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Posted: 10/25/2006 7:37:37 PM
Back in the day (1995ish), me and some friends traveled to a local shooting /clay pit. When we arrived there, we doused a small coleman camping tank with gas, then would leave a 40 foot gas trail. One idiot would light up the gas trail and a few seconds later another idiot would fire a round into the burning coleman tank.

So far, so good...

The first few cans were pretty cool to watch detonating however, on the fourth tank, we got a little surprise. After being pierced by the bullet, the tank rose about 6 feet off the ground and then shot (at what seemed to be supersonic speeds) about 80 yards back towards me and my friend's trucks (parked about 10 feet apart). As the tank traveled between the trucks, it missed my friend's head by a couple of feet.

That was our sign from God that what we were doing wasn't very smart and that we should quit while we still could.
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Posted: 10/25/2006 11:02:50 PM

Originally Posted By HKPDW:
Back in the day (1995ish), me and some friends traveled to a local shooting /clay pit. When we arrived there, we doused a small coleman camping tank with gas, then would leave a 40 foot gas trail. One idiot would light up the gas trail and a few seconds later another idiot would fire a round into the burning coleman tank.

So far, so good...

The first few cans were pretty cool to watch detonating however, on the fourth tank, we got a little surprise. After being pierced by the bullet, the tank rose about 6 feet off the ground and then shot (at what seemed to be supersonic speeds) about 80 yards back towards me and my friend's trucks (parked about 10 feet apart). As the tank traveled between the trucks, it missed my friend's head by a couple of feet.

That was our sign from God that what we were doing wasn't very smart and that we should quit while we still could.



sounds about like what happened to us... not quite as violent, but the bottle we were shooting at was in a ditch about 30' down elevation and about 70 yards away... we saw it and ducked, and the tank came spinning end over end and richocetted off the table we were sitting at before zooming into a low earth orbit...


We stopped, but only because we figured we needed tracers to set em off instead of launching them
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Posted: 10/26/2006 1:08:24 AM
I shot a propane tank with an incendiary about 3 weeks ago.

Hate to disappoint, but just shooting it won't make it explode. In my instance it punched a hole through both sides and ignited a fire...exiting out of both sides! Besides the hole through the tank; it was perfectly intact.

It was cool as hell and I am definitely doing it again, but was kind of disappointing.

Have it secure, because it will fly around.

Next time I am going to Duct Tape 3lbs of Tannerite to the side of the tank...that should do the trick.





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Posted: 10/26/2006 1:19:32 AM
I'm going to give myself a little motivation here and post a pic from the AZ HTF.

12 guage 00buck as I understand it.........also this takes a little more "balls" than I have, but am willing to witness similar results from a few hundred meters away!

The 5.56 round is extra lethal because it tumbles in flight. This allows it to kill civilians as it crashes through buildings. Special green tipped ammo used by coalition forces is heatseaking and goes for the heads of its victims, mainly children.
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Posted: 10/26/2006 9:20:04 AM

Originally Posted By IShootPics:

Originally Posted By HKPDW:
Back in the day (1995ish), me and some friends traveled to a local shooting /clay pit. When we arrived there, we doused a small coleman camping tank with gas, then would leave a 40 foot gas trail. One idiot would light up the gas trail and a few seconds later another idiot would fire a round into the burning coleman tank.

So far, so good...

The first few cans were pretty cool to watch detonating however, on the fourth tank, we got a little surprise. After being pierced by the bullet, the tank rose about 6 feet off the ground and then shot (at what seemed to be supersonic speeds) about 80 yards back towards me and my friend's trucks (parked about 10 feet apart). As the tank traveled between the trucks, it missed my friend's head by a couple of feet.

That was our sign from God that what we were doing wasn't very smart and that we should quit while we still could.

sounds about like what happened to us... not quite as violent, but the bottle we were shooting at was in a ditch about 30' down elevation and about 70 yards away... we saw it and ducked, and the tank came spinning end over end and richocetted off the table we were sitting at before zooming into a low earth orbit...

We stopped, but only because we figured we needed tracers to set em off instead of launching them

If you are even a halfway decent tack/spot welder, you could rig up some kind of guide/sled/tube apparatus and point it at something.........
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Posted: 10/26/2006 6:06:49 PM
The most fun I've had with a 50 is shooting spray paint cans (full) with API, APIT, Incendiary or Spotter-tracer. You typically gat about a 6 ft fireball.

The Trick is to set the paint can in front of a steel plate so that you get a flash to ignite the paint as it starts to spray from the gaping hole.

Its a lots sheaper than propane and these always go off.

As to adding Tannerite the explosion process, the only thing that I've seen tannerite do is blow all the available air away from explosion, hence no fireball.

Knobcreek, They use a 55 gallon drum, 1 to 2 lbs of tannerite, a road flare and about 10 gallons of diesel or gas.

Tannerite busts the barrel and vaporizes the fuel and the road flare lights it Equals a huge fireball (10-20 feet dia)

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Posted: 10/26/2006 8:38:20 PM
I am thinking of getting a 55 gallon plastic drum and drilling a small hole it just large enough to fit a valve stem in it. Put a gallon of gas in the drum, seal it up, pressurize to about 10 psi and shoot at it with a road flare in front of it.
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Posted: 10/27/2006 1:03:28 AM
i totally forgot to add.... a good filler for flame and fireballs is non-dairy coffee creamer... makes a nice fireball if you can get it to expand quickly
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Posted: 10/27/2006 2:13:34 PM
This is going to be good.
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Posted: 10/27/2006 2:27:36 PM

Originally Posted By IShootPics:
i totally forgot to add.... a good filler for flame and fireballs is non-dairy coffee creamer... makes a nice fireball if you can get it to expand quickly


Plain old flour is good too.

One pound flour
One reactive tannerite target
One gallon gas
One road flare.

Duct tape it all together with the tannerite up front so you can hit it. Light the flare, get away and shoot it. Hollywood car crash!
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Posted: 10/27/2006 4:01:22 PM

Originally Posted By munkalido:

Originally Posted By IShootPics:
i totally forgot to add.... a good filler for flame and fireballs is non-dairy coffee creamer... makes a nice fireball if you can get it to expand quickly

Plain old flour is good too.

One pound flour
One reactive tannerite target
One gallon gas
One road flare.

Duct tape it all together with the tannerite up front so you can hit it. Light the flare, get away and shoot it. Hollywood car crash!

Have you ever seen a grain elevator go 'boom' (or its aftermath)?
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Posted: 10/27/2006 4:36:09 PM

Originally Posted By wise_jake:

Originally Posted By munkalido:

Originally Posted By IShootPics:
i totally forgot to add.... a good filler for flame and fireballs is non-dairy coffee creamer... makes a nice fireball if you can get it to expand quickly

Plain old flour is good too.

One pound flour
One reactive tannerite target
One gallon gas
One road flare.

Duct tape it all together with the tannerite up front so you can hit it. Light the flare, get away and shoot it. Hollywood car crash!

Have you ever seen a grain elevator go 'boom' (or its aftermath)?


Yes. Summers from college I worked one 'blowing dust'. They showed us a video of what dust in the air does when ignited. A grain elevator is a very long slow explosion and that's why they're so devastating. Initial blast creates more dust and thus more fuel in the air to ignite, continuing until there's only a crater with chinamen looking up at you

Now you know where the flour idea from
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Posted: 10/27/2006 5:40:46 PM
Ha. I figured, but thought I'd ask.
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Posted: 10/29/2006 10:22:14 PM
Two 30 Gal drums pressurized with a gallon of gas in each and a propane tank and none of them made a boom.

First drum was pressurized to 6 psi and the second 12. Had a fire going right in front of them both and placed the bullets about 6 inches from the bottom of the barrels. Both just went "woosh" and that was it. The 12 psi barrel made the entry hole about 5 times larger than the 6 psi barrel.

The propane tank was set next to the fire as well. The escaping gas just knocked the tank over and it spewed propane into the air and did nothing. :(
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Posted: 10/30/2006 11:42:06 AM
Should the fire have been *behind* the drums?
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Posted: 10/30/2006 11:30:21 PM
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Posted: 10/31/2006 11:09:11 PM
I don't think where the fire was would have mattered. I am back at the drawing board right now. ANY help would be appreciated. I really want to blow something up.
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Posted: 10/31/2006 11:36:32 PM
How about a disposable oxygen tank or two (Home Depot or Lowe's welding section) strapped to the tank at the point of aim?
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Posted: 10/31/2006 11:47:21 PM

Originally Posted By number40Fan:
I don't think where the fire was would have mattered. I am back at the drawing board right now. ANY help would be appreciated. I really want to blow something up.



HEY!...This is MY thread! J/K

I'm thinking of optimal explosive ways myself......I'll post pics and hopefully video when that time comes.
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Posted: 11/1/2006 3:34:26 AM
Don't need no road flares, just the tank and the incendiaries. Just make sure there is some rock behind the tank:

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PC: Acct has been suspended.......


Not my account. Somone over on Serbu forums was hosting it. Oh well, it was simiply me with a serbu BFG, shooting a coleman bottle in a gravel pit with incendiary ammo. I guess the incendiary punctured the tank then ignited on the rocks behind it. Made about a 10 foot high fireball, and sent the bottle shooting through the air. I then exclaimed "Yeeeehaaawww! Holy shit!".

Maybe I should upload it to youtube...
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Posted: 11/1/2006 2:33:13 PM

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
PC: Acct has been suspended.......


Not my account. Somone over on Serbu forums was hosting it. Oh well, it was simiply me with a serbu BFG, shooting a coleman bottle in a gravel pit with incendiary ammo. I guess the incendiary punctured the tank then ignited on the rocks behind it. Made about a 10 foot high fireball, and sent the bottle shooting through the air. I then exclaimed "Yeeeehaaawww! Holy shit!".

Maybe I should upload it to youtube...


Yes, Yes you should.
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Posted: 11/1/2006 5:05:38 PM

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
PC: Acct has been suspended.......


Not my account. Somone over on Serbu forums was hosting it. Oh well, it was simiply me with a serbu BFG, shooting a coleman bottle in a gravel pit with incendiary ammo. I guess the incendiary punctured the tank then ignited on the rocks behind it. Made about a 10 foot high fireball, and sent the bottle shooting through the air. I then exclaimed "Yeeeehaaawww! Holy shit!".

Maybe I should upload it to youtube...



DO IT!
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a brief story regarding safety... when i first started shooter centerfire rifles i loved punching holes in things that were never meant to recieve a bullet... i shot everything that was legal to shoot. at an auction i was able to pick up a case of rusty, but unused and fully charged propane cylinders. you know, the little blue ones for campfire lights and propane torches, etc.

i built a fire underneath them and lined a few up on a row above the fire by an elaborate system of clothes lines, etc. it was after dark because i wanted the full effect of flame. i shoot the first few and there was no flame and all i heard was hissing and stuff flying around me. i was so stupid i didn't realize my trusty 7mag was putting a 7mm hole on one side of the can and a 2" hole on the backside. apparently propane, much like water and electricity, takes the path of least resisitance. thus, the propane cans were flying towards me about as fast as i was shooting them... after realizing the cans were nearly taking my head off and that they weren't some psycho bats, i took cover for the rest of my shooting spree.

never did get any flame, but i did learn some basic physics and also when a propane cylinder is emptied in a few seconds it puts on a full 1/4" layer of ice. DON'T WALK OVER LIKE A DOLT AND TRY AND PICK IT UP... got burnt once doing that during my little experiment too...

anyway, the point of this is safety. read my story, and do the opposite of what i did and you'll probably be fine...

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