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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:33 am

Has anyone come up with a practical use for a spudgun, beyond just the entertainment of random destruction and impressive high numbers on a chrony?

I am trying to keep my interest, because I am always coming up with ingenious ideas for new cannons, but then thinking "what am I ever going to do with this?" after the first novelty of the new cannon wears off, it is just another boring toy.

From what I can remember, the only useful cannons I have seen are the T-Shirt cannon, and the "satellite launcher" (but how often do you find it that you need to hang something over a tree that is too hight to throw a rock over?)

Can you guys come up with any other uses?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:46 am

Some ideas were thrown around in this thread:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/school- ... 13060.html
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:14 am

To fight the evil zombies of course :D http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/best-place-2-be-in-zombie-uprising-in-term-of-spudgunning-t14970.html

But the link the Mr. Crowley gave should be helpful.
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:33 am

there was a cannon posted not long ago that was used for shooting confetti in a theater
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:07 am

My view is that it is what it is...a fun hobby. For me the fun is the design and construction anyway, so I really don't need much of a practical use for the things. My noise cannons are probably as practical as they are going to get for me.

Heck, I'll hang 'em on my wall in my mancave and use 'em for conversation pieces if nothing else... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:53 am

there was a thread a while back devoted to this question ill try to find it later.

something like alternative uses for spud guns

i think JSR talked about how he shot a beehive out of a tree..
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:05 am

i sometimes use burst disks to scare away birds.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:40 pm



They are possibly the most useless tools for zombie fighting ever. A chair is better. Think a bout it. Long reload time. You shoot one of them, then the other thirty who just heard the shot come eat you while your little bike pump is struggling to pump the thing, and then its battery dies.

Anyways, thanks for all of the links, ill go check them out.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:22 pm

They are possibly the most useless tools for zombie fighting ever. A chair is better. Think a bout it. Long reload time. You shoot one of them, then the other thirty who just heard the shot come eat you while your little bike pump is struggling to pump the thing, and then its battery dies.

Anyways, thanks for all of the links, ill go check them out.


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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:31 pm

that was the best thing i have heard DYI :D

just a simple question related to that: has a vortex been made in bigger cal than 6mm?
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