the Range Bomb the same thing as Tannerite?
No!! Tannerite is a binary explosive that produces a real, loud
explosion when detonated by a bullet. Tannerite is cool and lots of
fun, but it is expensive and not exactly something that most parents
would trust their teenage kids to use unsupervised. Range Bombs simulate
an explosion by releasing a cloud of white powder when hit squarely
by a bullet. Unlike Tannerite, there is no noise (other than the report
of your firearm) nor is there any flying debris with Range Bombs.
Tannerite really explodes, Range Bombs look like they do.
Do I take the powder out of the Range Bomb?
No! The Range Bomb is a fully functional target only. The powder
should not be released from the poly bag other than by a bullet
fired from a gun.
A Range Bomb is just a bag of flour, right?
No! The Range Bomb is filled with a custom milled industrial
mineral called calcium sulphate. Custom milling of this common mineral
yields very fine particles with optimal distribution of size to
produce the kind of powder cloud that makes the Range Bomb an excellent
reactive target. The Range Bomb's custom milled powder is denser
than flour which gives it greater resistence to the bullet, thus
absorbing more of the bullet's energy than a less dense material.
What happens to Range Bomb powder once it
falls to the ground?
Calcium sulphate is mined from the earth so it just goes back
where it came from. It's an environmentally
friendly, non-toxic mineral that some farmers use to regulate the
pH in their soil. It's a "cousin" of calcium
carbonate which is known as limestone, a common road surfacing material.
How long does the Range Bomb last when shot
with various calibers?
One of the great features of the Range Bomb is it takes multiple
hits compared to other breakable or explosive reactive targets.
Like any reactive target, where it is hit and what caliber bullet
is used will have an effect on performance. Extensive testing by
the Range Bomb's inventor suggests a very conservative estimate
for shooters using .223 ammo is five good hits. Again, a very conservative
estimate for .22LR shooters is 10 shots. Shooters are advised to
spread their pattern to hit all the powder. It is not recommended
to shoot a Range Bomb with a shot shell.
Does the Range Bomb come in other sizes and/or
Not yet, but larger size Range Bombs are in the development
pipeline. Adding color to the powder is also
under consideration too.
How much does the Range Bomb cost?
It is anticipated that the Range Bomb will be retail priced
at one dollar each and less than four dollars for
Where can I get Range Bombs?
Dealers are being recruited and as they receive inventory, their
names and locations will be added to this
web page. In the meantime, look for Range Bombs at selected gun
shows in the Ohio Valley area. Please check back here at RangeBomb.com
in the future for more information. If you are interested in purchasing
Range Bombs now, please
How do I use a Range Bomb?
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