# How accurate were the guns

1. Sep 30, 2010

### wolram

Of the wild west?

2. Sep 30, 2010

### fss

Guns aren't accurate, shooters are.

3. Sep 30, 2010

### FlexGunship

+/- 7

4. Sep 30, 2010

### stevenb

Good enough to kill you.

5. Sep 30, 2010

### turbo

Colt's Single Action Army pistols were very good for their time (and still are), as were Remington's offerings. For long-guns, Winchester lever-actions were pretty accurate and had impressive firepower (fast repeating action). Best of all were the long-barreled single-shots, but they were best used on game that could not shoot back.

Even today, some very accurate rounds (in a properly-made rifle) are from the black-powder era - .38-55 and .45-70 are both tack-drivers when mated up with the proper rifles.

6. Sep 30, 2010

### Jimmy Snyder

Guns were more accurate back then than they are now. You used to be able to hit a California Condor, or Spotted Owl from 50 yards, but not any more.

7. Sep 30, 2010

### FlexGunship

Gets his info from Red Dead Redemption.

Gets his info from old prospectors.

EDIT: Oh crap... that was a hilarious joke that I totally missed! Sigh... good job, Jimmy. I'm sorry.

8. Sep 30, 2010

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Nicely done (Jimmy).

9. Sep 30, 2010

### cronxeh

Clever

10. Sep 30, 2010

### Mentallic

I'm going to go on a limb here and guess those birds are extinct now? Or else I'm totally missing the joke

11. Sep 30, 2010

### Danger

I'm with you on that. And if they aren't extinct, I will henceforth dedicate my life to making them so, lest the joke never make sense.

12. Sep 30, 2010

### Hepth

13. Sep 30, 2010

### turbo

14. Sep 30, 2010

Time to drag out the DNA-targeting micro-nukes! Kill 'em all with one shot, it's just one fine... what $500 or so? I can live with that. 15. Sep 30, 2010 ### FlexGunship Nope, they're just much much smaller now. :tongue: 16. Sep 30, 2010 ### turbo Hmm. Violating the Endangered Species act by killing a condor can send you to jail for a year AND a$100,000 fine. A bit more than $500. 17. Sep 30, 2010 ### Danger That is assuming that I target them from your side of the border, where I'm not allowed. If I launch from the top of Mount Yamnuska, there isn't much that can be done about it. 18. Sep 30, 2010 ### turbo Wow! If you shoot a wild turkey out of season here, or without the proper permit, you pay a$500 fine, pay a \$500 "replacement fee" (despite the fact that the turkeys breed like rabbits and need no "replacement") AND lose your hunting and fishing license for 5 years.

19. Sep 30, 2010

### FlexGunship

How do you type responses with your arms around that tree, hippy?

20. Sep 30, 2010

### stevenb

He sounds more like a good lawyer than a tree hugger.

21. Sep 30, 2010

### turbo

I am an avid hunter and I cut down trees to burn in my wood-stove.

22. Sep 30, 2010

### Jimmy Snyder

Many of you may remember the Sahara Forest before turbo-1's trip to Africa.

23. Sep 30, 2010

### Danger

Isn't that an oxymoron? :tongue:
The appellation "hippy" is no insult to me whatsoever. Despite my home of Alberta being touted as the "Bible Belt" of Canada, it has nothing at all compared to southern Ontario. I was stuck down there for 13 years. When I was 16, my hair started to creep down to almost the tops of my ears. I received death threats, from not only fellow students but also their parents, if I didn't get a haircut. I was a "hippy". Didn't matter that I didn't drink, take drugs, party, and had a perverse attraction to astrophysics... my hair was more than 1/2" long, so I was an evil influence. Needless to say, I never cut my hair again until the end of Grade 12. For one reason or another, those who threatened me slipped off of the map.

24. Sep 30, 2010

### turbo

That wasn't me. I had something to do with the Gobi Forest though.

25. Sep 30, 2010

### DaveC426913

:raises an eyebrow:
You smokin' that prairie weed?