Hello all, So what material am I looking for, when selecting a cannon barrel? Obviously steel, but is there any specific range of steels that are best for cannon? This is a budget, have-fun-in-the-woods piece, not a full blown replica, so it will be simple steel pipe, welded shut at one end. That's the basic idea at least. Any other advice on making cheap cannons look/shoot better? Any ideas on easy carriages? I was thinking of making a sled or sledge, like you'd see in riverboats traveling into hostile territory in the 1800's.