Sunday, January 8, 2012

Binary explosives......

Will make fine targets even in pill bottle sized containers.....

Can be set off with a .17 HMR rifle.....


It has been an interesting afternoon.

3 comments:

ZerCool said...

Tannerite, or other? I didn't think HMR had enough oomph to detonate Tannerite...

Carteach0 said...

Zercool, Sad to say, I wouldn't know Tannerite from guacamole.

This 'target' is made by an outfit named Shockwave. Their web site is:
http://www.shockwavetargets.com/information.html

The store clerk knew what the instructions said, and no more. I wanted to know if it would work in smaller amounts, and with a .17 rimfire. The answer is yes on both counts. I figured $8 was worth the fun of finding out.

It worked fine when presented in a capped pill bottle, and hit squarely with the .17hmr. A glancing or off center hit won't do it. I suspect an end-on hit on the bottle would be better yet.

I'll be buying a handful more of these tomorrow. In the Spring I wish to have an 'ATF' party, with several new shooters attending. It would be a joy to give them such a fun introduction to shooting a rifle. Almost no recoil, not much muzzle blast, and a helluva reactive target.

ZerCool said...

Similar to Tannerite, it appears. (Also a binary explosive set off by high-velocity bullets.)

Interestingly, their site specifies .223 as the minimum effective cartridge, but then says "rounds exceeding 2200fps" ... which HMR does, quite handily.

There's a fun show in my neck of the woods at the end of the month. Maybe I'll see if someone has any.