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Old 03-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #1
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Which do you think was more effective on the battlefield.



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Old 03-03-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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What range? I have seen buck and ball at close range WOW



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What range? I have seen buck and ball at close range WOW
I'd say within 70-100 yards to be fair.
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First 25 B and B after that mini ball

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That's a darn good answer, and if it were only buckshot I might fully agree Buckeye, but with a ball... Take it out to 50 yards; then Minie.

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Being b&b is a smoothbore load, would it have loaded a little faster?

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Compared to "ball and patch", for, say, a Kentucky or Pennsylvania rifle, B&B is MUCH faster. However, the minie is smaller than bore diameter, is expanded on firing- they can load pretty quickly.

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Compared to "ball and patch", for, say, a Kentucky or Pennsylvania rifle, B&B is MUCH faster. However, the minie is smaller than bore diameter, is expanded on firing- they can load pretty quickly.
I see what you mean.


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