Ok guys, I need some insight from those with more knowledge than I currently possess. I really need you guys input to decide if we should go ahead with this endeavor
I was thinking to purchase some Tannerite for an airgun competition that an association I'm a member of is supposed to be hosting. Then I stumbled across the recipe for something similar that could be home made for less than it costs to purchase the actual brand named Tannerite. So I thought that would be a viable option also, & I would like to go with this option if at all possible & safe. So far I am aware of the mixture ratio & method, storage requirements before mixing & that it isn't to be stored or transported after mixing. I am also aware of what can be done to make it work better. Most importantly I am fully aware of it's potential to cause damage or harm if used recklessly, & if we go ahead steps will be taken to guarantee that no person or item will feel the effects physical of it's use for it intended purpose. To give an idea of what I mean, I will just say that if it is used it will be suspended at least 3' off the ground & 5' below a 3/4" thick steel H beam at about 75-100 yards away.
What I'd like to know is a few things, namely:
1-How effective is the DIY version of that stuff? Or should I just go with the actual Tannerite brand?
2-Will a .177 pellet set it off?
3-How little can we use for a reaction to be seen from 75-100 yards. I ask this because I saw persons using amounts from 1lb of of it, all the way up as much as 2 pounds. I would prefer to use MUCH LESS if at all possible because we do not want to have a large reaction. Can a 4-6 ounce charge be set of by a .177 pellet?
Thanks for any & all insight you good people can provide me with