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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/17/2006 2:28:18 PM EDT
I prefer the 69 Cal Harpers Ferry. These newfangled Springfields with their 58 cal miniballs just dont have the knockdown power of a good buck and ball load. Plus what are you going to do if you run out of caps?



Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:38:59 PM EDT
And another thing, just how many dang sights do you need on a musket? I think it would be confusing which sight to use................................
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:52:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 5:56:27 PM EDT by Light_Storm]
All I know if that I love my 61 springfield href=http://www.picshosted.com/c/9134/1861
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:12:10 PM EDT
You'll run out of caps just as fast with an M1842 HF as an 1861 Springfield. If you do, just pick up more from the dead all around you. Fire by file!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:14:15 PM EDT
Damn fudds.

Repeaters are where it is at.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:48:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LukeMacGillie:
I prefer the 69 Cal Harpers Ferry. These newfangled Springfields with their 58 cal miniballs just dont have the knockdown power of a good buck and ball load. Plus what are you going to do if you run out of caps?



Um, don't both use percussion caps? The last flintlock musket produced for the US military was the 1816 Harper's Ferry, many of which were subsequently converted to percussion.

Buck and ball might have good knockdown power up to 100-150 yards. The 450 grain Minie ball will do plenty of damage over much longer distances.
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