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  • Poor Darwin just can't keep up.
  • Deputies said the men drove themselves to a convenience store parking lot in Hayden, where emergency crews met up with them.

    The convenience store already has enough burned, gnarled meat for sale, thank you very much.
  • I'd like to have seen that. Tannerite is pretty safe and very predictable.
  • Unless you're Adam or Jamie:

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  • Explosive. Not exploding. It was exploding while exploding, it was always explosive even while not actively exploding. Once most certainly not not 'build a fire' with something that was busy exploding.
  • Explosive target material? What would you use that for?
  • Wow. I fouled that post more than the umbrage I was taking with the article was worth. Call me Rotsky. Even this post is poorly written. Someone help me out here.
  • It's not his fault, the bucket of gasoline was too far away.
  • I'm calling shenanigans.

    exploding targets are not flamable even when exposed to a basic fire. low velosity targets (.22lr) make a loud boom, but there is very little fire involved and the projectile needs to be moving at about 1200fps.

    They're fun to shoot, and will destroy pretty much anything you put them in, but they are far from flamable.
  • davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?


    gives the shooter instant feedback. might make the whole shooting experience funner. never used 'em myself; that's what spotting scopes are for.
    /banned at the range where i shoot. they also start fires.
  • davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?


    You shoot them and they go bang (or boom). At long range they can be helpful to see if you hit your target (cause you know, your target goes boom). For anything less than a .223, they're really just for fun. cause really, if you can't see the hole you make in a target with your .22, you need better optics.

    check out sureshotexplodingtarget.com
  • Or it could be the most awesome idea EVAR!
  • Some explosives will only burn under normal conditions. Your unqualified title is wrong. If you were freezing to death, as in Jack London's "To build a fire" you might indeed do well to douse your damp firewood with some gasoline, and ignite it before the vapors could spread out to produce an explosive fuel-air mix. C4 is something that may burn under normal conditions, explode under "proper" detonation. That's where experimentation with smaller amounts with appropriate safety measures can pay off.
  • davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?


    Boomershoot is a big shooting event in Orofino each year. Long range shooting and reactive targets. I'd attend if I had a rifle capable of competing. Alas, my only super accurate rifle needs the tender loving care of a weaponsmith before I'll shoot it again.
  • Acharne: Wow. I fouled that post more than the umbrage I was taking with the article was worth. Call me Rotsky. Even this post is poorly written. Someone help me out here.


    Have another beer?
  • plutoniumfeather: davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?

    gives the shooter instant feedback. might make the whole shooting experience funner. never used 'em myself; that's what spotting scopes are for.
    /banned at the range where i shoot. they also start fires.


    It depends on the compounds used. I've never once actually seen a fireball from any of the target's i've used (largest target was 7lbs). It makes a hell of a boom, but I've never actually seen fire. Tanerite might be different, but there are plenty of fire safe materials out there.

    Even tanerite needs some high velocity projectile to ignite it.... Although I'm sure there is some sort of flast point at extreme temps. I mean, if you get a camp fire hot enough you can get a pretty sweet bon fire with a VW bus engine.
  • Did the Obvious tag go out for a walk, subby?
  • back in the day we would shoot at aerosol cans. in the mid 70's a multi level marketing scheme called bestline got nailed by the feds. a neighbor had his basement filled with the company's household products. we must have shot up 5000 cans of his room freshener and furniture polish. sometimes we would have a small fire by the can and blast it with a shotgun. other times we would try to hit the very base of the can with a rifle. a absolutely perfect rifle shot would point the can back toward us and the can would act like a rocket wizzing back towards us.
  • SDRR: Acharne: Wow. I fouled that post more than the umbrage I was taking with the article was worth. Call me Rotsky. Even this post is poorly written. Someone help me out here.

    Have another beer?


    You know, I haven't had any beer yet today. That might be the mightiest advice ever given.
  • I don't know.
    That Jack London short story could have used some explosions.
  • boozehat: davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?

    You shoot them and they go bang (or boom). At long range they can be helpful to see if you hit your target (cause you know, your target goes boom). For anything less than a .223, they're really just for fun. cause really, if you can't see the hole you make in a target with your .22, you need better optics.

    check out sureshotexplodingtarget.com


    plutoniumfeather: davidphogan: Explosive target material? What would you use that for?

    gives the shooter instant feedback. might make the whole shooting experience funner. never used 'em myself; that's what spotting scopes are for.
    /banned at the range where i shoot. they also start fires.


    Came to ask this, leaving satisfied...well, other than the fact that I know the range we go to would send us to the "bad" range if we tried using them.

    \yes, our range has two ranges
    \\one for members, and one for the dumbasses who just want to fire shotguns and semi-automatic guns and shiat
  • You're right... It's a GREAT idea!
  • bullshiat

    I learned in Boy Scouts that you can use anything in the world you want to build a fire as long as

    -you don't immolate yourself or more than one of your fellow scouts

    -you don't use more than one match to get the whole thing going

    -no birch bark

    Outside of that, do your thing. Motor oil? Gasoline? Road flares? Furniture that does not meet the flammability requirements of California Bureau of Home Furnishings Technical Bulletin 133? All fair game. Again, just don't use any birch bark, don't use more than one match and don't immolate more than one fellow scout or they'll take away this:

    /definitely more to this story, it's true the exploding targets are all non-flammable material. unless he bought something that was less than legal something else occurred to cause his injuries.
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