Baker Flintlock Rifle Ammunition and Accuracy





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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2010

2/95th Australia re-enactors demonstrate the accuracy of the Baker
infantry rifle used by the British 95th Rifle Regiment in the
Napoleonic Wars.

Ammunition types as described in contemporary accounts and De Witt
Bailey's British Military Flintlock Rifles. In this test we used 0.60
inch ball, cloth patch with beeswax and lard lube, and replica rifles
(Rifle Shoppe kits assembled by Green River Rifle Works in Australia).
Powder is modern 2F, 100 grains per shot. Cartridges tested were primed
from the cartridge (as the 95th would have done). Loose ball was primed
from the horn.

Loading style for each round is shown in the clip.

Apologies for the wind and tractor noise on the sound track.

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