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Old July 27, 2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Black Powder Cannon

I am thinking about a golf ball size black powder cannon. Any legal problems with having one built? What kind of a charge would be required to launch a golf ball?

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Old July 27, 2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Saw one (more of a mortar then a cannon) a guy built that launched bowling balls (about 400 yards, I think). Yeah, yer right on track asking about legality before undertaking such a project, might help to specify which state you're planning on risking terrorist charges in
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Old July 27, 2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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There shouldn't be any legal problems building or buying a muzzle loading cannon but check your state regs. 100-150 grs. should do nicely. Barrel should be as thick as the bore and made from quality tubing(no seam) with a threaded not welded breech plug. Or even better bored from a piece of 1018 steel.
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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I built a scale moehorn mortar that shoots cement-filled 12 ounce beer cans 350-400 yards. 500 grains of cannon or 1F black powder does that trick. Mine is basically a scaled-up version of the golf-ball mortar you want to make and I found the plans on this same site.

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http://www.go2gbo.com/forums//index....c,52532.0.html

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Old July 28, 2008, 07:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Keep them coming please!
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Old July 28, 2008, 08:50 AM   #6
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Look around here. http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fu...um.php?fid/20/ Use the search feature it'll probably tell you what you want to know and then some. If it doesn't, somebody will know. Just ask.
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