DON'T SHOOT ARROWS!

Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby ACE-IS-COOL » Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:32 pm

We loaded a big potato in my combustion gun, which was now more powerful because of barrel shortening, and put an arrow on the front of that. We fired it and watched the potato fly and drop at about 200 yards. I wondered where the arrow went. When we got back to the house there was an arrow sticking out of the front porch![:0][:0][:0]
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Postby Fiebig Spudguns » Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:49 pm

um... Im just wondering, why the hell would you shoot an arrow at an angle at all?!??! Just a word of advice, if youre shooting something that it potatially harmful or fatal dont shoot it where you dont know where it will go!!! At least shoot it into a target...
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Postby ACE-IS-COOL » Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:00 pm

:evil::(ummm...the wind blew it off course...ummm...yeah that's what happened....
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Postby Mr.Plow » Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:38 pm

why were you shooting in the direction of your house? I dont mean straight at it (you said it went off course), I mean within 180 degrees? bad idea...
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Postby Fiebig Spudguns » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:11 am

Im just saying, if youre gonna shoot dangerous [excrement] (especially sharp pointy stuff), shoot it into a target!! You say the wind blew it off course and I know you cant control the wind but you CAN control WHERE you shoot it (into open skies or into a target)...

You said that arrow went right into your porch... what if it had gone a little farther, IE: into someone else's porch, car or a person?! Ignorance is how people get their guns and sometimes their freedom taken away.

I have shot potatoes with nails in them but I have a target (big tree trunk) with plywood backing... Just try to have some common snese, Im not saying that youre an idiot or anything, I just dont want you to get in trouble or give more reason for people to be anti-spudgun...

Flame me in TWOS if you wish.
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Postby ACE-IS-COOL » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:17 am

LOL! There was no wind it was in the middle of August. I don't know what we were doing. We had just built it and didn't think it would go that far. And we were out in the country, not in my suburban area so there wasen't anyone around. But now that I think about it, I'm glad our ballista project went to ruins....
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Postby Fiebig Spudguns » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:38 am

went to ruins? meaning what? your spudgun like, busted in half or something?
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Postby Quadro » Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:29 am

ACE-IS-NOT-COOL! Thats soooo stupid! Why aim at your house and you just said that in suburban area so you could aim anywhere but there. Bad ace bad;):)
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Postby BabySpud » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:36 am

Well I would say pretty stupid. things like this is what gives spud guns bad names. But live and learn though I guess and in a way it is a little funny at least, scarry but funny.
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Postby Freefall » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:04 pm

//more powerful because of barrel shortening//

how long was your barrel to begin with? how big is your chamber?
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