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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 4/14/2006 7:28:17 AM EST
Armdctzn and I finally got a chance to shoot the Bowling ball mortar for the first time last night. It worked pretty well, we were getting about 13 seconds of hang time with a 16 Lb ball using 3 Oz of powder that resulted in about a 30 foot group with one flyer.

Here are some stills from a video Duranda1 took. The bowling ball can be seen in flight towards the top of the blast.


http://www.hunt101.com/img/396184.jpg

Just for shits and giggles we put some gasoline on top of 5 Oz of powder and got way back. You could really feel the heat come off of the fireball. Look at the trees in the photo for an idea of scale.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/396183.jpg
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:37:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:39:59 AM EST
Bad........ass!!!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:59:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ShakyJake:



A smilie is worth a thousand words!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:00:24 AM EST



That is awesome!

What kind of distance were you launching the bowling balls?

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:15:38 AM EST
You are some crazy motherf.... oh, wait... that was me.

Yes, that is one fine mortar, if I do say so myself.

OD45, the balls went out about 200 yards and up about 600 yards, I'd guess.
They make a very satisfying whistle on the way down, and there is a noticable
space between when you see it hit the ground and when you hear it.

Good clean all-American fun.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:41:09 AM EST
Did you guys actually shoot a bowling ball with the gasoline or is it just fire?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:06:29 AM EST
That is badass!!

Is that just a big field you guys are in?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:07:59 PM EST
sweet
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 2:40:43 PM EST
Next goal. Make it int he cooling tower on the horizon.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 3:38:39 PM EST
too cool.

did the cat sabot work out?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 4:18:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
too cool.

did the cat sabot work out?



LMAO!



Are you guys bringing that implement of destruction to Millers tomorrow? I've got a round for you.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 4:44:30 PM EST
Looks like I won't be at Miller's at all.

I don't think it would be all that safe at Miller's.
It would either go way, way past the berm, or you'd risk having it hit the
berm and come toward the line at a disconcerting speed!

Something tells me Tim probably wouldn't like the fireball round either.

#93 may bring it up with him, though
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:20:20 PM EST
Dude,

you have flaming balls, I yeild, your Kung Fu is greater.... May I be a humble student..


Mike
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:05:23 PM EST
After the atom bomb pic I've got to see it. You guys have bigger balls than I.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:35:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 3:45:01 AM EST by Duranda1]
Here's a video I put together of the moment...

Rated PG-13 for "Adult Astonishment"

www.youtube.com/v/qtJ4Q0klfy4

Or

web.mac.com/thesw0rdofroland/iWeb/Site/Mortar.html

I want to make one of these now. Now what we need is a steel, oversized cornhole box down on the range for you to shoot at.

Some other photos...















Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:38:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:59:18 PM EST
THAT is awsome!
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 2:32:16 AM EST
sweet
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:30:45 PM EST
Thats pretty sweet. Not sure if Iam hearing geese or the ball whistling in the video but I can hear something.

Can you guys dial that thing in to take out a crowd of flesh eating zombies? Maybe you could make some cardboard cutouts and practice?

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:35:41 PM EST
Man that is really red neck I love it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 4:20:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Thats pretty sweet. Not sure if Iam hearing geese or the ball whistling in the video but I can hear something.

Can you guys dial that thing in to take out a crowd of flesh eating zombies? Maybe you could make some cardboard cutouts and practice?




That is the ball whistling that you hear. Cool, huh?

When we get finished, not only will we be able to take out a crowd of flesh-eating zombies, but we will be able to take out the particular zombie of your choosing in the crowd!

Seriously, we are going to try to work on getting the smallest groups possible with it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:19:54 AM EST
C'mon, make a fragmentation round.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:10:01 AM EST
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