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    Speaking of shots fired

    Securiguard must have nerves of steel....or deaf.


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    What was that "booom"?
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    What was that "booom"?
    The cannon at Jamestown. I sat in those bushes for over 6 hours and every time it went off I jumped.

    Interesting day. Between the cannon and the guard eating fried chicken and throwing the bones in the bushes where I was sitting (I was turkey hunting...yeah, that's what I was doing).....My nerves were a mess.
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    Just conditioned lack of response

    Critters on the range I use have no issues with gunfire. I have punched paper with an AR over the heads of groundhogs and squirels. Just proves you can get used to anything. That range has been there for many generations of critters. That cannon was there before those guys started working there, hell, I think it was firing in 1966 when I went with my 4th grade class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    The cannon at Jamestown. I sat in those bushes for over 6 hours and every time it went off I jumped.

    Interesting day. Between the cannon and the guard eating fried chicken and throwing the bones in the bushes where I was sitting (I was turkey hunting...yeah, that's what I was doing).....My nerves were a mess.
    Was it going off at about quarter of, and quarter past, the hour? Or was that once or twice in the afternoon, with other smaller stuff, more frequent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fgburner View Post
    Was it going off at about quarter of, and quarter past, the hour? Or was that once or twice in the afternoon, with other smaller stuff, more frequent?
    About every 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    The cannon at Jamestown. I sat in those bushes for over 6 hours and every time it went off I jumped.

    Interesting day. Between the cannon and the guard eating fried chicken and throwing the bones in the bushes where I was sitting (I was turkey hunting...yeah, that's what I was doing).....My nerves were a mess.
    Fried chicken bones can be dangerous when they catch in one's craw - they get sideways when you lie, doncha know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    About every 30 minutes.
    That's not the cannon. Those are musket demos.

    Musket: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl0tRnAvp6U

    Saker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVmu_nfpQd4 I'm in the gun crew, left side of the muzzle.


    The Saker got down-checked last year, so the biggest thing they're firing at the moment is a Falcon. Saker = 6-pounder, approximately, and usually loaded with 12 to 24 oz of powder. Falcons are about 3-pounder size, load is 4 oz. What you were hearing was probably one of the .75 to .80 cals, with 100 grains of 3fg (Three guesses where my Nom de Web comes from).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fgburner View Post
    That's not the cannon. Those are musket demos.

    Musket: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl0tRnAvp6U

    Saker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVmu_nfpQd4 I'm in the gun crew, left side of the muzzle.


    The Saker got down-checked last year, so the biggest thing they're firing at the moment is a Falcon. Saker = 6-pounder, approximately, and usually loaded with 12 to 24 oz of powder. Falcons are about 3-pounder size, load is 4 oz. What you were hearing was probably one of the .75 to .80 cals, with 100 grains of 3fg (Three guesses where my Nom de Web comes from).
    That makes sense.
    Sure were loud!

    I had forgotten about the muskets. I did a photo essay on them a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That makes sense.
    Sure were loud!
    A lot of visitors who have heard, but not seen, the demo, ask about "the cannon", and then stick around a half-hour to catch the next musket demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Fried chicken bones can be dangerous when they catch in one's craw - they get sideways when you lie, doncha know.
    Chicken bone attack


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Chicken bone attack
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    Polluting our natural resources, one chicken bone at a time.

    There ought to be a law!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Chicken bone attack
    That explains the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    GA! Stupid Vimeo doesn't work well or at all for me, and I've tried it on every browser I have. IE, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. WTHeck?
    Might be a video card/driver problem.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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