snap cap to less lethal round?

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by mountainman13, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Nothing special paid like $20 for 5. I was just watching tv and playing with one and had the idea randomly.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  5. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    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
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    What would be the point? :confused:
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Purely experimental and entertainment purposes.
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Some ideas need to die a quick death...
     
  12. nukinfuts29

    nukinfuts29 New Member

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    Very good post.