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Ballzooka-compatible ammo?

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#1 Jimu RetroGuru

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

So, as I noted over in the Trading forum, I just got me a Ballzooka with no ammo. Both the current Green balls and the new Koosh balls are too big.

All the practice golf balls available to me locally are molded with the traditional dented surface. Good for the golf course, but not so hot for maintaining the seal on a pressure-based ballgun.

Any ideas for compatible ammo? Store weblinks welcome.

Edited by Jimu RetroGuru, 05 February 2013 - 03:35 AM.

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#2 Modded Brain 115

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Here are some ballistic balls on eBay. They aren't sold as a one time item, so if lose this auction you might be able to win the next in a few weeks.
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#3 Draconis

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

The Ertl yellow balls (if you can find them) work well. I also have a ton of original yellow balls and would be willing to part with them at a price of $0.50 each. At a mass of 5g each, I could pack in about sixty of them under the First class mail threshold, for a max shipping cost of $3.80. Just let me know how many you want.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Redshot is selling some in his Huge arsenal reduction here. (Scroll down to the fourteenth picture.) But Draconis is giving you a way better deal, though, so I would go with him if I were you.
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#5 Jimu RetroGuru

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

UPDATE:

So, yeah, I'm buying Draconis' balls.

...that came out wrong.

Seriously, the lack of new ammo for old blasters like the Ballzooka will be a continuing problem. Personal ammo dumps like Draconis' will wear out long before the blasters do, and unlike megas you can't roll your own out of insulation. With the introduction of the in-name-only Koosh balls (slightly LARGER than green Ballistic Balls) this will soon affect even last-gen Reactors and Buzzsaws.

So, my original question. Does anyone know of a source of foam balls compatible with older ball guns like the Ballzooka or Master Blaster? Such as a brand of foam golf balls without the dents?

P.S. I actually FOUND a source of working balls. Only problem is, they are the Angry Birds Star Ears Koosh balls.
PRO: the balls are a softer grade of foam than the stock Koosh balls, and therefore fit in my Ballzooka. Works PERFECTLY, and even looks cool having Pork Vader's schnoz sticking out the barrel. BUT...
CON: with both the Star Wars AND Angry Birds Licenses, they're a bit pricey. Plus, the promotional line won't be around forever.
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#6 NeverWriteTwice

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:47 AM

Have you tried these: Practice Golf Balls

I bought several from academy about a year ago, I believe these are the same ones. They work in my Ballzooka and Ripsaw. I think I saw a bigger package at Target around the same time, but I can't find them on their website.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Have you tried these: Practice Golf Balls

I bought several from academy about a year ago, I believe these are the same ones. They work in my Ballzooka and Ripsaw. I think I saw a bigger package at Target around the same time, but I can't find them on their website.



In most cases, the practice golf balls are quite a bit smaller. They certainly work fine in the motorized Ballzooka MP150, along with the Ripsaw, Buzzsaw, Cyclotron and the like. They will not work with any air powered blaster, unless it is modified to work with the smaller balls. The balls you link to may in fact be different, but I'm not going to pay $5 + shipping on six balls to find out.
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Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:21 PM

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So I realize this topic is 7 YEARS OLD! But I just came across it for help, took a chance and purchased some practice golf balls on Amazon and found it works perfect as ball ammo for the original ballzooka. They are practice golf balls but NO dimples and a perfect fit. The website says 42 mm which is supposedly too small..but I don't think they should be any bigger...thought I'd share:

20 pcs Yellow Foam Golf Ball Indoor Exercise Ball Eva Solid Color https://www.amazon.c...i_MZs.DbZ4Z9EFD
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Posted 22 December 2019 - 11:05 AM

Ballzooka topics are evergreen


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