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Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:40 am

wow, sounds awsome!
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Unread postAuthor: pyro86 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:18 pm

tubes of silicone or anthing that fits in a smaller caulking gun will fit in 2"ABS or 2" PVC

its awesome when you shoot a wall and it explodes
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:49 pm

yes, I've done it many times before. add flexible fins and empty them except for the front 1/4 of the tube, and they fly straighter.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:56 pm

I've not actually posted my most dangerous ammo yet.

Hmm.

A 4cm length of hard plastic tubing that fits perfectly down a 15mm copper barrel.

Its filled with hot melt glue and holds a 4" nail in the centre by the head so about 3" of it sticks out from one end.

Just with a 1m length of copper pipe I can punch it through a cardboard box at 20m by physically blowing down the tube as if it was a blowpipe.

What it actually gets fired by is 160psi of air and a fast triggered 1/2" QEV valve.

If it meets something its as if you whacked the nail in with a sledgehammer.

The narrow heavy nail and the lightweight but much wider tail means it travels very straight and worryingly fast.

I've yet to test it on hard stuff because I really don't want to risk it bouncing in a residential area.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:35 pm

cool. I like your other ammo idea better (translates better to a larger scale) but this one seems to have excellent penetration. nice. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:32 pm

I want to shoot 1" wood ball bearing thinsg. I saw them on mcmaster and they come in oak!
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:18 am

seems like they would be a little on the light side.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:40 pm

There was a Weght Restriction of 8lbs or less...... Otherwise, for a 2 inch barrel, you could use the basic PVC missles... made out if 1.25 inch PCV, or you could make wads and shoot airgun bb's (I inhilated a plant pot, its a beautiful thing.......... Plant pot..... BAM...... No Plant pot). as for the 4 inch barrel, take advantage of the perfect fit of 3 inch fittings in 4 inch pipe. make some of the biggest-ass PVC missles on earth.......... Talk about damage.........
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:44 pm

oooooohhh, big pve missles. I've got 10-25 feet of 3 inch pvc in my barn, just waiting to be used. I will do that!
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Unread postAuthor: dippydodo03 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:24 pm

i used a D battery. i shot it out of my one and a half inch barrel. it went through a sheet of eighth inch ply wood. i have a small spud gun but if you have a large one it will go through much more. :violent2:
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:00 pm

he he he...

it was 1/4 inch. I think. next time, aim better! :lol:

kidding!
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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:22 pm

You could try 1 1/2 in caps???
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:19 pm

1 1/2 inch pipe fits good with just a little clearance in 2". I dont thind
1 1/2 inch fittings would quite fit. unless in a 3" or 4" barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:44 pm

This is the most effective penetrating ammo I've ever fired:
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:02 pm

the best ammo i have ever used is this...
( for 3/4 inch barrel can be up sized )

1. get a pecie of 1/2 copper tube 4" long

2. get a 1/2 encap

3. get a half inch coupler

4. solder the half inch cap onto the pipe

5. put some led in the tube and melt it

6 make sure there is still atleast 2 inches inside the ammo for maximum flight

7. solder the coupler onto the back of the tube for looks and better fit in the barrel...(straighter flight to)

8. (alternative) if ur to cheap for all the copper just use a metal tube that fits ur barrel and solder a ball bearing the right size onto the tip...
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