Did you ever notice that after a F&I battle there were all sorts of benches left . I heard the colonists would use the for flooring in their cabins.Gong was about the size of a run of the mill laptop. Maybe a bit bigger. I was shooting my new .54 with 90 grains fff (I have found out that's what she likes best) and .18 interesting "star" styled ticking patches from October Country. They load ridiculously easy, and the rifle seem two love them. It was a benched shot. the .54 has a 44 inch barrel, and for a rifle the size of a telephone pole, it handles better than my girlfriend.
How things have changed. Your exception and a large part of New Hampshire noted, but there are probably more patriots on the football team than the whole of NE these days. Sad to say.I, admittedly, enjoy learning/reading about the French and Indian War more than any other topic. However, I will take care of every lobster back I catch eyes on. I am from New England, and remember that it was us brick-headed and obnoxious people that started the wonderful struggle that was the Revolution.