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Old May 13, 2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Anvil Firing Competition!

CALLING ALL BLACKPOWDER ENTHUSIASTS

Have you ever shot an anvil?
We want to hear from you!


1 lb of black powder
100 pounds of steel
1 unforgettably explosive competition

Farmington, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents:
Country Days 2011


ANVIL SHOOTING COMPETITION
June 3-4, 2011


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Email: chamber@farmingtonmo.org
Call: 573-756-3615
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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I saw this on a video once and it looked cool... way cool! I'd love to go to an event and watch. Have fun.
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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I have seen it done. At many events (historical reenactments, rendezvous, etc.) it has been prohibited.
Fun? Maybe. But the direction of flight and where it lands is not predictable. It can be a very dangerous undertaking.
BTW, one pound of black powder sounds grossly excessive. I would think much less would do the job.
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Old May 15, 2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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They just had one in Laurel last month. BTW you can use up to two pounds of powder.
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Old May 15, 2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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Two pounds?
I'm sure that would be a spectacle. And very expensive noise maker. That would be $30.00 $40.00 a bang.
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Old May 15, 2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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Well when the national record is on the line ya does what ya gotta does.
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:33 PM   #7
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Family Tradition

Our family has done this for years at Christmas, New Years and sometimes July 4th. We have never used that much powder for each explosion but we do have fun. We build a fire, use a long pole with a wire wrapped around the end to set off the black powder. One anvil is buried in the ground the powder is added to a hole in the top of the buried anvil, the other anvil is placed on top. The younger generations are always the most fun because they cannot believe this can be done.
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:40 PM   #8
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A pound? I thought maybe 6 to 8 ounces would be generous.
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Old January 27, 2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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I think they tape that much powder to their sledgehammers at the Mexican sledgehammer festival.

The good part starts at 1:30

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wAtCmC6F2M
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