Beer Can Launcher


Send beer cans flying straight into some innocent bystander's head into space with a .22 shell? I'm sold!
     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 24, 2016
     Category: Death | Destruction | Disasters | 1960s | Weapons

It's interesting to note that the company that sold that is (was?) owned by the same parent company that owns Edmund Scientific, VWR International.
Posted by Vern on 05/24/16 at 09:25 AM
Empty cans (particularly aluminum although at the time these would have likely been steel) lose velocity pretty quickly and would pose little risk if it was operated correctly--of course much of this would depend on how and when the beer can was emptied.
Posted by crc on 05/24/16 at 09:47 AM
I have trouble believing that a 22 short would have the umph to hurl any can 20 feet let alone 120. There's more powder in a medium size fire cracker.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/24/16 at 09:51 AM
"Bartender, another Bud Light down here, please." "Coming up." Bang! "Oops."
Posted by Jim on 05/24/16 at 09:59 AM
Drink one, shoot one. Drink one, shoot one. Sounds like one dangerous afternoon.
Posted by KDP on 05/24/16 at 03:33 PM
Is that a can of Carling Black Label? I wonder if Mabel has retired yet.
Posted by ges on 05/24/16 at 04:57 PM
I understand the people at Recycle / Reuse weren't too happy about the new re-distributing of their precious aluminum. Or are you saying that the skeet-ranges actually love having aluminum all over their grass?
Posted by Greg on 05/24/16 at 05:26 PM
I find plinking with .22LR primer fired quite relaxing and fun. There is no powder in them and you can still find them in stock relatively cheap. They don't have the ummph though for a semi-auto.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/24/16 at 07:00 PM
A pie tin with water, a cat food tin and a standard black cat firecracker can achieve a launch of about 30 ft in the air.
Posted by GFinKS on 05/26/16 at 09:21 AM
For the records, GFinKS can be on MY A-Team, any time!
Posted by Greg on 05/27/16 at 07:02 PM
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