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Local places to buy exploding targets (or the ingredients to make them) ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by HappyValleyAP, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. HappyValleyAP

    HappyValleyAP Brush Prairie, WA Active Member

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    So... picked up a few exploding targets at the gun show a couple weekends ago at the expo center and found them to be a .... blast (literally).

    I'm heading to Eastern Oregon and the tip of Idaho for work next week with my boss and thought it would be fun to give him some excitement in the evenings but am unsure where I can pick these up locally in the Portland-Metro area.

    Anyone have any ideas of retail places that have them stocked?

    Also (and preferred) if anyone knows where I can buy ammonium nitrate and alluminum powder so I can make my own locally that would be the best route..
     
  2. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    I don't know about Oregon or Idaho but exploding targets are illegal on DNR managed land in Washington. I wouldn't be surprised if Federal land had some rules too but haven't read them yet as I shoot mostly on DNR land.
     
  3. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Im pretty sure you can get alluminum powder in bags on ebay. I bought 2-3 lbs of it quite a few years back to make some thermite..
     
  4. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Tactical Ammunition
     
  5. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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  6. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Nurnberg Scientific in Portland for chemicals
     
  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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  8. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Bryce is the guy who sells at the Expo show.
    Nice, honest guy, but i don't have his phone no.
    But I can get it if you want to PM me.

    BTW, I don't know if I would walk in anywhere asking for ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder.
     
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  9. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Security Store in Hillsboro has Tannerite.
     
  10. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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  11. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    just make it yourself
     
  12. python287

    python287 Neskowin,OR Active Member

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    Check out Midway USA for STAR TARGETS Reactive Targets - mix it together - blow it up was about $ 12.99 + shipping when I bought it. Comes in a 2 1/2 pound jar..