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Let’s imagine that the year is 1874 in the Texas panhandle, you are one of 28 men under attack by as many as 700 Comanche, Cheyenne and Kiowa warriors, and you just witnessed a 24-year-old named Billy Dixon shoot an enemy warrior off his horse almost a mile away. Now, given some background, what kind of firearm would it take to shoot at what was later recorded as 1,538 yards?

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