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Claypipe wasn;t the only one having fun Saturday. My gun club was having an open house and invited me to bring my cannon. It was a beautiful day and kids really enjoy watching a cannon roar. I'll be updating my site in a couple of weeks. Right now I'm too busy.

I found that my Hern Coehorn mortar really lofts juice cans filled with concrete. The cans weighed a bit more than a pound. One ounce of Skirmish 1f BP lofted a can about 160 to 170 yards. 1.5 ounces was 240 to 260 yards. 2 and 3 ounce loads just sent them somewhere far away.

For now here are some frames from my camera's video mode:





My naval carriage, being low to the ground was not very kind to the native vegetation which was toasted black by the end of the day.

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Awesome pics Steve !!!! What kind of a charge are you using in that naval carriage gun? Would be REALLY impressive at night.
 

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CrufflerSteve said:
..... 2 and 3 ounce loads just sent them somewhere far away. ....

SHAZAM! That explains that whistling sound going over through the trees from West to East. Probably hit the Atlantic Ocean.
 

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Evil Dog said:
Awesome pics Steve !!!! What kind of a charge are you using in that naval carriage gun? Would be REALLY impressive at night.
That really nice fireball was from 2.5 ounces of powder with a pound of 'canister''. That was just a collection of ball cast for my C&B revolvers & muzzle stuffer rifles that had failed inspection wrapped in heavy duty aluminum foil. It did quite job on a 4'X4' target I'd made out of scrap. By the 2nd round enough ball had hit the support members that it couldn't stay up anymore. The real charge must have been a nightmare for soldiers.

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Artillery - King of Battle.
Absolutely! And never forget that:

"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl"

:-D :-D :-D
 

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Cat Whisperer said:
Artillery - King of Battle.
Absolutely! And never forget that:

"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl"

:-D :-D :-D

I learned both of those in FAOCS Class 6-72 at Ft. Sill, OK.


Thanks again to those of you who were paying taxes back then - I thoroughly enjoyed shooting all those bullets you paid for!




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