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Old June 4, 2013, 10:50 PM   #35
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Captchee, you kind of make my point.

If it shoots a patched ball using black powder and is loaded from the muzzle, then it has the ballistic and repeat shot limitations of any gun that shoots a patched ball with black powder loaded from the muzzle.
It doesn't matter if it looks like Davey Crockett's rifle or if it looks like an AR-15 to the deer being hunted.
Igniting the charge with a primer does not give the rifle better ballistics nor does it make it speedier to reload. Primers are in fact nothing but fancy percussion caps.
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