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Unread postAuthor: jr » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:22 pm

This may be posted but I cant find it in a search.....

When should a cannon be retired?

I know there are a lot of variables but is there a good time frame....1yr, 2yrs, as long as you feel it is safe!


The reason I ask is that I have a pvc pneumatic that I built 2 yrs ago. I shoot it the other day and it seemed fine. But as I ate my dinner I was questioning the age of the pvc. I know that pvc shatters and I don't feel like piking plastic out of my a** when it explodes.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:25 pm

depends on how you have treated it probably :)
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:10 pm

Is it painted sometimes when pvc ages it turns yellowish.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:08 pm

I've found pvc that sat in the sun outside for probably 20+ years, and though it was yellow inside, I would say it had enough strength to be used in a spray n' pray. I could break the stuff with a hammer, but I had to hit it pretty hard.

A couple years probably won't make any difference, even for a pneumatic. In the 5-10 year range I would start to remote fire it (or just use a metal gun).
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Unread postAuthor: jr » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:08 pm

Just edited!!!I addedthe photos
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:52 am

Nice looking gun... If I were you I'd keep using it.
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