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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:45 am

It was more graphic when I heard it the first time. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: hellfire » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:44 pm

i wouldn't want to be the one cleaning rotten egg out the inside of a spud gun!
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:46 pm

We dry-fired it a lot and then cleaned it out with a spud.
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Unread postAuthor: 1700kPa » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:45 pm

I have successfully launched eggs out of a 2” barrel. I cut out a cup from the bottom of the egg carton for use as a sabot with some paper towel wadding behind it. The method was good up to approximately 50 psi.
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:15 pm

i totally agree with risto :) although i would make sure that your barrel is bigger than the egg so you can wad the back of the egg and the sides and front to prevent the egg from breaking. the egg should leave the barrel without any wading on it and will perfectly break. good luck! :D
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Unread postAuthor: feral_patriot » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:12 pm

Personally,I haven't had the displeasure of having eggs scramble in my barrel; I, too use the sdr21 in the 1 1/2" size. I've shot hardboiled eggs 6 blocks with a fair angle of trajectory,also, I'll wad up a paper towel and gently move it down the barrel.Then, I'll gently roll the egg down the barrel. For multiple shot loads,I'll put each egg in one after another while holding the barrel slightly off horizontal so that they (the eggs) don't crash into each other as they go down and settle at the other end
To date,I've successfully launched five eggs at once with 128 psi from a barrel 70" attached to a 2 1/2" x 36" chamber...1" sprinkler valve.
Additionally,using a 50" barrel,the egg can produce a wonderful spiral effect when shot at a relatively horizontal trajectory down the street at 2:00 am under the street lights!!! 40 or so psi is ample for lobbing HB eggs back-n-forth between one of my shooting buds (who happens to live a few blocks away) and I...and of the mess?, well the critters(skunks,birds,etc. take care of that.
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Unread postAuthor: Boomer_ » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:00 am

Well, the people that have broken them, I am going to guess, had more power than your gun. A low power, smaller flow launcher, might just be able to gently nudge the eggs out instead of ramming a huge wall of compressed air at it.
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Unread postAuthor: feral_patriot » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:31 am

ahhh,yes,that may just be it...I've seen that ALOT of people who 're veteran spudders have some homemade valves that, to me, look like they can really dump the air, given the larger port orifice afforded them. Alas,I am only using a modded 1" Lawn Genie sprinkler valve w/ 23" of relief hose; the latter 8 1/2" at the handle being 1/4" ID soda fountain hose, the rest 3/8" clear hi-temp/hi pressure food grade commercial dishwasher hose.
There is actually a pic of it linked from the how to @ handles I did, recently.
I'd like to try making one of those, what, "coaxial?" type valves or what-ever they are, at some point; I keep looking for a COMPLETE run-down on how to make them....this from a technical-manual junkie who has trouble with some of the simple schtuff :? If that makes any sense :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:04 pm

Eggs fit perfectly in my golf ball barrel, but I've been too scared that I might egg it up. (Its not breech, so de-egging will be painful). The bottom part of a dixie cup makes a nice sabot though.
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Unread postAuthor: demilus » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:52 pm

Hahaha, I remember the first time I tried to shoot an egg. We pointed my pneumatic straight up and let r rip. Raining egg sucks! After that, we tried sabots and toilet paper, but my gun was just too powerful. Needless to say, all the other ones were at an ANGLE! I still don't remember where we got the great idea to shoot it straight up... I think it was my firend Justin...friggin retard. Oh btw, he was the one doing the trigger pulling, don't go thinking I'm a retard :D
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:07 pm

[quote=" Oh btw, he was the one doing the trigger pulling, don't go thinking I'm a retard :D[/quote]
i guess i am a retard cause i did the same thing (shot an egg straight up) with my pneumatic potato cannon :( lol
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Unread postAuthor: bboymatty » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:26 am

I have shot raw eggs before, and they worked extremely well

heres how:

1. obviously use a appropriate size barrel. i had a 40mm and it fir them very nicely, about 0.5mm clearance to play with.

2. use wadding, plenty of it, it deadens the impact of the pressure behind it and pushes it out cleanly.

3. use strong eggs, pointy side DOWN!

4. play with the pressure. I found below 70psi they always fired out, and over they almost always exploded in the barrel.

5. keep barrel length to an appropriate size, i had a metre length and i thought that was just fine, any less and the egg might deviate, any more and it might ricochet in the barrel and explode.

6. keep the gun steady when firing, and use a bloody PNEUMATIC!

good luck eggers!
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:25 pm

another great way to shoot an egg out of a 2 inch barrel is to find a styrofoam ball and carve the shape of an eggin it. then you put the egg in and you got to make sure it fits in the ball. a diagram will be coming soon.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:29 pm

Launched an egg today!! used a polystireen sabot.

Got a block of polystireen cut it and shaved it down till it fit my barrel.

Cut it in half length ways and then carve out an egg shape on both insides

Insert egg into space

Put down barrel in position for fireing. FIRE!!!

Worked great splatted whole egg all over target!!

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Unread postAuthor: SPDeathmerchant » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:50 pm

Placing the pointy part of the egg down is important, as Bboy said, because it is the strongest part of the egg.
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