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

 

2020 NMLRA All 1000 yard

NMLRA All 1000 yard

Black Powder Target Rifle Match

September 12-13, 2020

Following is an announcement concerning the September Camp Atterbury all 1,000 yard black powder match. Obviously, everything is subject to the status of the COVID 19, but this will let you pencil the dates on your calendar.

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.

Note that pre-registration is required.

Download: Match Information and Registration Details

The Story of Creedmoor: The Irish ~ American Rifle Match of 1874

The Story of CreedmoorIn 1873 riflemen of Ireland challenged the riflemen of America to a long range rifle championship. The challenge was taken up by the Amateur Rifle Club of New York, and the match took place in Sept 1874 at Creedmoor. The Irish Team used their Rigby muzzle loading match rifles. The American Team used Remington Rolling Block and Sharps match rifles, both newly introduced versions in response to the conditions of the match regarding rifle weight and trigger-pull. In 2002 Research Press published a booklet on the history of this rifle match. The story has been revised and expanded and it is now available in paperback or Kindle versions via Amazon.

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Read more: The Story of Creedmoor: The Irish ~ American Rifle Match of 1874

Jean Samuel Pauly, Henri Roux, and Successors

Georg Priestel has published his work on "Jean Samuel Pauly, Henri Roux, and Successors - their inventions from 1812 to 1882 - New Light on the Forerunners of Modern Fire Arms Ammunition." This 74 page work should serve to explain the historical background and events of ammunition development with its inventors J. S. Pauly and Henri Roux, and to put these inventors in a better light than it had previously been. The author rewrites the early development of the Pauly and Roux cartridges. This composition of many individual pieces of a puzzle gives a picture of how the story went from the beginning to the modern central fire cartridge. It is available in PDF format and for free download via Research Press publications.

Ordnance

Web site updates have recently focussed on Research Press Journal. Newly added to the British Military section is 'Ordnance'. Initial texts and illustrations extracted are from 'RECORD OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862.' This may be somewhat out of interest areas for some given the focus of the web site to date on small arms, but follows from on-going research regarding Whitworth rifles and artillery. An extension perhaps of the long range theme of much of Research Press.

Spring 2020, Oak Ridge, TN

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

March 27-29, 2020 - **CANCELLED**

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

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