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Old April 11, 2013, 07:35 AM   #23
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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That's quite true but soldiers back then didn't worry about accuracy. Just point, close eyes, and pull the trigger. The rifle will fire but likely not as fast as with ffff powder.
Certainly accuracy was not the primary concern of the 18th Century military mind. However, even early riflemen did not carry priming horns either. Lewis Wetzel didn't, reloaded on the run and shot just fine.
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