(Homemade Airgun) Bullets V2

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Introduction: (Homemade Airgun) Bullets V2

In this Instructable I will show you how to make airgun bullets.
P.s. These get great distance, Great accuracy and Can punch a hole straight through a milk bottle of water or a piece of plywood Depending on the power of your airgun.
It necessary to get the closest fitting piece pipe you can get as the bullet shell, but it should not be to tight to get maximum power from your airgun.

Try my new instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Distance-Bullets

Step 1: Materials and Tools

What you need:

Tools:
Glue gun
Hacksaw/Anything that cuts metal
Scissors(I used a Stanley knife)
A bowl of water

Materials:
5 nails that fit in your bullet shell(Use common sense for instance if you have 3 big nails you can substitute them for the five nails)
Brightly colored String
Glue sticks
A pipe that fits snugly in your barrel for the bullet's shell.

Step 2: Step 3

First plug your glue gun on. Then take your nails and cut the heads off. Now Cut your pipe to the length you want (mine was about 15 cm). Next insert them into the pipe and cut them so that the are slightly shorter then the pipe. Now fill the bullet shell with glue. Gluing the nail into the bullet shell like in the badly made picture. Don't unplug your gluegun yet.

Step 3: Step 4

Almost done now cut about 5 or six piece of string that are about 9 or 10 inches. Next tie a knot at the top to connect the pieces together. Then glue the knot to the back of the bullet like in the picture.
Lastly take the gluegun and put a bit of glun on the front, then dunk your fingers in the water and use them to shape the tip. As soon as your happy with the shape dunk the finished bullet in the water to cool it off.




Disclaimer
I take no responsibility for any damage caused by these bullets or the making of these bullets
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    very creative solution thx buddy

    you seem to be too kind. are you gonna shoot your brother/sister/friend with it? then why bother making the tip soft? you got nails. make a nail dart. actually it uses way less materials than this ammo and does more damage as it concentrates the pressure(sharp). These things could go through about 2 cm of wood (depends on nail size and gun power).

    You dont need glue at all for it. Can be done with newspaper scraps, nail and tape. ++scissors and hands. period. so easy to make, you get about 1 bullet per 3~5 minutes. depends on how skillful you are in handling cellophane tapes :)

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    First of all I do agree that darts are more effective, But the thought of shooting a friend or sibling with either bullets is terrible. Havind seen first hand how much dmage my bullets can dish out, I know I would not end well if one was hit. My bullets would easily knoch a dirty great hole through someone within about twenty meters, The dart would have greater range, but less mass making faster but easlier stopped. Although honestly like most airguns that are made at home, mine was terribly inaccurate. You would have to be rather unlucky if I actually hit you!

    And when they get out of the hospital they're going to give you the mother of all beat-downs. Not a good idea.

    yeah, I agree. Reminds me why real guns have safety mechanisms. But I think I know why its so inaccurate. It may be because of the strings. In flight, they 'flail' randomly, causing the trajectory of the bullet to be random as well. You dont need that much string or you could try using a rigid balancer. Try rolling some plastic paper into tubes and insert in the metal case. you know the ones people use to cover the front and backs of documents? its that thing. rigid, but would offer balance to ammo. Hope it works.

    But actually, i disagree that darts fly further. they have lower mass, lower inertia and decelerates faster because of air drag. your ammo in the other hand has a lower muzzle velocity but high inertia and would still pack some punches at greater distances. Which is why id love to see you upgrade the ammo into a very accurate one to enable longer range shooting. good luck bro.

    had to read this to find out he wasn't shooting tampons out of an airgun

    WHAT ARE THE NAILS for

    My Airgun has developed a irrepairable leak, so my airgun only goes up to 60PSI so wont bother with the video until I make a new Gun.

    have you tried adding pvc solvent on the crack? maybe try dissolving scraps of pvc and make it really damn thick then apply on the crack? sorry if it doesnt work. just that a broken gun is sad to me. which part of the gun exactly?

    Hahaha, well since this instructable I managed to entirely destory the airgun, after a number of failed fix attempts somehow the game managed to fly out of my hands, at speed, and smash on the ground. Still a mystery to this day, I don't know what could have happened!

    ok ,how many bars is 60 psi ?

    4.13685438 bar

    these are really cool i will make them as soon as my gun is finished (and i have the money)

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    Thanks,
    Also if you have a camera, I'd love to see what your gun looks like.

    I am so going to do this. I can go through a 15 lb bag of patatoes in a little of an hour or less. Would 1" pvc work for a 1/4 inch barrel. it fits pretty good. I really love this idea I am going to try the other to ways also. Nice instructables

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    I'm not sure to be honest, I don't know my pvc that well lol.

    4 and a bit Bars

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    is there any way u can make a simpler bullet? (only because i don't have a glue gun or hacksaw)