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Some fun for my 50th. This is a 205 Howitzer. Broke the breach on the first tst fire with 25 lbs black powder.


This is the view of the shooters




Nothing more fun than shooting bowling balls out 450 yards. Shooting the bowling balls was the best, they make a whistling sound as they fly from the air passing over the holes. You can see them as the fly.


I shot this one. It fires beer cans filled with high streigth concrete.


 

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Looks like someone had some fun!
 

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There's a u-tube vid that shows the 8" Howitzer on it's first test fire. Although it blew the breech off, the 280 pound projectile hit the hillside at 400 yards and went so deep they couldn't recover it. They will break out the excavator to dig it out and check it.

 

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He better be glad there wasn't a car passing by...He could have done some serious damage with that 100+ lb hatch flying off with that kind of momentum behind it.





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They shut down traffic for a minute, one truck parked across the street had a piece of shrapnel pass through the bed, wall to wall. This guy is a pro, owns the largest privately owned cannon in the world and more cannons that anyone in the US. He has a class 20 explosives lisence, has the ATF over at least once a month and they probably have a satalite parked over his ranch. THE rest of the shoot and the weekend went off without a hitch.

Here's a 40mm round for one of his other cannons. The lead is 19 pounds, the cannon that shoots it is custom built and can hit a 5 gallon bucket at 450 yards.



Reloadable case, uses 2 oz of powder, a cardboard packing and the nthe round is pressed in.



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You mean 2lbs of powder, right? You said 2oz....
Umm maybe not. 1/8 of a lb would be a whole lot bigger deal if he's not talking black powder.

In smokeless powder (nitroglycerine base) 2 oz could be a whole lot of pressure.
 

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Black powder only otherwise presures would be different. That round in the pic uses exactly 2 ounces of black powder. More if you wanted but not over 4 oz. The hollow point is done for balancing and doesn't take explosives, although it could...
 
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