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Potatoflinger's paintball gun

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Potatoflinger's paintball gun

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:29 pm

This is my biggest cannon, it's the first one that I've posted on this site but it's the sixth or seventh pneumatic that I've built. The pictures aren't that great, but they should good enough.

Specs:
1" modified sprinkler valve
76 inches of 1'' diameter black iron pipe for the chamber
72 inch long .75'' diameter barrel with a ball valve breech
.75'' "cross" connector for a muzzle brake

The gun was supposed to look like the Barret .50 cal. but it doesn't really look like it, either way, it has a decent amount of power for a paintball gun.

Here is a video of the beast in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22J2DsuuvZg

Anyway, enjoy!
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:33 pm

Well done my friend, well done :D
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Unread postAuthor: e1337 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:48 pm

Very nice, the stock looks kind of weird can you explain how you use it. What psi you run at, and i doubt that the cannon makes the noise on the video. Any way nice cannon

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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:59 pm

e1337 wrote:Very nice, the stock looks kind of weird can you explain how you use it. What psi you run at, and i doubt that the cannon makes the noise on the video. Any way nice cannon

nice,e1337

Well, I had some extra 1'' pipe fittings laying around, and when I had the gun hooked up to the compressor, the hose got in the way so I added a piece out to the side that would keep the hose out of my arm's way. My compressor only goes up to 100 psi, so that's what I usually run it at.
Also, what noise are you talking about? The cannon doesn't play music, but all the other noises are from the gun.
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:06 pm

excellent work mate, its MASSIVE :D I liked the vid too and added you, hope you dont mind :)
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:10 pm

you forgot to give Offspring some credit in your video, am i right?
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:21 pm

homedepotpro wrote:you forgot to give Offspring some credit in your video, am i right?

Yeah, should I go back and edit the video or leave it the way it is (I mean is there a law or something?)
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:59 pm

naw, you don't have to, I wouldn't be surprised if there was though ( gosh there is one for almost everything)
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:03 pm

great cannon. What kind of accuracy are you getting? love the video
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:02 pm

mopherman wrote:great cannon. What kind of accuracy are you getting? love the video

I'm not too sure about accuracy because I accidently left my paintballs outside on a hot day and they got all soft, so they have flat spots all over them, but with the bolt with a bunch of washers on it it's accurate to at least 60 feet. (I haven't gone back any farther than that because if I miss it will put a hole in my shed)
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:07 pm

Wow, great! I am looking to do exactly the same thing - make a baret m107 paintball sniper. Does the gun really make the "tweet" sound every time it is shot? It sounds AWESOME, like a laser gun or silenced pistol. GREAT WORK!
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:53 pm

Hailfire753 wrote:Wow, great! I am looking to do exactly the same thing - make a baret m107 paintball sniper. Does the gun really make the "tweet" sound every time it is shot? It sounds AWESOME, like a laser gun or silenced pistol. GREAT WORK!

Yeah, it makes that noise every time I shoot it (still not sure why). Thanks for all the positive feedback!
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:52 pm

Thats a really sweet gun. Even better that it's got a nifty firing noise.

This reminds me that electric tape is worth it's weight in gold.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:14 pm

Blackett wrote:Thats a really sweet gun. Even better that it's got a nifty firing noise.

This reminds me that electric tape is worth it's weight in gold.

True that, I used almost seven rolls on this bad boy! (kinda ran out towards the end of the stock)
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:21 pm

potatoflinger wrote:Yeah, it makes that noise every time I shoot it (still not sure why). Thanks for all the positive feedback!


You really need to find out, cause I NEED to have my gun make that sound! Is it the nifty muzzle break? the valve? The tight fit of ammo? Please experiment or test it!
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