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What did you start with?

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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:44 pm

Well i started with a ball valve launcher, without using primer, and used dwv.

Ragnarok wrote:Pneumatic - spring loaded ball valve, no safe parts at all.

basic cumbustion

Why do so many people manage to misspell that in a way that sounds like it's the name for a low budget "adult film"? :P


[inappropriate]You know, thats probably going to be the next big adult film, involving russian prostitutes, a penis pump, and mini "cum"bustions for purposes i rather wouldnt reveal.

Mentioning the russian prostitute is an attempt to call out JSR.

Thats right.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:54 pm

LikimysCrotchus5 wrote:Mentioning the russian prostitute is an attempt to call out JSR.

I think he has an alarm that goes off any time there's even the slightest chance to make an innuendo...
... then whenever it goes off, he rushes to the nearest webernet terminal while the William Tell overture plays in the background.

Or perhaps I've been watching too much Scrubs.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:13 pm

... and, almost on cue, here he is :p

Looks like you don't need me anymore to turn a seemingly innocent thread into a firestorm of raging adolescent hormones :roll: :D

My work here is done

*rides off into the distance in a massive breast-shaped carriage drawn by two winged penii*


No seriously, I started out with a springer of all things, and had thought up all sorts of massive scale-ups of the idea that looked like medieval siege engines - until I built my first pneumatic, I was captivated by the power of compressed air from then on, though I have dabbled briefly with fuel-air mixtures.

Mentioning the russian prostitute is an attempt to call out JSR.


I might be in Spain, but you'll be amazed how many Eastern European imports can be found here :D not quite as far as Russia but I've met Romanian, Bulgarian and Polish, oh the adventures I've had... *sigh*

*ahem* yes, spudguns...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:29 pm

My spudding history:
-Ghetto combustion out of a coke bottle.
-Basic combustion
-Advanced combustion (out of the basic one)
-Coaxial piston pneumatic
-Destructive QEV gun (still needs high-pressure source ARGH)

My spudding future (somewhat in order of time, some may never be built, but I can dream cant I :) ):
-Golfball pneumatic piston valved cannon
-Recreatonal (advanced) combustion focused on ergonomics, useability and ease of use. (but maybe I wont build it if the GB cannon is nice enough for me)
-Huge combustion
-Pen gun
-BBMG thingy
-Automatic marble pneumatic
-Huge pneumatic
-Marble hybrid
-Automatic golfball pneumatic
-Golfball hybrid
-Semi-automatic marble hybrid
-Huge hybrid
-Semi-automatic golfball hybrid
-Paintball Gattling gun
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:54 pm

@JSR: I don't want to you about your ideas of the plurals of "certain objects"... :shock:

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:No seriously, I started out with a springer of all things, and had thought up all sorts of massive scale-ups of the idea that looked like medieval siege engines

Nothing wrong with a well done springer... when I tried it of course, it wasn't well done, and it cost me a significant chunk of finger and it appears the debt has been paid back in scar tissue.
Lesson learned: Never take out any form of loan on your digits, the interest is atrocious, and it runs your credit history.

But I will vouch that Air Arms certainly do know what they're doing... :D

In fact, my TX has gone through a surprisingly large number of pellets, so I'm going to need to order in a job lot of them.
However, to make up for it's voracious appetite for lead, it has put in a decent show of work dealing with the rats in the garden.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:06 pm

Ragnarok wrote:I don't want to you about your ideas of the plurals of "certain objects"... :shock:


I know it's incorrect, but that was a sixth form joke which sort of stuck so I like to use this version ;)

Nowt wrong with springers, but unless it's one of these I'll hang on to my pneumatics as far as accuracy and power are concerned.
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Unread postAuthor: Spedy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:54 pm

spudfarm wrote:have you posted your cannon?


Yes, It's buried in the combustion showcase somewhere...

My largest OPERATING cannon can currently be found in the mini section.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:12 pm

I'm quite amazed by the number of people who started off with pneumatics. I started off with a good ol' fashioned spray-n-pray. In fact, that's still what I use (but now it has a laser sight :D ).
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Unread postAuthor: Hydra » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:17 pm

Ball valve pneumatic. Lol i did heaps of research so i didnt get any DWV and there were no leaks at all.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:32 pm

My first spudgun was a spray'n'pray combustion based loosely on plans from advancedspuds.com, which I built in the fall of '06. My first spudgun that was actually operable was my Oxy/MAPP Inject'N'Pray<sup>TM</sup> (:roll:) combustion that I built in the spring of '07. After that, I actually gave up on spudding because I couldn't get anything to work, and I couldn't find any good sources of parts. I really didn't become dedicated to this hobby until I started to realise how powerful the SCTBDC was. After that, I got a lot more creative in finding and making parts.

So, in short, you can credit Noname's pathetic little 1.5" bore burst disk pneumatic mortar for being the inspiration behind some of the most beastly spudguns ever made.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:56 pm

In the modern era, a basic PVC spray and pray, Aquanet hair spray, 4" chamber, 2" intermediate chamber... :roll: , and 1" barrel, all told about 5' long. Shot wooden dowel slugs, about 150 yrd range...1995 timeframe.

In the 8th grade I did this thing...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:57 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Nowt wrong with springers, but unless it's one of these I'll hang on to my pneumatics as far as accuracy and power are concerned.

Very fancy, but a lot more money than I would spend... if I were to be blowing over £1000 on an air rifle, that wouldn't be my choice.

Besides, after the attempt HEAL had at ripping off my arm a couple of weeks back*, you realise that complaining about the tiny kick from a basic springer is kind of moot - a consistent hold is all it needs.

*Firing rounds of 20mm steel rod at high pressure has a bit of a kick... But you should have seen how far my backstop flew!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:40 am

I agree that springers can be more satisfying to shoot, since it's a challenge, and they have other things going for them as well, such as the advantage of being self contained - this means lower financial outlay to begin with, plus many a time I take my '97K to the range purely to avoid having to lug the SCUBA tank around.

A friend of mine has a Whiscombe in his collection, it's not much heavier than a conventional springer and absolutely zero recoil - it is prohibitively expensive, but what you get for your money is a true work of art, very much the best of both worlds - though not a multishot, of course.
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Unread postAuthor: Canuck » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:50 am

lol, I read a topic of one in a 4-wheeler forum, and built my own design that I though was strongest. First type I built was a pnuematic.
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:07 am

My first actual cannon was the "Sarge" Quite large for a first. But you can also tell it was my first because of the horrific ratios
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