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 TANNERITE --- EXPLOSIVE or not ??
URFUBAR  [Member]
12/2/2004 5:44:25 PM


Going to the Ranch this weekend -
My buddy said he bought some at a gun show and is bringing it with him -

People say that tannerite is not an explosive ---- IS IT ?????????

If I put that one a 1/2 full can of gas and shoot it from 50 yrds. Will the tannerite just blow up, or will the can also blow up...
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CMMG  [Dealer]
12/2/2004 6:05:46 PM
It is not a pyrotechnic explosive; it will not set off gas or propane.

Jeff
toxic  [Member]
12/2/2004 7:19:25 PM
It is not considered an explosive untill you mix it . Then it is illegal to transport it or store it. It is not a pyro though.
GHPorter  [Member]
12/2/2004 10:16:24 PM
What is this "Tannerite" stuff? What's it used for? Just curious...
mattld  [Team Member]
12/2/2004 10:18:43 PM
I think it was originally developed (or some subsidiary of it) to clear tree stumps. It works off the principle or pressure. Once mixed, if the Tannerite experiences some minimum of pressure per square inch on it it starts a chain reaction, expanding its volume very rapidly. This is what we see as the explosion. The misture is simply increasing its volume to account for the pressure increase in about a tenth of a second (if that long).

Fun stuff.
Blackjack272  [Member]
12/2/2004 10:19:07 PM
Better yet, where to get it?
mattld  [Team Member]
12/2/2004 10:19:59 PM

Originally Posted By Blackjack272:
Better yet, where to get it? I GOOGLED it and got no results.


The website is www.tannerite.com.
tattoo  [Team Member]
12/2/2004 10:21:37 PM
heres what some of that can do
www.emsiandd.com/arfcom/wishoot.htm
Blackjack272  [Member]
12/2/2004 10:29:22 PM
Is there a way to detonate it without shooting it?
Thunderchild  [Member]
12/2/2004 10:37:54 PM


Recent Hun farm action. This was a 16oz (I think, could have been 32oz) Tannerite target. Tannerite good. Tannerite go BOOM!

- the 'specks' are rain/drizzle reflected in the flash of the camera

TC


Mouseomatic  [Member]
12/2/2004 10:44:13 PM
If you want to shoot gas cans just open up the hollowpoint in a bullet until a cigarette lighter flint will fit in the hole. Works great on near empty propane bottles too.
O-320  [Member]
12/2/2004 11:10:53 PM

Originally Posted By toxic: It is not considered an explosive untill you mix it . Then it is illegal to transport it or store it. It is not a pyro though.


+1
BTW, wasn't there a thread in gd a couple of weeks back about some soon to be released newer Tannerite targets? I think they were going to be easier to mix. Anyone know anything about that?
BlammO  [Team Member]
12/2/2004 11:35:52 PM
Tannerite is not an explosive; it's a stimulant or an antidepressant.


Originally Posted By Blackjack272:
Is there a way to detonate it without shooting it?



Yes. Dan Tanner told me that you can also use a blasting cap or primer cord.
O-320  [Member]
12/3/2004 12:39:23 AM

Originally Posted By BlammO: Tannerite is not an explosive; it's a stimulant or an antidepressant.


Hehe.. True dat!


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