Chronographing Artillery Pieces....

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  1. Aug 7, 2005 #21

    Guest

    The gits! That's what tripods are for! :shake: :rolleyes: :youcrazy:

    What was the load? powder x projectiles
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  2. Aug 7, 2005 #22

    robinghewitt

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    It was just over 2 ounces of #5's, 230 grains of coarse powder and two thick felt wads.

    It did go boom but I don't think the camera can record that kinda volume. Sure made me jump when I fired a blank :thumbsup:

    Video of Squire Robin jumping :crackup:
     
  3. Aug 7, 2005 #23

    WRussell

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    Great stuff. Glad that old tube held together!

    :thanks:
     
  4. Aug 8, 2005 #24

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    That will wake you up in the morm!

    When I was doing gonne demos at an event recently, we were firing a piece called the beast. 1 3/4" bore, 1" powder chamber, 480 grains 4f. I had a young man who decided to use a barbque grill lighter, when the slow match on a linstock didn't ignite the fuse fast enough for him. Before I could stop him, a breeze caught the flame, bypassed the fuse and ignited the squib. It looked like he got mule kicked in the chest, raised him off the ground by six inches, that's 152.5mm metric. A lesson learned the hard way.

    That charge would echo through the hills. A neighbor from about a quarter mile away came and complained that we were rattling his windows.

    Just :m2c:
     
  5. Aug 11, 2005 #25

    Slowpoke

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    Fantastic job with the video Robin..... it looked great !!!

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  6. Aug 14, 2005 #26

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    I thought the title of this thread was "Chronographing Artillery Pieces", not "Choreographing Artillery Pieces"...

    :crackup: :blah:
     

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