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Events featured include muzzle and breech loading black powder rifle target shooting at distances of 200 yards and beyond.

 

2020 Dick Hoff Memorial Match

The 2020 Dick Hoff Memorial Target Rifle Mid-Range Match will be held on 13-14 June 2020, at Miami Rifle and Pistol Club, Cincinnati, OH.

Shooting is at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Permitted rifles: Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading style of firearms fired from the shoulder in the mid - late 1800’s era of International Rifle Matches or breech loading single shot rifle chambered in an original black powder cartridge.

Download: Match Details and Entry Form

Spring 2020, Oak Ridge, TN

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

March 27-29, 2020

The second preliminary in recreating history will commence again this spring. I have to say the first match last year was a great success, not only with the camaraderie, but the shooting itself. It was so close at the end of the match, only 1 point separated the top Breech Loader and top Muzzle Loader. This was again true with the top 4 spots, but the Muzzle Loaders were on top. I can't wait until this year.

After over 20 years of hosting LRML matches, I have again been given approval from the Oak Ridge (ORSA) BOD to host a Historical recreation of the original Creedmoor Match of 1874 thru to 2024. The NMLRA BOD have agreed to assist with sponsoring the match with awards. Be prepared to attend as many of these Historical matches as possible, it will be over in 2024. Yes, it will be Muzzle Loaders vs Breech Loaders in a format that allows both disciplines to compete with ample time.  

Read more: Spring 2020, Oak Ridge, TN

Research Press Journal – Issue 8, Winter 2019/20

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 8, Winter 2019/20. Free download pdf magazine (40 pages)

  • Priming
    • News, Events, People & Places
    • Bisley
    • Forthcoming Events
    • Thomas Wilson
    • Book News
  • A Volunteer Enfield Rifle
  • The Training of a Volunteer
  • The Remington Rolling Block
  • British Official Mid 19th Century Musketry Manuals
  • Demise of the Black Powder Target Rifle
  • The St. George's Challenge Vase

Link: Research Press Journal

2019 NMLRA Hepsworth Long Range Match

The 2019 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) Hepsworth Long Range Black Powder Target Rifle Match will be held at Camp Atterbury, IN., on 12-13 October 2019.

Shooting is at 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards. Permitted rifles: Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading style of firearms fired from the shoulder in the mid - late 1800’s era of International Rifle Matches or breech loading single shot rifle chambered in an original black powder cartridge.

Pre-Registration is Required!

Download: Match Details

Research Press Journal – Issue 7, Summer 2019

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 7, Summer 2019. Free download pdf magazine (44 pages)

  • Priming
    • News, Events, People & Places
  • Black Powder Target Rifle Association
  • School of Musketry, Hythe
  • School of Musketry - Annual Report 1855
  • 'Pickets' versus Bullets
  • The Match Rifle - Past and Present
  • The St. George's Challenge Vase
  • British Official Mid 19th Century Musketry Manuals

Link: Research Press Journal

2019 NMLRA All 1,000 yard Match

The 2019 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) All 1,000 yards Black Powder Target Rifle Match will be held at Camp Atterbury, IN., on 14-15 September 2019.

Shooting is at 1,000 yards. Permitted rifles: Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading style of firearms fired from the shoulder in the mid - late 1800’s era of International Rifle Matches or breech loading single shot rifle chambered in an original black powder cartridge.

Targets are 6’ high by 10’ wide. New NMLRA records will be established for these size targets for both muzzle loading and cartridge rifles.

Pre-Registration is Required!

Download: Match Details

2019 Dick Hoff Memorial Match

The 2019 Dick Hoff Memorial Target Rifle Mid-Range Match will be held on 27-28 July 2019, at Miami Rifle and Pistol Club, Cincinnati, OH.

Shooting is at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Permitted rifles: Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading style of firearms fired from the shoulder in the mid - late 1800’s era of International Rifle Matches or breech loading single shot rifle chambered in an original black powder cartridge.

Download: Match Details and Entry Form

Research Press Journal – Issue 6, Spring 2019

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 6, Spring 2019. Free download pdf magazine (44 pages)

  • Priming
    • News, Events, People & Places
  • Rifled Guns, 1859
  • Enfield Rifle Team Shooting
  • Long Range Rifle Fire, 1885
  • The Queen's Prize, 1860-1900
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859
  • C. Sharps' patent Rifles & Pistols advert

Link: Research Press Journal

Ordcon 2019

The Ordnance Conference 2019 will be held at Hindlip Police HQ near Worcester (UK) on 23rd February. The programme for the day has now been published.

Read more: Ordcon 2019

1000 yard World Championship

Arizona Muzzle Loading Association are hosting the above at Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, Arizona on 5-8 March 2019 (the first date being practice). There are classes for Black Powder Cartridge Rifle (iron and scope sights), Vintage Sniper Rifle and Black Powder Muzzle Loading Rifle. See the registration page at www.azmuzzleloading.com for a link to the registration form.

Note that this event immediately follows the United States International Muzzle Loading Team nationals, that will be at Ben Avery 2-4 March. This event also includes classes for muzzle loader, cartridge and vintage sniper rifle.

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