So I’ve decided I want a cannon, I don’t really know why but for now it’s a free country and I want one. The problem is I know very little about them, which makes buying one very problematic. I’ll sum up my thinking so far, first off I’d love to keep it under $2k else the wife will go nuts, obviously for that price I’m not looking at full size accurate reproduction cannons. I’m not much concerned about historical accuracy, I’m not looking at mortars....yet. I’ll likely build my own carriage, once I decide what I want. Also I want to be able to fire projectiles, nothing major, just something that will bust a plastic drum full of water or something to that effect. Mainly, I don’t want to die. You may tell me a projectile shooting cannon for $2k doesn’t exist, if so I may start looking into just blank firing, but I’ll still have a cannon. I should add I don’t intend on trying to wear it out, I’m aware black powder is not cheap and I probably want fire it more than a couple times a year after the new wears off of it. I have found www.hernironworks.com Their 3/4 scale ordinance rifle and the full scale mountain howitzer keep getting my attention. I have also found https://www.dixiegunworks.com Their 2/3 scale field cannon and the full size mountain howitzer really look appealing to me, the guy who knows nothing mind you. I especially like that Dixie is within driving distance for me (AL) so I can likely save on some shipping by picking it up. https://greystarcannontech.homestead.com/star.html Also has a mountain howitzer as well as some other smaller scale cannons. All of these, at least all of the ones I’m currently considering, have a seamless steel liner, which I have read is a must. So tell me am I even on the right track or am I on track to an early grave, any other manufacturers out there I need to be considering. What do I need to know before buying a cannon. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated as I’m basically lost in this area.