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We will post the video clip of a stabilized can of concrete as soon as our photo host allows us to do that and try to explain why we think it showed that behavior as well. Please post your ideas as you find time.

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Wait, what? Did you guys figure out a good way to stabilize a projectile out of a smooth bore?
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Beowulf_Grendel, This was a one time occurrence, so we are looking for the photo of how we modified the projectile bottom. I think we cut triangles along the can's rim and bent the tabs somehow, but a photo will be better than any written description. Any ideas you have on this topic are welcome here.


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I only have a golf ball mortar, is there a standard can size is the same or very close diameter to a golf ball? If I can get the clearance to shoot at my local range, this would be an interesting thing to play around with. Mortar shooting is a lot of fun as it is easy to follow the projectile in flight.

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Look forward to learning more.
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This should be good! I only have golfball bore mortars, but am very interested in this thread.
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I've tried a few things with no noticeable results. I'minterested in the groups thoughts on stabilization.

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Been a bit since I checked in.

As a eager but struggling student at the Seacoast Artillery school of advanced studies.....You bet! I’m interested.
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Almost all of our photos fit into neatly arranged files, but sometime file gremlins get in there and a lost photo is the result. There are things that tend to keep us humble in this life, misplaced photos, when you have approx 6,500 total is one of those things. So, to answer Beowulf_Grendel and everyone else here is that lost photo Only had to go through 2,500 of them to find it!


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You can make this same shape with chisels, pliers, and nippers as we did or cast this shape. It can also be swaged.









This Projectile was fired by the Blast Effect Mortar configuration, the one with no Tube. No spin was observed and the projectile broke up just after launch.









This one was fired by the Pressurization configuration mortar with the same projectile edge modification and the projectile spin can be seen.



Smokin my pipe on the mountings, sniffin the mornin cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!

From the poem Screw-Guns by Rudyard Kipling

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