assjuice: NashMcNash: dentalhilljack: NashMcNash: kd8our: And they complain about that MTV show...This. WVU fans bask in their reputation as couch burning rednecks, but have been crying foul over this MTV show depicted them as couch burning rednecks.To be fair, many of the couch burners in Sunnyside are out of state students from New Jersey. Not that anyone would make a show about Jersey trash......That is a fair assessment. I've always said Morgantown isn't bad in July, when everyone is in New Jersey.Actually it is total BS. I lived in Morgantown for 7 years and never met anyone from further than 50 miles away. WVians just love to blame their problems in people who "ain't from here."
dallylamma: I don't think I've ever seen a 'Do you know who I am?' dropped in real life before.
dittybopper: hdhale: Smooth bore muskets were generally pretty accurate out of about 100 meters.No they weren't:A soldier's musket if not exceedingly ill-bored (as many are), will strike the figure of a man at 80 yards, perhaps even at 100; but a soldier must be very unfortunate indeed who shall be wounded by a common musket at 150 yards, providing his antagonist aims at him; and as for firing at a man at 200 yards with a common musket, you might just as well fire at the moon and have the same hope of hitting your object. I do maintain and will prove, whenever called on, that no man was ever killed at 200 yards by a common soldier's musket by the person who aimed at him. - Colonel George Hanger, 1814.Note he is saying that some fraction of military muskets will "perhaps even [strike the figure of a man] at 100 [yards]". That's a pretty big friggin' target: 5 to 6 feet tall, and 2 feet wide.I have pretty extensive experience in shooting both smoothbore and rifled muzzleloading guns, and I wouldn't depend on a smoothbore to hit something like the vital area on a deer, using a round ball like they did back then, out much past 40 yards, *MAYBE* 50 if you've really worked up a good load for that gun. The vital area on a deer is about the size of a dinner plate, btw.My father, who has built many of them (including one entirely from scratch - no premanufactured parts) once tried a whole bunch of things to get them to shoot accurately, and you just can't do it. It is the nature of a round ball fired from a smoothbore gun to be inaccurate. This is especially true of cast round balls, which almost certainly have imperfections that more modern swaged balls don't have.Rifled muskets out to about 300 meters. Percussion caps were invented in 1839, and likely Davey Crockett used them, but Daniel Boone did not.You really don't know who I am, do you? You're looking shiat up on Wikipedia. I have actual experience.BTW, for massed volley fire, a rifled musket is fine out to 500 yard ...
dittybopper: TofuTheAlmighty: dittybopper: I stopped using modern guns to hunt with about 10 years ago, and stopped using a modern bow about 6 years ago. I'm starting to transition from using steel broadheads to one ones I knapped myself:Pffft, I only hunt with atlatls.Hey, will you be at the Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Vermont next year?
TofuTheAlmighty: dittybopper: I stopped using modern guns to hunt with about 10 years ago, and stopped using a modern bow about 6 years ago. I'm starting to transition from using steel broadheads to one ones I knapped myself:Pffft, I only hunt with atlatls.
NashMcNash: kd8our: And they complain about that MTV show...This. WVU fans bask in their reputation as couch burning rednecks, but have been crying foul over this MTV show depicted them as couch burning rednecks.
dittybopper: the bear has a chance to either escape, or to make your life interesting in deep laceration-y, puncture wound-y, blunt trauma-y sorts of ways.
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