View Full Version : Do you belong to a Muzzle Loading Gun Club?
04-14-2002, 07:43 PM
How many of us belong to a muzzle loading gun club? If you do it would be nice to know what the club's name is, where they're out of, how many members, when do you shoot and what kind of targets do you shoot at.
### I belong to the Shawnee Long Rifles ( a charter club of the NMLRA) at Wapakoneta, Ohio. There are about 100 members. We hold shoots on the fourth Sunday of the month. We primarily shoot paper targets at 25, 50, and 100 yards, but we'll shoot some silhouettes and have a woods available for some primitive shoots also. We shoot under NMLRA rules and allow anything that shoots round balls, any metallic sight and obsolete ignition. ###How about you? Tell us something about your club.
04-14-2002, 09:16 PM
I dropped out of a club about 10 years ago, mostly because I'm just a loner when it comes to ML's and the outdoors. ###The good thing about it was it made me shoot at least once a month! ###something I don't do now.
It is called "Fort Hill Ramrods" (the name comes from a nearby hill with Civil War trenches on it) ###and is located at Hillsboro Missouri. ###At the time, (don't know about now) we had a 50 membership limit because we wanted to know everybody and each member had to be voted in. ###Visitors were welcome tho.
Leathers, etc were not required, the only restrictions we had applied to the guns, no inlines allowed. ###We shot every 3rd Sunday of the Month at steel round gong targets out to 150 yards and had the knife/tomahawk throw as well. ###Occasionally we had a Seneca Run and the only 100% American Indian we had ran it barefoot.
04-19-2002, 08:08 PM
I've shy'd away from the local one 'cause there's a real attitude about in-lines there. ###I like both inlines and sidelocks. ###I've enjoyed hunting with both for different reasons but don't really feel like locking myself into any one tradition since I enjoy many different aspects of hunting and shooting sports.
(Edited by wmidbrook at 8:09 pm on April 19, 2002)
06-21-2002, 07:25 PM
I just joined the Kickapoo Muzzleloaders, located just outside Bloomington, IL.
Paper targets at 25, 50, & 100 yds.with some splatterboard and trap shoots thrown in. Territorials are coming up June 28-30. Since I'm new, I'm not sure how many members they have but everyone I have met has been real friendly and helpful. At the June novelty shoot one AGG allowed inlines, but I have not seen anyone shoot one yet. I think everyone kind of leans toward traditional stuff. ###IKE
06-22-2002, 07:45 AM
Welcome aboard IKE220. I was beginning to think nobody else belonged to a club. If you haven't shot in the Territorials before, you'll like it. The biggest change is the fact that you can't enter just one match, you enter the whole Aggregate. You can qualify for the Territorial Championships at the Nationals, depending on how you place. Good luck. I'm sure there'll be a few shooters there that I've met in the past.
###Fill us in on what kind of gun you're shooting and how well you fare at the Territorials next week. ###
06-22-2002, 11:06 AM
What is an obsolete ignition ???
06-23-2002, 07:19 AM
Obsolete ignition would include ignition sources before the modern smokeless cartridges came on the scene. They would include flintlocks,percussion caps, matchlocks, and wheellocks. Am I missing any? Modern rifle or shotgun primers put out a hotter more reliable spark and made all those others obsolete.
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