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Old March 10, 2010, 10:27 AM   #21
Art Eatman
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Sure, the use of pistols was not unknown, but a buffalo or two by that method cannot be compared with hundreds of teams of men each shooting hundreds of buffalo per day with rifles.

I'd bet that the actual kill rate was rather low percentage, given the ballistics of cap'n'ball revolvers. And even with the advent of the SAA in 1873, their availability was not that widespread.
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