I also have a thunder mug and have a great time with it. i use 4 xxx goex depends on the bang you want. 4 teaspoons 4f goex then i either seal with a cardbord disk cut a little bigger than the ID. press with drill press or use rubber mallet and a wooden dowel 3 or 4 good wacks then another disk, re-press light fuse get away ! another great seal is foam bobbers for fishing, just sand off a little till it almost goesin ,then press the rest of the way. have fun be safe!
btw, I have loaded this with flash over 1/2 full and it really woke the neibours ! you can't destroy it ! had it 3 years and hundreads of shots not a mark on it !
Has anyone played with salute cannons/thundermugs?
I purchased one online and had a machinist friend make me 5 more. They are about 5.50" high 3.25" O.D. 1.75" I.D. the wall is .75" thick and it sits on a 6" square welded base.
My first attempt I loaded 2 teaspoons of goex FFG blackpowder stuffed some newspaper down on top and lit the fuse. All I got was a mild pop. The next test I loaded about 3 1/2 teasponns of FFg and rammed a few more pieces of paper and got a better pop, but still just a pop.
Reading the forum at the vendors website folks seem to be using more BP, ramming more paper and even taping over the BP/newspaper.
Anyone have any experience with these thundermugs? Suggestions?