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|i have seen articles that say the shot was between 500 and 600 yards. The officer with Lincoln was shot. You do not have to have a special rifle to make that kind of shot. The Enfield was capable in the hands of a marksman of hitting a target at that range. We used to shoot big horn sheep steel targets at 300 hundred and five hundred meters using a 295 grain patched round ball out of the replica Enfield and replica Remington Zouave type rifle muskets. We weren't doing any real tight groupings but we were hitting the targets. so it is possible.