Tannerite Question

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Tannerite Question

Post by AndytheAxe » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:26 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

Post by JohnOC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:19 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

Post by Darrell » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:21 pm

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

Post by 308Mike » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:49 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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Re: Tannerite Question

Post by rightisright » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:01 am

I've been wanting to get one of these:
http://www.justshootmeproducts.com/inde ... dID=4&HS=1

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Re: Tannerite Question

Post by mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:37 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

Post by 308Mike » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:34 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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Re: Tannerite Question

Post by mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:41 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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Re: Tannerite Question

Post by clyde621 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:19 am

Mekender: Where are you located? I am in Wake County.
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Re: Tannerite Question

Post by mekender » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:47 am

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