Follow the evolution of the rifle from the very first muskets to the latest technology with this handy infographic.
The evolution of the rifle is a fascinating part of the world's history. From humble beginnings of single-shot blackpowder rifles with questionable accuracy and low rates of fire up to the current day of incredibly accurate and reliable guns, the evolution of the rifle is a topic that every shooter should learn more about.
Cannon Safes recently came out with a great infographic that gives a great look at just how the rifle developed and changed over time.
Check it out below and learn something new!
Seeing just how far the evolution of the rifle has come since gunpowder was first discovered is really amazing.
From a musket that had an effective range of 50 meters and could fire three rounds per minute, we now have fully automatic rifles that fire 625 rounds per minute and have effective ranges of over 800 meters. It really gets you thinking about what the future of rifle development could hold.