the speed of sound
Some of you are aware of my shooting endeavors. My rifle of the moment is a single shot chambering a 40-65 cartridge. It is an old black powder era cartridge which fires (for me) a 400 grain bullet at about 1150fps. The rifle is pleasant to shoot and has been fired by a short, 15 year old neighbor girl with a great deal of enthusiasm with no problems. In the last few days Iíve been shooting a 45-70 with 350 grain bullets at maybe 1500fps. It is punishing. It seems odd to me that it should be so unpleasant to shoot when the bullets are so much lighter. It occurs to me that slowing the bullets down to the same speed as the 40-65 will likely be back in the pleasant shooting category.
The speed of sound; exceed it at your peril
The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
Personal failures are too important to be trusted to others.