Col. George Hanger (c. 1750-1824)
“A soldier’s musket, if not exceedingly ill-bored (as many of them are), will strike the figure of a man at eighty yards; it may even at 100; but a soldier must be very unfortunate indeed who shall be wounded by a common musket at 150 yards, provided his antagonist aims at him; and as to firing at a man at 200 yards with a common musket, you may as well fire at the moon and have the same hopes of hitting your object.”
- To All Sportsmen and Particularly to Farmers, and Gamekeepers. By Colonel George Hanger. London, 1814, pg. 205.