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Cannon shoot

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:30 am

Our club has just started an interesting new discipline on our indoor range last night, shooting scale model cannons. Five of us turned up for the inaugural event and it was an evening of education and entertainment. :D

The three cannons we were shooting were all .69 caliber and fed on blackpowder and ball. It is only a 15m range and the accuracy of these models was actually surprising.


A few pics of the proceedings.....






The owner got into the spirit of things wearing a Confederate artillery kepi....






A little Ardesa made model...



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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby Niner » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:52 am

Now that's interesting. What keeps the guns from flying backward when fired? That packing twine run around the back end of that Naval gun all that's needed?

That 12 pounder Napoleon... the guy only has his hands cupped. I'd of thought there would be more blow back with the gun on wheels.
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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:02 pm

Looks like a great night Joe.
I have been thinking about an Ardesa one but a club night, that looks like fun :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:32 pm

Robert, the recoil wasn't as bad as I was expecting and the bigger guns simply roll back into your cupped hands with no problem at all.
The baling twine on the smaller lighter model was just added security I think.
I was just basically watching and learning from the guys who have shot cannon before, this is all new and interesting ground for me.

Duncan, cheers for the link to the Ardesa page, I think those little cannon's are a cheap way to get started in this game.

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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi Joe

What are they Sec 1 or 2 , looks like a lot of fun .

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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:39 am

They are on FAC Dave, short barrels etc.

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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby Dave 101 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:15 pm

Thanks Joe

Funny old laws we have . :lol:

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Re: Cannon shoot

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:42 pm

After yesterdays 45 acp shoot I went back to the club in the evening for another couple of hours shooting with the cannon again.

What a fun day it was. :D

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