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Uncle Dave, was a musket accurate?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:21 pm
by pud
Source: To All Sportmen and Particularly to Farmers and Gamekeepers. London. 1814. Col. George Hanger. p. 205.

"A soldiers musket, if not exceedingly ill-bored,… will strike the figure of a man at eighty yards; it may even at 100; but a soldier must be very unfortunate indeed who shall be wounded,… at 150 yards, provided his antagonist aims at him,… I do maintain,… that no man was ever killed at 200 yards, by a common soldiers musket, by the person who aimed at him."