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    Sharps Rifles

    I know that the Sharps rifle is supposed to be more accurate. In game, though, I find that I'm less accurate with the Sharps than the other rifles/muskets. In fact, I have a hard time hitting anything with a Sharps while I've been pretty decent with the Enfields and others.

    Am I missing something here (other than skill, of course)?

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    The Sharps is a general accuracy weapon in and out of game. The problem is that the breech block leaks gasses, will use inconsistent powder charges (if the cartridges are rat-tailed and not flat bottomed) which all provide for a inaccurate shot placement.

    Average range is about 200-400 yards back then. Past those ranges, special rifled weapons were used for special shots.


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    Also keep in mind there's a major difference between a Sharps Carbine (Cavalry) and Sharps Rifle (42nd PA, 1st USS). Some players in game seem to be confused as to which one they have sometimes.
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    How in the world do you get your hands on a sharps rifle in WoR?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st KY "Orphan" Brigade View Post
    How in the world do you get your hands on a sharps rifle in WoR?
    On the Union side the 42nd PA and 2nd US sharpshooters have them. Theres two cavalry regiments that have the carbine variant as well. There is also on the CSA side a Virginia unit that has the carbine variation as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st KY "Orphan" Brigade View Post
    How in the world do you get your hands on a sharps rifle in WoR?
    Ingame we have the following units equipped with them:

    The 42nd PA and the 2nd US Sharpshooters have them.
    The 6th and 4th PA Cavalry and 1st Virginia Cavalry have the Sharps Carbine model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st KY "Orphan" Brigade View Post
    How in the world do you get your hands on a sharps rifle in WoR?
    A session or two ago I just happen to pick two units in a row that had the Sharps issued to them! I love that weapon for one reason only...the faster reload times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamRod73 View Post
    A session or two ago I just happen to pick two units in a row that had the Sharps issued to them! I love that weapon for one reason only...the faster reload times.
    That is really the only good thing about it to be honest. At least in my opinion. I find the the Springfield 1855 to be much more accurate. I dont get why people act like the sharps rifle is overpowered just for that reason.

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