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remember when trump said terrorists are leaving prayer rugs at the border?
He must have seen this scene in the movie Sicaro


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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 6:22pm

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I'd like to know why they felt the need to have buckshot rounds on the ship in the first place. Skeet shooting?

Apparently a particularly nasty cannon round was two iron balls connected with a few feet of chain. The chain whipped around like a lethal bola, slashing through masts and bodies like a giant weed whacker. Nasty business.

 
They were used, as you say, to bring down the ships rig.
 
Straight forward cannon balls were fine right up until they smashed into the oak timbers of the target vessel. And that could be dozens in a single broadside from a ship of the line, from no more than a few hundred feet away. Think shrapnel, but in dirty great jagged shards of oak, and lots of it.
 
The RN pretty soon worked out that the best way for the gun crews to keep working in such terrifying circumstances. Train and train and train the gun crews and the matelots until they could do their job in their sleep, and then give them a whole pint of rum each before engaging the enemy.
 
 
/meanderings. Time for my hammock bed

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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 2:16pm

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ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Those little replica cannons do. 10ga

That thing looks like a toy! It ships in an ammo crate. I'd expect a Tall Ship to use something more...impressive.

If you fired a 10 ga. buckshot load out of one of those it would fly backward hard enough to hurt people.

 
Well anyway for show purposes I can see having the big cannon re-tooled to take those boomy blanks. Gotta wonder about mistaking buckshot weight for a blank wad tho. I think someone's going to get arrested before it all settles out.
 
 
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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Those little replica cannons do. 10ga

That thing looks like a toy! It ships in an ammo crate. I'd expect a Tall Ship to use something more...impressive.

If you fired a 10 ga. buckshot load out of one of those it would fly backward hard enough to hurt people.
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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 1:31pm

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Cannons fire shotgun shells? WTF?

 
Those little replica cannons do. 10ga


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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 1:27pm

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Cannons fire shotgun shells? WTF?

 
I wondered about that too.  What sort of cannon was it that could fire shotgun shells, and more importantly: what was Donna Reed doing on the ship?  Was there some sort of time-portal involved?


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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 1:15pm

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Cannons fire shotgun shells? WTF?
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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 11:20am

 aflanigan wrote: 
I'd like to know why they felt the need to have buckshot rounds on the ship in the first place. Skeet shooting?

Apparently a particularly nasty cannon round was two iron balls connected with a few feet of chain. The chain whipped around like a lethal bola, slashing through masts and bodies like a giant weed whacker. Nasty business.
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Fire From Tall Ship's Cannon Proves All Too Real
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The Great Loyalty Oath Crusade Lives!!

VA GOP to require loyalty oath in presidential primary
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Why Drones Aren't Game Changers