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Old 06-28-2005, 12:06 AM
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:10 PM
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Re: bowling balls

Keep an eye on richochets. This is a hard smooth curved surface and a glancing hit will redirect the bullet. Most likely the bullet will also be intact so can travel a long ways.

Most of use shoot in very secluded areas so no big deal but if you shoot on flat terrain, that glancing bullet can cover a lot of real estate that is no where near your original aiming path.

Sounds like a lot fun. Just be safe...

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Old 07-08-2005, 02:22 PM
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I just witnessed a better use for old ten-pin bowling balls down in Montana. Two pounds of black powder launched one over 900 yards from a home-made cannon. Sixteem pound ball buried itself 1.5 feet into the ground when it finally decided to come down to earth. That sucker just hung there in the clouds, it was a neat thing to see.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:48 PM
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Re: bowling balls

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Keep an eye on richochets.

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Agreed.

Also, bowling pins and balls are NOT a suitable target for standard or slower velocity .22 rimfire bullets or bird shot from a shotgun at closer ranges. The projectiles <u>will</u> bounce back.

If in doubt, move them out.
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I just witnessed a better use for old ten-pin bowling balls down in Montana. Two pounds of black powder launched one over 900 yards from a home-made cannon. Sixteem pound ball buried itself 1.5 feet into the ground when it finally decided to come down to earth. That sucker just hung there in the clouds, it was a neat thing to see.

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hahaha Id love to see that Ian [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

and I agree with Jerry about the safety.

we spent a good 5 hours building a massive backstop out of trees and dirt, 5 ft high, a couple feet thick and its 3 sided, so unless that bullet can come straight back, it will be deflected into one of the side walls. You should see what I did to the playstation 2

all the fun in the world isnt worth a mishap that could have been prevented. Geez, I sound like my dad now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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