6-pdr Field Gun Live Fire

Sort of a slow blog day on this end.  But in a few idle moments I was browsing around for what my pal XBrad calls ‘splodey video and ran across this demonstration of a 6-pdr Model 1841:

Good demonstration of the pendulum hausse sight in operation.  But most impressive is that solid shot imbedded in the tree (around the 2 minute mark).  Three foot shot groups at 200 yards is relatively good for a smoothbore.  Back that out to 1000 yards and you still have good counter-battery fire.  Wouldn’t want to be on either end of that exchange, though.