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How accurate were the guns

  1. Sep 30, 2010 #1

    wolram

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    Of the wild west?
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2010 #2

    fss

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    Guns aren't accurate, shooters are.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 #3

    FlexGunship

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    +/- 7
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 #4
    Good enough to kill you. :smile:
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 #5

    turbo

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    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.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 #6
    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.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 #7

    FlexGunship

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    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.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Nicely done (Jimmy).
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 #9

    cronxeh

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    Clever :biggrin:
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 #10

    Mentallic

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    I'm going to go on a limb here and guess those birds are extinct now? Or else I'm totally missing the joke :biggrin:
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 #11

    Danger

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    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.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 #12

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    turbo

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  15. Sep 30, 2010 #14

    Danger

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    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.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2010 #15

    FlexGunship

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    Nope, they're just much much smaller now. :tongue:
     
  17. Sep 30, 2010 #16

    turbo

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    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.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2010 #17

    Danger

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    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.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2010 #18

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    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.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2010 #19

    FlexGunship

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    How do you type responses with your arms around that tree, hippy?
     
  21. Sep 30, 2010 #20
    He sounds more like a good lawyer than a tree hugger. :smile:
     
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