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    Ammunition: Contemporary Information

    A collection of articles with contemporary information relating to ammunition / loading for long range shooting with the muzzle loading and black powder cartridge rifle is available via my web site.

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    Firearms, long range target shooting and associated history

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    Very nice. Thanks for posting.

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    I just added a bookmark for it.
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    In the new edition of my Research Press Journal I have an article on loading ammunition in the 19th Century. This draws from published letters and news reports in the UK. Full contents are:

    Research Press Journal – Issue 3, Summer 2018. (40 pages)
    • Calendar of Events
    • Priming - News, Events, People & Places
    • Long Range Rifles (MLAGB Branch)
    • Loading Ammunition (in the 19th Century)
    • American Rifle Team, Creedmoor 1882
    • Firearms History: Improvements in the Rifle - Breech-Loading - Selection of the Service Weapon - The Snider and Martini-Henry
    • Military Match Rifles & Their Sights: Kerr and Turner
    • Arming Georgia: With The Beginning Of The War, Governor Joe Brown Turned To Domestic Production And Britian To Supply Georgia’s Needs For Arms
    • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859

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    Firearms, long range target shooting and associated history

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    Great info, thanks David.
    Long range rules, the rest drool.

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