Shooting a flintlock Pedersoli Jäger on 200 meters – video

jager 50 m szorasA muzzleloader is a precise tool, we all know this. On 50 and 100 meter, which are the most common distances on competitions, an experience shooter can shoot several shots in one hole. But according to 19th century documents the light infantry and the jägers/marksmans of the regular infantry used to shoot up to 250 yard (cca 200-225 m) and were able to hit a man size target on this distance. I was curious if these firearms are really effective on 200 meters, so I took my Pedersoli Jäger rifle to test to see what an average light infantry soldier was capable of during the Napoleonic wars.