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Thread: Cannon shoot

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    Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.

    Cannon shoot

    This is a video I did at the Wild Horse Rendezvous, Cyr Montana, Memorial Day weekend. This is sponsored by the Sapphire Mountain Men, and is a yearly event. This is the largest cannon event in the northwest, although the number of shooters was down this year.
    The laughing was about one of the cannoneers trying to light his vent pick, instead of a fuse. He was also trying to shoot full cans of beer, which did not work worth a hoot!

    We will remind him of this in the future!
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    Boolit Master

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    love them big bores, what fun!

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    Great video. I wish I still had a cannon.
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    Boolit Buddy

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    There is a Mountain Rifle for sale on the BB. They shoot a lot of cannon as well

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    Boolit Buddy
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    a great video, thanks for sharing it with us!.

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    I have a cannon I don't know much about. It is brass and is a repro. Never been shot, but has drawn blood. I have busted my toes on it for years.Click image for larger version. 

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    Boolit Man
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    Thanks for posting the video. Looks like a good time was had by all.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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