Spud Gun Ammo
What To Shoot …Out of your spud gun
You’ve built your radical ball cannon, and now it’s time to shoot the beast. You have a wide range of ammo available to shoot out of your trusty spud cannon, and also some ammo that could land you in a bunch of hot water.
Take My Potato, For Example
Clearly the first thing that comes to mind when considering potato gun ammo is…potatoes. Reliable, cheap, available, and relatively harmless, potatoes are the ideal ammunition of choice. Being somewhat flexible, they cut easily with a barrel bevel and plug the barrel up perfectly for reliable shots each time. The downside of potatoes is that they can be messy, especially when you’re shooting off a bag or two in a single afternoon, and secondly, their ballistics leave a lot to be desired. They’re frangible, which means they burst when they hit something, which is both good and bad.
Great Balls for Ball Launchers
There’s other, cleaner and more precise ammo than spuds, of course. Commercially available balls are a great way to go – tennis balls, racquet balls, golf balls – you name it, they can be fired. The advantages of these kinds of projectiles are the fact that you can build the gun to accommodate them specifically, so they fit the bore perfectly. Smaller balls, like golf balls require wadding of course, but they fly straight, hit hard, and are aerodynamic. The big disadvantage of course, is cost. They’re nowhere near as cheap as potatoes, and unless you’re firing your cannon off in a flat field with trimmed grass, they will be hard to retrieve.
If you’re committed to retrieving ammo, however, our manual can show you a great new piece of ordnance – PVC torpedoes. These PVC cylinders are loads of fun, and their trajectory is easy to track because of their size. They’re also precise and can be reused over and over again, and they really bring your potato gun up to the 21st century.
I have an Idea
A light bulb goes off – literally. Or manual shows you how to make light bulb grenades – when these things hit, they explode, to great effect – they’re easy to make and are a real crowd pleaser.
What not to Shoot out of your Orange Gun or Potato Cannon
Hate to be a downer, but there are things you shouldn’t shoot out of your ball shooter or potato gun: things like shrapnel, iron balls, rocks, or anything that could potentially be viewed as something overly dangerous. As soon as your potato gun becomes confused with a weapon of mass destruction, the authorities will be very, very interested in you. Keep it fun, people!
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The Eradicator Potato Cannon Plan
If you want to be the King of the Potato Field you Need the Eradicator Potato Cannon. It is impossible to carry this Spud Gun and not have the locals give you a double take! The Eradicator Spud Gun has a self contained fuel injection system and fuel circulation system, with a pulsating ignition and a barrel over the combustion chamber, this Spud Gun truly is Stacked! Be a Pro and go with The Eradicator Potato Cannon!
007 Spud Cannon Gun Plan
Here is your Hand Held Potato Gun. If Bond was to use a Potato gun, this would be the choice! This sleek sexy Spud Gun fits in one hand and will shoot your smaller spuds with great accuracy. Holster the 007 Tator Gun easily in a pocket until it is time to impress the Friends!!!
The Night Crawler Mini Spud Gun Plan
This is an incredibly enjoyable Spud Gun to shoot! This is a smaller gun that still Holds its own to the big boys! This is a Favourite among the Spud Cannon community, and it is easy to carry and will shoot farther then you could believe. Fun Fun Fun!
The Punisher Potato Cannon Plan
The Punisher is not only pretty to look at it is also a deadly shot in the world of potato Artillery. The Punisher is sporting a smaller diameter barrel so you are able to load your smaller spuds and still make remarkable shots! With a comfortable custom fitting grip system you will want to shoot an entire field of potatoes with The Punisher Potato Gun.
The Desert Storm Potato Gun Plan
Is this gun military issued? No it is for civilian use But if the military did shoot spuds then this is what they would be using! The Desert Storm Potato Gun is what you want to shoot if you are looking to hit the Bullseye! Equipped with a push button igniter and very relaxing grips this gun is Sure to be a Favourite! Zing!
The Underdog Spud Gun Plan
It is always remarkable when the underdog shocks you and that is Exactly what happens with this Potato Gun. The Underdog will Blow your socks off! Being extremely reliable and simple to build, this Spud Cannon will have you launching the dinner potato farther than you ever thought possible! Man Up and build this ultimate Spud Gun! Pow!
The Babysitter Spud Cannon Plan
Oh watch out! This Babysitter is Not to be messed with! The Babysitter Spud Cannon is very diverse as it is more than capable of launching a Tennis ball, or Vegetable roughly to the Moon. Using this Bad Ass Spud Gun is effortless, as you simply spray then twist a wheel and you are then launching your ammo like the Big Boys! Boom!
The Bazooka Potato Cannon Plan
This beast of a Spud Gun is the pinnacle of the Spud Gun series and a Sure Shot. The Bazooka is very diverse as it is more than capable of launching a Tennis ball into the sunset. You also have a steadfast pulsating electronic ignition system that will light your innovative Propane injection system. The Bazooka is set up to effortlessly downsize barrels for your little spuds or balls. The Bazooka is The One! Bam!