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.
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.
One day, Men in tall hats will thump their chests and proclaim..."oh, what a great sea of mud we lived in"--The unalterable fate of billy creek
"Smoke.....it's what's for dinner"