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Old 10-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #21
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I shot a potato gun once. Good clean fun there.
Spud guns are a blast! Pun intended. Last year I built a custom one for a friend:
2' long 4" chamber with direct injection metered propane, circulated by a 12v computer fan mounted inside the chamber, sparked by a 100.000v stun gun wired in series to three sets of sparkers, with three interchangeable barrels, one for tennis balls, one for golf balls, and one in-between for everything else.

It was fun and I might just have to build one for myself now, with learned improvements.

I don't have a chrony but similar designs have been known to launch golf balls (and other projectiles 500-800 fps and a few have even broken the sound barrier.






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Spud guns are a blast! Pun intended. Last year I built a custom one for a friend:
2' long 4" chamber with direct injection metered propane, circulated by a 12v computer fan mounted inside the chamber, sparked by a 100.000v stun gun wired in series to three sets of sparkers, with three interchangeable barrels, one for tennis balls, one for golf balls, and one in-between for everything else.

It was fun and I might just have to build one for myself now, with learned improvements.

I don't have a chrony but similar designs have been known to launch golf balls (and other projectiles 500-800 fps and a few have even broken the sound barrier.
I like this!
And I, too, am a spud gun former. Lots of fun!

For unique I guess, at the age of 13 - my hand made steel tube gun - fired with homemade gunpowder. Fused. Fired nails - with heads - through 1/2 inch wood boards. Impressive for the time! Pretty darned dangerous , too...
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Maybe not so strange but nonstandard for most civilians-

TOW Missiles, MK19's, Maw Deuce 50cal MG, M60, 60mm and 81mm Mortar, LAW's, SAW's, Claymores, Grenades, lots of pyro and my namesake here on FTF, The Webley Fosbery 38 automatic 8 shooter revolver.

My favorite was every single one of them, the scariest was a hangfire round in the TOW (NBD, lock it down and call EOD) and the Mortars (when I felt the wind off one of the rounds passing between my not so fast to move hands)!!!

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Come hang out w me someday and ill let you shoot my warbird or any gun in the Shop. We have our own 1500 yard range too. We also have several 50 Cal's as well
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I shot a potato gun once. Good clean fun there.
Would you believe the Potato-gun is a no no here in the Gunshine state.
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My friends and I built a spud gun, launched a potatoe atleast 300 yards, along the same lines my buddy has a screw on golf ball launcher that goes on his ar

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Would you believe the Potato-gun is a no no here in the Gunshine state.
We played with the spud guns...lots of fun till the police showed up. They were nice enough to let us destroy them in lieu of getting a ticket. We were thankful that they didn't find the dry ice cannons...those things would launch a coke bottle full of water well over 300 yards.
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As I was in the gun business for many years, I got to shoot lots of guns as well as full-auto Class Three firearms. One of the most enjoyable was one of the smallest caliber rifles---a Ciener converted silenced 10-22---the silencer was a full profile tube---looked like a heavy-barrel 10-22 that are so popular today. I would love to own one, but I live in Kalifornia and it ain't gonna happen.
The one I remember the most, was a Hyem bolt-action rifle in .600 Nitro Express---they only made a few and one of our customers was a "Rock-Star" and had to have it---strangely, he never actually shot it, but liked to watch other people shoot it! I only fired it once---that was enough---it was a monster! I still have a loaded .600 round in my collection.

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