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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:40 am

I discovered that 2L coke bottles will fit 110mm 10 bar PVC Pipe perfectly.
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:31 am

Found one 25lb. bag of #2 lead shot for $12. Normally $36
(think carnival "Shoot The Star")
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:26 am

"In the world of spuds today" I blew a rather impressive hole in a tin can, it was empty at the time.
The .50cal 4grm projectile (pictured) was fired from the brass bruiser at a 4x mix. In other news i may just "bite the bullet" and purchase a long awaited piece of spudding equipment at the start of next month, can anyone guess what it may be? Anyway check out the damage :P
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Unread postAuthor: Thursto » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:38 am

Novacastrian wrote:
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Novacastrian wrote:God i need a chrony


yours for not a lot of $ ;)


Do you think customs would raise a brow? I am unlicensed in all but spinning s#!t. [size=0]Get the pun there?[/size]


seems expensive :evil:
i dont have that sort of money :( Is there any others that are like around 50 bucks witch do the same job?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:43 am

You inadvertently guessed what i'll be buying at the start of the month :?
As to your question, JSR digs up some good deals, i doubt that there would be cheaper alternatives.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:05 am

Thursto wrote:seems expensive :evil:
i dont have that sort of money :(


Well for a poor student I can imagine - well, if you want to substitute cash for ingeniuity, you can amke your own, but it's easier to just save up and buy one.

Nova, how about that hammer piston video :D
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:12 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Nova, how about that hammer piston video :D


Yeah alright, due to the number of people harassing me for a vid (1) i will do my darndest to remember to take my digicam to work tomorrow :D
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Unread postAuthor: Thursto » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:14 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Thursto wrote:seems expensive :evil:
i dont have that sort of money :(


Well for a poor student I can imagine - well, if you want to substitute cash for ingeniuity, you can amke your own, but it's easier to just save up and buy one.

Nova, how about that hammer piston video :D


what you saying im pov or something? jks
nah i have heaps of money, just not for spudguns, and my parents wouldnt approve.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:19 am

AH but if you tell them that you wish to purchase said instrument to make your spudding SAFER they could not possibly have an argument, like "Dad, can i get a chrono?" Dad "No", "but the possibility of a ricochet at 500 fps is far worse than a ricochet at 300 fps- which i fear most of my cannons exceed"
See where i am going?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:22 am

This isn't a spudgun, it's a scientific instrument with many uses ;) I'm sure your parents would be happy that you've added a more empirical approach to your projectile research.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:25 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote: I'm sure your parents would be happy that you've added a more empirical approach to your projectile research.


I can't wait to see the look on my old mans face when i pull out a chrono. He is ex-infantry and used to love blowing holes in stuff, maybe it will rekindle his interest. :P

Edit: JSR, have you any idea as to how well these particular models work with smallish ammo (.177)?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:34 am

Novacastrian wrote:Have you any idea as to how well these particular models work with smallish ammo (.177)?


In general, the bigger the projectile, the easier it is to get a reading, but it is capable of "seeing" 0.177" projectiles - the important thing is that the chrony is far enough from the muzzle to avoid the blast affecting it, and that the barrel is perfectly aligned with the two sensors, you'll soon get the hang of it ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:41 am

Cheers mate, i can't wait to see an actual reading instead of all the guess work!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:47 am

Nothing beats raw data :) By the way, you're probably better off building some polycarbonate armour for the display, there's nothing more embarassing than having to admit you shot your chrony :roll: :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:17 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Nothing beats raw data :) By the way, you're probably better off building some polycarbonate armour for the display, there's nothing more embarassing than having to admit you shot your chrony :roll: :oops:


I guess that comes from experience.. It is a great idea- however how the f*&k did you shoot your chrony?
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