Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search


Please help our efforts with a donation. It's time to pay our annual server hosting bill. We've collected 1769.00 towards our goal of 2640 USD. View Goal Progress
Last 10 Donors: Sřren Niedziella, Gregg Sobocinski, Neil Eddiford, Antal László, Stefan Gruenewald, Chad Arnow, Adam Simmonds, Aaron Hoard, Todd Hawkins, Lloyd Winter (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > fun with gonne Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Don Halter
Industry Professional



Location: Bryan, TX
Joined: 25 Mar 2004

Posts: 94

PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: fun with gonne         Reply with quote

I had to try out some new software to convert my 8mm video to digital. I made a realvideo file and uploaded it to youtube.com.

This was this past weekend out in Arizona in the boonies. It's my 1.1" gonne with 140 gr Fg powder and a 3oz lead ball being shot at 40 yards.

It lost a lot of resolution between several different conversions. Nexy one I'll do as a mpeg3 instead of realmedia. Nice cannon sound, though! ....my wife kinda jumped a bit holding the camera when it went off as well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd7IgpS5tOI

I've been doing quite a bit of testing with different loads and projectiles. I've actually been shocked at the accuracy of this one, even out at around 75 yards. I have quite a few more in works in different calibers up to a 6" bore burgundian peice...copies of museum pieces. Those will be fun to test as well. Eventually I'll make my own powder as well.

I plan on setting up a few webpages with info on ballistics for these early firearms. I always here the armchair experts stating that anything past 50 feet is hard to hit based on the innacuracy of these. That's crap. I've shot unpatched .75" steel projectiles out of the 1.1" bore which I know generated a lot of wobble and could still hold a 24" group at 60 yards. With a properly fit ball, it's closer to 6". If I had real sights as opposed to a tick mark, I'm sure this would be better.

Anyone else here messed with replica gonnes?

Don "Krag" Halter
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Russ Ellis
Industry Professional




Joined: 20 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Posts: 2,607

PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have not messed with them but I find your efforts in that regard absolutely fascinating. Thanks for sharing. Where are you going to get your guano? Wink
TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
View user's profile Send private message
Don Halter
Industry Professional



Location: Bryan, TX
Joined: 25 Mar 2004

Posts: 94

PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can actually buy guano here at the ag co-op supplier. Big Grin We have four colonies here at the university if were to really want to scrape it myself. I'll most likely just buy the KNO3 in bags and skip the terd-brewing, though.
Don "Krag" Halter
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > fun with gonne
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum