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Unread postAuthor: kenbo0422 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:23 pm

Personally, I'd look at the idea of a bullpup design to give a longer barrel length in the same package. A larger calibre than the "standard" .32 wouldn't go amiss either.


A .45 ACP 'pellet' maybe? I do like the idea of the bull pup. When Caselman made his design they weren't what a 'machine gun should look like'. The internals were nice, though.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:33 pm

How about half inch balls used in muzzle loaders? That way you could avoid the incriminating rifled barrel :)

By the way, here's an example of a powerful launcher that can be from standard fittings. Granted it's not what I'd want to face an AK with but perfectly capable of launching heavy objects far enough to act as a deterrant.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:57 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:...that way you could avoid the incriminating rifled barrel.

Yeah, but a lack of rifled barrel would severely limit the ranged effectiveness. Yeah, we're not talking crazy ranges, but as they're likely to start firing back, I'd rather like to be capable of reliably hitting them.
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Unread postAuthor: kenbo0422 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:58 pm

That orange going through the reinforced window is proof enough that you can launch your lunch at them and make a difference...

Put the knife and fork in there, too. :D

That way you could avoid the incriminating rifled barrel Smile


No, no, no... That's a mixing pipe. Darned inspectors don't know engineering parts from a hole in the ground.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:50 pm

Don't build a cannon, just station one spudder on the ship. :wink:

The great thing about air cannons is that you can shoot everything that fits in your barrel. With a roll of toilet paper you can use basically any industrial part as ammo.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:52 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Yeah, but a lack of rifled barrel would severely limit the ranged effectiveness. Yeah, we're not talking crazy ranges, but as they're likely to start firing back, I'd rather like to be capable of reliably hitting them.


Do you really think it would make a difference on a pneumatic submachinegun firing heavy slow projectiles? I figure you could easily put a 5 round burst on a man sized targets at 50 metres with a smoothbore barrel, assuming it's very tight.

That orange going through the reinforced window is proof enough that you can launch your lunch at them and make a difference...


It's worth noting that the window was well over 100 yards away and 30 yards up ;) who needs golf balls hehe

psycix wrote:Don't build a cannon, just station one spudder on the ship. :wink:


Sounds like a plan! The most dedicated seem to have an uncanny ability to look at pretty much anything and figure out how to turn potential energy into kinetic energy :D
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:55 pm

Pirate shows up at the gate of heaven...
"Uhh I got killed by an orange..."
Response: "LOL You're not getting in here for such a stupid death!"
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:56 pm

Ragnarok wrote:
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:...that way you could avoid the incriminating rifled barrel.

Yeah, but a lack of rifled barrel would severely limit the ranged effectiveness.



From my experience, I must disagree.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:13 pm

psycix wrote:"Uhh I got killed by an orange..."


Worth pointing out that as a supposed "spudder", that launcher was the only one I ever used to fire groceries out of :roll: I've never actually launched a potato :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:56 pm

velocity3x wrote:
Ragnarok wrote:
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:...that way you could avoid the incriminating rifled barrel.

Yeah, but a lack of rifled barrel would severely limit the ranged effectiveness.



From my experience, I must disagree. My new cannon fires 1.250" steel ball bearings through a 72" long x 1.251" smooth bore at 1,000psi. Range and accuracy are quite impressive.


How accurate??? I can hit a zombie sized target pretty consistently now with the Decimater at 100yds, but after that the balls curve in abstract directions due to magnus effect...
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:36 pm

Pipers Precision Products people... :D
Getting hit by a continous stream of bb's at a rate of 50 a second tends to throw you off balance...


Mr.Porter, HPA source,breech loader and unions..
They will not be able to see a thing if you hit something on their boat...and not able to do much else if you hit them directly..
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:52 pm

I would say an aerosol can of polyurethane foam would make a nice anti pirate projectile (as long as you hit the boat).

It increases it's volume extremely fast and is an absolute mess.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:56 pm

wow BTB...suppressive fire with BBMGs... hmm btb that sounds like a solution...

with high pressure air source and heavy ammo this thing could be quite effective
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:13 pm

Most of you probably know this one,...

http://www.pipersprecisionproducts.com

If you have never checked it out...you should..
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Gun Freak wrote:
Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:22 pm

Honestly, all of the pirate attacks I have heard of resulted in the release of the captives. They were unarmed. If you start shooting at pirates with an ineffective weapon, they are going to fire back with RPG's and AK-47's. This will lessen your chance of survival from an already bad situation. Those 2 weapons alone wreak havoc to modern militaries in close quarters yet you can somehow supress them with a glorified spud gun. :lol: Laughable indeed.
I think they should train dolphins to ram the boats. They can attach metal spikes to their noses so they poke holes in the pirate ship. I bet that works better than a spud gun. :roll:
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