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December 09, 2004, 00:00
I can't believe that someone has actually pulled this off, but......
How to Hunt Wisconsin Whitetail Deer with a
12 pound Mountain Howitzer Cannon
December 09, 2004, 09:23
Thats just wrong
December 09, 2004, 11:15
Aint no way that is a real picture....
December 09, 2004, 14:44
Just so he would not run away, I plugged him a couple more times for good measure.
December 18, 2004, 06:33
would that work on coyotes?
wonder how many beer cans a guy could hit?:rolleyes:
December 18, 2004, 07:28
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :beer:
December 18, 2004, 10:29
There is a perfect example of some people having too much time on their hands.
January 05, 2005, 16:42
That is for sure not right!:eek:
February 03, 2005, 01:38
This is just WRONG!
I wonder if our Bowling Ball mortor would be effective on whitetails:devil:
February 07, 2005, 07:00
I believe we all need freedoms and choices! This just kinda falls somewhere outside what I think is hunting. Again, just my choices. I would prefer a single, peacefull, single, well aimed shot. One I have practiced for hour upon hour, and well placed. You could argue that point, I will not. Choices are like floors. I live here, you live there. If you are happy, I should be.
February 07, 2005, 12:02
You have to admit that the fact that the guy MADE the cannon is interesting.
A lot of time and money are involved in a project such as this.
February 08, 2005, 19:19
These are really French designed guns from the 1826 period. They saw action only in the American west during the Civil War. Grant used them in the Battle for Mexico City in the Mexican War, but the only person other than Grant to use them effectively was Nathan Bedford Forest.
Forest liked them because of the amount of shortrange firepower and his ability to leave them behind and not lose much.
Firing 10 or 12 lbs of lead .69 caliber balls the damage done at short range is incredible. We have had as many as ten of these and larger guns firing cannister at one shot. Anything alive within a four hundred by four hundred yard square would be grave yard dead.
Had this been fired at a herd you would have had a dead herd, mostly.
This particular type gun is quite dangerous to load and fire. You should not attempt it unless you have had sufficient training. This is just in case some lunatic comes up with one and asks you to 'help.'
I have edited this to add that the manufacture of the barrel is not up to standard and is, in my opinion, an accident waiting to happen. Why people do this insane type of construction is beyond me. I bet they blow the breach out in firing at some point. Good grief, Charlie Brown.
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