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Postby cacophobia91 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:32 pm

My brother brought his two friends over (both are compleat idiots) and they would run out and get my spuds. They kept away until it landed and then ran to get them. I dont have any idea why they enjoyed doing this but they seemed to like it. They decided that they wanted to shoot it so i thought that they deserved a shot for getting the ammo, so i let them(bad idea). On the first shot they did they loaded two spuds and shot it straight up. Five seconds later i looked over and thud. each one was hit. they were only bruised. I think they deserved it for being so dumb.:?[:p]
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Postby orangekid13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:37 pm

i would call a bull[excrement] on that, but i bet they were actually trying for it
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Postby cacophobia91 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:42 pm

im telling the truth.
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Postby spuzi14 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:50 pm

I dont know man...

Ive shot my fair share of straight up spuds. Unless your barrel is rifled, they held that thing PERFECT, there was no wind at all the whole way up and probably a few other physics factors I dont know about I doubt the spuds would go straight up and straight down. Im not ruling it out but its unlikely. Could we have some details on your gun?(rifled barrel mostly)
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Postby orangekid13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:01 pm

by trying for it i meant that they were running under them
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Postby Navigator7 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:03 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by cacophobia91
(both are compleat idiots)
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com·plete (k?m-pl?t')
adj., -plet·er, -plet·est.
Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire: a complete meal.

cacophobia91.....Your story would have a greater impact with proper spelling.

;-)

On the bright side...I didn't know kids would chase after anything these days. It used the be the old man hitting golf balls to us kids. Hours of fun retrieving balls.

Next time try pudding on low power????
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Postby Mr.Plow » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:32 pm

Nav- I enjoy pudding as much as the next person, but I'm not sure how to try it "on low power." I usually try pudding with a spoon, which does not have power settings. Perhaps you could lend me an adjustable electro-pneumatic spoon, so I can try pudding on low power?

If you're going to critique someone's spelling, well... ;)
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Postby orangekid13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:50 pm

have someone blow it at you with a straw, or get a big syrenge and do it yourself... that's adjustable pressure!
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Postby SMOMW » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:28 pm

Mr.Plow the mollecules of puddin would have different powere outputs at different tempuratures, perhaps you need to freeze it to try it "on low power"...?

As far as kids chasing things shot out of a cannon my neighbors do this too... which I thought was REALY funny to see them run accross my yard at breakneck speeds to go get prengles cans and tenniss balls, bring it back only to do it again... and again... and again.... of course it came in handy when I tested shooting T-Shirts out of it because then I had someone willing to try and catch it! lol (remember I wouldn't willingly shoot strait at someone, it was all done at steep angles with REALY short low power barrels)
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Postby Greatkyle » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:22 am

i shoot straight up all the time, never lands near me, ive never been hit, the closest its landed to me is maybe 3 feet
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