Posted by Neuromancer on December 22, 1997 at 11:38:55:
In Reply to: the hunt posted by Jo's LOTM husband on December 21, 1997 at 23:43:31:
: The other poetic license taken was the range of the black powder rifle. Having the ability to put two bullets in the heart of a running object at two hundred yards, I doubt that feat could be done from the fort with a black power rifle of that era, and if it did it would take quite a bit of luck.
Hey, in Fenimore Cooper's Pathfinder, Deerslayer-Hawkeye-Long-Rifle-Leatherstocking-Pathfinder-Bumppo can hunt flies at a hundred yards! Why not an elk at two hundreded (even if it is moving)
"Be all ready to clench it, boys!" cried out Pathfinder, stepping into his friend's tracks the instant they were vacant. "Never mind a new nail; I can see that, though the paint is gone, and what I can see I can hit at a hundred yards, though it were only a mosquito's eye. Be ready to clench!"
Nonetheless, point well taken!
(The link may or may not work, as it is to my webpages which are so heavily under construction that they are virtually unreadable).
Post a Followup