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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:56 am

Just go get it when nobody can see you, and if there isn't very much damage, then you're very lucky, but if there is damage, then you'll have to fix it yourself (whether they know about it or not).
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Unread postAuthor: knappengineering » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:19 am

I've launched water rockets into my neighbors trees and on their roof(for some reason the rockets like to go that way) :lol: but they were cool about it since there is too much damaged to be caused by an empty 2 liter bottle falling from the sky. Good luck, I agree with the others, just remove the fins or pull it out sometime when they aren't home. They probably wont know that it was you if you just take off the fins, because a nail could have come from anyone.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:44 am

knappengineering wrote:They probably wont know that it was you if you just take off the fins, because a nail could have come from anyone.

And now, the tale of that villian, the Phantom Nail Bandit, who's sole aim in life is to sneak in late at night with a hammer and add nails to your fence.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:51 pm

Well, Here's the situation. Me and my friend were trying to give the birds a fairly good chance. The last time I did a Pebble Buckshot I ended up with an airborne target destroyed and got in serious crap ( though they are pests).

Secondly, the nail is embedded about 3-5m (9-15ft) above the ground.

Thirdly, I think they may have seen it already.

Anyway,

Happy Spuddin'
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Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:02 pm

Look, this was, as JSR mentioned about the worst ammo for something like you were doing. The rules of proper firearm safety need to apply to spudguns of all sorts as well. Always treat it as if it were loaded, know what is behind you and where the ammo will come down, and never point it at something you don't intend to shoot.

We were all just jumping all over someone a few days ago about unsafe building materials, and giving guidance to another guy about safety first, always. This was piss poor thinking, period. Firing a nail at a moving target first, not knowing where the nail could come down second. IF it had hit someone or gone through a window, you would be in deep crap. Be glad it only hit a wall and THINK next time you want to shoot.

Go to your neighbor and own up. A nail hole isn't as bad as it could be.
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:00 pm

Why were you shooting at birds with a gun that wont make a clean quick kill?
You have to give animals(even pests) the right to a human death. (no I am NOT a hippy either Ive been brought up around guns and animals)
I would never shoot a living thing with any cannon as its not right! :violent1:
This was a stupid thing to to do and now you have seen the consequences of your actions, the thing to do is to go to your nieghbours own up and say what happend but instead of saying you where being completely reckless say that the wind blew it off course.
When they get angry appologise again and offer to fix their fence for them.
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Unread postAuthor: turbohacker » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:43 pm

Ragnarok wrote:I managed to launch a water rocket into a neighbour's garden by mistake some time back - the "Bloody HELL, I didn't think it would go that far" problem. (But some people have the "Holy crap, I didn't realise it would go through my shed" problem instead)
In future, all tests were pointed in a different direction, regardless of how far the jury say it will go.

I hope you've learned the same lesson.


Then theirs always the "Mom, I swear, I didnt think that an eight pound sharpened 3' peice of steel rod would would go through an oak tree and then a cinder block wall!, Honest!" :hiding:
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:20 pm

What if you would say nothing?
Do your neighbours know about your spudding activities?
Instead of pulling it out you may also just leave it there and shut the hell up to everyone about it.
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:20 pm

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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Well, if they don't know about your spudding, say absolutely nothing. If they do, well.... say nothing. If they ask, tell them the truth. But not the part about birds, because that would likely never go over well... :lol: If they are cool, just tell them, and say you are sorry. They are likely to be pissed, but will probably get over it.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:31 pm

What if you would say nothing?
Do your neighbours know about your spudding activities?
Instead of pulling it out you may also just leave it there and shut the hell up to everyone about it.


Great advice. It brings to mind an incident involving an arrow with a very erratic flight path, and a large hole in my neighbour's wall. No one ever suspected a thing.

If they ask, you can always invent something about drunk teens with paintball guns.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:04 pm

If you are worried about it, simply sneak over and take the nail when no one is looking. If you plan on telling them, go ahead and do so. Don't wait 'till they ask you.

If you have a-hole neighbors, the cops will more than likely get involved, thus leading to more bad hype. Oh, and paintball already has enough bad hype also so try to leave that part out.

Just go over and get your ammo (hoping the neighbors don't have a dog).
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:29 pm

hubb017 wrote:Just go over and get your ammo (hoping the neighbors don't have a dog).

It's supposedly 3 to 5 metres off the ground. Now, I'm pretty tall (6' 2", 185cm), but even I couldn't reach that, my reach is about 2.5m tops.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:32 pm

Then he should load up another round and try to shoot the nail out. Wasn't he shooting in the air to begin with? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:04 pm

just run over there with a step stool and take it out, i accidentally threw a golf club over my neighbors house and it stuck in their front yard, and i just ran and retrieved it before they noticed
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