This is my first instructable. Hope you like it! I know I do...
My dad once told me how to shoot explosive rounds from my BB/pellet gun. I was amazed to see how well it worked, and I finally have a chance to show it off. First of all: DON'T BE DUMB AND BURN SOMETHING DOWN!!!! If you do, I am not liable. It shouldn't happen as long as your careful.
Anyway, lets get to the fun stuff...
Step 1: Get Some Strike Anywhere Matches.
Just get some strike anywhere matches. I got 250 of 'em at Vons really cheap.
Step 2: Get Your Matches Out, and Get Your BB/pellet Gun Out.
This instructable won't work if you don't have strike anywhere matches. To see if you truly have a strike anywhere match, it should have a differently-colored tip from the rest of the match. Mine are red with a white tip.
Step 3: Put the Match in the BB/pellet Gun.
Put the match in the BB/pellet gun and make sure the tip is facing outwards, like in the image.
Step 4: Now Shoot It.
Just pump up the gun, cock it, then shoot it at a hard suface. Perferably thats perpendicular to you. A rock works good. Enjoy a loud pop on impact, much like that of a cap gun.WARNING: I've heard of a few complaints that this can damage your barrel, and I am now aware of it... My suggestion is to not use single-pump action pellet guns, as it can damage the barrel and firing pin over a period of usage. this may be true with all guns, but mine has worked fine over the years of doing this. This instructable is intended for use with a regular, 10-pump BB gun. using anything else is at your own risk.
Final notes: Sometimes the match will fly very strangely and go in a random direction, so be careful. (this happens often because the match is going too fast, an is obviously not very aerodynamic. use fewer pumps if this happens consistantly)
Sometimes, rather than popping like how it should, it will just light on fire and burn stuff. Dangerous, but it gives you some ideas...
If it hits, but doesn't light or pop, get closer. The closer to the target the better.
Try taping sandpaper to the end of your gun. I've had the match light in mid-air, making tracer rounds! (do this only with 1 or 2 pumps in it)
Sorry for such a long instructable. Just put a strike anywhere match in a BB gun and fire it, basically. Have fun.
Look for some of my most-likely-similar-upcoming-instructables!