LOUDENBOOMERS ARE ACCURATE! Well....maybe so but take a gander at what the "Good Ole Boys" were doing with their rifles prior to 1860! Pay close attention to a "string match" that was fired by a Mr. T. Spencer in New York State in 1859....with BLACK POWDER no less!! http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/1860TargetRifle.asp#iv Oh...by the way...he was shooting cast lead bullets!!