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

 

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.

Research Press Journal – Issue 5, Winter 2018/19

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Research Press Journal – Issue 5, Winter 2018/19. Free download pdf magazine (40 pages)

  • Priming
    • News, Events, People & Places
  • Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, c1880
  • Small Bore and Match Shooting, 1869
  • Horatio Ross
  • The 1866 Benson-Poppenburg Breech-loader
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859

Link: Research Press Journal

31st Challenge Europeen Des Carabiniers De Souppes Sur Loing

The above match will be held 20-22 April 2019 and the event comprises prone shooting at 100, 200 and 300 metres with black powder rifles. There are four events:

  • Burton
military muzzle-loader
  • Snider
military breech-loader
  • Turner
sporting muzzle-loader
  • Bodine
sporting breech loader

Prizes are awarded to the first five of each event and there are also aggregate prizes for Military Rifle and Sporting Rifle.

Download: Details (English) / Details (French) and Entry Form

Spring 2019, Oak Ridge, TN

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor Match 2024

Oak Ridge, TN starts now!

Past NRA President Pete Brownell spoke at the 2017 Competitive Shooting Meeting and expressed his thoughts of growth in shooting sports by giving opportunities for people to ‘Pull the Trigger’. I totally agree as there is so much more to shooting than the shooting itself. 

After over 20 years of hosting LRML matches, I’m going to expand to allow more people to ‘pull the trigger’.  I have been given approval from the Oak Ridge (ORSA) BOD to host a Historical recreation of the original Creedmoor Match in 2024.  The NMLRA BOD have agreed to assist with sponsoring the match.  22-23 March 2019 will be the 1st year of this 5 year 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 will be Muzzle Loaders vs Breech Loaders.

I will be hosting these matches in the same manner in which I have hosted previously (some slight adjustments may occur year-after-year as we learn), the only difference - there will be more shooters that include both ML and BP Breech Loaders. I believe I can run both simultaneously and separate on the same line at the same time. My current thinking is everyone will run in our traditional 4 man squad rotation. ML will be pair firing for the 1 hour relay. 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: Spring 2019, Oak Ridge, TN

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