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BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!!!!! The Intimidator Returns

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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:51 pm

Hey yall I've had this idea in my head for awhile, it just took finding and buying the right regulator. This is what I call The Intimidator Heavy Model. If has a 1.25" barrel which fits 3/4" fittings almost perfectly, which is what te spears/giggs are based off of.

I have two spears fitted with aluminum arrows and cheapo broad heads. The pipe on the spear is probably about 2.5' and the arrow stick out another 12". The gigg is made of the same pvc construction but with a gigg tip welded into a 3/4" galvanized bushing.

The reel is a walmart special and as of now I have run of the mill nylon string, but I'm looking into some 100lb test proline fishing line.

Valving is a stanard 1" watermaster valve. The blowgun triggr is mounted in the 1" handle.

pressure is supplied via a 20oz CO2 tank hooked up to a Palmer Stabilzer regulator (thank yall for the recommendations) which is perfect if yall want to run paintball tanks on your cannons.

Since this cannon is designed for more function than cosmetics, the pant is a little rough, and the hoses can use some cleaning up. My main problem with this thing has been the weight and its balance. It is meant to be supported with the left hand in between the tank and bipod, but this sumbitch gets heavy when you have it up to your shoulder afer a short while. Shortening the overall gun is soon to come, along with fiber sights and a more specialized reel.

As far as accuracy goes, the Intimidator isn't meant for long range shots. 20yrds is the farthest I can see anyone shooting this particular gun anyway. With just the pvc bolt, I can hit a mcdonalds cup 20yrds out with no problem. For underwater targets, ranges will be more like 5-10 yrds at the most and I set the pressure for 35psi. For surface shots, (10-20yrds) I'll set it to 50psi.

This has proved to VERY effective so far. ~50 shots to a tank (shoddy math) and so far, lethal accuracy. Also cheaper than a bowfishing rig.

Hope yall like it :D

Also coming soon, The Intimidator Light, The Hunter, and The Enforcer Combustion
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3/8" all thread rod. 10" long originally treaded through a 3/4" pvc endcap
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:59 pm

WOW nice gun :D
seems to be very dangerous
do the spears fly totally straight ?
and nice pait job
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Unread postAuthor: Sergeant Dotson » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:04 pm

Sick cannon man.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:40 pm

Wow, any chance of a video?
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:16 pm

sweet! nice job, vids please!
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:20 pm

Heh heh, that's cool! I always liked spear guns.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:23 pm

Nice set up there, I can think of a use for that in Florida(not allowed to discuss here) :cry: That would get me a new belt,wallet, boots, and maybe really cool motorcycle seat :wink:
you could add a fishing type arrow arrow head ( the kind that swivel open on impact)!!!

That's kind of a concept I've been thinking of w/ the fishing reel.
Thanks for the pics.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:30 pm

Thanks yall, but the videos well have to wait till next weekend when i get ahold of a camera

THUNDERLORD wrote:Nice set up there, I can think of a use for that in Florida(not allowed to discuss here) :cry: That would get me a new belt,wallet, boots, and maybe really cool motorcycle seat :wink:
you could add a fishing type arrow arrow head ( the kind that swivel open on impact)!!!

That's kind of a concept I've been thinking of w/ the fishing reel.
Thanks for the pics.


I'm right on track with ya :D , in addition to many other aquatic "targets"
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Unread postAuthor: XxtriviumxX » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:37 am

I like how you have incorporated the reel to the cannon, very nice feature :D ... I like how this cannon can be used so practically, probably somewhat more effectively than some standard spear guns... (though I only use one of those hand propelled spears when I go fishing, so I guess I wouldn't know that for sure :lol: )
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:17 am

That is probably one of the nicest portable spearguns I have ever seen lol.

very nice job biggsauce...very nice job indeed
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:58 am

Nice gun biggsauce! I love the reel and CO2 setup you have there.

My only thought was the pvc spears you're using...if you sealed the ends with air in there, they are going to tend to float if used underwater. That will affect your underwater effectiveness and accuracy a good deal.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:19 pm

I do appreciate the feedback yall, this has been quite a little project for me, but his is only the beginning. Yall Be ready fr more to come.

starman wrote:Nice gun biggsauce! I love the reel and CO2 setup you have there.

My only thought was the pvc spears you're using...if you sealed the ends with air in there, they are going to tend to float if used underwater. That will affect your underwater effectiveness and accuracy a good deal.


To be honest, the thought of being underwater while operating this gun never came to mind until yall mentioned this. :idea: This was designed to be used from a boat or land at targets both under and on the surface of the water. I'm totally redesigning the gun, making it smaller, lighter and more economic to produce.

I do agree, the pvc arrow housing will affect accuracy underwater, so a more specialized projectile is needed. Thanks for the idea :)
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:43 pm

The only problem with using this under water is that there is some metal on it that could get rusty.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:56 pm

The pipe clamps are stainless I believe, and all my fittings are brass, so corrosion shouldn't be too bad with a little paint. Then theres the gauge and regulator... hmmm I gots me some thinkin to do :P
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:57 pm

using it underwater will solve the weight problem
but why not keep the back end open ?
and where do you attach the fishing line ?
front or back ?
but the thought of video's coming is very nice :D
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