9 hours ago, Demandred1957 said:
Got a better idea, YOU show me one hunter that got mauled.. And deer are not likely to swing around and maul you. And btw, where do you get your knowledge of a antique weapons from? Blunderbuss's loaded with grapeshot were absolutely devastating. That's why they were one of the preferred weapons of pirates, and criminals.
Quick internet search shows multiple instances of hunters attacked by both animals.
And on blunderbuss:
Crappy shotgun with short range, not a rifle.
Also remember, the blunderbuss in game uses stones for projectiles (basically gravel).
It's a step up from primitive weapons, but not a great weapon itself