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Old 10-31-2013, 01:02 AM   #11
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I always found pumpkin shooting to be kind of a let down. They are mostly hollow so the energy of the bullet only really hits the rind. Never seemed to dramatic. They definitely need some fluid in them to get some hydraulic pressure to really get them to blow apart. My .30-06 was just punching pretty clean holes through unfilled pumpkins.

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You can't fill those kind with water
I bet one could put some type of plastic liner in it that would hold long enough to do what you want??
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Fill them with water for more effect
Then put a drop of food coloring dye in them, let them sit overnight and freeze and then watch what happens
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Got to hand it to yah, frozen pumpkins rock! Shot a few last year with my 44 and gold dot hollow points. Only thing missing was a mushroom cloud.

I've got to try the food coloring this year! maybe colored gelatin also....

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I bet one could put some type of plastic liner in it that would hold long enough to do what you want??
That's thinking outside the box! Or inside the pumpkin :-/
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You can't fill those kind with water
Internal water balloon bladder would be neat. I would think the colored water would be more fun.

edit* I was late to the party.


Of course, if you could tie up a bear, one of those pumpkins would make an awesome hat for him.
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I used an injecter to fill the pumkins up with food coloring and water. It takes a little while to fill them up but its well worth it. I usually get my kids involved with injecting the pumpkins and painting faces on the pumkins. Just make sure your kids are old enough to handle the injecter

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That's thinking outside the box! Or inside the pumpkin :-/
Brain f--t. Water balloon???????
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I always found pumpkin shooting to be kind of a let down. They are mostly hollow so the energy of the bullet only really hits the rind. Never seemed to dramatic. They definitely need some fluid in them to get some hydraulic pressure to really get them to blow apart. My .30-06 was just punching pretty clean holes through unfilled pumpkins.
The ones we were shooting with my mosin nagants were pumpkins that haven't been carved on or anything and they were exploding literally. We were using milsurp Russian light ball ammo. Definitely know if it was a hit or a miss.
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