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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:16:45 AM EST
http://s18.beta.photobucket.com/user/georgiab2/media/cannonshot.mp4.html


I built this cannon on a buddies lathe after work over a few weeks. A member here machined a mold for some cannon balls. Came out to a 3.70 oz ball of lead screaming down range.



The small dents/hole is from a load of 9 .44cal balls over the same load of powder as the ball.




The big hole is a 1" 3.70oz cannon ball fired over 3 caps of FFg powder at about 7 paces.

Cannon has no sights so I wanted to be sure of my target and where things went so no long distances involved.

The target as you can see is just a 55gal antifreeze drum I used to run my outboard in. I can get them free so it made a great target.

If you read the label it warns against doing almost everything BUT shooting it! whew I'm safe!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:22:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:22:57 AM EST by VA-gunnut]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:23:26 AM EST
"I don't want to come back out here and find you kids smoking."
"If you'd been any sooner you'd have seen us when we were still on fire."
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:27:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:


ETA: Some pics of the cannon would be nice.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:27:55 AM EST
Went and shot mine today too!




Sorry, no pics of cannon
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:33:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By RRD3:
Went and shot mine today too!

http://blog.markloiseau.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/storax-sedan-crater.jpg


Sorry, no pics of cannon


Is there someone with red shorts and a rifle slung over his shoulder on the lower left?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:34:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
http://s18.beta.photobucket.com/user/georgiab2/media/cannonshot.mp4.html


I built this cannon on a buddies lathe after work over a few weeks. A member here machined a mold for some cannon balls. Came out to a 3.70 oz ball of lead screaming down range.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b104/georgiab2/Cannon1.jpg

The small dents/hole is from a load of 9 .44cal balls over the same load of powder as the ball.


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b104/georgiab2/cannonexit.jpg

The big hole is a 1" 3.70oz cannon ball fired over 3 caps of FFg powder at about 7 paces.

Cannon has no sights so I wanted to be sure of my target and where things went so no long distances involved.

The target as you can see is just a 55gal antifreeze drum I used to run my outboard in. I can get them free so it made a great target.

If you read the label it warns against doing almost everything BUT shooting it! whew I'm safe!


FUCK YEAH!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:25:48 AM EST
I want a cannon soooo bad.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:37:40 AM EST
Back in the '60s, I had a chance to buy a 12 pdr Napoleon for $119.95. I had hauled trash for the school janitors, cleaned toilets and washed kitchen floors, vacuumed rugs and dusted and swept for others to earn the money and it was sitting in MY bank account. But my father said no and wouldn't let me spend it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:52:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By NYC-M4:
I want a cannon soooo bad.


I want one too but I want one bigger than a work boot
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:13 AM EST
I have myself a little deck gun also... Great fun, I load it up with blank's for the 4th and stuff..

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:42:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
Originally Posted By NYC-M4:
I want a cannon soooo bad.


I want one too but I want one bigger than a work boot


I'm with you.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:48:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By firemedic5586:
I have myself a little deck gun also... Great fun, I load it up with blank's for the 4th and stuff..

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f11/firemedic5586/110209116HaEoaT_ph.jpg


Damn, Your girlfriend/wife is not guilty!
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:24:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By klinc:

Originally Posted By firemedic5586:
I have myself a little deck gun also... Great fun, I load it up with blank's for the 4th and stuff..

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f11/firemedic5586/110209116HaEoaT_ph.jpg


Damn, Your girlfriend/wife is not guilty!



That would be my girlfriend...


my wife is very gulty....

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:28:19 AM EST
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