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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:51 pm

That may be a new investment. That would be all too satisfying, I would cry with joy if a tree blew out of the ground.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:16 pm

well ok I admit 1500 m is a bit too far. But 300 m <= shot would be something new anyway... I don't know yet what you can shoot at but atleast I pointed you how far people would like to see it.

so in my opinion - LONG RANGE dammage clip = something new and original[/b]
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:33 pm

Shoot a barrel full of glowstick juice at night :)
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:34 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:well ok I admit 1500 m is a bit too far. But 300 m <= shot would be something new anyway... I don't know yet what you can shoot at but atleast I pointed you how far people would like to see it.

so in my opinion - LONG RANGE dammage clip = something new and original[/b]


Some pumpkin cannons fire 3000m+
http://www.siege-engine.com/PunkinChunk2000.shtml
Near the bottom of the page
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:40 pm

There is no pumpkin gun in existence that can shoot a pumpkin 3000 meters. Max range ever achieved is under 1 mile so far.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:40 pm

yeah i know... but try hitting something 1000 m away with a gun that is not designed for accuracy at all.

I have one more idea - try shooting a projectile with onboard camera... preferably pointed backward so that you could see you and your cannon moving away at high speed :D
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:47 pm

Oops messed up meters with feet.

The Hillbilly Bullet took 11th place with a chunk of 2805.00 ft in the hotly competitive Pneumatic division. Behind him, the ACME Melon Musket came up from Florida to chunk 3116.83 for 6th place.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:53 pm

That is a more complex loading procedure than I envisioned. Two different steps are labelled 15 though.

I too would like to see long range damage vids, but I can see two complications:
1) Hitting the target.
2) Not hitting your camera or operator, which will, I guess, have to be near the target to even get a moderately good video.

Those will make it difficult to do damage shots at more than about 50 yards. It might be possible to do at 100, but that would still take a good cannon, the right ammo, a well sized target, a shooter with the eyesight of a hawk, a camera operator with balls of steel, and favourable weather - cross winds could be nasty.

Still, it would be something new.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:01 pm

wow... I can see how that would take a while.

Kind of sucks you have to go so far, i can just walk out my back door.

Oh ideas:

go find a fairly good size, long pipe nipple, then get the next smallest size that fits in it, then the next smallest, and so on, so its just layers of pipe nipple, then fill it with concrete, and weld some fins on it.

Do you understand that? I think it would have some serious penetration.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:16 pm

I am personally into long range shoting and I know that it would be difficult. Also DYI mentioned he uses ABS as the barrel = flexible = no consistancy at all... so it can't be done....

If you like my idea -> Try to get maximum range and only that, no smashing anything, penetrating and so on. The biggest problem with making a video of it is that it's difficult to see small objects moving at high velocity (even more difficult to film them) and it is even more difficult to find them later on the ground. My solution is simple :

use some light emiting ammo at night - I used a LED with batteries wrapped in transparent tape and a bolt added. U could use more than one LED to make it easier to see and add something really heavy like lead so that sectional density would be high. Ohh and remember to add it in front of LED/LEDs so that the weight helps to stabillise the projectile becasue if it would tumble it would loose a lot of energy.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:45 pm

The barrel is held pretty straight by the stand, it doesn't wobble much.

And as I have posted numerous times before, I CAN walk out my back door and shoot, but I can't fire for range or use ammo that might penetrate the backstop.

So far, I'll be doing: Pykrete vs. door, ice vs. door, wax vs. 4x4, 10 000 airsoft rounds vs. layered plywood, and probably Pykrete vs. cinderblock.
Also, 5000 airsoft BBs versus snowman. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:46 pm

Can you please shoot a chemistry book? It would make my month so much better.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:10 pm

I could shoot a phonebook with flechettes. Chemistry books are expensive though.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:15 pm

How about I mail you my chemistry book? and while your at it could you burn it too? :lol: A phone book would be amazing though.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:26 pm

I could set the book on fire and shoot a gallon of diesel at it... Parents might not be too happy about that though. Maybe use flour though, wouldn't seem as dangerous, and there'll be snow on the ground by then anyway.

I think I will do the flechette idea though.
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