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Flame Fest!

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    Flame Fest!

    Yeah - the naval kind, with big guns!! I expect folks have seen one or more of these pics, as they have been around a while. But thought I'd show 'em all together as a celebration of naval times gone by. Well - almost.

    First is USS New Jersey, 1984, then second is same but dated 1990. Third is USS Iowa and fourth is unidentified.

    When I see this firestorm - I think how that much propellant could keep a whole state's reloaders happy - for a lifetime











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    When I see this firestorm - I think how that much propellant could keep a whole state's reloaders happy - for a lifetime
    Have you ever seen the size of the grain used in the powder bags for those thngs? You'll play hell getting them in anything you'd be reloading!
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    Thumbs up Great Photos

    Kinda Reminds me of Bud White Shooting His 500!
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    Kinda Reminds me of Bud White Shooting His 500!
    Bwhaha - well nearly

    Rick - yeah on reflection I guess I'd not expect fine flake powders! Maybe crush it down some!
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    How about a pic from "Mighty Mo"
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    Thx Bob - all contributions welcome
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    if i remember correctly, the standard load is approx. 660 lbs. of powder per barrel. 660x9=5940 lbs. KABOOM

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Rick - yeah on reflection I guess I'd not expect fine flake powders! Maybe crush it down some!
    Crush it down! That's how you earn the nickname "Lefty"!
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    And they are throwing a projectile that weighs as much as a small car.
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    Trivia---what is the 'class' of the these ships??
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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    Were these not still KC, Battleship class? I don't recall Destroyer class having 16"s.
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    Iowa class

    What do I win?

    However, as my brother the Submariner will tell you, it may be big, but it's still a target!
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    <embarrassed> - you can tell how much I know about fighting ships
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    Talking

    Camjr---you win!!! :)

    Oops, forgot--your prize is in the mail :-)
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    Let's add something a little more personal to the flame fest.

    How about two pics called the 50BMG experience.

    They are in this thread. Post #10.


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