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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:22 pm

VH_man wrote:1. thats a beautiful valve......

2. try wadding the barrel and shooting arrows.

either that, or shoot shotgun sprays of crap.... another thing that works well is corn cobs from corn-on-the-cob. (makes a great end to a party. eat corn, pull out pipe dream, shoot the cobs across the yard.......)

and what happened to my good old starchy friend the potato?


You should really replace the word "crap" with "stuff", because my first thought was, I'm not gonna put *that* in my cannon. Arrows sound good. But with wax slugs you can vary the shape and mass until you find something that works well for your cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the ideas, particularly the one with the corn cobs.

The barrel is nice an smooth; the eggs were muzzle loaded through it without breaking. But OK the conclusion seems to be, eggs don't work anyway.

I could also try with those ... what's the name .. potatoes?

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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:51 pm

with teh hard boiled eggs... perhaps just try and freeze them solid after you have boiled them, this might make them a bit tougher before you shoot them.
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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:47 pm

Chaos, that's ingenious 8) I'll freeze em.

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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:37 pm

Wooooooo Go me :headbang: :hello1: :occasion5: :wav: :wav:

hope it works.

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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:16 pm

Corn on the cob fit perfect in 1 1/2"
I shot one over a freeway and into a park,
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:34 pm

Just flatout freeze the eggs, 'tis what I did until I realized they were too big for my barrel dink
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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:24 pm

Hey

Freezing the eggs works great!! I can take the beast to 8 bar now, without anything disintegrating but the target. The eggs do expand, and the shell cracks. I just removed the shell on the sides, and the eggs fit into the barrel again.

I'll get some pics of the gun and the damage it does soon.

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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:29 am

Hi,

Here are the damage pics.

Thinking about it, I'm not going to shoot at trees again. They have a right to be in the forest; my gun doesn't.

Anyway ... frozen eggs are great for a GB barrel.

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Damage by candle slug, slightly smaller than a GB. The gun can do better than this, once I get the barrel glued into the valve.
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Swiss chicks lay eggs like this one. I froze another, and gave it back to Mother Nature.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:37 pm

Woahoho (pronouned: wo-hoe-hoe. In context: Super man exclaimed," woahoho, thats a huge one!") thats pretty damn awesome, I wont lie. I love the eggs too, red and crossed.
If you put a raw egg in vinegar (aprox. 36 hours or more) it draws all the moisture out the egg and dissolves the outer hard skin, turning it into a jelly ball that you can even bounce (like bouncy ball). If you did that, (could also freeze it), it could work well too.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:07 pm

hey nice damage, good to see that freezing them worked.

your barrel fits golf balls doesn't it? if so ya should just get one and shoot it at the highest pressure you can achieve. i think somehow you would want some neater ammo to go with the sxc valve.
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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:28 am

Hi,

I will get golf balls .. in fact I got some now. Now need a safe place to shoot 'em.

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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:55 am

need a safe place to shoot 'em.


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