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Oklahoma man's home hit with stray artillery shell fired from cannon 3 miles away
Daily News ^ | 06/26/2014 | Jenna O'Donnell

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT by aimhigh

Gene Kelley’s home was hit with the artillery shell after it was fired at the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show. No one was hurt in the incident, but the cannon’s owner has agreed to pay for Kelley’s damages.

Homeowner Gene Kelley heard a huge crash and was shocked to find a 14-and-a-half-inch-long 105 howitzer artillery shell lying on his bedroom floor.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Oklahoma
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The gun range said they thought the cannon was aimed at the bottom of a valley. I'm curious if people go for walks in the bottom of that valley. Incredibly irresponsible.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Gene Kelley was dancing in the rain of artillery shells?................


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: aimhigh

Gene Kelley was able to dance out of the way in the rain of fire.

(If you’re old enough you’ll understand)


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:36:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Red Badger

my post took longer to type!


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: aimhigh
WATCH OUT!


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: aimhigh
Where can I get one?
6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: aimhigh

Sound like it should only have been tested deep in the Nevada desert, fired by Chumlee.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:48 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: aimhigh

Yeah, if you have a howitzer its probably not a good idea just to be firing it off at random and assuming the shell will land somewhere safely...actually that’s good advice even if you only have a .22, always know whats in the direction your shooting....


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:32 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Yep, sounds like a the Pawns Stars misfired! :)


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:41:00 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: aimhigh

Wow!! The SHELL went three miles! No telling how far the projectile went!


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:45 PM PDT by Aarchaeus (V)
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To: aimhigh
Well....let me tell you something.

I've actually been to that event. And the valley is a small creek bottom..and very secure...there's very good security and fire control.

Not sure exactly what happened here...but my radar is up and alert.

So...in short you have no idea what you are talking about.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:06 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: aimhigh

sorry but this is lawsuit time.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Osage Orange

I’ll take your word for it on the security, but Gene Kelley would disagree about the fire control.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:21 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: apillar

.22s from a rifle can travel a good ways and still go through 3/4 plywood.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

When I was a kid in 1958, my nephew and I made a mortar of an old driveshaft and a propped up aluminim chair. We filled it with black powder (PROBABLY just a tad too much)and put a quarter pound ball bearing in it. We had aimed at an empty field about an eighth mile away, but it went of and kicked the aluminum chair away and went through three garages and hit my grandfathers ‘45 Packard in the fourth garage. Sheeeeeet! You wanna talk about child abuse!!!


15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:48:41 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Osage Orange

My dad was a battery commander in the Field Artillery. He mentioned encountering a similar issue. This could be caused worn trunnions on the field piece.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Aarchaeus

Can’t believe it took 10 posts to offer this point. Thanks.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: aimhigh

Unrelated, but are there any military people here who can tell me what it means when a military aircraft is doing “powder work”?


18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:52:54 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: G Larry

You be slow.................


19 posted on 06/26/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Osage Orange; SgtBob; Chode; B4Ranch; nascarnation

YIKES!!! Good thing it was a dummy round!

I can just hear the call to the Insurance Agent- !? A WHAT CAME THROUGH YOUR ROOF ?!

Sounds to Me like major operator error...

SARGE!!! FRONT AND CENTER SIR. Calling in the Expert PING!

OO- I’m not saying that you don’t know what your are talking about.

INCOMING PING!


20 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:10 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: aimhigh

It might have ricocheted off the ground and then flew back up into the air. When the Navy was using Indian Head, Maryland as a proving ground during World War I, the same thing happened, but only worse, when a 16-inch battleship projectile ricocheted off a plate of armor and wrecked a farmer’s house a couple of miles down range. As a result, the Navy moved its proving ground from Indian Head to the more remote Dahlgren, Virginia.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: aimhigh

2LT + Back Azimuth = FUBAR


22 posted on 06/26/2014 12:55:01 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: poobear

The Myth Busters did that once:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui-xBeqBNi4

http://www.cnet.com/news/mythbusters-make-apologetic-house-call-after-cannon-accident/


23 posted on 06/26/2014 12:55:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Aarchaeus

LOL!!!................


24 posted on 06/26/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Darksheare

Didn’t you useta blow stuff up in Oklahoma?


25 posted on 06/26/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: aimhigh

There was a thread on here years ago where a tube artillery outfit at Ft. Hood somehow got 180 degrees out on the azimuth during a night fire exercise.

More than one projo landed in some guy’s back 40 a few miles off post but I don’t think anything was damaged.

(Other than some folk’s careers).


26 posted on 06/26/2014 12:57:18 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Aarchaeus

That is quite an ejection they have there.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Safetgiver

OMG! ROFLMAO Sorry but I have to laugh! I’d have loved to see the look on Y’All’s faces.

Did the Packard survive?


28 posted on 06/26/2014 12:58:50 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Aarchaeus; Portcall24
"Wow!! The SHELL went three miles! No telling how far the projectile went!"

Technically speaking, artillery projectiles are correctly referred to as, "shells."

29 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Little Ray
From my experience always add a 100 meters, short or long, to the grid Coordinates on the first shoot. Arty guys are good but things happen.
30 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:55 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: mabarker1

If the shell hit the house how far did the round go?


31 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:13 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Little Ray

This can also be caused by someone not checking his elevation and azimuth....................


32 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: aimhigh
Some kids never grow up.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:52 PM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: aimhigh

That damn cannon must have one hell of an ejector to throw a shell 3 miles!


34 posted on 06/26/2014 1:05:15 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: thackney
Maybe so.....Ha!!...If true.

These days....I wait for confirmation on everything.

Would NOT surprise me to learn...someone was lying here. Of course not much surprises me anymore.....

Can tell you this....my buddy and I went there a couple years ago...and had a blast. It appeared to me that fire safety, and fire control was extremely good.

FRegards,

35 posted on 06/26/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: mabarker1

Yeah the Packard made it but Gramma bitched about the wind noise and how cold it was in the winter. Granpa muttered something about “When that little bastard grows up and gets a job, he’ll buy me two doors.” whenever we went to dinners. My Dad offered to make reparations but Granpa liked to stare at me with red manic eyes and mutter. So I let him. By the way, the car was willed to me.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tax-chick

Back in ‘96 or thereabouts.
Sounds like somebody fied out of the box.
Somebody losing rank at the very least for that.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 1:08:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Red Badger

Dayam! ~chuckling~


38 posted on 06/26/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: aimhigh

"Incoming!!!"


39 posted on 06/26/2014 1:09:18 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: B4Ranch

That’s why I pinged Sarge, it was His MOS.

Biggest I’ve shot was a .50 cal and a tennis ball cannon.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 1:09:27 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: apillar

Yeah, if you have a howitzer ...


I have a howitzer, but it’s not fully automatic so it’s legal. But that 15 round magazine limit is annoying.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Osage Orange
very good security and fire control.

Not sure about their security but their 'fire control' needs some work in the 'control' department.

42 posted on 06/26/2014 1:10:56 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: Safetgiver

One of those “hold ma Beer” moments, huh?


43 posted on 06/26/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Safetgiver

LOL, so in a way Ya shot Your own foot;)

Did You ever find the bearing?


44 posted on 06/26/2014 1:12:58 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Aarchaeus

Must be one bitch of an ejector on that howitzer. ;)


45 posted on 06/26/2014 1:13:49 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: mabarker1

Another reason to wear your hard hat around the house!


46 posted on 06/26/2014 1:14:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Bushbacker1

I knew I should have read all the comments.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:20 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: gilor
If what happened is true......

I'm suspect....

48 posted on 06/26/2014 1:16:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: aimhigh

Mulligan !!!!!!!!!!!!! you


49 posted on 06/26/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Aarchaeus

It’s probably still in the clip. /s


50 posted on 06/26/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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