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Tannerite

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, May 20, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Tannerite is not legal to import to the UK I guess, looks like a fun reactive target.
     
  2. Clubshot

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    I take it you mean this Product - http://www.tannerite.com/store/

    There are lower rated Explosive Targets - but not Cheap

    Joys of Shooting on a corperate Clay Ground is using - Broken Clays @ distance - even a .177 Light pellets make them Dust

    Far cheaper and Safer -

    BOB/R
     
  3. Bemused

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    Yes thats the stuff.
    I tried the fireflash things and 12 gauge alarm blanks, my current favorite is 6mm blanks in the bottle bank holder also have fun with the chalk discs and paint balls.

    Always looking out for fun targets that go bang!
     
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    It says it can only be initiated by a centrefire round, so probably not much use for air rifles - but I would like to try anyway, sounds like a challenge to me...
     
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    Train dets are toooooo expensive, on a bang per buck ratio 6mm blanks win at a penny a pop.



    Next up is 12g blanks at just over a quid a pop, we have these for our barbies when friends come along with the fireflashes.
    A train det or two might be on the agenda for that special party as would tannerite although I expect its not UK legal.

    Party poppers and party snaps also work as do Hilti clips.
     
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    You could probably find a recipient for it on the Internet..
     
  7. mattyts

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    Tannerite is legal if you have the required license,granted by the police or a health and safety company I think
     
  8. Clubshot

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    Aware than Hammer Gun Blanks can be set off with a Air Gun Pellets strike

    Remember a Members drilling out a plate and fitting them in - worked Well

    Was a Noise issue thought -

    We also had a holder to hold a 12 Bore Smoke Round - That was impresive @ Distance

    Sweets on Lolly Sticks are great - Explode on impact - Different Colours you can Play Snooker -

    BOB/R
     
  9. Bemused

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    Yes I drilled a pair of plates to hold the hammer gun blanks just like the bottle blank holder but the bottle blank and 6mm blanks are both cheap at a penny a shot and challenging targets at 6mm.
    I stopped using hammer gun blanks as I was unsure of the safety involved in removing them from the plastic magazine strip.
    I mount 12 gauge blanks (the type used in the alarms) in a short pipe and fix it down with pipe clips and use the firing cap as the target face.

    Yes they are quite loud, no good if you have close neighbours.
     
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    A former forum member brought his home made holder down to Pete's Farm, gave a few people a bit of a shock when it first went off. They are a bit loud indoors.
     
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    Hammer gun blannks are as stable as any other rimfire - so actualy quite safe to handle, look at the way cack handed construction workers treat them, myself included, but putting a shotgun blank in a piece of pipe sounds like it might be a bit iffy - in theory it could end up firing the blank backwards out of the pipe - probably best at 20M rather than 6...
     
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    Lads, let's be careful about what we post - safety and public perception of unsafe practices and all that?
     
  13. Bemused

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    Yes I am quite cautious regarding safety and have no ambition for myself or fiends to visit A&E.
    I only shoot at blanks from 35 yards which is what makes them challenging.

    When using the 12 gauge blank the holding pipe is only 20mm long, we are 35 yards in front of it and there is a 35 foot high quarry wall 10 yards behind it.
    Certainly would be stupid to fit a 12 gauge blank in a 6 foot pipe!

    I would not entertain this in a 20 meter back garden.

    I believe I am safe, but welcome any advice to the otherwise.
     
  14. RichieRich

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    That could have been phrased better :lol:

    Never had tea spray out of my nose before!
     
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  15. oliver13

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    Maybe best to just delete the thread, in a friendly manner of course - using blanks as targets is probably illegal in some way or other anyway.
     
  16. Egg

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    I don't think it's illegal - if someone knows otherwise then please feel free to say.

    Hopefully people can exercise a bit of common sense re what they shoot at and just as importantly what they post. The last thing we want is for someone to get injured through misadventure or for people to get the impression that we're all loonies that shoot at explosives :)
     
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    Using blanks as targets is not illegal, GR8 Fun targets manufacture the blank holder for sale in the UK, and blanks can bought without license. Giles reviewed one on the AirgunGearShow on youtube, you would assume it's legal then!
     
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    It's not illegal,our club did a haloween shoot a while back and placed some 'reactive' targets amongst the usual ones without telling anyone :D
     
  19. Bemused

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    Yes I use the Gr8fun 6mm blank holder its legal, safe, loud and its fun.
    12 gauge alarm blanks are similar but no commercial holder seem available.
    Nail gun blanks are also similar but again no commercial holders.
    The fire flashes are legal and commercially available in the UK and not so loud.

    In honesty it's not worth bothering with 12g blanks or Hilti caps as the Gr8fun bottle bank is a good bit of kit and 6mm blanks are a penny each.

    All the various blanks are freely available for purchase without liscensing.

    All obviously have the potential to cause a visit to A&E if used in a fool hardy manner but are considered safe if used with due regard and diligence.

    The 6mm blanks are loud, infact all are very loud, fire flash is just loud.

    I would not advise using any in an urban garden as they will undoubtably cause distress or concern to neighbours or even police. They sound just like small arms fire so it is not unreasonable to expect a visit from armed responce officer.

    I shoot at these targets our own disused private quarry, in a rural enviroment having distant neighbours, during daylite hours, shot gun reports are a common occurence here so we cause little or no additional disturbance.

    However it looks like Tannerite is not legal to purchase in the UK, primarily as there are no UK distributors for the product.

    Moderators please delete this thread if its thought to be inappropriate.

    Regards
    Tony
     
  20. Egg

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    Not inappropriate - just concerned that peepz might get a bit carried away posting about shooting at pyrotechnics and some muppet cites a post as their inspiration after they've taken their eye out.

    Common sense roolz, OK? ;)
     

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