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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:39 pm

Why not shoot some spuds?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:43 pm

ammosmoke wrote:Well, is it ok with you, MrCrowley, that we discuss what we want to LEGALLY do this Forth of July with our fireworks? (Provided they aren't coming out of spudguns :roll: )

Yeah sure.

BTW, Check your signature dimensions with the ones in the rules, I have a feeling the max is 400x100 and yours is over 500p long.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:47 pm

Ahhh darn. I knew it was getting close.

EDIT: How's this?

EDITEDIT: Ok, so about my 4th. I'm going to the reservations to get some MORE fireworks, and fusing together a show! Should be great! You guys?
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:18 am

Potatos with glow stick stuff on them! Never done it, but it'd be festive!
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:46 am

bigbob12345 wrote:Well I dont know the legal system very well, so your probably right. what I described is illegal and agianst the rules so Ill edit it out of my post.


Thanks. It's tricky (the law). For example, I study muzzleloaders and BP guns sometimes. Which aren't considered firearms by the federal classification. However there are cartridge conversions avilable through Kirst or R&D cylinder conversions(for breech loaded cased shells). So I've studied that and another conversion .22 barrel sleeve for derringer .32 muzzleloaders.
Apparently, it's legal in USA to build your own firearm, as long as it's not full-auto and not a shotgun with less than 18" barrel.
But it's illegal to sell or transfer it. Tricky stuff but if the same type gun shot a pyro, then it would fall under pyro-technic laws (big difference). I was quite interested in CAS (cowboy action shooting) for a while and found a lot of legal info on those sites. Guess it'd be legal to do the pipe thing you mentioned with a bullet, but not to launch fireworks!! Stupid laws. :? 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:12 am

i will be sure to shoot a spud up high for all those luckey 4th of july people around the world.


on another note i have the big :sith: (no not sith, 1000)

yay, now i needa life. :roll:

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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:56 am

I'll have some "fireworks" of my own with my girlfriend :D
And I'm not gonna shoot her outa my gun, so I say this post is good.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:39 am

MrCrowley wrote:Okay just to smooth out the grey area of the rules, discussion of shooting any firework or projectile that will combust upon launch, will not be allowed.


Ok

FishBoy wrote:hey guys, i was thinking about how the 4th is coming up, & figured I thought I'd start a thread of ideas for it, for everyones benefit. I'll put the first idea in, sparklers, stuck into the back of a potato in a combustion (would they light?)


:roll:

EDIT: If you put enough, this will happen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnCzWYtyIbg&NR=1
If it happens inside your barrel maybe you'll lose both hands, not be able to type more noob topics and have time to read the rules k3wl 2 Dx
Heck everything else is banned, why not get sparklers banned too.
There's only like 1000 posts on youtube for people to dumb to make something better.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:45 am

THUNDERLORD wrote:
bigbob12345 wrote:Well I dont know the legal system very well, so your probably right. what I described is illegal and agianst the rules so Ill edit it out of my post.


Thanks. It's tricky (the law). For example, I study muzzleloaders and BP guns sometimes. Which aren't considered firearms by the federal classification. However there are cartridge conversions avilable through Kirst or R&D cylinder conversions(for breech loaded cased shells). So I've studied that and another conversion .22 barrel sleeve for derringer .32 muzzleloaders.
Apparently, it's legal in USA to build your own firearm, as long as it's not full-auto and not a shotgun with less than 18" barrel.
But it's illegal to sell or transfer it. Tricky stuff but if the same type gun shot a pyro, then it would fall under pyro-technic laws (big difference). I was quite interested in CAS (cowboy action shooting) for a while and found a lot of legal info on those sites. Guess it'd be legal to do the pipe thing you mentioned with a bullet, but not to launch fireworks!! Stupid laws. :? 8)



well if you cant use fireworks use a pvc rocket with glow sticks and if you want some thing even better put a peice of plastic down the barrel cut open a lit glowstick and pour it down the barrel the effect is like a green glowing cloud :D
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:10 am

TMI, :? :? :? I better quit reading/writing for now and go work on a pneumatic today. adlfkvkjndfjkvlj!
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:13 am

THUNDERLORD wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Okay just to smooth out the grey area of the rules, discussion of shooting any firework or projectile that will combust upon launch, will not be allowed.


Ok

FishBoy wrote:hey guys, i was thinking about how the 4th is coming up, & figured I thought I'd start a thread of ideas for it, for everyones benefit. I'll put the first idea in, sparklers, stuck into the back of a potato in a combustion (would they light?)


:roll:

EDIT: If you put enough, this will happen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnCzWYtyIbg&NR=1
If it happens inside your barrel maybe you'll lose both hands, not be able to type more noob topics and have time to read the rules k3wl 2 Dx
Heck everything else is banned, why not get sparklers banned too.
There's only like 1000 posts on youtube for people to dumb to make something better.


Ok, i meant like 1 to 3 sparklers, i know the rules now, i wont put any more topics like this
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:30 am

FishBoy wrote:...
Ok, i meant like 1 to 3 sparklers, i know the rules now, i wont put any more topics like this


It's cool. Nobody else was perturbed.
It's a good topic, just the opening concept broke the rules IMO.

I'm just an SF'r like yourself. MrC. didn't mind and he's the boss.
My statement was sarcastic, I definately don't wish for any july4th accidents for anyone.(especially another SF'r)

One year near where I lived some marines were lighting m-80's and one fell into the whole bag and blew them both up for example.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:55 pm

The rough equivalent of that here is Canada Day, on the 1st of July.

Just to point out the legality of my design: the Cherry Bomb or Air Bomb, a legal consumer firework, launches a fused, flash powder filled shell from a cardboard tube using black powder as a propellant.

What I'll be making operates on the same concept, albeit improved a little: a fused, flash powder filled copper shell, fired to much higher velocity from a copper tube, using black powder as the propellant. The shells will have a longer fuse, about 5 times as much flash powder, and a green flare composition in the rear so we can see their trail.

The finale will likely be a 16" oxy/propane balloon, which is roughly equivalent to 40g of ETN in terms of noise, when done properly.

We don't celebrate Canada Day as much as the August long weekend, and that's when all the real fireworks will be fired off here. I'm not even going to discuss what we have planned for that show, because it'd be deleted.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:04 pm

haha sounds sweet, maybe i should visit ol' canadia then :lol: It would be a long trip from georgia
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:01 pm

That does sound sweet. Although may I suggest a cardboard shell?
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