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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:20 pm

Hello to all , I am new to posting here, but I have been reading a long time. Anyways, I will try to give some back to the community. This topic, I can't believe no one has used wire nuts in ammo construction.
Wire nuts are used in commercial and residential construction for connecting wires together. They are generally color coded for size .
For example a yellow wire nut(made by "ideal" brand company) is exactly the size as a aa battery.It can be cut or grinded at the top and a arrow shaft glued or epoxied in.
In electrical construction work we used to fit an "Ideal" brand" red wire nut into a piece of emt conduit (can't remember what size thinwall 3/4 or 1/2") with drywall screws threaded through them in and shoot them for fun as a blow gun dart.
There is another type red wire nut that has two fins that are spiraled(different diameter than the other red one). there are orange, blue etc.
They are sold at home depot, lowes and every other hardware store. I want to post plans for using them to make arrows when I have more time.
A field head for arrows can be bolted on. And for arrows the vanes can be trimmed to the same diameter for example.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:39 am

It an interesting idea, your going have to post your results...
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:44 am

sounds very plausible and a more efficient way of making ammunition.

please post results

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Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:46 am

what are wire nuts ?
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:47 am

good idea
ill have to try it
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:06 am

ajdevi92 wrote:what are wire nuts ?


Google it....

Wire nuts are what often tied two wires together. Instead of soldering or wrapping it up in electrical tape. They are very commonly use in many house hold's wiring...
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