Live firing - was Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Heads Up
- This spring at our muster my F&I group did some volley firing with paper cartridges at a cardboard column of Brits. (four wide, man-sized) Although we went a bit slower than desirable in an actual combat situation since we were unfamiliar with doing it that way, the experience was quite interesting. Going from the shoulder to pulling the trigger was quick, and accuracy remained very high. Of course, we had modern replicas, with modern powder, etc. So I'm not drawing any conclusions other than the six of us in the experiment killed a lot of cardboard Brits. ;-)
ps. No patches in the above except for a bit of paper by some.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Heads Up - New Black Powder Regs in North Carolina
Competition target shooting is different from reenactment shooting.
Besides ball (obviously) they usually don't use paper cartridges. If
they use rifles they usually use some kind of patch to seal the ball.
One grade of powder (heavier) like FFg for the main charge, a much
finer grade for the priming pan FFFFg. the finer powder ignites
better than the heavy stuff.
The powder is usually kept in seperate horns or flasks.
Fred C Dobbs
re N Carolina: Another dumb law- I'm starting to understand why the
gun guys get so riled up now...
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