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Old 03-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Have any of you used this stuff to shoot at and cause an explosion? I looked it up and see that Gander Mountain sales it.

Is it dangerous to use? Do you just mix two compounds together and shoot it? Any chance of it accidentally going off? Does it cause the ground to catch on fire or anything like that?

Just wondering. If it's safe to use I might try to get some this summer.
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Have any of you used this stuff to shoot at and cause an explosion? I looked it up and see that Gander Mountain sales it.

Is it dangerous to use? Do you just mix two compounds together and shoot it? Any chance of it accidentally going off? Does it cause the ground to catch on fire or anything like that?

Just wondering. If it's safe to use I might try to get some this summer.
Handgun rounds don't have enough velocity to set the tanerite off. Tanerite works fine with rifle rounds such as 5.56. It's a two part mix and can be found at most local GS, around my area anyway. Good luck.You can definitely blow some shit up with it!!! LOL......Sure is a site to see. put the containers already mixed next to a tree and boommm no more tree.... Heeee dawwggyyyy NO MO TREE TO BE FOUND!!!! STAY SAFE WITH THAT STUFF, IT DEFINITELY PACKS ONE HELL OF A PUNCH!!!

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I've used it a bit. It's not an incendiary explosion, so it's not going to set anything on fire, but it's still considered an explosive device so pay attention to where you're shooting it. A lot of public lands prohibit this stuff.

The above is true - ya gotta use higher velocity rounds to set the stuff off. .223 works as well.
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KaBoooom!!! That is all you need to know, We have more fun than I thought possible with that stuff. Get some and try it out, and you'll be hooked.
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IIRC correctly is is legal in most if not all states depending upon the quantity. Now if you use it in a manner inconsistent with its packaging/instructions look out as you can cross the line into illegality.
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What's the smallest rifle caliber you can use to detonate it?
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Here's an example.. begin at minute 2:19...

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What's the smallest rifle caliber you can use to detonate it?
From my understanding, it's not the caliber... it's the velocity of the bullet. I'm pretty sure it requires speeds of 2200fps or faster. Unless you're hot-loading a 5.7, I don't know of a pistol that shoots fast enough to detonate it.

That being said... I believe there are now a few variants to tannerite and some will explode at slower speeds.
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I've used it a bit. It's not an incendiary explosion, so it's not going to set anything on fire, but it's still considered an explosive device so pay attention to where you're shooting it. A lot of public lands prohibit this stuff.

The above is true - ya gotta use higher velocity rounds to set the stuff off. .223 works as well.
WARNING! It will set things on fire. Just ask me about the 3 acres that burned at our place. One shot, boom, instant fire. Three fire trucks later all was good.

Fun stuff but we are not going to use it anywhere around the house ever again.

AGAIN, IT WiLL CAUSE FIRES.
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Local outdoor range has now banned it as a few bad apples have ruined it for the rest of us......some dudes set off a rather large quantity that attracted neighbor's and LEO interest.....
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