if been making little homemade guns for awhile now and so far the best gun i've ever created is a simple ball valve single shot gun that has a 0.5" diameter barrel that can be ajusted to be from 11" to 11' long. the tank is about 2' long and is 1.5" diameter abs piping. i fill it with a compresser normally to 125psi. i usually shoot AA batteries EDIT:0.4" LEAD WEIGHTS, BOLTS AND BITS OF STEEL THAT FIT. with the 11" barrel it has a low velocity of around 250 fps and a max range of about 200'. with the 3' barrel it has a muzzel velocity of about 500fps and a range of about 400 some odd feet. with the 6 foot barrel the velocity is about 700fps and finally with the 9' barrel it has speedy velocity approaching 1000fps. pretty good considering sound waves travel at 1150fps. with the 11' foot barrel there isn't much difference. with the 9' barrel i can shoot horizontally and the projectel will go about 700-800 feet before it hits the ground. i haven't had enough space to test its full range but i'm guessing it can shoot more than 2000 feet. it destroys just about anything you put in front of it and when you shoot over long distances you can hear the projectile traveling through the air, making a slight wooshing sound, its sweet.
EDIT: I DO NOT ONLY SHOOT BATTERIES, IF YOU READ ALL THE POSTS YOU WILL FIND THAT THIS HAS BEEN RESOLVED. I ALSO SHOOT 0.4" LEAD WEIGHTS, BOLTS AND BITS OF STEEL THAT FIT.
thiskid13Member Since 21 Mar 2004
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