rifle ball

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a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle

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''The square, however, was soon formed and the cavalry made no impression on us, but a great number of (their) men and horses (were casualties) from the effect of our Rifle balls, their steel cuirasses not being sufficient to protect them.
Also, under the Massachusetts Militia Law, towns were required to "maintain a supply of 100 pounds of powder, 300 pounds of musket and rifle balls of various sizes and 300 flints for each sixty militiamen." How times have changed in Massachusetts!
A 2-ounce, 14-count load of .310" rifle balls stayed inside a 30" circle widely spaced with no discernable central killing pattern.