Is this "Other Weapons"?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by string1946, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Just let The Mcburglar show up here and see what he gets. Potato gun. :D
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Naw, not an "Any Other Weapon"- so long as you shoot potatoes out of it.
     

  3. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I have one that shoots tennis balls. It will get them 200 yards when you wet the ball. Even farther when u put some pennies in the ball.
    I did the math on this one, it reaches maximum efficiency on paper. You want double the chamber volume to the barrel volume. I use aqua net or white rain for my fuel with the best results.

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    My buddy with it we shot a good 15 or 20 shots before the cops got called. They thought it was cool so they shot it a few times too.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I had a pump action marshmallow gun once....:eek:
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hahaha............I have a potato gun in my garage. It was great fun when my oldest son was a teenager. We would go to "potato gun" parties. :D
     
  6. improvised_prepper

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    Oh man, every time I see a potato gun it makes me want to build another one! It's just too much fun for so cheap.
     
  7. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    LOL, that's awesome! How pissed were the neighbors that called when they looked out and saw the cops shooting it with you?
     
  8. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I don't think they liked it. But one of the officers is a big tater and golf ball gun fan. He has built several. Where we were shooting it people I know that live almost a mile away could hear it going off, because of the lay of the hills the sound really traveled.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Go ask them if they'd rather you be shooting real guns. All day. Aren't potato guns illegal in some areas? Or at least questionable?
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, they can explode, therefore making them dangerous. One night a man came in and died in our ER because he was fueling his potato gun with gasoline. :cool: Of course, alcohol was involved, too and I don't mean in the potato gun, I mean in the operator.
     
  11. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I doubt you would get in much trouble if you use a little common sense and just use hair spray for propellent. I build this one about 20 years ago and its been in the back of my shop ever since. I had a guy working on my pond and he mentioned his son had just built a potato gun and that made me dig mine back out. I will say that when you fire it you get a pretty good "thump" noise. I fired it a couple of weeks ago using the usual 1-2 second of spray and it sounded like a 22 mag. and I never saw the potato come out but it did. Supersonic? I don't know but it sure sounded like it.
     
  12. TruggieTex

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    Mine is almost 5 ft. long and 2.5" wide. Using cheap hairspray it will launch a 12 oz. tater farther than you can see.

    VERY impressive! Like, stunning to all that see it.
     
  13. AR10

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    I think the BATF views this as a homemade rocket launcher capable of bringing down low flying planes. You folks that have one, might think about breaking them back down to plumbing components before you get raided by a over zealous gov looking for homeland terrorists. In a day and age where a bottle rocket will land you a criminal record and even jail time in some areas of the country, be careful a toy does not land you in a federal prison.