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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:17 pm

I need some ideas for ammo. I have 1/2"- 1 1/2" barrels, and I need some ideas for them. If anyone can give me some ideas that would be great. (Paintballs and airsoft shotgun shells I have covered...) EDIT! I have 1/4" barrels, 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1 1/2". K thanks.

Edit 2, this is for a pneumatic rifle....
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:27 pm

well, not much experience on my side, but 1/2" is my goal for a functional rifle, and I believe black powder ammo and lead balls will do just fine in that caliber.

Depend on your firing pressure and damage goal I guess? Myself I would be very happy with a 100 ft*lb using a .50 lead ammo.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:29 pm

Yeah.... Its for a pneumatic gun, I dont think it would work with blackpowder in pvc...
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 pm

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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:35 pm

I'm talking about the ammo only :-) You'll find them were there's black powder supplies. It's not very expensive in quantity. 50 cal. is a common caliber.

I would not dare talking about forbiden and explosive subjects :D

something like that:


[edit] thanks for the links! Somehow I'm afraid I'm search-impaired :?
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:53 pm

Nice ideas Tech, but maybe something that would be safe to use in a airsoft or paintball war? I like the .50 cal idea, but I dont think I will use those, from a saftey stand point....
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:20 pm

safe? :shock: we don't need no stinkin' safe shooting... :D

I've considered shooting high density foam inhouse for testing my hypothetical future gun... kinda those earplugs :wink:

I'm sure somebody already tried it...
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:23 pm

Well, with the space I have to fire my gun, I need to think about saftey... I have literally about 50 feet worth of firing space, and the gun has a top of 150 feet at only 5 psi....
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:39 pm

I missed the big thread on the subject. It's a sticky.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/ammo-ideas-t1724.html
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:38 pm

Ive shot those ear plugs from a spring crossbow thing. They work ok but are not accurate and dont have great range.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:32 pm

I expect earplugs to have about the same range as miniature marshmallows.
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:36 pm

depends if you want to play war (which means shooting to each other) as it seem to be what warhead052 want.

I guess a bit of weight at the tip could help, but for a short range and playing like that I'd stick to 100% earplug. Much safer. One can find them for cheap in large quantity in a hardware store.

But I think this is coming closer and closer to Nerf stuff... not really the place to discuss that here, right? :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:20 pm

No, I have tryed nerf, and its well...Excuse the word, but its crap. I am thinking about buying some hot glue gun sticks and making some slugs to use, its a little safer than a lead ball, and creates a good seal.
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:26 pm

1/2" hot glue is about 7/16" diameter, so it will loosely fit a 1/2" barrel. But it will NOT be safe to shot at people, as you said:
that would be safe to use in a airsoft or paintball war
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:31 pm

Just to clear something up, I do NOT recommended shooting anything at a human, except what is explicitly designed for such. Most spudguns are easily capable of killing, especially with a round designed for good aerodynamics.
Forum Rules wrote:Discussion of shooting anything at any person and/or animal is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account.
The exception to this rule is for proper use of legal airsoft and/or paintball markers.


All that aside, hot glue sticks may make a viable projectile, but I would never shoot that at anything alive.
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