Watch: DiResta Builds a Cannon


Watch: DiResta Builds a Cannon

Who doesn’t love a cannon? It looks great, it makes a nice big BANG, and it flings hefty objects at high speed. Generally, the only time not to love a cannon is when it’s pointing in your direction.

In this video, creative builder Jimmy DiResta transforms a hunk of 3″ diameter brass round stock into a real live cannon that fires one-inch steel balls.

That’s right, folks. It’s 100 caliber! Or for you metric folks, a tad over 25mm.

If you like building things and/or watching the way they’re made, you’ll probably enjoy this entire video. If not, you might want to skip ahead from time to time. Me, I enjoyed finding out what he was going to make next, whether it was the pivot bars, wheels, axles, straps, or whatever.

This fellow is a true craftsman who does beautiful work.


And of course, the culmination to any gun build is firing it! So they take it to the country and kill some pumpkins. Why not?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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