The Coming of the Minie Bullet
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The Coming of the Minie Bullet

The Coming of the Minie Bullet




      

The Coming of the Minie Bullet


The Coming of the Minie Bullet

About the year 1845 a French inventor named Minie made another improvement, and this time it had to do with so small a thing as the shape of the bullet, but which is a mighty factor in its flight, as we shall see a little further on.

A hundred years before the Minie bullet was invented it had been found that rifling the barrel would give the bullet a rotary motion, that is it makes it spin round on its long axis and literally bore its way through the air, and this action caused it to shoot farther, straighter and with greater power than when it was shot from a smooth-bore gun.

Up to Minie's time the bullets had always been made round, but this inventor produced a bullet of the shape as it is used today—that is, the front end is conical, the body is cylindrical and the rear end is flat.

Now, this new style of bullet was a great improvement on the old round bullet, for it offered much less resistance to the air and besides it was considerably heavier than a round bullet of the same caliber. When this bullet was shot from a rifled barrel it showed not only a higher velocity, that is, the number of feet it travels in a second, or speed, but that it had a carrying power of nearly twice the distance.

Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.

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