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Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:01 am

What ammo can a Pneumatic fire? I've been reading about golf balls, sabots, homemade projectiles and other things that are small and hard. What about tennis or racquet balls? Are they too large or too light? Is anyone currently launching them? I know they cant harm a monitor like a golf ball but I live in a tight neighborhood and the people around me didn't appreciate the potatoes on their roofs and I can't imagine their response to golf balls.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:06 am

You can fire ANYTHING that you can fit down your chosen barrel!
If it's too big then you can either trim it down or get a bigger barrel.
If something is very light, then it just means it slows down faster, which would be ideal for a neighbourhood which doesn't apprectiate hard projectiles falling from the air.
http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/index.php/Ammo
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:54 am

Practice golf balls would work they go far and cant break windows :D
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:15 am

ralphd wrote:I live in a tight neighborhood and the people around me didn't appreciate the potatoes on their roofs

Regardless of your choice of ammunition, have you considered shooting into a backstop so that your stuff doesn't end up on people's roofs? Seriously. You are obviously not controlling your gun. That should NOT be happening.
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:30 am

Wow noob question much...

I agree with D_hall, just tie an old blanket to a tree, so it hangs losely, then pin targets to it.

If the blanket is loose, usually they can stop lighter ammo without tearing the sheet... but just incase, use an old thick blanket.
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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:54 pm

Like biopyro said, you can shoot anything that can fit down your barrel.
If you want to shoot something smaller, I would suggest wadding it tightly with toilet paper or something to that effect.
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Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:45 pm

Thanks for the input.
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:14 pm

Practice golf balls would work they go far and cant break windows


If there is anything I have learned in this hobby, it's that you can almost certainly break windows with anything, as long as you put enough pressure behind it :D As for safe ammo, soething that disintegrates, such as a sabot of airsoft bbs.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:13 pm

Pilgrimman wrote:If there is anything I have learned in this hobby, it's that you can almost certainly break windows with anything, as long as you put enough pressure behind it :D


Of course if you increase the pressure and flow enough you can break a window by firing nothing* at all.




*except that substantial volume of pressurised air which is now acting across the very large surface area of that brittle glass.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:20 pm

I live in a tight neighborhood and the people around me didn't appreciate the potatoes on their roofs

Hmm...try firing expensive gifts and aim for the chimney next time :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:02 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Hmm...try firing expensive gifts and aim for the chimney next time.

Wow! A smashed Fabergé egg! Just what I always wanted to dislodge that soot fall from my chimney!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:51 pm

Ragnarok wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Hmm...try firing expensive gifts and aim for the chimney next time.

Wow! A smashed Fabergé egg! Just what I always wanted to dislodge that soot fall from my chimney!

I'm sure you could easily make an iPod nano shootable and still work after impact.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:07 pm

MrCrowley wrote:I'm sure you could easily make an iPod nano shootable and still work after impact.

Oh even better, now I have to clean three dozen only slightly smashed iPods off the roof because they missed the chimney.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:11 pm

Wrap a Nano in some foam, cover in a plastic bag for a snug fit, load in a 2" barrel, and fire! The bag should help slow it down in the air as well :P

I bet you I could fire a Nano onto a roof with no damage whatsoever done to the iPod :)
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:12 pm

perfect, put the bag on backwards so that you fire it straight up, then when coming back down it acts as a parachute!

*parachute army guy ammo*
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