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Old November 2, 2013, 07:36 PM   #15
BerdanSS
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Doyle,

we of the 14 IN Volunteers used a tightly packed double charge in nitrated paper wrapped in thread. Drop it down the boar and give it a good hit with the ram rod.


KABLOOM..................


Now of course that is for parades and such..and is much better than what we did for reenactments. For that JAMES K is dead on. In reenactments you just dump and bump that rammer is AB-SO-LUTELY NEVER to enter the bore of a musket. Way to many people have been seriously messed up for nothing more than a hastily forgotten ram rod


Not that I would ever do this to someone whom I was taking hunting. Mostly because I would never allow someone to enter the hunting field, that either couldn't load their own weapon....and/or know the difference between the two loads. No matter how rump hurt they, or their family would be.
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