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#3146603 - 01/31/13 07:54 AM Tannerite
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Have any of you fellas shot any of this stuff? I got a 2 lb kit of it at Gander the other week and took a 1/2 lb jug of it over to dads. I mixed it up and set it out about 130 yds from us. We had never been around any of it other than seeing it on TV and YouTube. I let dad do the honors while I stood back and observed. WOW!!! I had on ear muffs and that stuff is horrendously loud...it jarred the ground from where we were. It was so loud we were thinking the neighbors would call the police on us. I can't imagine shooting more than a 1/2 lb of it. It blew a small crater in the ground...about 11x12 in size and 2" or so deep. Nothing was left of the container.

I reckon the stuff is just ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder. The 2 lb kit of tannerite was around $25 at Gander. But ammonium nitrate is what most instant freeze packs are made of...you can get those at Walgreens and Walmart for about $3 per two in a box...cut the packs open and remove the white pellets..
and have about a half pound worth for under $5. All you need then, is aluminum powder...about a table spoon per 1/2 lb
which I have no idea where to buy aluminum powder. Guess you could take a piece of aluminum and a grinder and go at it lol. Mix it up to where the pellets turn grey, put it in a container like an empty plastic jar or bottle with lid...then shoot it from far off. Hope you don't cause your neighbors to mess their drawers. haha

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#3146617 - 01/31/13 08:04 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Discovered it not long ago.

FUN STUFF !!! \:D
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#3146622 - 01/31/13 08:10 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: RUGER]
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Got some at Guns and Leather last summer, definately fun and loud. Looking to get some more of it, they also make a formula for rimfire rifles, but it is considered flammable.
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#3146713 - 01/31/13 09:43 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: thetoolman]
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We shot 5 pounds of it a while back and it rattled everything around the area. I was surprised no one came to investigate.
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#3147191 - 01/31/13 05:37 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: Mossy Oak]
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It would be good to keep some for future fun times
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#3147514 - 01/31/13 09:40 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: W C]
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I mixed up a jug today and set it out in the field here at the house. Today was my wife's birthday and I told her to come out and shoot her rifle. She is use to me setting out bottles or cans filled with water so that you can watch them explode when hit. She didn't know what tannerite was or what it was about to do. I got the video camera and let it roll while she squeezed off a round. Her reaction was priceless haha oh man good stuff right there. Our neighbors called us asking if everything was okay...it was very loud in our lil valley. Definitely not an every day thing to shoot but fun for special occasions.
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#3147730 - 02/01/13 05:10 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Post the video CT! ;\)
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#3147866 - 02/01/13 07:46 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: MUP]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
Post the video CT! ;\)
For sure. \:\)
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#3148069 - 02/01/13 10:06 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: Andy S.]
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Anybody on here make their own tannerite?
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#3148095 - 02/01/13 10:24 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: W C]
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Ammo can + .50 BMG + Tannerite =
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#3148327 - 02/01/13 02:18 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: infoman jr.]
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#3148441 - 02/01/13 04:21 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: 8up]
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I will try to when we get back in. We are down in FL for the ASA Pro/Am this weekend.
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#3148665 - 02/01/13 08:21 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Hey I had it on my PC...wifi upload.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAPxpeZawI&list=UUoq1Zoq4W3LzqI-HHXnc7lg&index=1

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#3148882 - 02/02/13 06:21 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Good stuff CT, thanks for sharing.
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#3158307 - 02/10/13 08:35 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: Andy S.]
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i know you guys are a little ways away but there is a guy in McEwen TN that is selling tannerite in bulk he's got the rimfire version and the big gun stuff too. He said I could give his number out 931-209-0693 give him a call or text his name is russel
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#3158353 - 02/10/13 09:29 AM Re: Tannerite [Re: a baggett]
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BUt... where to buy the aluminum powder?
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#3158794 - 02/10/13 03:34 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: Appalachian American]
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 Originally Posted By: Appalachian American
BUt... where to buy the aluminum powder?


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#3160497 - 02/11/13 10:39 PM Re: Tannerite [Re: W C]
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Knew some boys about fifty years ago that mixed it with some fine steel wool and put it into a good tight metal container. Shake the leaves off.
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