"The Soldier's Manual Of Rifle Firing at Various Distances" by Captain Thackery 1861

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  1. Found this on archive.org and thought it might be of interest to the shooters here, (especially those who shoot with muzzle loaders) and also to anyone with an interest in 19th century warfare.

    "The soldier's manual of rifle firing at various distances" by Captain Thackery of the 2nd Somerset Militia:

    Read online or download: The soldier's manual of rifle firing, at various distances

  2. That's not an SLR he's holding...
  3. No of course not, none of these pipsqueak calibres like 7.62 for the Army back then, .577" is a real man's calibre!!