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Ammo for a 1-1/2 inch barrel?

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Ammo for a 1-1/2 inch barrel?

Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:55 pm

Besides potatoes...What else could I use for it?
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Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:08 pm

I shall assume you are talking about sch 40.

Ping pong balls are 40 mm (about like the fit of a golfball in sdr21) and can be filled with anything from water to sand to concrete.

Using paper towel tubes you can make pretty effective paintball shotgun rounds or other saboted rounds.

If looking for true range or destructive power, use a couple inch piece of extra barrel pipe, line it with something like tp tube or denim or other fabric, then pour concrete in and let it set for 12 hours. The cardboard or denim will make it release from the tube and protect your barrel from scratches. VERY destructive, far flying rounds.

There are lots of things. Making your own ammo can be very rewarding.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:07 pm

SEARCH PLEASE!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:28 am

Since were talking about ammo, if i were to freeze ping pong ball full of water , how much water should i put in so it wont explode in freezer?
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:01 am

Experiment. Those balls are pretty cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:10 am

Yea but i only have 5 left ( i used the first one for a smoke bomb, didn't breath smoke, not dead
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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:17 am

Fill the ping pong ball up with concrete.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:34 am

i dont have concrete available
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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:48 am

TheTrooper wrote:i dont have concrete available

Use sand and then to glue the hole up.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:10 am

Frozen chicken breasts,thaw out on landing and leave a nice stinky area.
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Unread postAuthor: wangpushups » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:43 am

Or somehow try and fit poop into a ping pong ball. It would be like paintball except it's crap instead. I just made up a new game anyone want to try it out? 8)
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:05 pm

I've been using ~1/2 pound of 3/8" ball bearings wrapped in tinfoil. Might not be suitable for low powered launchers though...
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