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x_wrench
April 16, 2012, 05:11 PM
i just stumbled across this today. i picked up a q-tip that i was using to clean out a die with, and was going to throw it away. and found my son left MY pellet gun by the basement trash can, instead of where it belongs. anyway, the muzzle of the barrel was looking almost straight at me, and it just clicked. i checked, and sure enough, the q-tip fits snugly into the barrel. so, i gave it 2 pumps, stuck it out the door, and it shot. ridiculously straight even. so, i set a pop can about 20 feet away, and it hit just loud enough that i could hear the "ting". no penetration, not even a dent in the can. (i could also see it going to the can in the scope). so, now on days that are to nasty to go shoot, or anytime really i want to shoot something, i can at least do this. rain, shine, snow, broken leg, none of it matters. the q-tip can be used twice (once on each end), and by then, it is looking pretty shaggy. but off brand q-tips are cheap. and if your wife doesn't see you doing this, she will just think you picked up a new cleaning habit. and she will actually be happy about buying more q-tips. at least until she finds out the ugly truth. just remember to find ALL of them and get them taken care of. if she finds even one of them, she will know something, besides grooming, is going on.

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NavyLCDR
April 16, 2012, 05:31 PM
I've heard you will get a better seal, better velocity and less barrel wear if you only shoot q-tips with ear wax already on them..... :neener: It's a new recycling program!

LoonWulf
April 16, 2012, 05:48 PM
LOL q-tip darts anyone? If were gonna wax them for accuracy yall retrieve your own :p

x_wrench
April 16, 2012, 06:53 PM
Personally, i will pass on the whole ear wax thing. can you say........... EWE:barf:, YUCK:scrutiny:, and NASTY:evil: !

SabbathWolf
April 16, 2012, 07:08 PM
Personally, i will pass on the whole ear wax thing. can you say........... EWE:barf:, YUCK:scrutiny:, and NASTY:evil: !


You just haven't lived yet man until you shoot somebody in the eye with a ear wax covered q-tip.
Sissy......
:D

303tom
April 16, 2012, 10:15 PM
Yes, and the big kitchen type strike anywhere matches make great incendiary rounds...........

rcmodel
April 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
Pump-ups are fine.

Don't do it with spring piston air-rifles though!!

You can knock the seals out without a pellet providing air cushion at the end of the piston stroke.

rc

JSpear
April 16, 2012, 10:23 PM
^^^^lol, so funny, darn, now I have to try that!

chute2thrill
April 16, 2012, 11:53 PM
I feel like kind of a goof saying this but I have totally experimented with q tips and airguns! I used to make little darts by cutting off the tips of the qtip, then putting a pin in the non cotton side, load it cotton first. Its actually pretty accurate and they will definatly stick in wood targets.

SabbathWolf
April 17, 2012, 12:32 AM
I feel like kind of a goof saying this but I have totally experimented with q tips and airguns! I used to make little darts by cutting off the tips of the qtip, then putting a pin in the non cotton side, load it cotton first. Its actually pretty accurate and they will definatly stick in wood targets.

Don't feel bad....lol
Remember the spring-loaded toy pistols that shot plastic shafts with little rubber suction cups on the ends?
You'd lick the suction cups and the darts would stick to the wall.
We used to pull off the suction cups and stick the shafts in a pencil sharpener until they were pointy as hell....then chase each other around the back yard shooting each other in the butt with them....lol
:D

x_wrench
April 17, 2012, 07:11 AM
"Don't feel bad....lol
Remember the spring-loaded toy pistols that shot plastic shafts with little rubber suction cups on the ends?
You'd lick the suction cups and the darts would stick to the wall.
We used to pull off the suction cups and stick the shafts in a pencil sharpener until they were pointy as hell....then chase each other around the back yard shooting each other in the butt with them....lol"

:what: :what: O M G !! :what: :what:
jeesh, i hope Dr. Joyce Brothers or one of her clan doesn't read this, she will have to come to your home, and give you a hag! and then get a judge to MAKE you go thru 200 hours of counseling! FREAKS!:banghead: :cuss: :fire: :banghead:

Smith357
April 17, 2012, 10:23 AM
I've been shooting Q-tips through my pellet guns for years, they are much cheaper than those felt pellets used for cleaning the bore. :)

Give frill picks a try, you know those things that hold your club sandwich together, they make dandy darts in an airgun.

SabbathWolf
April 17, 2012, 04:19 PM
"Don't feel bad....lol
Remember the spring-loaded toy pistols that shot plastic shafts with little rubber suction cups on the ends?
You'd lick the suction cups and the darts would stick to the wall.
We used to pull off the suction cups and stick the shafts in a pencil sharpener until they were pointy as hell....then chase each other around the back yard shooting each other in the butt with them....lol"

:what: :what: O M G !! :what: :what:
jeesh, i hope Dr. Joyce Brothers or one of her clan doesn't read this, she will have to come to your home, and give you a hag! and then get a judge to MAKE you go thru 200 hours of counseling! FREAKS!:banghead: :cuss: :fire: :banghead:


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clone
April 17, 2012, 04:37 PM
Hmmm... Probably cant do it with mine, its a 22cal.

Rail Driver
April 17, 2012, 04:42 PM
Hmmm... Probably cant do it with mine, its a 22cal.
As long as it's not a spring piston airgun, you can use the fat "safety" q-tips they sell.

oneounceload
April 18, 2012, 09:46 PM
IDK here, I can get 500 pellets cheaper than 500 Qtips

clone
April 18, 2012, 10:45 PM
What about Nitro pistons?

230RN
April 19, 2012, 01:05 AM
Do not try shooting small pistol primers out of them.

I was delighted a couple of decades ago to find that office-style push pins make pretty good practice darts. Yes, they fly point first.

MachIVshooter
April 19, 2012, 03:33 AM
We used to pull off the suction cups and stick the shafts in a pencil sharpener until they were pointy as hell....then chase each other around the back yard shooting each other in the butt with them.

When I was about 11, us kids got the bright idea to stuff russian olives in our Daisys and Crossmans to shoot at each other. Challenging, because they don't fly enywhere near straight. Usually it just stung pretty good, but they stuck from time to time. Of course, we also used to stand a good distance apart and throw rocks at each other, try to dodge them. Yeah, we were real bright. lol.

Too bad airsoft wasn't around back then. We could have had the fun with fewer injuries. Thank god we all still have 2 eyes!

SabbathWolf
April 19, 2012, 05:20 AM
When I was about 11, us kids got the bright idea to stuff russian olives in our Daisys and Crossmans to shoot at each other. Challenging, because they don't fly enywhere near straight. Usually it just stung pretty good, but they stuck from time to time. Of course, we also used to stand a good distance apart and throw rocks at each other, try to dodge them. Yeah, we were real bright. lol.

Too bad airsoft wasn't around back then. We could have had the fun with fewer injuries. Thank god we all still have 2 eyes!

Yep!
I don't know how I made it to adulthood sometimes either!
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Rock fights were the BESTEST ever!
lol...
We would form teams and run up and down the gravel alleys using those old metal trash can lids as shields and pummeling each other. The winning team was the one who drove the other team to the end of the block first.
We didn't have video games and all that stuff yet when I was a kid.
We had to "invent" our own fun.

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Ronin8451
April 19, 2012, 10:16 AM
Yup, my now passed on buddy was crazy and he used to shoot primers he stole from his dad out of his .22 cal Benjamin pellet rifle ! :what:

If you have a "Dollar Store" near you, then 500 Q-Tips are only a buck !

303tom
April 19, 2012, 10:20 AM
[QUOTE=SabbathWolf;8111664]Yep!
I don't know how I made it to adulthood sometimes either!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Swampdragon/smilies/8504adca.gif

How do you know that we are not just the ones that survived to tell about it ?

SabbathWolf
April 19, 2012, 02:40 PM
[QUOTE=SabbathWolf;8111664]Yep!
I don't know how I made it to adulthood sometimes either!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Swampdragon/smilies/8504adca.gif

How do you know that we are not just the ones that survived to tell about it ?


lol.....

Maybe so.
"Somebody" has to survive in order to tell the stories and carry on the traditions.....ha ha ha

230RN
April 19, 2012, 03:27 PM
Makes me wonder about the first caveman to eat poison mushrooms. Must have been some critical analytical thinking that went on afterward by the rest of the tribe.

Now I wonder about fondue sticks. Anyone tried them? Pre-pointed, doncha know.

(Re primers. The anvils and sometimes the cups fly back at you. Uhh... I am told. By a friend. Who tried it. Not me.)

I'm not signing this one so nobody will know who posted it.

wannabeagunsmith
April 19, 2012, 05:19 PM
Didi the OP mean A/S guns or actual pellet guns?

230RN
April 19, 2012, 08:27 PM
He said he gave it two pumps, so I guess he meant a pellet gun, and that's the thread title.

I was going to talk about my "Green Gas" (propane) powered one. Would that be off-topic or something?

Terry, 230RN

p2000sk
April 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
About the green gas powered device, are you merely using a tank neck valve, a ball valve, or a momentary open solenoid valve?

WALKERs210
April 19, 2012, 08:45 PM
I have found that using a CCI # 10 cap with a drop of superglue on the tip of a pellet it makes a darn nice explosive round. I was using a cheap China made rifle and if it plugged up or blew up I didn't care. I have since picked up one of the Gamo Whisper air rifles that will zip the pellets up to 1200fps, using crossman SSP it is actually as loud as a 22 lr and hits real hard. I have never tried the kitchen match but its got the wheels turning.

loose noose
April 21, 2012, 03:30 PM
I remember as a kid, going out in my dad's old garage that was built with old pine boards, finding a knot hole, and placing a shot shell in it after removing the shot (thank God). Standing back a few feet and shooting,with a air rifle, at the primer until I finally hit it. The primer would come flying back and low and behold if I didn't get hit right above the right eye. Man I bled like a stuck pig.:eek: Had a hard time explaining to my mom what had happened:evil::o

Cearbhall
April 21, 2012, 04:50 PM
You guys ever take one of those old Daisy BB guns, unscrew the innards and stick it in the mud, then shoot mud out of it?

MachIVshooter
April 21, 2012, 10:06 PM
Had a hard time explaining to my mom what had happened

You mean you didn't claim an icicle fell off the eve?

Inebriated
April 21, 2012, 11:37 PM
I used to just use clay... roll a small ball, shove it down the barrel, and shoot.

Now I just use pellets.... and take out the squirrels that are ruining my neighbor's attic.

Gottahaveone
April 22, 2012, 05:17 PM
You guys ever take one of those old Daisy BB guns, unscrew the innards and stick it in the mud, then shoot mud out of it?

Not just mud. Our neighbor had dogs. And didn't scoop real regular. Need I say more? :evil:

x_wrench
April 23, 2012, 06:54 AM
Didi the OP mean A/S guns or actual pellet guns?

a pump up compressed air powered gun. actually, a sheridan blue streak is what i am using. it also works well in my sons crossman .177 caliber bb / pellet air rifle.

230RN
April 23, 2012, 11:01 PM
Back to post # 27,

p2000sk asked

About the green gas powered device, are you merely using a tank neck valve, a ball valve, or a momentary open solenoid valve?

No, this is an Airsoft type dealie that shoots airsoft BBs and is remarkably powerful and accurate. I have quite a number of non-powder-actuated "fun guns" with which to compare it.

It also has a lifelike kick to it and is very accurate in terms of appearance and "heft." The gas release into the barrel occurs when the hammer hits a little valve in the slide, which releases the burst of gas --not unlike a C02-powered gun.

The "Green Gas" is propane with silicone lube in it and you fill a reservoir in the magazine from the canister. You can use any number of propane devices to fill it, such as propane torch tanks and BBQ tanks with an adaptor (of which I have one) but you need to add the silicone lubricant in that case.

This gun has a device in it which provides a backspin to the BB, eliminating the air "pileup" in front of the round ball which destroys accuracy.

Here's the setup (I didn't include the adaptor for regular propane tanks.) You can see a bit of duct tape over the mag floorplate which I use to keep dust out of the fill-valving mechanism down there. The double-stack mag holds about 20 BBs.

http://arviel.loesch.org/GREENGAS.JPG

Sorry, couldn't eliminate the glare on the propane can in this hastily-set-up picture. ("Jax" is "Jax Sporting Goods," the outfit in Louisville CO I bought it from.)

These propane-powered guns are a bit expensive, but worth every penny in terms of (a) fun and (b) practice value. The slide recoils, locks back on an MT mag, the sights are excellent, and they field strip just like the original. The semi-realistic "kick" occurs when the recoiling slide hits the stops.

This gun keeps its pressure over several weeks, unlike most CO2-powered guns, which have a distinct tendency to leak down over a matter of days.

I am really pleased with its accuracy and power!

Terry, 230RN

Mine (I have no affiliation with them):

Colt 1911 MK !V Hicap frame
Full Metal Version - Blow Back System

Cybergun SA
www.cybergun.com

bracer
April 24, 2012, 07:32 AM
The Q Tips fit any 17 Cal barrel. Cut off the plastic stem so that is about 1/4 inch past the cotten ball end. They will screw into the end of a 17 Cal cleaning rod. i use them for cleaning my 17 Cal pellet gun barrels and 17 HM2 amd 17 HMR rifles.

Ragnar Danneskjold
April 24, 2012, 07:41 AM
In Basic, we used to launch the metal cleaning rod segments across the barracks using the hammers on our M16 lowers. Man that was a lot of fun.

\The smoking that we got when we got caught wasn't

supham
April 24, 2012, 10:42 AM
This sounds a lot safer than the BB Gun tag we played in my youth.

PaulKersey3
April 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
The day I got a scoped daisy pump (bb, pellet, dart) was the day I decided my GI Joes were to be terminated with extreme prejudice. ;)

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