Hi guys, I have been wondering about black powder. One of the main things I have been wondering is how big of a cannon I should build once I can build one. I've been thinking of building one that can fire a soda can, and potentially one that can fire a concrete filled soda can. The only instructions I could find to build soda can cannons that aren't fired using an AR-15 and a blank are weird 17th century artillery pieces. Does anyone have a guide or maybe a place I could buy a kit to shoot something the size of a soda can at high velocities?
Oh also, what if I loaded 00 buckshot into a full sized cannon? What could I expect for the shredding capability of that? I've seen pictures of buckshot-like pellets for cannons in the past, but I'm talking about stuffing about the same amount of buckshot into a cannon as there is birdshot in a 12 gauge shell.
Also, show off your cannons (if you've got any). They're always fun to look at and talk about.
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