Home made "AA" shell

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Postby greeneyedboy5 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:35 pm

So i was thinking of a cool way for a Anti-aircraft looking ammo that works and lloks cool. I was thinking getting a party popper, tying 100 feet of fishing line to the original string, tying a rock to the party popper and shooting it in the air. when the string runs out of slack the party popper will pop shooting the confety in the air.
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Postby darkghost » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:15 pm

I think this is against the rules.
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Postby Mr.Plow » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:37 pm

Nah, looks fine to me. I don't think it would work well though (I believe the rock would shoot ahead of it almost instantly). Perhaps tie the party popper to the cannon itself
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Postby Drew Rowland » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:04 pm

I think he was saying he would have the rock just on the ground or something, not neccessarily in the barrel.
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Postby fullmetaljacket » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:53 pm

It would probably either stop mid air without popping due to the popper's lack of momentum, or pop as soon as it leaves the muzzle due to the fishing line's inertia.
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Postby orangekid13 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:51 am

weight the party popper... when it goes taught it doesn't take too much to pop it open

that would look cool... kinda like non-flammable fireworks
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Postby Ian2accurate » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:40 pm

If the inertia of the fishing line may cause it to fire right away, I would just get some duct tape and wrap it around the fishing line and back of the popper.
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Postby benstern » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:01 pm

use empty 40mm round casings in 1.5" sch40!
http://www.bigskysurplus.com/40mm.htm
As authentic as you can get! Just stuff it full of pop pops and a metal disk.
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Postby orangekid13 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:40 pm

uh... that wasn't the point

party poppers are those little plastic things that shoot confetti stremers. pop-its are what you throw at the ground.
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Postby benstern » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:45 pm

I know! the disk would 'detonate' to pop pops at the climax using momentum.
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