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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:33 pm

I named this gun Atomic Grapeshot because it has a Bio-Hazard sign that I painted on it, plus today I was using it to shoot grapes and they did some serious damage for their size and weight.

these shots were all taken at 70 PSI and around a 15 foot distance.

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2"x18" chamber
.75"x36" barrel
Sprinkler valve modified for Pneumatic actuation

Whadda yall think? Tell me your likes, dislikes, and any modifications you can think of.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:43 pm

Well atomic and biohazard don't really have anything to do with each other, and I would have jsut eaten the grapes, but well done anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:45 pm

Thanks.

I know atomic and biohazard are different but i didnt think biohazardous grapeshot was a cool name. now that i think of it atomic grapeshot is kinda lame too...

i did eat some of the grapes... they were yummy
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:21 pm

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hahaha


Great gun though. Clean and simple.
No matter how tempting, do not put grapes in the microwave.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:59 pm

Tell me your likes, dislikes


like the launcher, inline & no wasted blowgun hose, nice and efficient.

like the logo.

dislike the socks :p
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:01 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Tell me your likes, dislikes


like the launcher, inline & no wasted blowgun hose, nice and efficient.

like the logo.

dislike the socks :p


Better then having your feet in the picture.

nice gun looks like a fun plinker, good job.
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:13 pm

Haha for once you can see your own feet. jk


Nice gun though, it's a fun gun to shoot. Or maybe I was shooting the bubble soap gun? Or both?

Either way, its verrnice! :)
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:59 am

Well, I can't see any big disadvantages because it is simply an inline plinkler. As for improvements, i would add a pressure gauge and maybe a breech loader.

I am still amazed that something as harmless as a grape can do such damage to that can.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:14 am

How dare you use the Biological hazard :evil: .

I have used grapes for year in my guns,they are very good ammo but then again they are in abundance.I have a huge grape vine that grows thousands of grapes each year.Freeze them,they are crazy then...And yes they hurt like HELL if you get shot so don't get the bright idea to do that.
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:31 am

freeze the grapes for more fun!!
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:39 am

Nice gun! How did the doctor pepper taste before you mauled the can? :D
I also like how you just took the blowgun directly from the sprinkler valve without pipe and crap.
btw, PVC Arsenal 17, in Africa we call those things in the bucket apples, not grapes! :D . LOL, but thats still pretty funny!
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:40 am

A launched grape is a wasted grape.

Barrels are for potatos :)

Looks like a well made cannon. The damage needs to be worked on though.

I know theres half a 750ml Dr Pepper bottle somewhere in my garden thats due to join it's other half in my bin as soon as I manage to find where it went after meeting Mr. Potato.

Try freezing the grapes and trying to get them through the can :)
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Re: Atomic Grapeshot

Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:19 am

rednecktatertosser wrote:these shots were all taken at 70 PSI and around a 15 foot distance. <SNIP>
Tell me your likes, dislikes, and any modifications you can think of.

If you're hitting reliably at 15 foot, that's fairly good news.

Grapes are good fun to use. But as others have said, freezing them will really improve what they can do.
The other thing you could try is filling the empty cans with water before firing - hydraulic shock is a very impressive thing to watch.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:45 am

grapes are realy fun becuase they splater against walls like paintballs.

nice gun simple design. i need to make a fun plinker
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:51 am

PVC Arsenal 17 wrote:No matter how tempting, do not put grapes in the microwave.


what the hell now im gunna have to do it now
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