Why did muskets replace bows?

Please don't use the English Longbow as your only citation. Not all bows may have taken so much training. I think the English longbow took so much training because their enemies were armored so they needed high draw weight bows and thus long periods of muscle training to use them. During the 18th century for... show more Please don't use the English Longbow as your only citation. Not all bows may have taken so much training. I think the English longbow took so much training because their enemies were armored so they needed high draw weight bows and thus long periods of muscle training to use them. During the 18th century for example there was little armor so the long training period point is void.
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