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Time for the scale mountain howitzer shoot! We shot everything from golf clubs to pool balls at the targets. 13 rounds in all. What you see is 3.5" bore with 4 oz of pyrodex or goex. In this case....... BIGER is always Better! The cannon belongs to the guy I bought my home from. We shoot it right along my drive way. Sorry, the audio isn't recordable in Imagur off a PC. Needless to say, its pretty beafy.
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In one shot, J.C. got 5 clubs in there in front of a soft ball for the seal. From the amount of leaves they knocked out of the trees down there, it would be a great way to get apples down out of an apple tree. One base ball bat went completely threw one of the press board sheets side ways. Biggest key hole on a target I ever saw. Made a hell of a slapping noise on that one  :shock:
 On the second shot, it scored a direct hit on a full size race car driver card board cut out with a pool ball. He has blue leathers on. You can see him go down.

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I was able to participate in a private shootenanny of a full-size Civil War cannon one time.  It was great fun as I bet this was.  

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12 minutes ago, Garufa said:

I was able to participate in a private shootenanny of a full-size Civil War cannon one time.  It was great fun as I bet this was.  

I really hate that I missed that. It gave me the sad. 

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3 minutes ago, Chucktshoes said:

I really hate that I missed that. It gave me the sad. 

You would have dug the 6’ heavy chain slicing through the car. 

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10 minutes ago, Garufa said:

You would have dug the 6’ heavy chain slicing through the car. 

You mean this car?

 

Poor car.jpg

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9 minutes ago, Garufa said:

Good times!

Probably time for another one. Guess I could add the before pic...

Car.jpg

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That's the best use of a Dodge Omni that I have seen in a very long time.  😆

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1 minute ago, TGO David said:

That's the best use of a Dodge Omni that I have seen in a very long time.  😆

We shot it until it quit moving.

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17 hours ago, mikegideon said:

We shot it until it quit moving.

We put a lot of rounds into that vehicle. I'm trying remember, was that 2010? I know we were near lewisburg but can't recall the exact month and year. Good times!

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17 hours ago, mikegideon said:

We shot it until it quit moving.

So basically, you used a .22 to disable it and never touched off the cannon... :D

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8 minutes ago, Erik88 said:

We put a lot of rounds into that vehicle. I'm trying remember, was that 2010? I know we were near lewisburg but can't recall the exact month and year. Good times!

I don't remember the year. We did it a few times.

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1 minute ago, Moped said:

So basically, you used a .22 to disable it and never touched off the cannon... :D

The cannon got first crack, and then we all finished it off. Like Erik said, we put a LOT of rounds into that car. It was at least 10 of us.

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18 minutes ago, Moped said:

So basically, you used a .22 to disable it and never touched off the cannon... :D

The cannon was fired multiple times. We were in a really rural area but we made so much noise a deputy eventually showed up. He seemed more curious than concerned. 

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21 hours ago, Erik88 said:

The cannon was fired multiple times. We were in a really rural area but we made so much noise a deputy eventually showed up. He seemed more curious than concerned. 

We were only 5 miles from the center of town, The Cumberland County seat. Nobody around here flinched about the noise. The 35 or 40 on lookers were mostly from J.C.'s Church and he has this shoot every October.  Folks Love it.  These are my kind of people....... Love it here!

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On 10/8/2018 at 5:20 PM, mikegideon said:

You mean this car?

 

Poor car.jpg

Thanks Mike, I didn't take pics. That was a blast in more ways than one.

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