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That ain't muzzle dlash mate, THIS is muzzle flash

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    AK made into a pistol with a 3-1/4" barrel.<br>
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    I've shot Krinkovs, and they're bad enough for blast and flash, but this really takes the cake.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    THIS IS MUZZLE FLASH!

    Looks like Redco in an Annie's load.
     
  3. bigdogtx

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    Coach,,,,is that barrel ported???? :D
     
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    The mobile gun is ported. The one above is not. There is an obvious advantage in porting. I prefer Angle Port. LOL
     
  5. phirel

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    Does the Navy still use black powder? What would these things look like at night?

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pat, yes they do. Or did, on the battlewagons. I'm not sure any are still in service.
     
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    Dear MIA

    Kinda looks like a stool, but if it is a dog, it is likely a DEAF one. LOL
     
  8. JerryP

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    Pat, What do they look like at night? Ha, depends on whether or not they are pointed at you.
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    Shooting Coach

    That "thing" in the picture is most likely what will make the next muzzleflash. It's on a stand waiting to be loaded and fired.
     
  10. Tracer

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    Pat,
    Black powder went out of use in the big guns in the mid 1930's and Cordite came in. Much easier to swab out the barrel's and burned cleaner. When I was in, in the 1960's we were still using C for 5 inch and larger. Don't know if it is still in use now. The cordite grainuals were about the size of a lead pencil and had a hole through the center with 5 smaller holes going through the length around the larger hole. It burned really slow (like fuse) in the open air, but under chamber pressure it was much faster of course. Had a real ascidic smell in the turret when firing the stuff and made your eyes water.
     
  11. willing

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    In 1952 we fired Recoiless Rifles, 75 & 105, you should see the blast from those at night. blast from the front and REAR, that's how they made them recoiless. Nobody , repeat nobody stood any where near the rear or else.

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  12. MAL-53

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    Wonder witch battlewagon is in the photo? no numbers visible,(just a thought, but when you call "pull" on that ship you`ll get someones attention). I`ve also heard that with the new sighting systems (drones etc). they could hit a schoolbus sized target at 50 miles. impressive to say the least. any swabbys out there who sailed, served on these great ships in the 80s& 90s that could verify this? thanks ML
     
  13. AJ100

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    The USS Wisconsin

    16" Mark 7.....The Real Deal


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  14. AJ100

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    Because I couldn't get that much "muzzle flash" in one post.

    Talk about raining hell down on someones head.




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  15. MAL-53

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    No porting on those barrels! The muzzle blast must be deafening!wonder if they`re using 7 1/2 or 8`s thanks for the pics ML
     
  16. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    willing, quote: <i>"In 1952 we fired Recoiless Rifles, 75 & 105, you should see the blast from those at night. blast from the front and REAR, that's how they made them recoiless. Nobody , repeat nobody stood any where near the rear or else."</i><br>
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    My dad said in Korea they came across a 75mm recoilless rifle the NKPA had captured and tried to use against us. The fried and mangled body of an NKPA officer was behind it. Oops. Guess he underestimated the backflash.
     
  17. phirel

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    The photos bring another dimension to the term "shoot off". Do those big guns have release triggers?

    MIA- I hope your wife does not read your post. If she does, I hope you really do not like to eat dinner, because you won't have much for a while. The mussel blast in the photos might look mild to you compared to the blast from a wife. In a shoot off with her, you will lose.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Brian: We once had a butterball who got too close and ended up standing on his head about 10 feet off the ground. didn't get hurt but he became very carefull where he stood.

    Bill
     
  19. BRGII

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    Say Pat, is a mussel flash kind of a fishy smelling fart?
     
  20. Tracer

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    Brian,
    I believe the recoil-less 105's were ported. They put the porting in the rear of the barrel. LOL
    When I was in the Navy I served aboard a Tin-can called the Hopewell (DD681) and was sight setter on a 5" 38 turret. Once I decided I wanted to see the muzzle flash from outside the turret and climbed out the bottom hatch to watch. I was about a foot from the bulkhead when they touched it off. The concussion slamed me against the steel pritty hard and ruined my hearing for quite a while. In those days we didn't use hearing protection in the mounts but sure needed it outside. I watched the USS StPaul (heavy cruiser) during gunnery practice off the west coast shoot her 8" guns, (may have been 12's), and when they fired a salvo from all guns it moved the ship sideways about 40 feet. Kind of neat to see and real noisey. Del
     
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