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#51 hoshiadam

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:47 PM

Polyethylene can come in solid and foam versions. Mcmaster-carr could provide for some interesting materials for alternate ammo types. They've got several types of foam rod, different tube materials, and some other types of glue.

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#52 The Inventor Guy

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:59 PM

Forsaken_angel24: that is a good find, thanks. I should've thought of checking McMaster-Carr myself.
Polyethylene is the foam in FBR.
HDPE (Hgh Density PolyEthylene) is used for hard boards.
LDPE (Low Density PolyEthylene) is used for foams.
Yes, I've known about McMasterCarr for a while. I just haven't thought of checking them for such a purpose.
Maybe I'll get those instead of the custom ordered ones. They're cheaper too.
I'll do some research on chemical compounds (ie plastics) then I'll search the web for balls made of those plastics.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

Hrmmm...I had an idea like this but you seem to have gone further into it than me. Ill buy a bunch when you get some, and ill try to develop some :P
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#54 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

They sell polyehtylene foam balls too but only in 2.5 inch diamaters and at around $2.53 a ball.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:34 PM

No...
They had LDPE and HDPE foam balls there at .5 and under too.
I'm thinking maybe .38" or .457"?

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:30 AM

No...
They had LDPE and HDPE foam balls there at .5 and under too.
I'm thinking maybe .38" or .457"?

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LDPE and HDPE are still versions of plastic are they not? The polyethylene foam is foam and thats what we fire in nerf. Whether it is hard or soft plastic it is still plastic and not foamish. I hope I am wrong with this but buy a pack of 10 or so and see how they work.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:44 PM

Yes, yes it is.

Plastic = Any of various organic compounds produced by polymerization, capable of being molded, extruded, cast into various shapes and films, or drawn into filaments used as textile fibers.

I've done this long enough in chem to know.

Anyway, this is great. We're getting some really good alternatives here, all we need is some testing and stuff.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

I know that this is a realy old topic but I have discovered a source of circular amunition.
I trust that you all have seen the new marshmello guns in stores? The foam pellets that you can buy for them are the exact right size for half inch cpvc. They are exactly what you could hope for with a skin on them and a medum soft foam construction and are relitavely cheep. I thought you should know.
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#59 nerfer192

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:56 PM



If you think spheres aren't aerodynamic at low velocity, have a look at short FBR cylinders; I'm not even sure how much worse that option is.

You guys need to read the whole thread damnit. I was saying that the foam marshmallows wont work as they will be like weighted FBR chunks. I wasnt saying Weighted FBR chunks is a better idea than spherical ammo. Geeze.


Those "foam marshmallows" are not actually marshmallow shaped, they are soft foam spheres made to fit in a marshmallow shooter. Trust me, ive seen them in the store at REI.
The first time I made stefans I made them without weights.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

Not to be a nag, but this topic is more than a year old. Next time if you feel that what you have to say is extremely important for someone to know, send them a personal message informing them of it.
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:22 PM

Not to be a nag, but this topic is more than a year old. Next time if you feel that what you have to say is extremely important for someone to know, send them a personal message informing them of it.
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It's not just a YEAR old, it's two years old. Why can't people just read the dates? Seriously.
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