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What's perfect ammo for a 3/4 pvc barrel??

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What's perfect ammo for a 3/4 pvc barrel??

Unread postAuthor: pnematicrookie » Mon May 05, 2008 4:05 pm

i've been tryin to find ammo for my guns, that will flushly fit my 3/4 pvc barrels...and even 1in barrel...i believe im loosing out on the power of my shoots because some air is gettin past the paintballs i put in there
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon May 05, 2008 4:10 pm

lead slugs and other melted to size slugs and big marbles also steel bolts ate some fun when they get up to 100grams in weight
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon May 05, 2008 4:14 pm

AA batteries with some tape for the 3/4" and for the 1", Jawbreakers work good.

Or you could just use old reliable.....Potato
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Unread postAuthor: willarddaniels » Mon May 05, 2008 4:18 pm

My favorite ammo will probably always be ice. Cut several short sections of barrel tubing and silicone or caulk down to an old cookie sheet. Fill barrel sections with water, freeze. Take out the ice slugs and you are ready to go. For an even harder projectile, fill the barrel sections with sawdust and then water.
Ice inflicts good damage, is renewable, leaves no traces (after melting and evaporation), doesn't litter, seals extremely well, and slightly melted ice doesn't have a whole lot of drag/friction slowing it down in the barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: locksmith » Mon May 05, 2008 5:52 pm

rubber bounce balls are great 1" ammo and there are 5 for $1.00
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon May 05, 2008 5:54 pm

12g co2 cartriges. For the 3/4". Shoot it at a cinder block or something.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon May 05, 2008 5:55 pm

locksmith wrote:and there are 5 for $1.00


OMG! thats expensive...

I'm sure you can get them in bulk for a much cheaper price directly from a manufacturer online...

or even on ebay...Here's a good deal
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Mon May 05, 2008 7:07 pm

Next time, you could go straight to the Ammo Ideas thread instead of making a new one.

Bigsauce: I agree, CO2 catridges :)

@ n-strike

Uhmm not really.
If he was i believe this thread would be in the "Ammo/Construction Discussion"
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Mon May 05, 2008 10:56 pm

Marbles. And by the way, this is in the wrong forum. But who cares. After all, he is more experienced than me. =|
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Tue May 06, 2008 4:59 pm

All around, ice or Pykrete is probably the best ammo.

For special purpose shots, there are more interesting things I shoot, but most of them are geared towards 2" or larger barrels, and aren't exactly practical in 3/4" PVC.

Drag stabilised steel bar darts are easy and quick to make however, with simply some 1/2" bar and a plastic tube attached to the back, wrapped in tape to fit the bore more accurately.
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Tue May 06, 2008 5:25 pm

Glue Sticks. Best fit ever! (Better than a golfball in SDR-21!)
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Unread postAuthor: Drop that Sound » Fri May 09, 2008 10:58 pm

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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri May 09, 2008 11:02 pm

This may sound random but it's really not... I've been using them for a while now.

Dum-dum lollipops, believe it or not, work perfectly. Sometimes they are too big and sometimes they are too small (Q.C. isn't that critical with candy), but if they're too big you suck on em' a bit and then roll in flour, and if they're too small you suck on em and then stick on paper wadding.

The stick stabilizes the projectile in flight, although there's not that much penetration since the candy part shatters upon impact. We were still able to get them through roofing tin with a horrible spray n' pray combustion back in the 10<sup>th</sup> grade.
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Unread postAuthor: spencetron » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:32 pm

5/8" rubber washers are a super nice fit, and make possible some very nice custom rounds.
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36grams, dual sealing washers, weighted front. epoxy putty exterior, bolt/ nuts inside.
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