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Posted: 3/28/2006 11:38:37 AM EDT
OK, I've been saving plastic 20oz bottles for reactive targets. I put water w/ dish soap in a few, shook them up, and shot them with fairly good results (about 10 feet high w/ .223). What other fluids, propellants, chemicals could I put in there cheap for better results, other than Napoleon_Tanerite? I shoot on private land, so Fudds won't be a problem.

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:41:19 AM EDT
Add some food coloring and freeze the water inside the bottles. They last longer and you can shoot the smaller ice chunks as they break off.

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:41:48 AM EDT
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:43:44 AM EDT
Fill the bottle with acetylene gas and shoot it with a tracer round.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:47:18 AM EDT
Fill a 2-liter bottle with small rodents. After the first shot, the target degrades into lots of little moving targets.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:48:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:48:16 AM EDT
nitroglycerin works wonders.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:49:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 11:50:14 AM EDT by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By Another_Dude:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?



I got mine off of eBay. Firework/pyrotechic supply comapnies also sell it. You want VERY fine AL powder (it comes in different grades).
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:49:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Another_Dude:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?



Stump remover is potassium nitrate, not ammonium nitrate.

Aluminum powder can be bought off of Ebay
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:09:12 PM EDT
I would try a little bit of dry ice and water.. good stuff
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ThirtyCal_FAL:
Fill the bottle with acetylene gas and shoot it with a tracer round.



Fill the bottle instead with a stoichiometric mix of oxygen and acetylene,
and you can shoot it with any supersonic bullet.

Ka-freak'in-Boom

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:43:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Another_Dude:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?



Stump remover is potassium nitrate, not ammonium nitrate.

Aluminum powder can be bought off of Ebay





Tell us more, please. Where can we get the ingrediants to make us some reactive targets?


Travis
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:47:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:48:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisJ1:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Another_Dude:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?



Stump remover is potassium nitrate, not ammonium nitrate.

Aluminum powder can be bought off of Ebay





Tell us more, please. Where can we get the ingrediants to make us some reactive targets?


Travis



Your best bet for ammonium nitrate is to find it locally at a farm supply type place. Its only around $10 for a 50 lb bag. I could not find any locally, so I had to have it shipped to me. It was still only $10 for a 50 lb bag, but it also had $50 or more in shipping costs because it is considered hazardous.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:54:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By TravisJ1:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Another_Dude:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Why not Tannerite?

Its pretty easy to make your own. I mix 1 cup of ammonium nitrate with a tablespoon of finely powdered aluminum, and they work great.



I imagine I could get the ammonium nitrate as stump dust at Home Depot, what about the finely powdered aluminim?



Stump remover is potassium nitrate, not ammonium nitrate.

Aluminum powder can be bought off of Ebay





Tell us more, please. Where can we get the ingrediants to make us some reactive targets?


Travis



Your best bet for ammonium nitrate is to find it locally at a farm supply type place. Its only around $10 for a 50 lb bag. I could not find any locally, so I had to have it shipped to me. It was still only $10 for a 50 lb bag, but it also had $50 or more in shipping costs because it is considered hazardous.




How much for the Aluminum?


Thanks a bunch,

Travis
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:00:06 PM EDT
Can you use the very fine for paint?

Thats all I see on E-bay.

Travis
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:31:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:26:28 PM EDT
So in theory, if you used some of the stuff that makes "color" in fireworks, would it work in these targets?



Travis
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:28:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 5:31:33 PM EDT by TravisJ1]
Oh yeah, THANKS!, Roland(I am guessing from your avtar, or are you just a fan?)


Travis
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