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by Archery1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Effective Range of a .54 Cal Muzzleloader with Round Balls?
Replies: 19
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Re: Effective Range of a .54 Cal Muzzleloader with Round Balls?

crazy2medic wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:15 pm
There is a reason armies using muzzleloaders lined up abreast of each other and fired in volley! The inherent inaccuracies of their firearm!
Smooth bores were/are horribly inaccurate. Smooth bores with minnies proved even worse, though used because mass was increased by the conical. Ergo, rifled bores, which throws a ball not as accurately as it does a conical.

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