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Explosive tip arrows? Answered

I have been looking for a way to make archery more intresting so i came up with the idea of explosive tip arrows but i got afew qustions. 1st of all i know this is not really safe but i can insure all of the instructables community i will use them responably. What would be the best type of explosive to use?? would it be better to use an explosive that will explode with the inpact or rig a primer in there somewhere. My next qustion is what do you guys think will be the best idea to house the explosives in?? should i make a tip to put it in?? If so what would be a good design?? or should i rig the explosives inside the arrow?? Thanks for everyones input.


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8 years ago

Your best bet will be to add a small number of "bang snaps" to the tip of the arrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_snaps) They have a "minute quantity (~.08 milligrams) of silver fulminate high explosive" which should produce a satisfying loud noise when the arrow hits a target.

A small amount of tape and about 3 or so of these should not change the way the arrow flies over short distances.