Wooden 2" Bullets

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Postby Razer88 » Tue May 02, 2006 3:54 pm

Yup was in wood shop to day in school and there was nothing to do. So i took some Pine and Spun it on the lathe and made me a nice Wooden Bullet shaped Projectile! :D its kool looking. any one Made any thing some thing like this and how did it work if you have? its Uber easy to make i think it took me like 5 mins to make, if it works good i might make some hard wood ones like Maple, Ash,ect.Thing will pack one hell of a punch tho havent got to use it yet maybe later on tonight.8)
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Postby Bone-23 » Tue May 02, 2006 5:12 pm

Cut a tip out of a heavier type of wood, then cut the back from a lighter wood. If you attach them it might help the bullets fly straighter.
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Postby Razer88 » Tue May 02, 2006 5:28 pm

Ya i was thinking about that
but i dont kno if the Bullet will Splinter when it hits some thing!? idk i will see how it works and tell ya
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Postby davidbowie » Tue May 02, 2006 8:10 pm

It would probably be easier to make a long boat-tail on the back than it would be to weight the front.
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Postby Green Villain » Tue May 02, 2006 11:08 pm

Since it's already made, What if you'd drill into the projectile from the rear, and put weight in front?
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Postby TurboSuper » Wed May 03, 2006 6:15 am

I took a cylinder of pine wood and cut it at an angle down the side with a jigsaw, then grinded it to a point once. It was in no way aerodynamic, but it still packed a mean punch to a soft target (Nothing alive, don't worry!).

A nicely lathed one should work very well.
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Postby Razer88 » Thu May 04, 2006 4:37 pm

Yup idk have not still got around to shoting it, lol i live in town next to a Church and there is a BIG feild out back but there have been people around all the time,so. what do you mean by Boat-Tail?
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Postby SpudMonster » Thu May 04, 2006 7:40 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Razer88
[br]so. what do you mean by Boat-Tail?
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Why, you silly goose! He's talking about taking the tail off of a boat, and attaching it to the wood plug! ;)

A boat tail is basically a taper. <img src="http://www.questbullets.com/Images/AB%20boattail%20bullet.jpg">
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Postby Razer88 » Fri May 05, 2006 5:51 pm

OK i shot it yesterday. And was not overly impressed, with it. so i think i will Try the Boat-tail and see if it will help any. Or maybe my Combustible dose not have enough Power for it. i have a Few at school and i Put them on the scale and one is 54Grams and the Bigger one is 94grams. so idk i might Try them in my Coaxial Gun and see. But in the Combusible they hit the Board on there Side it didnt even look like the tip of it hit the board,
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Postby Cool » Thu May 18, 2006 8:11 am

Try to drill a hole in it, and put in some steel rods, that will make it heavier, and make it go strait.
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