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Posted: 10/29/2004 1:29:29 PM EST
The small ones?? Will a tracer light it up, and if so what do they do?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:30:18 PM EST
oh this oughtta be good



Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:31:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:32:34 PM EST
Just make sure you give it plenty of room. Shrapnel and all.

Tape it too.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:33:45 PM EST
Be sure to bump fire at it underwater.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:35:08 PM EST
My friends shot one once and it shot straight up and came back down about a foot from hitting one of the trucks. Needless to say, they were sorry they did it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:36:57 PM EST
I'd be surprized if it does much of anything. I have a full-size propane cylinder from years ago that doesn't have the right valve to be of any use. I wanted to shoot it with my .06. It's half full. I asked someone with experience what would happen and they said probably "not much". Granted, I don't have tracers, so that's a factor.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:40:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:40:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 1:41:40 PM EST by PointBlank]
Place a roadside flare close, or tape it to cylinder..
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:44:33 PM EST
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. WHAT YOU DO IS DUCT TAPE A ROAD FLARE ON THE VALVE END OF AN O2 TANK. THEN YOU GET REALLY CLOSE AND SHOOT THE VALVE WITH A .45 OR A .357. IT DOESN'T DO MUCH, BUT, LIKE THE PREVIOUS POST, IT'S ALL BETTER IF DONE UNDERWATER.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:47:22 PM EST
Did it 3 times. Once with standard (.308) ammo and twice with tracers.
Not much to see. Tannerite is much better.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:49:52 PM EST
I shot a regular BBQ propane cylinder @ deer camp one year w/ my Ar shooting ballistic tips. All it did was shoot out a loud, high pressure gas stream. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:54:17 PM EST
How about a charge of Tannerite taped to the front of the cylinder?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:30:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Done it. STRONGLY suggest you don't do it.

The Mid MO group's experience--most of them make a heckuva fireball with blue tip .50 BMG. Some just fizzle and spin in circles. A few fly through the air, with jagged edges spinning--as far as 200 yards!! One landed right in front of the firing line (almost 100 yards). As we are somewhat slow learners ( ) we shot another one and it sailed over our heads, travelled another 100 yards, and landed between two nice new cars in the parking lot. Not cool.

We DO NOT shoot them any more. The ones that have been shot have terribly sharp points which would make very, very nasty cuts when a 2 lb. cylinder flies through the air and contacts soft, juicy humans.



Gotcha.. Just curious.. NOT gonna do it...........
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:34:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:36:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:
How about a charge of Tannerite taped to the front of the cylinder?



I am so IBTL!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:38:30 PM EST
I do it all the time. No, tracers dont set it off reliably. Set a road flare behind it, about a foot or so, then shoot it with anything that can penetrate.... Nice fireball most of the time. Not real impressive, but better than nothing, and cheaper than Tannerite. Cool at night.

Caution - it aint exactly safe (what is?) because if you hit it just right, you can send it flying several hundred yards. Someone on the board has a real nice dent in their truck because of this.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:48:32 PM EST
I have a video of one going off somewhere. It was posted a couple years ago I think. It was a pretty decent sized fireball, but that was it. A tannerite charge strapped to a 5 lb. bag of flour would be much more satisfying. (Make sure you strategically place a road flare behind it)
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:49:03 PM EST
Yeah, flares attached to propane tanks are great anti-zombie weapons.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:03:40 PM EST
The only time I've seen it done the bullet sailed right through the bottle and the gas collected like a fog for a couple of minutes until it disappeared. Less than spectacular.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:12:30 PM EST
I shot the primer end of a .40 from 20 feet with a .22. That sucker exploded and a piece of brass stuck in my lip!
I don't think I'll be doing that again............... from 'that distance.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:16:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:38:52 PM EST
On wet days we shoot them with blue tips out of our 50s. They will produce about a 15-20 foot fireball. The tank its self isn't hard enough to pop the round so put a steel plate or large rock about a foot behind the tank. This will do two things: 1. It will pop the round and 2. it will allow a little gas/air mixture to get good ignition.

Don't do this on a dry day! We caught the range on fire twice doing this. We should have learned the first time but it was WAY too much fun.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:44:42 PM EST
Never shot LP cannisters...We do Fireworks shows around the state. hug.gif Always have some unexploded ordinance. We have to police the grounds/impact area for shells that come back down. Take what's left over to the range. I must tell ya shooting a 12" shell at 100yds is the shit.
It's like a WP shell and the percusion will knock you back a few feet. Shooter
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:55:33 PM EST
I just went to a camping /plinking trip and we shot at one of those.. this happend





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