The reports that I have seen are too anecdotal and not supported by reliable data. Individuals may well have achieved impressive performances, but hen in the ranks, it was just a case of point and shoot when told. taking aim was not encouraged and the men could usually see only clouds of smoke anyway.
Reliable data? Such as? I think we are talking about two different things here. I'm saying that volleying and skirmishing at 200 paces or 150 yards was advocated and reported being done by any number of accounts. Whether the troops were aiming or not, or whether or not the fire effect was significant are other questions.