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#1 Tim1877



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:23 PM

I'm looking to make some exploding targets I'm looking to make targets that will explode with a .22 will standard flash work or do I need something more sensitive any help is greatly appreciated

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 12:53 PM

This topic was actually how I found this forum try this link ,also the search feature will bring up a few more threads on this subject. There is a lot of great info in here. Please be careful with some of these suggestions, flash can be used in a few ways but it is very dangerous.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:49 AM

A 22 probably requires something a bit more sensitive than standard 70/30. There are some sulfur containing mixes that might work. Adding titanium, which is abrasive, can help to initiate it more readily and makes a little more instersting effect when it goes.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:18 PM

IMO something with smoke and sensitivity is what you are looking for. A .22 round has very little energy at any distance. Does your sporting goods store stock any such targets? it's usually easier to buy a packet than make a few and experiment and make some more. 

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:15 AM

I have had excellent results with .22 long rifle rounds and a mix of 1.5 antimony trisufide, 1.5 dark Al and 7 perc.


:excl:  Warning- you can drop it, but don’t stomp on it. Don’t drop it either :P    :excl:


The “sporting goods store” stuff (tannerite, typically) is only sensitive to high vel rounds.

Edited by Richtee, 07 September 2019 - 06:16 AM.

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I like smoke! On food or in the air equally well.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

Thanks, Richtee - Im on the lookout for a more sensitive mix, and I look forward to trying it out.


:excl:  Warning- you can drop it, but don’t stomp on it. Don’t drop it either  :P     :excl:


Sounds like sound counsel. I'll try to keep that in mind...

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