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Has Anyone Here Tried Tannerite?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by SGW Gunsmith, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. shoobe01

    shoobe01 Member

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    Every time someone brings tannerite it's bang... miss. Bang... miss. BanBOOM! Hahahaha... oh crap. Then we run to stomp out fires, etc. It's pretty legit explosive with all second order effects.

    SHOCKED it is available OTC to regular nobodies still.
     
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  2. boom boom
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    It will be until some meathead uses it stupidly or for terror purposes. Some jurisdictions may also have noise ordinances that prohibit use.
     
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  3. Meeks36

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    Not going to post how. But know the recipe is available online to make this stuff at home. It's out there 2 chemicals you can buy easily.
     
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  4. kenboyles72

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    Son bought some a while back, figured the jars that came with the kit was a bit to big. So I saved my snuff cans for a bit and filled those and secured it with duct tape. That 2 inch diameter can creates a pretty big boom. Think I got like 10-15 snuff cans filled with the small kit. Strapped several to some small (6-8 in diameter) pine trees that were growing in my shooting range. Those small cans have enough boom to cut those trees down and if placed in the right spot, you dont have to worry about a stump above the ground. So along with some enjoyment, i got most the trees cleared from the range. win win :D
     
  5. shell70634

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    I prefer PETN, RDX, and C-4 for noisemakers.
     
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  6. SGW Gunsmith

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    Well, guess what. Strike on anything matches are available in most grocery stores. Nip the heads off those matches and pack 'em in an empty Skippy peanut butter jar. Shoot at that jar from 50 yards and report back here what you find.
    Even Granny can buy those matches, no questions asked.
     
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    Read somewhere that you can use match heads as an emergency primer compound for reloading rimfire cartridges but the article did not distinguish between the strike anywhere or the regular match compound. Believe it was about Russians reloading .22 LR during the soviet era.
     
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  8. jmorris

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    Yeah but they don’t sell them at the sporting goods store...
     
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    it's funny when the shooter dosent know about it .....
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    If I do say so, I made a hell of a shot on a jar of Tannerite at about 125-130 yards with a mid-range loaded .44 240 gr SWC fired from my 629 Mountain Gun about two years ago...one sighter was lobbed in there a bit low and the next was a direct hit :thumbup:...sadly all it did was break open the plastic jar and scatter the stuff all over the ground because it didn't have enough speed to set it off :(. (In all honesty I probably couldn't hit a jar like that again with 40 shots if I tried to duplicate it. o_O)

    Later on I was able to hit a double-batch jar with the 6.5x55, that was a nice BOOM :what:. Tannerite is some pretty cool stuff.

    Stay safe.
     
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