So how much longer you think exploding targets will last?

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  1. cfullgraf

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    Just now, I heard on the Knoxville Channel 10, WBIR, local news that the TN state government will be looking at several new gun legislation. One of which is legalizing exploding targets.

    http://www.wbir.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/04/tennessee-lawmakers-prepare-for-onslaught-of-gun-bills/24370615/

    As long as exploding targets can be made from commonly available household or farm chemicals, I doubt exploding targets will ever go away.

    As others have noted, water filled containers hit with a high speed varmint bullet satisfies my exploding target urges.

    As long as folks do not get stupid about using exploding targets, have fun.
     
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  2. taliv

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    fwiw, the TN atty general clarified existing law. i don't think he was (at least in the opinion he published) advocating that they should be banned.

    apparently, his conclusion was the way existing laws are written is that it's only legal for specific purposes and there is no exemption for recreational use. (perhaps that means exploding targets are legal if you are shooting them for work?)

    in any event, i don't think it would be easy to ban possession of the chemicals used in making explosives, but it would be extremely simple to ban shooting at explosive targets. at that point, there aren't many places you can go in the state where someone won't hear you and call the sheriff
     
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    Not a problem in rural Texas!

    No problems shooting Tannerite at my bud's ranch about 80 minutes outside of Houston.
    Like shooting full auto, its one of those things that should be on your "bucket list" :)
     
  4. WestKentucky

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    I have some, and have shot some, but I never got very impressed with the stuff. Best thing I have seen was my buddy from work who is a daddy-to-be popped a can of tannerite under a bag of blue chalkline chalk making a big blue cloud indicating that he has a son on the way. Aside from that it just makes messes in fields.
     
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    This thread needs to be merged with the "lets blame the people making handlongguns on the M855 ban" thread.
     
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    Out of curiosity, is tannerite what is used in Etch-a-sketch? I wonder because in Breaking Bad, to blow a lock, he took the material out of a bunch of Etch-a-sketches and used it as an explosive device. I think tannerite is a dangerous as a 5 gallon can of gasoline in the wrong hands. You just cannot legislate away stupidity. I never used an exploding target, but would like to try it sometime. I doubt the range I usually go to would permit it, as it is a state-run facility.

    Of course if tannerite is readily available at places like Gander Mountain, it would not make sense for him to purchase a couple dozen toys (not that TV series always make sense....)
     
  7. rhinoh

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    An Etch-A-Sketch contains very fine aluminum powder- one of the components of Tannerite.
     
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    Doesn't matter when "they" deem we aren't allowed to have it any more. Tannerite is easily made at home by anybody that has heard of Google.
     
  9. chris in va

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    The famous Knob Creek gun tange banned it a few years ago. Sucks.
     
  10. Gimmered

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    You can buy binary targets and possess them in Nebraska, but if you mix them or explode them without an explosive permit from the Nebraska State Patrol you have broken the law. You can face misdemeanor and/or felony charges.
     
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    You can get much better exploding targets out of household chemicals or breaking open cheap fireworks. Tannerite is pretty tame, don't know why they'd go after it. Just makes a puff of smoke for the most part.
     
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