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Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:38 pm

Anybody out there having fun with one of these? I saw one in action last night and I am going to build myself one. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:41 pm

:shock2: :shock2: :shock2: :shock2: :shock2: :shock2: :shock2:
Thys waarvan praat jy.
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Thys

Are you refering to the PVC plumbers pipe type of spud gun?

If so, they are awesome fun, but can get you into BIG trouble :twisted: :oops:
It's better to Burn Out then Fade Away.

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Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:52 pm

Are you refering to the PVC plumbers pipe type of spud gun?
Yip those are the ones I am talking of... :thumbup: Trouble is my middle name.. :shock:
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:00 pm

Skiet `n golf ball vêêêêêr +/- 350m....
Brut deodorant en Doom (flying insects) het die beste gewerk.
Die blikkies met lighter gas refil was nie daai tyd nie algemeen beskikbaar nie :evil: :evil: :evil: ek wonder hoe ver die butane die balletjie sal skiet.

Ek wonder wat van my "gun" geword het ???
Pelle het dit geleen en ek het dit nooit weer gesien nie.

Myne het amper soos die een gelyk:
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:04 pm

Thys,

Myne het juis in Brackenfell "weggeraak"

Dit was `n wit pvc end cap dan `n blou pvc female/female stuk en dan wit pvc reducer met so +/- 80 cm wit down pipe...
My igniter was een van daai vonk goete wat hulle by gas weld gebruik.

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Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:10 pm

Petrus

:thumbup: Myne het ook amper soos daai eine gelyk.

except for the base you use the off set reducer with the cap at the back and then build in the cadac lighter :twisted:

I can tell you that if filled with deo correctly and the right size spud, You can take down a fully grown man at 50 meters.

The trick is to NOT use to much deo/lighter fluid. You need more air for the stronger combustion otherwise it just waistes the fuel.

And Thys all I can say is, IT WASN'T ME :blushing: used that alot growing up, never really worked though :laugh2:
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:15 pm

I'll inform Suzette to watch out for flying potatoes in the neighbourhood... please don't let Allan see it... he'll build the mother of all spud guns! :twisted:

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Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:37 pm

I do realise these things are dangerous, and wont be using it in "die Singel" Bretton, I'll come shooting it on your side of the tracks... :lol: :lol: But, what would the harm be to have some fun out in the bush, shooting at coke cans, cake tins, or other unmentionable targets..? :shock: :twisted: :twisted:
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