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Cannons are placed into 2 categories according to the size of the bore. All must use black powder and be muzzle-loaded; at least 75cm in length and barrels must not exceed 120cm in length. Each cannon is to depict a scale model of an historical artillery piece or naval gun.
Demi-Cannon is up to 19mm (.75inch) and shoot over distances from 50 meters to a maximum of 100 metres for State Championships.
Open Cannon is over 19mm (.75inch) and shoot over distances of 100 metres (minimum) out to 200 metres for State Championships.
Both Demi and Open cannon can be shot to a maximum distance of 200 metres.
The cannon target is 2.4 metres wide and 1.2 metres high.
Coehorn mortar 'lob' the projectiles at a target consisting of a single pole with a flag. Distance and accuracy is achieved by altering the amount of black powder used. The barrel is set at 45 degrees. 7 shots are taken at the state championships Of the 7 shots taken, 5 of the projectiles under 15 metres from the flag are scored. The closer to the flag the higher the score. The highest score is the winner. Distance to target is between 100 and 200 metres.
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* May be shot Subject to Range Approval. Approved firearms must still comply with Qld State Laws & Regulations.