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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:28:10 PM EST
Just fired off my cannon with a 3.70oz lead ball.

WOW it did a number on a 55gal drum!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:07:56 PM EST


Show a pic!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:11:54 PM EST
I took video just trying to edit it a bit to clean out the unneeded footage and make it reasonable to upload.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:21:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 1:23:54 PM EST by GeorgiaBII]


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: 11/21/2012 1:56:11 PM EST
Sweet!



Blow some shit up!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:05:12 PM EST
I can't wait to see it. I'm glad it worked out for ya!

Here is a pic of the lead balls he was slinging...

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:44:24 PM EST
Can't wait to see the video!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:13:09 AM EST
http://s18.beta.photobucket.com/user/georgiab2/media/cannonshot.mp4.html

Cannon video is up. Sorry it's so short but my internet is the sux.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:14:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By acmech1:
I can't wait to see it. I'm glad it worked out for ya!

Here is a pic of the lead balls he was slinging...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l273/acmech/Finished_zps4317cd03.jpg?t=1350408690


Man you did a great job on the mold! a simple bit of paper wadding and I'm getting great shots out of it.

Got to get a day to have you come over to shoot it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:16:32 AM EST
I can dig it!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:21:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By strycnine:
I can dig it!


Sounds very different from a salute charge. Sharper crack rather than a deep boom.

I had a great time firing it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:34:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:50:58 AM EST by acmech1]
That was awesome! Your gonna need a new barrel to test your outboard in now! Oh, and hollar at me if you know of anyone who would want to buy the other mold I made.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:18:42 AM EST
I have a good friend that is building a thunder mug.

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Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:39:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By acmech1:
That was awesome! Your gonna need a new barrel to test your outboard in now! Oh, and hollar at me if you know of anyone who would want to buy the other mold I made.


What diameter is it and what ya want fer it

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