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    Default Re: Front- loading Black powder canon building project 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Finkelstein View Post
    If it is a conical projectile, it would need a driving band in order to operate at safe pressures and not to wear the barrel out quickly- much like a monolithic bullet.
    The larger cannons I have seen being shot and owned privately all used round lead balls, smoothed by been tumbled in a concrete mixer with charcoal.
    Finkelstein, I doubt if it will be possible to wear out a front loading black powder cannon barrel...

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    Default Re: Front- loading Black powder canon building project 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Gert Odendaal View Post
    Finkelstein, I doubt if it will be possible to wear out a front loading black powder cannon barrel...
    Blackpowder burn at over 400 Degrees Celsius. Add to it the corrosive nature of thrsooth and I am pretty sure after a while shooting it, you might have to increase the diameter of your projectile.
    Found this interesting article
    http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_...p_burning.html

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