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    Bowling Ball Cannon

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    Thats some crazy shit but looks a lot of fun
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    STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    DAMN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevada View Post
    Seriously, a bloody sandbag wouldn't go astray over the tow joint for counter balance.
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    So which engineering forum member is going to build one of these? VC I know you have the skills.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Had a quite day in the workshop one day a year or so ago.

    This is what happened as a result

    Not quite a bowling ball but bloody fun to shoot all the same



    300grs of FFg sends a golf ball out of sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    So which engineering forum member is going to build one of these? VC I know you have the skills.
    Yea I could make one but where would I get bowling balls and 500kilos of black powder and then where would I shoot it?
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea I could make one but where would I get bowling balls and 500kilos of black powder and then where would I shoot it?
    What is that saying from the Kevin Costner movie where the dead baseball players come out of the maize field? "You build it and they will come"
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Bowling Ball Cannon

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea I could make one but where would I get bowling balls and 500kilos of black powder and then where would I shoot it?
    It would take the whole north vs south thing a step further if you could hit one of our gongs from the South Island VC


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    "You build it and they will come"
    The AOS?
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    The AOS?
    Hmmm it is just a couple of pipes I welded up officer. Do you need an FAL for a cannon?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I've been after a golf ball mortar for a long time. Any engineers on here wanna give me a quote on one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Hmmm it is just a couple of pipes I welded up officer. Do you need an FAL for a cannon?
    Rushy

    Canon are a funny item.

    My local Arms Officer has told be that if it is a Signal Canon, i.e. makes a loud noise but it doesn't shoot a projectile then it's Not a Firearm.

    However if it shoots a projectile then it Is a Firearm.

    A plain old firearm with no endorsements required ....... Yes even the bowling ball canon is an ordinary Firearm.

    Cheers
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