riphåll [Swedish]

In Lappland, an informal unit of distance, literally “grouse measure.” It is the approximate maximum distance at which a grouse can be shot with a lodbössa, an 18ᵗʰ century form of muzzle-loading small-bore (8-15mm) gun shooting lead balls or shot. About 50 to 60 meters.

photo of a lodbössa


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