. In the next day me and my buddies are going to shoot our spud guns. However I'm the only one that has an Advanced Combustion Cannon. I really would love to impress them on the damage it can do. All I have shot out of it was raw spuds and D cell batteries. I have a 1-1/4" barrel. I had an idea would frozen spuds and other things like apples, and lemons that are frozen be distructive? Any ideas on a cheap easy and quick to make ammo thats way destructive would be very much helpful. Thanks..
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:38 pm

Any time you "harden" your ammo you make it more destructive. Anything solid. Thing like oranges, lemons with a pulp texture tend to mush. I've all ways wanted to freeze a egg and try it but I have a 1" bore... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:55 pm

Sweet sounds good. Anybody else have any input or ideas for quick and easy destructive ammo?
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:38 pm

Try a large lead or steel ball with wadding. That should punch a hole through some stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:44 pm

google (and search spudfiles) for pycrete.

Cast slugs in short lengths of barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: omniscient » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:03 am

jrrdw wrote:Any time you "harden" your ammo you make it more destructive. Anything solid. Thing like oranges, lemons with a pulp texture tend to mush. I've all ways wanted to freeze a egg and try it but I have a 1" bore... :wink:


jrrdw - Have you ever tried a piece of #8 rebar? Nominal Diameter is supposed to be 1.000" ( Reference: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebar" target="_blank">Rebar - Wikipedia</a>)

EDIT: For that 1-1/4" bore, use either #10 (with wadding) or #11 ground-to-fit?
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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:24 pm

Gaderelguitarist wrote:Try a large lead or steel ball with wadding. That should punch a hole through some stuff.

That surely would do some destruction. How would I get my hands on some though?

To omniscient: That sounds deadly he he he. :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Basically you need to find an effective sabot, one you have that practically anything which fits in the barrel can be used. Some advice on how to make onehere.
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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:19 am

Thanks for the suggestion! Is that only compatible with BB's though?
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:27 am

Sonicboom101 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion! Is that only compatible with BB's though?


a sabot? no you can use anything as ammo with one, thats probably the best thing about them.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:37 am

There is an ammo thread.. :roll: It is even a sticky
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/ammo-ideas-t1724.html
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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:50 am

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Sonicboom101 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion! Is that only compatible with BB's though?


a sabot? no you can use anything as ammo with one, thats probably the best thing about them.

Nice I'll put that into consideration. Where would I get my hands on a Mandrel by the way. That's what it says I need in the how to.

To Technician1002: Yes I already know there is a sticky for that. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:04 am

Sonicboom101 wrote:Where would I get my hands on a Mandrel by the way. That's what it says I need in the how to.


The mandrel in this case is simply a piece of pipe or rod that is slightly smaller in diameter than the inside of your barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: Sonicboom101 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:31 pm

Thanks for the info. One more question of the matter though about the sabot. Since I have a 1-1/4" barrel what would you suggest for the mandrel?
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