As for a load, I shoot 150 gr. ffDouble D said:Stuffy,
Do you paint your cans or shoot them au natural?
What's your load?
CWSA stands for Civil War Skirmish Association.Double D said:Jeff,
Do you get better ballistic performance from Mountain Dew than say Diet Coke or Pepsi :wink:
Never considered patching or lubing my slugs, neat idea.
Do you shot your mortar in competition or just for fun or both?
Is that CWSA the same as the BLUE AND GRAY SKIRMISH ASSOCIATION?
Is that you and your gun firing on their website? Lawn chair webbing, that's clever.
I tried running a piece of cannon fuse up a hole in the bottom of the can and out the pull tab hole into a small plastic bag of FFFFG. Filled the can with cement, then stuffed the bag down in the cement through pull tab hole. The idea was for the firing of the gun to light the fuse and then burn up to powder and make a puff of smoke. Worked twice, didn't once.
When the powder lit off it was so high up we could barely see the smoke. It also caused the projectile to start tumbling. The one that didn't lite off just stopped burning in the cement. No O2?
Live in Bloomfield, about 105 miles South of Des Moines.Cat Whisperer said:Yo - Stuffy25thIA
Are you from Iowa? I assume the unit draws from surrounding territory.
(I grew up in Grinnell, spent two tours at ISU and have lived in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Counci Bluffs.)
Good cannon and mortar country too.
Good lookin' design on the shootin' iron!
Have rolling hills with alot of timber to hunt.Cat Whisperer said:Just looked at the map - 85 miles from home (Grinnell). That's close.
Being near the Des Moines river it must be hilly.
Good people there.
I'm in the Southeast part of the state, just 25 miles from the Missouri line.Double D said:I was in Iowa just this past September. I saw neither hills nor timber. I saw lot of rolling plains and deep gullies with trees. (Qualification for this statement: I am from Oregon, and was moving from Montana)
What I did see was country that just had to be loaded with deer. Sit up on the side of one of those gullies and fire my Mortar off into the trees and see what that cannon slug kicks out.
That is about the deeryest country I saw on our trip east.