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    • richard roop
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      So, who doesn’t like shooting balloons ????  Put a red fist sized balloon over the vitals of an animal target, back up to a bit past your comfort zone and fling away until you’re rewarded with a pop and a disappearing spot.  Ain’t no doubt when you make the shot.

      At a swap meet I got a deal on one of those kits where you put air pressure into a plastic bottle. Bang / boom.  First couple of attempts were pretty underwhelming.  Then I put 40 psi into a plastic Mt. Dew bottle.  Twang / Boom !!! Totally cool.

      Therefore, if 40 psi is good, 65 psi should be great.  Set it up and backed off about 35 yards.  Put a couple of shots very close and then KA-BOOM. ………………………. AWESOME !!!!

      Awesome until I pulled the arrows.  The blast was actually enough to bend 2213s that were close to the bottle.

      Oh well, balloons are still cool.

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Ha ha. Good to know!

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Richard

      Haha –never tried the bottles with pressurized air as tgts. After your experiments i think if i do, I will fill them with only 40 psi or less — balloons may be the way to go for most of us, to stay within safety parameters .

      Scout aka Ray

    • richard roop
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      I always figure that anything worth doing is worth over-doing !!!!!

      Next time I think I’ll try 65 psi and hang the plastic bottle from a string & launch flu-flus at it.

    • Stephen Graf
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      If it blows up in your face, you may regret it…

      According to the internet machine, a 1 liter drink bottle will burst at 185 psi.  That seems like a high number to me.  I wouldn’t risk my eyeballs on that number.

    • richard roop
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      I’ve been using the smaller bottles, about 12 oz.

      The kit includes a nylon mesh bag to put the bottle in while pumping it up. I’m using a high volume bicycle pump with a built in psi gauge.  Yeah, that one liter bottle sounds like it would be like an M-80 going off in your face.   I wear Rx safety glasses for a reason………. Have had too many things go ‘splat’ on my glasses, including M.E.K.

    • RalphRalph
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      I’d probably have the local law showing up to see what I was up to……if it goes boom your guilty til proven innocent.

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