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Old March 12, 2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Anyone ever make Tannerite?

You know... that explosive only when struck by bullet (or something moving 1500fps) loud as heck bang?

I saw some vids on it and then saw the price
How can they justify $80 if it only about $10 for 1 pound of each mixture?
As far as I have figured out the mix is a 95/5 of Ammonium Perchlorate and Aluminum Flake. Both are legal to own (as far as I know), unless stored mixed, and purchase.
Has anyone made their own??
I MIGHT try it... dunno.
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Old March 12, 2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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How can they justify $80 if it only about $10 for 1 pound of each mixture?
$98 (including shipping) for 10 pounds (net weight) of exploding targets seems quite reasonable to me.
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Old March 13, 2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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The recipe I found was Ammonium Nitrate not perchlorate, but perhaps they are interchangable. The ratio was the same, and it was said that you don't mix the two until ready to use. I accept no liability for injuries (or deaths) resulting from using this recipe. I have never used it, and I won't until some guinea pig confirms it same (preferably a confirmation visually, but from a safe distance.)
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