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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:51 pm

well i have these small bbs they are about 7mm (little bigger than a standard 6mm airsoft bb..) and anyway i was thinking of making some kind of shotgun ammo that would make the bbs go farther than the cartridge but and hit a wide range....if anyone has ideas tell me ok c ya later....ooh i forgot to post my barrel size....btw its 3/4 or 1/2 for my new pneumatic (check it out its awesome) so anyway just post ur ideas...
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:15 pm

holy sh*t doesnt anyone look at threads anymore without posting wtf someone give me some ideas
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:17 pm

okay it is simple and been around foreva. you warap them in toilet paper and tape the ends..
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:19 pm

Why do you want maximum spread, are you that bad a shot? just stick a wad down the barrel, pour in a small handful of BBs, and place a patch over that to keep it all in.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:24 pm

by wide i ment so they would hit like a 5 inch diameter from like 10 feet away and as you go back farther they get wider....i didnt want it it to be like regular ammo just hit in ione spot...i want it to like brigade something
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:35 pm

lol again just 50 or so bb's + toilet paper + tape :D
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:42 pm

alright ill try that tommorrow idk where u live but its 10 ocklock right now and i dont thing my mom would be happy if there was a huge mess of bbs in our basement lol well im posting my painted gun and damage pics tomrrow


make sure to look :D :D :D :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:51 pm

If it were me I’d be looking for a 5 inch diameter pattern at 30 yards.
Only shoot a few at a time if you shoot to many you loose a lot of power.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:54 pm

alright ill shoot at random things tomorrow
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:59 pm

Using a shorter barrel will give you more spread.
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Unread postAuthor: splinterhelix » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:50 pm

Man, that ammo looks like it could tear your barrel a new one after several shots.

Here's what I used to make shells with 6mm airsoft bb's that can be individually loaded like a 12-gauge shotgun. It should be just the same with these:

Use a short section of scrap (1-2") from your barrel as a guide and line it with thin cardboard, several layers of paper, or anything that'll make a stiff but destructible cylinder. Tape the open-ended cylinder together and take it out of the guide. Line the bottom of the cylinder with plastic wrap (like the stuff you use to wrap leftover food) and tape it to the paper cylinder. Fill the cylinder with your ammo, then use plastic wrap on the other end to seal off the whole thing. Drop that into the barrel, fuel up and BOOM!

You may have to adjust the length of the shells you're making to be sure all pellets will fly out, especially because you're using a heavy metal shot. Have fun with it!
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:48 pm

ok splinter i think thatll work...look at my first pneumatic guys i got damage picks from my shotgun ammo.....ill try urs in a bit spliunter....and make sure u guys look at my mini pneumatic im making it is awesome...might be done tonight
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Unread postAuthor: deusXmachina » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:23 pm

You might want to try putting toilet paper wadding before AND after the shot, this not only helps keep it in place when you move the gun but it disrupts the firing and causes them to scatter more.

I don't know if this relates but I tried a spreadfire-grapeshot ammo once. It was shot in a plastic baggie that was rigged to shred open upon firing, via a string tied to a cinder block. Needless to say it was a dismal failure....I wonder how well two large bearing strung together would work, like the shot used to take out swaths of troops in the civil war.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:32 pm

thats 5/8 slingshot ammo....... great stuff........ i can get that stuck into trees. just watch out for the recoil........... thats about the weight of a battery........
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:32 pm

I use an old sock of mine for wadding, because its durable and reusable. As said before, don't put too many in, otherwise its not fun. I once shot a whole barrel full of acorns (3 feet) and they didn't go very high, but they still hurt.
If you want to customize the spread, I think you can carve potatoes and use them as the sabot so they shoot it in a specific way...if you round it off so its like a steep dome, they will all go everywhere, if you leave the front flat, a few will go forward. It may be a pain, however, if you have to carve a new slug for every shot. I'll draw a pic later, I'm on my sis' lappy, and she doesn't have paint.
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