Re: pnumatic bait launcher

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smells like fish
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the pvc is rated to about 180psi and is quiet thick walled.

I made up some ice clyinders in off cuts of the pvc pipe containing a baited hook and weight and burly tied on to a swivel and launched them .One went about 120m and one about 200m when the line snapped (I need to use shock leader or steel trace).I was only at 80 psi and 90psi.
Im keen to try the sabot idea as ice may make the barrel brittle,so do you launch the open end of the cup out or do you launch the cup with the top facing out?

also does the bait stay protected during launching and come out apon impact or does it fly out during launching?