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My portable bait howitzer/cannon

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My portable bait howitzer/cannon

Unread postAuthor: SteelAvalanche » Mon May 15, 2017 7:28 am

A lot of bait cannon systems I've saw a bipod based. I wanted something a little portable and more fun looking. So I went with a design I called the BC-17. I've test fired it and got a 300 yard shot (uphill, so probably farther at the beach or lake.) at only 85psi. I plan on using it up to about 100psi. I use a Ryobi Plus One rechargeable air compressor to fill it in a short time. I was really pleased with the look (a cross of a portable mini-gun and howitzer/cannon) plus I think the WWII P-51 Mustang paint scheme sealed the deal for awesomeness.
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Unread postAuthor: SteelAvalanche » Tue May 16, 2017 7:22 am

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Unread postAuthor: SteelAvalanche » Tue May 16, 2017 7:24 am

The BC-17 Bait Cannon
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Unread postAuthor: SteelAvalanche » Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 am

I wanted a more portable but long range bait cannon. The barrel unscrews at the modified sprinkler valve for storage and transporting. Can't wait to use it for my vacation in June to do some surf shark fishing.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue May 16, 2017 10:16 pm

Love the paint scheme, nice job!
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Re: My portable bait howitzer/cannon

Unread postAuthor: SteelAvalanche » Wed May 17, 2017 3:46 am

Thank you. I used a lot of input and data from here, and my past skills from being an airsmith at a local paintball shop/field years ago to work to build it. It's the first spud gun I've ever built and I couldn't be happier with the results. So now as long as I can catch a big shark or two next month... I consider it a success.
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Re: My portable bait howitzer/cannon

Unread postAuthor: baitcannon » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:45 pm

This is awesome!

I'm looking to build my own cannon, but probably half the size and range of what you are using.

I've got the calculator tool and think my design should work good, but I wanted to ask...

1.) What's your barrel length from the valve to the muzzle?
2.) What is the length of your pressure chamber? The main section, not so much the 90*'s and the short sections of pvc.

Thanks!
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