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  1. First thing I did when I got my 54 was pony up...

    First thing I did when I got my 54 was pony up for seven 3" racks to handle a standard case of 72 shells (two left over to test the wind). Case quantities of cakes are usually only 2-4 cakes so...
  2. Thread: Safe and Sane

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    Adapt at this point? Probably not, but I would...

    Adapt at this point? Probably not, but I would like to try to do an all S&S show. As a kid all I could have was S&S at our annual July 4th picnic. I think I was a teenager before I got my hands on...
  3. The below article has a video of the cannon in...

    The below article has a video of the cannon in question. Hard to tell but it looks like it could be brass? I would imagine firing it multiple times in freezing weather didn't help.

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  4. Thread: Will it fit?

    by BMoore
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    I see two unknown factors here. Where are your...

    I see two unknown factors here. Where are your spectators and where do they park? My shoot site is very similar to yours. In my case we use tape to corral the spectators behind the house and...
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    Just a quick update for those interested - I did...

    Just a quick update for those interested - I did end up calling and they e-mailed me a letter basically giving me a 6 month extension on my old permit. As it turns out, my permanent arrived in the...
  6. Thread: Cake Timing

    by BMoore
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    Depends on the cake. Generally they are pretty...

    Depends on the cake. Generally they are pretty close but there will always be some variation. What I'd do is put the primary and backup leaders on their own cues. As you watch the cakes fire if...
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    I've never cleaned a mortar. Consumer racks i...

    I've never cleaned a mortar. Consumer racks i just turnover and shake them out. For 3" and up, the previously mentioned broomstick and nail to pull out the lift cups works great. What I will do...
  8. I think the positive thing is that in 2020 a lot...

    I think the positive thing is that in 2020 a lot of display companies and events pioneered the virtual/non-spectator or drive in fireworks displays. That concept seemed stupid a year ago but proved...
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    Whenever I see these questions, it makes me...

    Whenever I see these questions, it makes me wonder how the ATF views a job box as primary storage. You are limited to 50lbs so what happens when they review your acquisition records and see that you...
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    Welcome to the forum! I'm from KY as well (near...

    Welcome to the forum! I'm from KY as well (near Cincinnati). In a normal year, March-April is a good time to order as that's when vendors are stocking up. If the vendor has a spring demo you may...
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    RENEWAL Processing Time

    I know we've been reading a lot about new ATF applicant processing times but how quickly have they been turning around renewal applications? My license expires Feb. 1st. My interview was conducted...
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    100% chance of heavy rain NYE. I’ll be bagging...

    100% chance of heavy rain NYE. I’ll be bagging and tarping and going ahead with my little 5 minute show as long as the winds don’t pick up.
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    I'm going to agree with Dave on this one. I'm...

    I'm going to agree with Dave on this one. I'm not a fan of modifying 1.3 cakes and in your case it's just more trouble than its worth anyway. I think those 25 shot thunderkings are in cases of 6. ...
  14. Thread: Nye fireworks

    by BMoore
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    I shoot a very small one module show on NYE that...

    I shoot a very small one module show on NYE that sits outside for 6-7 hours. If it's going to be below freezing I'll take a hand warmer and throw into the Cobra case just to keep the temperature of...
  15. Thread: 3? noabs

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    A NOAB is a 500g cake so each shell is limited to...

    A NOAB is a 500g cake so each shell is limited to 55.5g composition so similar to a 60g canister shell. However, since they are pre-loaded there is no size restriction whereas reloadable shells are...
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    Pick anything and you'll find people who complain...

    Pick anything and you'll find people who complain about it. That's what people do for fun these days....complain. The whole stress on wildlife argument might technically have some merit, but just...
  17. Thread: Size of cases

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    Those big bore cakes are hard to find in the U.S....

    Those big bore cakes are hard to find in the U.S. and for good reason. IMHO if you want shells 3” and up buy racks and do it the right way. Are you ATF licensed at this point? Do you have a...
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    Ok. Definitely option #1 then. Your basically...

    Ok. Definitely option #1 then. Your basically going for a sky puke that speeds up at the end. No way I’d waste e-matches on a finale.
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    Maybe we need to understand your interpretation...

    Maybe we need to understand your interpretation of finale rack. Are these racks truly for the finale or are you simply calling them that instead of just racks? I kind of assumed the later in which...
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    If it was me I'd go with option 1 but your 20...

    If it was me I'd go with option 1 but your 20 shells aren't going to go up in pairs. Its just going to be a slower 20 followed by a fast 10. If you really want precise doubles then e-firing each...
  21. Thread: Gopher Gasser.

    by BMoore
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    I remember as a child my Granddad had a mole...

    I remember as a child my Granddad had a mole problem one year so he rigged up an old lawn mower with a flexible metal hose in place of the muffler. He would put the hose into the tunnel and pump in...
  22. Thread: Size of cases

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    There are certainly lots of cakes with a bigger...

    There are certainly lots of cakes with a bigger footprint than 3’ x 3’. On average I’d say case sizes are similar to 1.4 cases. Just depends on what you are buying. 3’x3’ might work for a few...
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    Same here, but my distributor gives me an ATF...

    Same here, but my distributor gives me an ATF friendly purchase record whenever I pick up my orders. That has the required details whereas the purchase invoices do not. I think most distributors do...
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    Bitzan, now that you mention that I think you are...

    Bitzan, now that you mention that I think you are correct. I does seem like I've heard before that the ATF does not allow spreadsheets. It wouldn't surprise me. I've been involved in many federal...
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    The attachment is an example acquisition records...

    The attachment is an example acquisition records sheet from the ATF. Many distributors also provide you with this information. If that's the case you can just keep what the distributor gives you...
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