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Ltryptophan's avatar

Where can I skeet shoot giant marshmallows?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10799points) August 28th, 2010

Pull….out flies a giant marshmallow…BAM…‘smores anyone?

How would you make a giant aerodynamic marshmallow?

What is the potential flight path of said giant marshmallow?

What effect will buckshot have on said giant marshmallow?

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TexasDude's avatar

I don’t know, but if you find out, let me know.

I’ve skeet shot shaken coke cans before… that was fun… and watermelons.

KatawaGrey's avatar

How big we talking? You could probably make your own by melting a bunch together and then freezing them. I would love to shoot that!

Then again, I would also love to learn to shoot…

TexasDude's avatar

@KatawaGrey, if you’re ever in Tennessee, I’d gladly teach you.

Ltryptophan's avatar

basketball size

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard: That would be great! After all, how can I survive the zombie apocalypse if I don’t know how to shoot?

rooeytoo's avatar

I visited a place where they make “Snowballs” the desert thingy that is a wad of marshmallow covered in chocolate and then rolled in coconut. They had this gorgeous copper pot and would pour in the semi liquid marshmallow and the pot had a tap in the bottom and would sort of well pardon the expression but fart out these coconut balls. Now if you were to raise the pot a bit and keep the tap open longer I feel certain it would produce a giant marshmallow!

So in order to pursue your dream I would find a Snowball manufacturing place and start there.

TexasDude's avatar

@KatawaGrey haha! That’s the spirit! What better way than shooting giant marshmallows?

DeanV's avatar

Did this remind anyone else of Ghostbusters?

lillycoyote's avatar

Sorry, @Ltryptophan, I can’t really help you with this. I’m from Delaware. We’re pretty much entirely a punkin’ chunkin’ state; but if the marshmallow thing doesn’t pan out you’re always more than welcome to come here and launch the orange gourds from a wide variety incredibly elaborate and ridiculous, but powerful machines. So maybe it’s your second, choice, maybe it’s not marshmallows, but it’s still a lot of fun.

Frenchfry's avatar

@dverhey Yes I thought of Mr Stay Puff almost immediately. I like @rooeytoo snowball Idea. You can make your own marshmellows . to here Make them as big as you like just triple the recipes.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Marshmallow is easy to make; you just have to pick a non-humid day to do it.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Water balloons are fun, too. In olden times they used blown glass spheres as well as clay discs. Giant marshmallows wouldn’t be very challenging targets though; likely to fly about like a beachball. But then, zombies aren’t very challenging targets either.

jerv's avatar

Marshmallows seems too soft and spongy to really give that satisfying splatter the way ceramic (or zombie head) do. The pellets would just go right on through with little energy transfer. Zombies may be easy to hit, but at least they go “splut” when you hit them.

TexasDude's avatar

Pumpkins would probably be the best thing to simulate zombie heads.

Or, if you’re really creative, you could get an anatomically correct human skull model, put a plastic baggie filled with macaroni and ketchup inside the brain case, cover the whole thing in a thin layer of ballistics gel, and put a zombie mask on it… It would be too cost ineffective to do it more than once, unless you’re rich, but the results would be very gratifying, I imagine.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Ah! What a wonderful mess that would make with a load of #4 buck in it!!

lillycoyote's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard How to make your own ballistics gelatin. I know you’re a DIY kind of guy. Though you probably learned how to make your own ballistics gelatin when you were 8. So if you’ve already been there, done that, I apologize. And here’s a thread/discussion about something similar. You might find the information on using something called fusiotherm interesting. The guy apparently uses it to simulate human bone.

TexasDude's avatar

@lillycoyote, dude! You found something I haven’t tried! Now I’ve got something else to add to my bucket list…. Make a ballistics gel zombie and shoot it

@stranger_in_a_strange_land, I know, right?

lillycoyote's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I finally hit one out of the park. Did you see that I added another link?

TexasDude's avatar

@lillycoyote, yep, I saw both of them. Thanks for the links!

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