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Potato Explosion Idea

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Unread postAuthor: ryan71 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:31 am

Hey guys. I'm working on a bullet that incorporates the same function as a tank shell and is as follows. Take a potato and split it in half. Hollow out both sides. take 12gauge shells and empty the gun powder and pellets in to one side (maybe just 2 shells will do). On the other end of the potato, there will be a pin with flint that will get caved into a hole that will produce enough sparks that will ignite the gunpowder. This will remove the need for a fuse. So that I get enough combustion, I will use play-doh to tightly pack everything inside. to get a tight fit in the 1.5" bore, i'll put paper wadding in behind the potato. Any suggestions or improvements would be awesome! :twisted: [/b]
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Unread postAuthor: ryan71 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:33 am

And I forgot to mention that the hole that the pin will get pushed into is a hole that is made up of more flint. You know, so that a lot of friction can occur. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:37 am

I think that will be worth a Darwin Award.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:50 am

Discussion of explosive projectiles is against the forum rules. Also, it won't work.
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:19 pm

or lose your fingers trying...
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:21 pm

or lose your fingers trying...


Not too familiar with modern solid propellants, are you Goats?

Has anyone PMed a mod to lock/delete this yet?
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:09 pm

DYI wrote:
or lose your fingers trying...


Not too familiar with modern solid propellants, are you Goats?

Has anyone PMed a mod to lock/delete this yet?


Steel balls and Gunpower... if it misfires you gonna have a bit of explaining at the hospital
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:40 pm

DYI wrote:
or lose your fingers trying...


Not too familiar with modern solid propellants, are you Goats?

Has anyone PMed a mod to lock/delete this yet?


Probably not but give us time to catch it. We do what we can...
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