Quote of the Day: I Love the Smell of Tannerite in the Morning Edition

“To us at TANNERITE® Binary Exploding Targets, ‘the essence of the outdoor experience’ is founded upon near sensory-overload of sight, sound, feel, smell and taste. The sight and sound of a direct hit; feel of percussion in the air; smell of a freshly fired round; and the sweet taste of victory…” email blast for OL’s Big Bang Tannerite Giveaway


  1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

    Those guys destroyed a couple thousand dollars worth of antiqued barnwood doing that. Hard to watch.

    1. Can’t they just pick up the pieces and go from there?

    2. avatar brentondadams says:

      I was thinking the same thing but there is no fire. It looks like the whole thing just collapses. All the wood appears to be still intact.

    3. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Sorry guys, but fragments (especially scorched fragments) are worthless unless you have a market for antiqued jigsaw puzzles. Planks like those in the former barn could have been worth several hundreds of dollars each, depending on the species of wood. Now, nothing.

      What a waste.

      1. I’m sure he ruined some of them, but there seems to be a lot of good lumber laying around.

        But, whatever, the barn’s owner obviously granted permission to blow it sky high, and since it is private party….he can do whatever he wants with it.


        Because ‘Merica.

    4. avatar Jeff, formerly of California says:

      I was thinking the SAME thing. I just forked out seventy bucks at Home Depot for lumber, and they had all that just sitting there (and it was probably ten times better seasoned, antiqued, and old-growth than the Home Depot stuff). Argh!

    5. avatar Ryan says:

      I agree, the guy could have had it dismantled and made a pretty penny.

  2. That’s one way to do it, but I’d rather dust off and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  3. avatar OODAloop says:

    A lifetime supply of toothpicks…

  4. KC TV station just did what amounted to an “Oh-ma-gerd” piece regarding binary explosives. It was the usual we need to ban it “For the Children” garbage.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Yeah, DHS was fear mongering again. Just in time for Summer.

  5. avatar T.N.Spade says:

    As awesome as that was, shit like that is way they want to ban the stuff.

  6. avatar Accur81 says:

    And that was indeed creepy. When I shot tannerite it was 1 pound at a time.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I like how all those dead tumble weeds and the barn wood caught on fire and turned into a raging forest fire.
    Oh, wait. It didn’t, cause it can’t.

  8. avatar Ryan says:

    This was stupid. What a waste of a perfectly good barn.

  9. avatar Rick says:

    Dumb, gives ammunition to the people who want to ban the stuff. “Look it blows up buildings!”.

  10. avatar CA.Ben says:

    That was just plain cool.

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