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Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:58 pm

They banned the use of lead shot for hunting waterfowl. And we don't discuss shooting animals here, so it's not an issue.
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Unread postAuthor: taterjim » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:31 pm

I made some slugs for my 1'' cannon out of fishing sinkers using a hammer and vise to shape them . The heaviest slugs I made fit the barrel and were only about a quarter to 3/8's inch long. Slugs this size are really destructive at short range but i doubt that they would travel in a straight line very far like smaller slugs would . Probablyat two or three hundred feet out they would hit the ground because of their heavy weight.
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