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  1. Jan 26, 2019 #1

    kypowderhorn

    kypowderhorn

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    Question , I have had a cannon for 40 years . its one that my dad and I made . my question is , do u stuff newspaper inside it to create a boom ? Going to probably use about 250 grains of 2f to start . bore size is about the dia of a soup can . Thanks
    Neal
     
  2. Jan 27, 2019 #2

    steam1993

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    You do not need to stuff newspaper down the barrel. Just roll up a charge from cooking foil and put that down the barrel, remember to run a prick down the touch hole.

    I use 1.5 to 2 ounces of powder(cannon 1f or 2f) in my cannons, get the best boom from the cannon grade, i use 1f for live fire.Stick to true BP. Do not use pyrodex for blank fire,As will get a lot of smoke but not much boom.

    My cannons are 1.25in and 1.5in bore, and can be heard up to 1 mile away.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2019 #3

    Robby

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    Mine has a 2" bore. I use paper towels for wadding. Probably not a good idea if you are in an area that is fire prone.
    Robby
     

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