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

 

2022 NMLRA's Terpstra/Swallow Long Range Match

NMLRA's Terpstra/Swallow Long Range Match

800, 900, 1000 yards

10-11 June 2022, Camp Atterbury, IN.

Rifles - Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading or cartridge style firearm in the mid to late 1800's era of International Rifle Matches shooting black powder.

Course of Fire - Five relays over two days. 800, 900, and 1000 yards on Saturday. Two 1000 yards on Sunday. Ten shots for score at each relay. Unlimited sighters, last three converted for score in reverse order. Pair firing, one hour for two shooters. Targets are 6 x 10 ft.

Note that pre-registration is required.

Download: Match Information

1st Hungarian Long Range Black Powder Cartridge Grand Prix

The 1st Hungarian Long Range Black Powder Cartridge Grand Prix will be held in parallel with the 1st MLAIC Muzzle Loading Long Range World Cup, 1 - 7 August 2022 at Izbég/Szentendre, Hungary.

Shooting is at 300, 600, 500, 900 and 1000 yards and open to individuals shooting any pre-1894 single shot breech loading rifles with black powder ammunition.

For further details see - 1st Hungarian Long-Range Black Powder Cartridge Grand Prix

2022 Dick Hoff Memorial Match

The 2022 Dick Hoff Memorial Target Rifle Mid-Range Match will be held on 14 May 2022, at Miami Rifle and Pistol Club, Cincinnati, OH.

Shooting is at 300 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

British Gunlock Makers

'British Gunlock Makers' by Tony Gibbs-Murray is the result of many years of research during the author’s retirement. Five chapters introduce the subject, then approaching 200 pages provide a comprehensive directory of those involved in the trade, including Filers, Forgers, Makers, Suppliers, and the period that they were working. A further eight Appendices provide supplementary information. This is sure to become the definitive reference on the subject, and only 150 copies have been printed. >> SOLD OUT - 24 June 2022 <<

Read more: British Gunlock Makers

Back Position (Video)

The overview article on the back (or supine) position, illustrated with 19th century images and photographs of modern riflemen, has been updated. It now includes at the end a short video of a shot being fired from a muzzle loading match rifle to demonstrate the position. See - The Back Position.

Creedmoor 150, Oak Ridge, TN - March 2022

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

March 25-26, 2022

The is the 34 Long Range Match run by Rick Weber, and now focused on the Creedmoor Match of 1874, aka: Creedmoor 150, year 3. The matches will be hosted in the same manner in as hosted previously (some slight adjustments may occur year-after-year). Everyone will run in a 4 man squad rotation. ML will be pair firing for the 1 hour relay and the BL will be paired as well, but each of them will only get 30 min by themselves - totaling the 1 hour relay. Then, rotate the same as has been done for years.

This year (2022), again, shooting will be 300 & 1000 on Friday - supported and 600 & 1000 on Saturday- unsupported. Relay times will be 1hr at each distance, these relay times may vary (extended) depending on participation and weather. Sighters and 10 consecutive scored shots at each distance on Creedmoor square targets. (NRA Approved Match, as of now). Saturday (day2) only at 1000, no sighters - only 10 shots for score. See below for further notes, Match Rules and Registration. 

DownloadFormat and Notes, Match Rules and Registration

facebook: match Creedmoor 150 (1874-2024) | further reading Long Range Black Powder Rifle Target Shooting

2022 Arizona WINS - International Black Powder Long Range Championship

March 23-31, 2022
Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, Arizona

Two Categories, Muzzle Loader Rifle and Black Powder Cartridge Rifle.

All Target Rifle Matches may be shot from any position including bench for competitors unable to shoot from the prone Position. Shooters provide your own bench and bench sticks or rest. All shooting each day from one firing point, no firing line changes. No match provided target pullers. Competitors shall pull targets. Pit change after each relay.

Muzzle Loaders and Cartridge Rifles Black Powder and/or Pyrodex only Cartridge Rifle Competitors cross sticks, wrist rest and/or sling, Muzzle Loaders USIMLT Rules, cast or swaged lead alloy bullets, no gas checks.

Download:

See: https://azmuzzleloading.com/index.php/long-range/

2021 NMLRA Hepsworth Long Range Match

The 2021 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) Hepsworth Long Range Black Powder Target Rifle Match will be held at Camp Atterbury, IN., on 16-17 October 2021.

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

Creedmoor 150, Oak Ridge, TN - October 2021

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

October 22-23, 2021

The next preliminary in recreating history will commence in October.

After 20+ years of hosting LRML matches, I’ve expaned to host a Historical recreation of the original Creedmoor Match in 2024. 

2019 was the 1st year of this quest for LR-ML and LR-BL to prepare at Oak Ridge for the Historical 150th Anniversary of the Creedmoor Match of 1874. Yes, it was Muzzle Loaders vs Breech Loaders – what a close match it was!

I will be hosting these matches in the same manner in which I have hosted previously (some slight adjustments may occur year-after-year). Everyone will run in our traditional 4 man squad rotation. ML will be pair firing for the 1 hour relay and the BL will be paired as well, but each of them will only get 30 min by themselves – totaling the 1 hour relay.  Then, well rotate the same as we’ve done for years.  

Read more: Creedmoor 150, Oak Ridge, TN - October 2021

Research Press Journal – Issue 10, Winter 2020/21

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 10, Winter 2020. (40 pages)

Articles include details of an important collection of medals that belonged to Major A.B. Leech, Captain of the Irish Rifle Team to Creedmoor, an historical perspective on long range shooting, and the popular 1861 Enfield Artillery Carbine by Parker-Hale.

Contents:

  • Priming - News, Events, People & Places
  • A Lecture on Military Rifles (1905)
  • The Remington Rolling Block
  • Shooting Medals awarded to Major A.B. Leech
  • Long Range Shooting: An Historical Perspective
  • Parker-Hale's 1861 Enfield Artillery Carbine
  • The China Cup 1864

Link: Research Press Journal

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