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You Can’t Really Hit a 1,300-Yard Shot with a Muzzleloader, Can You?

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1,300 yards with a Civil War-era designed rifle? No problem. 

Today’s modern muzzleloaders have amazing accuracy out to long distance. But have you ever seen a 1,300 yard shot, with a replica muzzleloader from a Civil War-era design?

You have now, check out the awesome shooting by this guy with a .451 Whitworth replica rifle from a design that originated in the 1850s!

It’s easy to see why the Confederacy was deploying this rifle as a sniper rifle. It’s almost scary to think what kind of possible impacts this firearm would have had on the war if not for the Union blockade.

Iron sights and blackpowder at 1,300 yards? That’s a pretty darn group for that distance and those sights. It’s enough to make any modern muzzleloading rifle jealous.

Not to take anything away from the shooter in the video, but the men who used these rifles back when they were new were probably even more skilled with them. It really just goes to show why some firearms designs and innovations truly are timeless in their efficiency and accuracy!

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You Can’t Really Hit a 1,300-Yard Shot with a Muzzleloader, Can You?