Gun Myths: Rifles vs Smoothbores
4 December 2020
Checking whether smoothbore guns can rival rifles in certain featuresInternet experts tend to get into fights over their opinions, even when they know next to nothing about the subject. An often-seen claim is that paradox or oval-bore Lancaster guns should be legally equal to rifles, and that it takes a certain skill to handle those. Today we will be checking some similar myths: • that an oval-bore Lancaster gun can shoot as far as a proper rifle; • that the 9.6×53 Lancaster round is powerful enough to penetrate a thick tree trunk; • that rifles are overall very powerful, which is why you need experience to own one. We will run a series of comparisons and find out how true these claims are, and also see which ones are just misconceptions existing among some gun owners.