Can y0u load a brown bess really fast with a lot of practice? People can solve rubiks cubes in like 5 or 6 seconds. So can you load a brown bess very fast? The answer is no. When loading the brown bess you have to perform multiple steps, and it is time consuming. That is why the brown bess had such a long bayonet. Because once you shot it, instead of taking the time to reload it you would just charge the other soldiers and stab them. I learned this in history class.