The Volunteer Rifleman, and the Rifle John Boucher

ISBN: 9781230251936

Published: September 12th 2013

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26 pages


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The Volunteer Rifleman, and the Rifle  by  John Boucher

The Volunteer Rifleman, and the Rifle by John Boucher
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 26 pages | ISBN: 9781230251936 | 10.43 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. REMAKKS ONMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. REMAKKS ON LOADING, CONTINUED. The Charge.--The Patch.--The Bullet. On the subject of loading I shall now make some further observations, as the method of doing so correctly and properly is of the greatest importance.

A uniform quantity of powder for each separate charge should be strictly adhered to at all times- great care should, therefore, be taken in the measurement, that it be always the same quantity, and that the same amount of charge be used at all distances.

If the charge is not correctly measured, or any portion of the powder be lost, a corresponding difference in the range will be the result- you should, therefore, if a cartridge, use both hands in opening it- the muzzle of the rifle resting at the time on the wrist of the left hand.

If you use a powder flask, see that the charge be always equally full, and that the flask be not shaken more at one time than another in filling the charger. Some riflemen are so very particular as to weigh each charge separately- placing the powder in paper tubes, containing one charge each- but unless you were as nicely particular with regard to the bullets, patches, and all the manual operations connected with loading, this plan would not be attended with much advantage to you- and a small brass or tin tube, as a separate charger, may, with proper care, be used with sufficient accuracy in its stead.

The tube would certainly be a superior plan to that of using the common powder flask- for, unless you are particularly careful, you may easily make a difference, by the shaking of the flask and the pressure of the forefinger, sufficient to cause an error of a foot or more vertically, according to distance, in the flight of the bullet. Of the truth of this you may easily satisfy...



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