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|Posted: Thu Jul 29th, 2010 06:28 pm||
|Albert Sailhorst wrote:
If this is the incident that occured a month or two ago, it was a Mountain Howitzer......My guess is, it was "overloaded".....ie, the charge was, in reality, too "big" for a reenactment, Some artillert units will intentionally overload their charges so as to get a bigger bang and recoil on the guns. I do not recomend or endorse doing this!!
Why would an overloaded howitzer result in a ban on original weapons...and I am surprised, I thought we were talking about sholder arms here.. I had suspected that minute amounts of lead might have broken loose from a barrell that had not been properly cleaned or something of that nature.
Your analogy of the race car wrecks is an excellent one. I will have to remember that.
Safety that makes sense is one thing, safety merely to satisfy screamers is something else. It makes sense to practice safety around fireamrs. It makes no sense to outlaw the firing of firearms totally in the interest of "safety"
Remeinds me of beint told we have to do idiotic things "for the children"
Last edited on Thu Jul 29th, 2010 06:29 pm by 9Bama