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Old 11-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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So last weekend I took a roadtrip up the eastern shore to Delaware to see "pumpkin chunking" what a day. I know some of you have seen covered on discovery but dammmmm theses guys are serious. I had a great time.

It was prob 10,000 people there for the event that included lots of drinking, toilet seat toss(horse shoes), and some the the baddest types of machines anyone could dream up to launch a pumpkin through the air.

Heres some spec on one of the guys guns:

Weight: 28,000 lbs. (14 tons)
Length: The barrel measures 100 feet with a 210-mm bore
Farthest Shot: Over 5,016 feet (0.95 mile) during test firing
Ammo.: Punkins, melons, bowling *****, frozen turkeys
Muzzle Velocity: Over 500 mph
Propellant: Compressed air provided by Kaeser Compressors
Construction: Fabricated by S & G Erectors of Howell, Michigan in 1999 and reconstructed several times since.
Constructed of Steel and Aluminum and includes programmable electronic controls, hydraulic target positioning, two stage firing and forward breech loading

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thats just ******* cool.
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Awesome.
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That's pretty neat!
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it's hard to imagine that a pumpkin did that damage to the cars... I wonder how fast they were going on impact.
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it's hard to imagine that a pumpkin did that damage to the cars... I wonder how fast they were going on impact.
with a 500mph muzzle velocity aimed up into the air.. probably over 200 mph impact speeds if I had to guess.
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the centrifugal contraptions just scare the absolute **** out of me....
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the trebuchet (sp?) is freaking cool!

I would imagine that the damage was mostly done with bowling ***** and frozen turkeys....
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Makes a potato canon look like a pee shooter.
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