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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by KSDbass, Jul 8, 2005.

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  1. KSDbass


    Mar 25, 2005
    ok, sorry for the underline, but I need this really fast. My friend just bought some yard balloons, and he made a bet that I couldn't pop one with a pellet gun without him noticing. now, I'm doing this tonight, because this will be my only chance for 3 weeks. I'm just wondering, I have flatwads(the ones that have a flat front) or some pointed ones. the pointed one are not actually poky, just slightly conical. So what I'm wondering is, which one will be quietest? btw, the gun is a benjamin pellet gun, if that matters, and I'm sorry I don't know the FPS. it should be around the 900's-1,000's, because its really nice. thanks for all the help
  2. The rounds ones I'd say. Try clapping your hands, and then try clapping a hand and a fist.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I don't really think that either will have that noticeable of a difference in noise.

    Why are you destroying his baloons anyways?
  4. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Hey Roguebass

    Like Trevorus said, why are you destroying his balloons?

    What is your plan? Are you going to sneak around there at night, take out the balloon, and run?

    If so, I'd say that you shouldn't do this. Pellet guns are not as powerful as true firearms, but they can still hurt/kill somebody, especially the 900-1000 FPS rifles. You should never shoot at anything if you don't know what is behind it, which if you were shooting at a balloon in his yard, you wouldn't really know. Also, if the police saw you with an air rifle, especially at night, it can easily be mistaken for a real rifle. Sorry to not have offered any "real" advice, just looking out for your safety.

  5. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Are you going to rock a gillie suit and sit in his yard for 3 days? That would be pretty hot.
  6. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA

    Plus, in many places in the country, discharging an air rifle is the same as discharging a true firearm.

    Neighbors and cops ain't gonna be happy campers on this.
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Let the other guy win the bet this time.

  8. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    You got a plastic soda bottle handy?
    Be a professional. If you can't make the shot. DON'T TAKE THE SHOT and you can't be sure where the projectile will stop...it better not start.
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Sneak up behind your friend, and knock him out with some Ether or club him with something. While he's knocked out, take his wallet and max out his credit cards. Put the credit cards back in his wallet. Go to the store, buy more ballons, pop the old ones and replace them. When he wakes up, he will think you lost the bet.
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Also, while he's knocked out turn him on his stomach and pull his pants down...just to keep him wondering when he wakes up.

    brad cook
  11. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire

    Roguebass, I've been following your posts about guns (M16 with thumb ejector?). You seem very interested in shooting but still a bit naive about firearms in general. Please seek proper training and spend time with folks who are avid but responsible shooters. You'll learn a lot from them. As a shooter, I like to see interest in my sport and I always welcome new blood so I don't want you to start off on the wrong foot and possibly hurt yourself or someone. If you have any questions about guns or shooting you can always ask the resident gun crowd (the normal and stable ones, so don't PM me ;)) and I am sure they will be glad to help you out. :hyper:
  12. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004

    by pellet gun to you mean air soft gun? we have wars with those things all the time. it's nothing to worry about, and it will definately pop a balloon and it's quiet. if this is what you're talking about ignore me, if not, look into getting one from like wal-mart for 15 bucks.

    and by not noticing does he mean not noticing you? or not noticing the baloon is gone. because no matter how quiet the gun is, and exploding balloon is going to turn heads...
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA

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