Trajectories of American Hunting Rifles/cartridges - 1885


#1

For those interested in vintage US cartridges a scan/pdf of an 1885 evaluation on various cartridges listed below is now available for download thanks to the Library Of Congress, who have done a fine scaning indeed:

archive.org/details/trajectoriesofam00newy

Simply clicking on “PDF” on the left of your screen will help you save a copy if interested.

[b]Forest and Stream. 1885. Trajectories of American Hunting Rifles: A Series of Tests made by the “Forest and Stream”, at the Creedmore Range, Sept. 26 – Oct 19, 1885. New York, United States. 95p.

  1. Marlin 45
  2. Marlin 40-60
  3. Marlin 38-55
    4 Marlin 32-40
  4. Ballard 40-85
  5. Ballard .- 40-70
  6. Remington 40-65
  7. Remington 38-50
  8. Remington 32-40
  9. Remington 32 R. F.
    1 1. Remington 50 N. Y. State Model.
  10. Winchester 50 Express.
  11. Winchester 45-75
  12. Winchester 40-60
  13. Winchester 22 Long.
  14. Bullard 50 ftxpress
  15. Bullard 45
  16. Bullard 40-70
  17. Bullard 38
  18. Bullard 32
  19. Whitney 50 Express
  20. Whitney 40-60
  21. Stevens 38 C. F.
  22. Stevens 32 R. F.
  23. Stevens Hunter’s Pet, C. F.
  24. Stevens 22
  25. Maynard 40-70
  26. Wesson 44
  27. Colt 32
  28. Springfield 45 Govt.
  29. Sharps 45 Govt.
  30. Bland 45 Express
  31. Merrill Muzzleloader
  32. Romer Muzzleloader[/b]

#2

Nice find. Thanks.


#3

I’ve always found this rather remarkable, it just shows what’s possible if you try;

researchpress.co.uk/longrange/sandyhook.htm

All done without optics too. I’m a big fan of aperture sights, I’d far rather have a ‘black dot’ than a ‘red dot’ on anything I hold into my shoulder. But then, my middle name is Lud.

Happy collecting, Peter