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Old 05-21-2002, 08:16 PM
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What is the best one? I looked at www.spudgun.com & it looked good, but wanted to check here before buying....

Is the rifled barrel worth it??
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I've always had good luck just making my own. I have seen the rifled one on spudguns.com, it looks interesting. I seem to be getting about 150 yds out of mine with pretty good accuracy. It'll do for me.

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It's tempting to make my own, but I have been told that by the time you buy all of the necessary PVC pipe, couplers, etc.... you almost spend the same amount of money that they charge for the complete gun. The problem is that you need to buy a full piece of pipe when you only need a foot or so...

Rifled barrel could work well for pesky jetskiers......(J/K!!)
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Just ask around at the local plumbing supply for some left over PVC that no one is using. I had some pieces given to me. I think I had around $20-$25 in mine when I got done. That's with an ignitor too.

If you want a good idea for an ignitor, just let me know. I've got one that works awesome!!

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I built this one:

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And it works great The air powered ones are also thought to be safer due to the controlled pressure and no explosions It is also about 2 times more powerful than the hairspray type We use a scuba tank with just a first stage attached to fill it-no fuss, no muss.
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Old 05-21-2002, 10:20 PM
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i've been biulding them for years. I perfected the art while summering in Belize central america. I used to work on an archaeological dig during the summer (field school)and thier wasn't much else to do except get ****faced and shoot spuds at cows from a 150 yards out.

you shodul be abel to get all the parts you need to make it at home depot for like 50 bucks. Last summe rI hade a HUG one. 8' barrel 3 1/2' chamber. powered by aqua net and mapp gas. It was pretty neat we had a whole "injector system" so the aqua net and mapp mixxes evently in eth chamber. FYI get the battery powered BBQ ignited works much better than the manual ones.
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Go to www.spudtech.com They have awesome directions to make your own. I made thier standard gun and can launch potatos 575-600 feet easy! I wish I had bought one of their rifled barrels though. I hear they are good for even more distance.

They're a huge adult kid toy. The only legal "canon' you can own.

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Happy Spud Gunning!!!

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