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Posted: 8/28/2004 5:55:10 PM EST
The History Channel just ran a story about a battle between buffalo hunters and native Americans.

When the action paused, a native on a distant hill patted his butt, taunting the hunters. A camp leader asked a crack hunter named Billy Dixon to take a shot at him. He dropped the native with one shot from his .50-90 Sharps. The rest of the natives were so amazed at the shot that they withdrew.

After the battle, the US Army measured the distance with a wagon odometer as 1,538 yards!

There were many tall tails of amazing shots in the 1800s but this one was scientifically confirmed as true.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:09:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 6:12:05 PM EST by fullclip]
All the Texas school kids know about the battle of Adobe Walls.www.oldwestlibrary.com/OWL/adobewalls.htm A buffalo hunter with a sharps rifle against Quanah Parkers tribe. Great story.. fullclip
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