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Bug-A-Salt: The most fun I've had all week!

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by azrocks, Jul 9, 2016.

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  1. azrocks

    azrocks Member

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    Hope the mods don't can this. It's kind of firearms related. And hunting related as well, in a way :D

    10 minutes into unwrapping the packaging and I've got 3 confirmed kills. I'm having a hard time typing this post because I'm laughing so hard.

    Do yourselves a favor: Get one. It's sooooooooooooooooooo much fun.

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    Bug-A-Salt
     
  2. aarondhgraham

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    I just pour a bit of table salt in an air gun,,,

    I just pour a bit of table salt in an air gun,,,
    I can take wasps out of the air under anywhere under 8 feet.

    It's a $10.00 Chinese air pistol,,,
    But yours beats my gun in the Cool Factor. ;)

    Have fun my friend,,,

    Aarond

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  3. 230RN
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    I'm not sure I want salt sprayed around in rooms guns pass through. Or tools.
     
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    I saw those a couple years ago on the show Shark Tank. A Father/Son designed them using a Nerf Gun as the base. Glad to see they brought their product to market.
     
  5. azrocks

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    I don't get it. Why?
     
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    Will pepper work? Cuz I'm on blood pressure meds.


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    Spraying salt onto metal parts may not be the greatest idea.

    That being said; I got one of those last year, and it's awesome!
    Chasing flies around with a swatter drives me bonkers, the way they find little niches to hide in...
    Bam! Take that! I love it.
    Maybe be mindful that you aren't blasting away around items that might rust....and the only thing you will have to worry about, is the wife nagging about the little bits of salt, and all the dead bugs laying around.
     
  8. Mossy17

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    A guy has one we use at work. They're fun!
     
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    Needs picatinny rails to hang a light, laser, broom stick, bayonet, sling, extra ammo and a cup holder. Plus it ain't complete until it has an AR adjustable stock on the end of it.................ijs.


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  10. azrocks

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    LOL Acera. I'm already on it :evil:
     
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    Because salt 1) salt attracts water, and 2) in water salt dissociates into calcium (Ca2+) and chlorine (2Cl-) ions. The chlorine ions are what causes metal corrosion
     
  12. azrocks

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    Thanks. I understand the chemistry. Just didn't picture myself shooting salt at my guns ;)
     
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    Remember.......we shoot to stop the threat, not kill.:D
     
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    I don't picture myself shooting salt inside my home either.

    It will have long term effects on the life of electronics, furnishings, floor covering, etc.

    Just a real bad idea all the way around!!

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    Where did you order yours from, and what price?
     
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    Its a fairly minute amount of salt. Its not as if there is a half a shaker flying out of the thing with each blast, and it can be cleaned up easily.
     
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    All those airsoft grade eotechs sent back would be perfect on these...!
     
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    I use mine outside. It is truly some of the best redneck entertainment to be had. Nailing a big, fat fly gives a feeling of satisfaction that is hard to describe. It is likely to become a future family heirloom!!! :D
     
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    LOL. Are y'all serious? :scrutiny:

    It's a few grains of salt, which pretty much bounce off of anything you hit and end up on the floor. You'd spill more salt eating a pretzel.
     
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    No idea Chief. The wife-unit bought it for me. I'd never spend whatever it cost for a toy like this, but she would, and thank God for that. Because I'm still giggling like a kid.

    EDIT: Amazon has them for $55. Dang. Need to give her another few kisses & thank-yous. But still worth the price easily :D
     
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    Ain't much of that there calcium chloride in MY table salt.

    And if you are going to be precious about the chemistry, when in solution is it usual to refer to the chloride ion.
     
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    My guns are safely tucked away in a salt free environment but I still doubt if I could get the concept (shooting/spraying salt around the house), past the wife. She likes everything neat and tidy in our domicile.
     
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    I've been using mine for a couple of years now. GREAT FUN
     
  24. 230RN
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    "Because salt 1) salt attracts water, and 2) in water salt dissociates into calcium (Ca2+) and chlorine (2Cl-) ions. The chlorine ions are what causes metal corrosion "

    He meant sodium ions, Na1+ and only one Cl1- ion.

    Do as you will, but I come from a coastal "salt air" environment. Every drop of ocean spray floating around in the air and drifting inland from the sea breeze evaporates, leaving tiny salt particles floating around to settle on things.

    There isn't an unpainted piece of iron in Noo Yawk that doesn't get rusty. (Except for railroad tracks and the like.)

    All the tools I brought from NY were rusty. The ones I got here in Colorado aren't.

    So spray away with NaCl all you want. Think you can clean it all up? Fine. Think you can walk over a carpet without kicking up salt particles? Okay.

    It's just that me and my guns (and tools) don't get along with salt running around off its leash.

    So say nay all you want.

    I use 91% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle to knock 'em down.

    Terry

    SUGGESTION: Read Hatcher's chapter on "Gun corrosion and ammunition development," taking special note of the effects of humidity.
     
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  25. azrocks

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    Again, I'm aware of the chemistry. The only reason I didn't catch his initial error was that I stopped reading at 'salt attracts water'.

    Pretty much a world of difference between dissolved salt in sea spray and a few granules of dry table salt (complete with anti-caking agents). It's not like this thing is spraying out salt water. There's no water involved.

    Think I can sweep salt granules up off my concrete floors with a broom? Because I think I can. Let me test it out. Yep. Sweeps up just fine. Now I'm going to try a countertop. Dang... same result! I must be getting lucky.

    Neither do mine. That's why I won't be misting my guns with a light spray of water followed by a few shots from the Bug-a-Salt. Because that's what it would take for this to become an issue.

    Just did.

    Makes sense. Nothing like aerosolized alcohol to light up a party. So much smarter than salt.

    Suggestion: Check out the Phoenix dew point on the weather channel.
     
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