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Tannerite Question

Postby AndytheAxe » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:26 pm

I'm taking my best friend out shooting for her first time for her birthday in a couple weeks and I was wondering how loud is tannerite? The farm we're shooting at is adjacent to a major highway and I'm trying to decide if I should order some for her to shoot or if it might cause someone to call the cops. (I'm in MD, a pretty GFW state) Also how big is the blast radius, the farthest we would be able to safely shoot it is about 50 yards, but we'll be doing most of our shooting at 25. (I say safely because it's the only direction with a backstop, the other directions are woods and I don't want to violate rule 4)
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby JohnOC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:19 pm

I've set off tannerite from 15-20 yards away with no indication I was at all unsafe. 50 would be fine for using the explosives to destroy something small. It is pretty loud, at a guess several times as loud as the rifle that sets it off, and is unmistakably an explosion. It is also perfectly legal in every state to blow something up, especially on private property with the permission of the property owner.
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby Darrell » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:21 am

There's other reactive targets out there, including explosive ones. Heck, you can keep it as simple as balloons, or try filling plastic cups with flour. Water jugs are always good. Golf balls work too.
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby 308Mike » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:49 am

Darrell wrote:There's other reactive targets out there, including explosive ones.


Here's another place to get binary reactive targets:
http://www.true-shottargets.com/

Like Tannerite, the amount of BOOM depends on how much agent you put into the target. With the smaller default True Shot targets it's not as immediately surprising as the Tannerite bottles:

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Postby mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:37 am

go down to goodwill, buy some old stuffed animals... cut the seams in the back and pull out the stuffing... replace the stuffing with powdered sugar or flour... each medium sized animal will be good for at least a hundred rounds, and chicks love to see it.
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby 308Mike » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:34 am

mekender wrote:go down to goodwill, buy some old stuffed animals... cut the seams in the back and pull out the stuffing... replace the stuffing with TANNERITE or SURESHOT ... each medium sized animal will be good for at least a couple of rounds until good detonation, and chicks love to see it.


There, fixed it for ya! :D
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Postby mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:41 am

308Mike wrote:
mekender wrote:go down to goodwill, buy some old stuffed animals... cut the seams in the back and pull out the stuffing... replace the stuffing with TANNERITE or SURESHOT ... each medium sized animal will be good for at least a couple of rounds until good detonation, and chicks love to see it.


There, fixed it for ya! :D



The local rednecks here in NC with badges tend to frown on stuff that goes boom. Much less hassle to use flour.
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Postby clyde621 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:19 am

Mekender: Where are you located? I am in Wake County.
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Postby mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:47 am

clyde621 wrote:Mekender: Where are you located? I am in Wake County.


over in guilford myself
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Postby 308Mike » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:13 am

mekender wrote:The local rednecks here in NC with badges tend to frown on stuff that goes boom. Much less hassle to use flour.


Sounds to me like you should invite them out to shoot some reactive targets themselves so they can see how safe they are, and a blast to shoot! If they become familiar with the targets, they'll be less likely to frown on their use.
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby mekender » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:29 am

This is a state where you have to get a permit to purchase a handgun. Most of the reason that law was created was for Jim Crow reasons. Now it is used by sheriffs to wield their power. The rules they put into place for getting a permit are akin to the CA "may issue" rules. Thankfully our CCH permit bypasses the need for the purchase permits and the CCH rules are state mandated so sheriff's have no discretion in the requirements to get one like they do for the purchase permits.

The Good 'ole boy's network is alive and well here, and many of the guys with badges will make sure that you dont forget it. (dont get me wrong, i have very good friends in law enforcement, but the guys in charge are the problem)
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby Glenn Bartley » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:30 am

It is also perfectly legal in every state to blow something up, especially on private property with the permission of the property owner.
Is it really? If so, can you quote your source for that info, I am quite interested in obtaining any such source material especially as relative to New York State. Thanks.

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Have you considered using Eggs?


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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby rightisright » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:01 am

On the trebuchet thread I volunteered my ex-girlfriend as a missile. She might also make a nice reactive target. How about watermelons???

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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby Aegis » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:52 pm

One of the other guys on here has a video of some tannerite detonation... Might give you some indication of how loud it is compared to the gunshot. But yeah, 50 yards should be more than enough, as long as you're not using a huge charge. The one in the video is a bit larger than a standard "recommended" tannerite charge, but it's close enough for our purposes.
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Postby Lokidude » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:53 am

I think it was Randy who mentioned sidewalk chalk. It's colorful and fun!
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Re: Tannerite Question

Postby AndytheAxe » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:25 am

We ended up using pumpkins, melons, water bottles, and bowling pins. The new shooters had a lot of fun, sadly my friend who's birthday it was couldn'tmake it but hopefully we'll do it again in the spring.
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