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Old 07-25-2003, 06:24 PM
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no man, i dont hunt. hunting around here anyway, has gotten so rediculous, well, u read what i wrote. but you are right about one thing, i AM a pretty smart guy
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:25 PM
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I THOUGHT SO.......
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:30 PM
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well, youre a pretty smart guy too, for being from tenn anyway
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:34 PM
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thanks for the compliment! i get them alot.
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Old 07-25-2003, 11:55 PM
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Bobby Dude, you are way screwed up about the accuracy of the old rifles.
The guns the British army used were smooth bore, no rifling at all, they wanted them to be inaccurate. The reason they did this is because they felt it was immoral to pick out one particular guy and shoot him, they thought it would be better to have a bunch of guys point their weapons in the general direction of a bunch of other guys and let it fly. Nobody would be able to say who shot who.

When Washington built his army he used his training as a British Officer to build it, but he did make some changes to his "morals" IE the Christmas raid across the Potomac.

The "Kentucky Long Rifle" (it was actually from Pennsylvania) had a 30 something inch rifle on it. It had a rifling in the barrel that gives the projectiles a spin...this makes the round fly straighter. Those rifles were very accurate...the only weak point would be the lack of a telescopic sight, but a guy with good eyes would do very good with it.

Today we use much shorter barrels (convienence and weight) with higher rates of twist and velocity to accomplish what our ancestors did with the long barrels.
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Old 07-26-2003, 12:06 AM
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and let me guess, u talked to old george just the other day? because, i would find that more believable than the junk i read in history books
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Old 07-26-2003, 12:24 AM
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So you would rather believe that I am 250 years old instead of multiple sources from history?

You need to go back to "Common Sense 101" dude.

I have a Kentucky Rifle that was handed down and I also have a copy of one that I shoot every now and again. I wouldn't shoot the original because it is worth big bucks (because of who originally owned it) and it might not be safe.

I was going to say I can hit a man sized target at 600 yards with the copy and hit the target everytime at 300 but I guess you could say my father or grandfather or great grandfather etc. lied about the history of the original. Or you can say the copy really isn't like the original.

OH well. can't talk sense to this person.
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Old 07-26-2003, 12:36 AM
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Greg, have you not been introduced to greatest comic genius to hit this website since the late great Mr. Stone?

Do you think you would get a straight answer from Redd Foxx?

Just let the humor of bobby's statements sink in and you'll have a more enjoyable experience. LOL
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Old 07-26-2003, 09:56 AM
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comic? genius? scuse me sir, i am neither. but gregg, why did your ancestors even use guns? i thought you got more pleasure out of clubbing, and i dont mean putting on a nice shirt and painting the town. ok, ok, u guys win, hey, according to history, do u know how old george died? do u know how the doctors treated him for the illness that killed him? anyone follow the o.j. simpson trial?(btw, not guilty was the correct, and most fair verdict that could have happened)
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Old 07-26-2003, 10:02 AM
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did the doctors "bleed" him to death?

OJ DID IT!
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