First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#16 Post by steve voss » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:50 pm

Sure there would. I'll show you in April.
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#17 Post by wingshooter » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:48 pm

Setters Forever wrote:there must be a way to buy one inch ball bearings.....

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#18 Post by Bluestem » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:52 am

We shoot golf balls out of my uncle's cannon but have yet to see one land, even over a plowed field. Lately, we have skipped projectiles and just enjoy the BANG, smoke, and muzzle flash. Shots at night are impressive.

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#19 Post by David » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:56 pm

Unless there is something you absolutely have to hit, the bang and flash are the best part.
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#20 Post by mbonner » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:50 pm

I heard D size batteries make good projectiles for small bore cannons.....just sayin...

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#21 Post by wingshooter » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:12 pm

That would definitely count as "disposing properly."
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#22 Post by Pancho McTavish » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:43 pm

I also have a smaller cannon in my battery and I'll definitely bring it with me.

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#23 Post by fourtrax » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:44 am

A member at one of the local gun clubs here has a potato cannon.
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#24 Post by kgb » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:36 pm

fourtrax wrote:A member at one of the local gun clubs here has a potato cannon.
Think he'd loan it out? If we could get two, we might be able to stage a Germans vs. the Irish skirmish astride the creek.
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#25 Post by mbonner » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:55 pm

I fired one once. PVC pipe for the barrel. bigger one for the chamber, Spray hair lacquer for the propellant
a Coleman lantern igniter with a flint for ignition. Total Fun!!

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#26 Post by mbonner » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:19 am

I was going to make a potato cannon to bring, but then thought the US Customs might not approve when I roll up at the border.

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#27 Post by Setters Forever » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 am

pieces would work. They aren't that bright you know.
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#28 Post by postoak » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:55 pm

I have a mold for a 38MM ball - it cuts into the Lead Stocks severly.
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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#29 Post by Pancho McTavish » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Can you cannoneers get black powder and fuse now? May have to ask a favor if so.

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Re: First pic of this year's Flatwater cannon

#30 Post by kgb » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:08 pm

How many F's do you need? Will 2F work?
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