Re: Range of "New Army"
Using 25 grains and .457 ball, I was wondering just how far that ball would go.
Was at the Legion the other month and shooting at an old dead tree from about 30 feet (10 meters or so) just standing there, no bench rest or the like, I was easily able to get a 6" in grouping with 15 rounds. Digging into the tree with a small pen knife, those balls were indeed deeply embedded, which got me to thinking, just how far would they go in free flight?
One fellow has suggested a mile. I guess that's possible but I have my doubts but then again he could be right. Half a mile? I quite sure of that. Quarter of a mile? No doubt here and it could indeed hurt someone at that range.
Was just wondering.