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Unread postAuthor: Bonggoggles » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:21 pm

Check this out. This is my uncle's pnumatic gun. It shoots a 10 pond projectile 4,821 feet ! WTF! (No wonder my family was not that impressed with my gun.) They have won the world championships 3 of the last 4 years. They would have won in '04, but they overshot the entire range, which was clearly the longest shot, but with no way of determining the impact point, no official distance could be recorded. Check out this site for the official distances for the past five years. They even had a segment on monster garage the backyard monsters episode.(There are some AWESOME damage pics on their web page)
Bow down in shame and humility to this mother of all monster cannons.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:24 am

this is spudgun related... wish i can make it to those competitions, i wish... was that the gun featured on monster garage and mythbusters?
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Unread postAuthor: cardinals08 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:28 am

sweet, that would be an awesome experience to get involved in a project like that
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Unread postAuthor: Bonggoggles » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:43 am

saladtossser wrote:was that the gun featured on monster garage and mythbusters?


I don't know if it was on mythbusters. I know it was on monster garage because my uncle brought the tape of the show to the family Christmas party this year.
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:50 am

I saw that compitition on tv! that gun owned, they almost got disqwalified for the pumkin going TOO far and into the woods. you wouldent happen to know how the valve works would you?
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Unread postAuthor: Bonggoggles » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:29 am

Good question. I will definitly find out everything I can and post it up here. The team is comprised of mostly engineers and alot of the disign is secret but I will try to get some info.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:38 pm

Looks like it might be a huge piston valve with a butterfly valve. Might be wrong though.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:32 pm

deathto deer i saw that too. they vere on the verve of bein disqualified cuz they couldnt find it :lol: :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:31 pm

that is what i would consider a damn hardcore cannon.... it looks like they modified a phucking construction crane to lift that HUGE AND LONG barrel
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Unread postAuthor: Bonggoggles » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:01 am

Here's what I found out. It has 2 valves that fire a split second apart. The first is low pressure to get the punmkin moving and the second is higher pressure for the volocity. My uncle didn't know too much (or at least didn't want to tell me to much) about it. He just invested in the project and helped put it together. His title on the team is "second artillary". He's in charge of the ammo and hands it up to the gunner. I got a lengthy explanation about the hybrid pumkin strain grown in certain conditions only found in South America, or something, but not much technical info on the gun itself.
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Unread postAuthor: RandomSkater » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:51 pm

They were on some show awhile ago where they were shooting at cars.
I was surprised at how accurate it was and that the pumkin went through the cars!

I think they won like $1000 worth of power tools.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:59 pm

omg, how fast do u think that big yellow compressors will take to fill up something like the mega launcher?
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Unread postAuthor: crcowboyfan » Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:28 pm

Nice gun! I live in Delaware, near where the punkin chunkin championships are at. I was there when Second Ammendment overshot the range. They were given like 2 hrs to find it in the woods, but no luck.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:59 pm

I live a 20 minute drive away from fowlerville,michigan,where the cannon is based.it was built in howell,michigan.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:52 pm

I seriously doubt your uncle built that but its a pretty awesome cannon.
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