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    Hunting with Cannons

    Here is the classic hunting with cannons web site:
    http://www.buckstix.com/

    Click on the Mt. Howitzer tab for the story of building the cannon and the "How to Hunt Wisconsin Whitetail Deer with a 12 pound Mountain Howitzer Cannon" story.

    Click on the Coehorn Mortar tab for building information and "How to Hunt Feral Cats in Wisconsin with a 12 pound Coehorn Mortar Cannon" story.
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    that deer hunting had me laughing good!!!
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    That was really funny! Well written too!
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    I'm thinking the M1A1 Abrahms has been used similarly in the war zone

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    I laughed my guts out reading about the howitzer . The articles make me wonder about hunting woodchucks with a mortar .

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    That was good. Thanks for posting that. I imagine it's been done before.
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    I wonder how many pounds of #5 shot it would take to make a decent turkey load.....
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    With forty pounds of shot I doubt you'd need a choke .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Stanley View Post
    With forty pounds of shot I doubt you'd need a choke .

    Jack
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    I trim my spruce trees in the spring with a shotgun . It helps keep a single leader going up and since I can't reach them with the pole trimmers ........

    Jack
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    Kind of reminds me of Patrick McMannus .
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    Quote Originally Posted by frkelly74 View Post
    Kind of reminds me of Patrick McMannus .


    As Pat once wrote about too much recoil on any particular gun: "You know the recoil is too bad when you can applaud using only your shoulder blades"!Robert

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    The shotgun isn't so bad , rarely do I need more than ten or fifteen shots . A 12 gauge and trap loads works fine , not going to try waterfowl loads though or I might be able to scratch my back with my nose .

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    Oh my God! That is hilarious, would have loved to have been there!!!

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