4th of July target contest

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    Michael
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    Here’s you chance to win a set of the first “pre-production” Airgun Nation stickers.

    All you have to do is reply to this topic with your most creative 4th of July shooting pictures or video. There are no rules (except it must be shot with an airgun). Show us your explosive targets, trick shots, or even try to light a firecracker(s) with a pellet… the more festive the better.

    Submit your entry by Sunday night and the moderators will decide the winner(s).

     

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    CampFussell
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     This will be my 4th of July celebration. I decided to make a bunch of noise with the ol’ Big Blast Target inflators instead of fire crackers and such. I’m the actor/director/cameraman ……you name it. So, bear with me. I got some of the latest valves that are really an improvement over the old valves. With the new valve/cap assy’s , you don’t have to remove the tamper ring to screw them down. With the older rings, I always had to cut the tamper rings off because the cap wouldn’t screw down enough to bottom out and make a good seal. Also, these new caps are way tougher and they have a neat little tab with a hole to tie mason string through so you don’t lose the cap assy when the bottle explodes. Just tie the other end to a piece of scrap, or a tree limb, or what ever. In my case I tied 2 bottles together and tied a little red flag to the end of another to make it easy to find. It looks like I had 2 duds in the video, but I didn’t they were both my fault. The first bottle I shot at was the the little half liter sundrop bottle and it really looked like I hit it because the bottle moved. I thought it was a dud and left it at that. When I picked up all the mess from the explosions, I picked the sundrop bottle up and started to remove the valve. The darn thing exploded in my hands!!!!!LOLNot really an explosion like the other bottles but pretty nasty. I didn’t realize I only nicked the bottle when I shot it. Didn’t even put a hole in it. Should have realized the bottle was still pressurized when I picked it up but I didn’t. When I went to unscrew that cap…….POW!!!!!!!……scared the crappola out of me. That 90 psi shot the cap clean out of my hand. It smarted for a few minutes, but no damage done to my hand or anything. Just wish I would have had it on video and no, I’m not gonna try it again just for video sake! LOL! And then of course remember the cardboard box that I shot and thought was a dud. Well, dummy me didn’t even have a bottle in that one? All bottles shot with my trusty 22 cal FX 400. Oh, by the way…..I shot some 21grain H&N Baracuda Match with the 5.53 mm head, and some of the 21 grain Beeman Kodiaks earlier in the FX, and I’ll be darn if they don’t give the 18 grain JSB’s a run for their money. From what I’ve heard FX only likes JSB, but I was pleasantly surprised with the groups from these 2 tins. Enjoy the video…..hey,who is that fat guy???? LOL!Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th 😉

     

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    snakedoctor9
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    That was cool! Have you ever shot any of those cicadas?

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    ajshoots
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    Sounds like a blast Jimmy!!!!! Happy 4th!!

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    linsfreak
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    Nice….i have them bottle tips to. Work well, nice job.

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    Regal_US
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    Star burst – aka making those Birchwood Casey targets go further. FX Boss, JSB 50 gr; MTC genesis. Happy 4th.

    PS. Ted has a lot of impact here. I started knowing nothing about air guns. I found Pyramid Air on the web and purchased a Crossman springer for pest control. More web searches led to Holdover videos and taught me about what PCPs were capable of. My 1st Daystate, the Regal,  was an act of faith based on Ted’s video – way more expensive than the springer. Also heard about MTC optics from Ted. When the gun and scope arrived from AOA I was hooked. Tanks from JB Air Tanks for Sale. FX Boss and Genesis followed. Where does this end?

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    CampFussell
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    Love that target Regal. Happy 4th

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    CampFussell
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    “snakedoctor9”That was cool! Have you ever shot any of those cicadas?

    
I didn’t realize they were so loud until I made this video! LOL
    I haven’t shot a live cicada, but I’ve shot few of their sheddings
    Happy 4th Jeff, I’m ready to see some targets you’ve shot with that Hatsan 😉

    Happy 4th to you guys too , AJ & Linsfreak

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    bobad
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    Fun stuff.

    People have used those bottles for air storage to actuate model airplane landing gear. I’ve heard it reported they will hold up to 200lbs reliable, and sometimes 250. Sometimes they have blown expensive models into toothpicks. :)

    Ever try a little low pressure oxy-acetylene instead of high pressure air in those bottles? We used to fill garbage bags with OA, and shoot them with .22 rimfire. Makes a BIG bang. :)

    Like this, except shoot them. 

    https://www.youtube.com/SYBjARMaStM

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    Tominco
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    D’OH! I’d love to participate but, I’m stuck at work till monday. This should be a fun thread! :D

    BTW, The stickers look great! 

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    Dan25
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    “snakedoctor9”That was cool! Have you ever shot any of those cicadas?
    No but they would make a great target if you can find them.  I did hit one with the face shield of my bike years ago running about 80mph.  Had to pull over and clean up so I could see.
     

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    Coldking
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    Great Video Jimmy Boy!! Love the explosions 
    better than M-80s! 
    Have a Happy and safe Fourth😁
    CK

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    CampFussell
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    Thanks CK. Hope You and Duke get some rest from the fireworks tonight. Poor doggies catch hell this time of year 😉

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    jfrazier30
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    Shooting MICE with the FX Boss (not graphic)!!

    *MOD EDIT: Description*

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    Fbom8
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    It’s been raining most all weekend here in TN,but I did manage to capture a little video through a spotting scope.
    I wouldn’t call it contest worthy,but thought I would share all the same.

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    CampFussell
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    I like your idea of shooting Mice Frazier! Cool video!

    Looks like great family fun Fbom. Enjoyed the music with your video too!

    Happy festivities to you both!

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    Michael
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    Congratulations to CampFussell & Regal_US. Your submissions were most in line with our idea of an Independence Day celebration.

    Please send me a PM with your mailing address.

    This was kind of a last minute target challenge. Next time we’ll give everyone some more advanced notice.

     

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