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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:03   #1
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How to they work o.O? (before anyone says anything about the meme "Magnets, how do they work?" i will hit you. lol)

Do you forever lose your shell once shot?

they look cool but i'm confused on how they work.

I've seen a guy with one that (im guessing) shot at my teammates and made a LOUD bang and a little smoke came from it. both teams were shocked and stayed still cause they thought someone threw something real or something...
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:11   #2
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they work like a big shotgun for the most part. currently there is no launchable "fragmenting" grenade in production, although there is a protype tornado variant for grenade launcher.

shells use propane or co2, and fire out a cloud of 18-200+ bbs, depending on the grenade. their are also foam rockets and multi purpose grenades that can be used for a a more diverse payload. but generally, big shotgun.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:18   #3
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The smoke you saw could have been baby powder cause like ratnest said there are mutli purpose shells like the madbull XMPB4 that can hold baby powder (smoke) and bbs at the same time becuase the hole is big enough to fit various payloads.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:53   #4
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The smoke was more than likely vapor from the sudden expansion of the gas charge.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 08:10   #5
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The smoke was more than likely vapor from the sudden expansion of the gas charge.
Agreed. CO2 or propane grenades often appear to have some smoke. It will be the vapor plus a bit of silicone oil exiting just like a GBB.

Also, less likely the smoke you saw, but the BB's from a larger nade like a madbull king will look like a giant cloud coming at you

Powder shots in the xmpb4 are less than dramatic.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 10:12   #6
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oh cool. so the shell stays inside the launcher then and is completely reusable.

awesome info guys thanks, do you know how much they weigh by any chance? (the most common ones i guess)
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:11   #7
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oh cool. so the shell stays inside the launcher then and is completely reusable.

awesome info guys thanks, do you know how much they weigh by any chance? (the most common ones i guess)
really depends but they feel like lead weight by the end of the day!
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:21   #8
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hahaha alright thanks. theres no really CQB places that i play so i guess it's not really worth it in big environments.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 14:06   #9
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On the contrary, BB showers are more effective in wide open games. CQB places will shy away from them for safety purposes.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 15:53   #10
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On the contrary, BB showers are more effective in wide open games. CQB places will shy away from them for safety purposes.
not much of an issue if you use propane and observe a safe MED.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 16:12   #11
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i dont see many ppl using them o.o
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 18:45   #12
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Agreed. CO2 or propane grenades often appear to have some smoke. It will be the vapor plus a bit of silicone oil exiting just like a GBB.

Also, less likely the smoke you saw, but the BB's from a larger nade like a madbull king will look like a giant cloud coming at you

Powder shots in the xmpb4 are less than dramatic.
I only ever saw a "smoke" puff come out from xmpb4 so thats what I thought it was.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 19:14   #13
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I only ever saw a "smoke" puff come out from xmpb4 so thats what I thought it was.
fair enough.

I can't imagine the mess though. gear and guns all gummed up unless you can clean it off mighty quick. chances are that the shooter will be covered in it more so than your intended target.
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