Originally Posted by kennyclone
1000 maybe a stretch but snipers in the civil war could easily hit a target >300m they might be a old design but they are accurate if in the right hands which is the key to every good sniper.
The US Civil War? Then those weren't "muskets", they were firing muzzle-loading rifles
. A musket
is a smooth-bore
muzzle-loader, and not accurate beyond 50 - 80 yards. They were only effective as mass-volley fire weapons at close range.
In the Napoleonic Wars, in 1808 (?) Rifleman
Tom Plunkett of the British Army's 95th Rifle
Regiment killed a French general at ~800 yards during the retreat to Corunna in Portugal. Using a flintlock Baker rifle