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mountainman13 06-05-2012 02:48 AM

snap cap to less lethal round?
Just had a random thought. Any of you guys ever contemplate cutting the end off of a snap cap and fitting it into a casing with a really small charge?

CHLChris 06-05-2012 02:58 AM

Snap caps are awfully expensive to destroy in any way. Do you have a source of snap caps?

mountainman13 06-05-2012 02:59 AM

Nothing special paid like $20 for 5. I was just watching tv and playing with one and had the idea randomly.

c3shooter 06-05-2012 02:59 AM

NOTE OF VERY STRONG CAUTION- just because a bullet is not lead does not mean that it could not kill you deader than 4 o'clock. In my callow youth, I was putzing around one weekend with a .44 Special, using WAX bullets. Primer only. Had my wheelbarrow stood up on its nose, paper target taped over the open "pan" of the wheelbarrow, which stopped the wax bullets when they went thru the paper.

Like a dumbass, I wondered what would happen with- oh, say, 2 grains of Unique and a wax bullet? Shot that taget at 15 yards. Punched a pretty .44 caliber hole in my wheelbarrow.

PlaysWithZombies 06-05-2012 03:02 AM

Never thought about it. I think less lethal rounds are great for LE use, but they're just trouble waiting to happen for civilians IMO

mountainman13 06-05-2012 03:03 AM

Wow. That's impressive and scary. I used the term less lethal for a reason. Even the rubber rounds kill people. I never would have thought that amount of damage would be possible with wax though. Amazing. Now I'm really tempted to experiment. Lol

winds-of-change 06-05-2012 03:10 AM

What would be the point? :confused:

mountainman13 06-05-2012 03:11 AM

Purely experimental and entertainment purposes.

Jpyle 06-05-2012 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 825427)
Purely experimental and entertainment purposes.

Save yourself the frustration of a riuned barrel and a possible trip to the ER and look into something like Simunition...

mountainman13 06-05-2012 11:49 AM

Oh I know about simunition. Problem is being in ma makes getting it just about impossible. I imagine components are impossible.
I'll likely not experiment with the caps. It would be very expensive. And as stated potentially dangerous.

It was just a random thought which it would seem only I have had. Lol

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