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New product from BigIron!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Third_Rail, May 27, 2006.

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  1. Third_Rail

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    Jule has come up with yet another great product, one he calls "Power Pellets" or "Power Pills". They are small tablets resembling aspirin that you put over the powder charge before a wad or projectile. You can expect an average of 200 FPS extra using these in almost any revolver - .31, .36, and .44 caliber pellets are available.

    These are designed to give you that little extra bit of power when hunting game such as deer, bear, or boar. Also great for personal defense, as it's no problem to leave a revolver loaded with these over an extended period of time.

    Cleanup is a breeze, as the pellets promote clean burning of blackpowder. These are also slightly less corrosive than straight blackpowder overall.

    We expect these to be available in approximately 6 weeks.


    Name the Product
    Can you come up with a better name for them than "Power Pellets" or "Power Pills"?
     
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  2. Third_Rail

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    Anyone? No ideas?

    How about a package of them to the winner, courtesy of myself? :)
     
  3. RyanM

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    Gah! My post got eaten! I'll retype it in edit.

    "Power Pellet" sounds more like an airgun pellet type of pellet. Or a type of bunny food.

    Looking for the ultimate in disguised firearms? Is Flopsy getting bullied by the neighborhood cats? Feed your rabbit Power Pellet brand pelleted bunny feed! Guaranteed to make your bunny's "pellets" come out the other end in excess of 2000 fps!

    "Power Pill," similarly, sounds more like the name of some kinda actual pill, of questionable medicinal value. Like Redbull in pill form or something.

    I guess I could try to think up some names. Hm...

    Afterburners. Kinda generic.
    Powerboosters. Isn't that an item in some video game or something?
    Nitrous Ox-Hide. Logo would be an Ox.
    That's all I got for now.

    Hm, I just came up with another possible product line idea, completely different. I think it'd be a real big seller. Think I should just post it here, or start a new thread?
     
  4. Manyirons

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    Go for it! lets ALL make a buck helpin each other!
     
  5. Third_Rail

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    I like that quite a bit; as to the product idea, start a new thread or post it here. Doesn't matter! :)
     
  6. RyanM

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    May as well post here then. Disguised guns! Maybe not bunnies, but there could be a big market for guns which look like a cigarette lighter, pack of cards, pen, flashlight, whatever. A cartridge firearm that looks like something else is an NFA item, subject to 8 month wait and $5 tax stamp. But black powder guns aren't firearms, so they're exempt from the NFA. And if they can take standard primers, smokeless powder, and regular jacketed bullets, the market would be even bigger. Would need to look into the legality though, what with the BATF making up their own definition of firearm. Maybe supply them with standard percussion nipples only, with primer nipples as a special order item, allowing the customer to "manufacture" their own firearm, much like one of them .22 barrel sleeves for the .32 cal derringers, or a Kirst conversion cylinder.
     
  7. Third_Rail

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    Actually, muzzleloaders that look like something else, unless it can be proved that they're "replicas of antiques", do fall under the NFA. I wanted a cane gun, the BATFE said it'd be an NFA item, unfortunately.
     
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    Could call them after-burners, but I like the Ox one better.
     
  9. RyanM

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    Well, that sucks. Those crazy people really do just make up whatever definition of firearm that suits their fancy, don't they?
     
  10. Third_Rail

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    Yes. :banghead:


    Working off the unusual firearms idea, I will have to (or maybe Thom will) mention the idea of howdah pistols to Jule. They're a niche gun, but they sure would attract people with interest in BP firearms!
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    How about something with "boosters" in it like "power boosters" or "ball boosters." Opps, perhaps not the latter as it suggests something obscene. :rolleyes: "Jumpstart" or "Catalyst" even though the latter isn't entirely accurate. "Accelerator" perhaps?

    If they're available in .45 caliber, I'm willing to also try it in my reproduction Whitworth. Now, can one be made for .58 caliber minie guns?
     
  12. Third_Rail

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    Jule can fix just about anything up, but I'm not certain. I'll ask him next time I talk to him. :)
     
  13. RyanM

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    Hm, on the cane gun idea, would it be permissable if it were a crook-necked cane, with a trigger in the usual place, or something like that? They exempted that one pen-gun that folded in half, because the folded pen resembled a gun closely enough. Just trying to think of loopholes.

    It's absolutely insane and makes no sense whatsoever that BP firearms are firearms for disguised guns, but not for sawed-off guns, or destructive devices. :banghead:
     
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    Yeah, I know. The government is obnoxious.
     
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    Hm. You know, a good quality double action BP revolver would probably sell fairly well. Especially to folks living in non RKBA states where BP guns aren't "firearms" proper.
     
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    Already in the works. Based on a reliable design, too.

    More info when Jule says so. :)
     
  17. RyanM

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    Very cool. If he'll make a small frame one, like the size of a Colt 1849 or 1862, I'm definitely buying one when I've got the money (after getting a Companion and the upgrade). Full smokeless treatment, in standard .357 caliber, with a 2" snubnose barrel!

    Hm. If it's a swing-out cylinder design, he could make it so the cylinder just slides off the whatchamacallit pin. Same for a break-action. Very easy to reload by swapping cylinders, a lot like using moonclips.
     
  18. Third_Rail

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    He's way ahead of you. :)


    And me.... and everyone else!
     
  19. RyanM

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    That's for sure!

    I notice the website lists barrel calibers from .375" to 20mm. Does that mean smaller ones are out?
     
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    Got an idea for the power-booster name. How about "Ass-Kickers"

    For the logo, you have a bullet on it's way out with a big, suprised look on a cartoon face, reaching back to protect a bruised butt?

    Second idea: Speedballs - though this may be taking your 'power pill' idea a little too far. :evil:

    What about "Throttle in a Bottle" with a big V-8 engine sticking out of a bullet?

    Maybe some sort of black-powder optimized bullet (JHP?) with an attached asskicker pellet. "Atomic Bullet" or something.

    Further, from reading the NAA Companion thread, if you could start selling the brass wadcutter things... maybe the Drill Press (V-8 powered drill press?) or Rocket Punch (a giant robot, of course) or something? :D
     
  21. RyanM

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    Maybe if it's ass as in donkey. Have a picture of a donkey kicking the bullet. A bit of a visual pun.
     
  22. 4v50 Gary

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    bullet boosters?
     
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    Have you maxxed out your loading and you still need that extra kick to get the job done right? Try BIGIRON POWDER BOOSTERS, they can give you an average of 200fps more velocity for those times when you need that extra power from your powder!

    ??? :)
     
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    power pills

    Maybe I missed something...what exactly are the power pills? I know what they do, but what's in them? What do they do to the pressure in the cylinder/barrel? Wouldn't adding a little more powder do the same thing? Like I said, maybe I missed something.
     
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    How about "The Extra Edge" or maybe "Bullet Steroids" Mmmm, not enough coffee. I'm not very creative this morning.:rolleyes:
     
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