Black Powder Match

Director: John Harris


Blackpowder General Information

The Black Powder Cartridge Rifle shooters have concluded another successful season. We gained two new shooters and also collected enough donations to send $150.00 to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

We began with a late April match and finished with an early November shoot. Our bullseye scores(10 shots at 200 yards from the bench) were a little disappointing early in the season. Everyone finally settled in and Jim Beery, in our last shoot of the season, shot the highest match score since BPCR began at URGC. Jim shot a perfect score of 100 with 9X's. Congratulations Jim! (He has shot an absolutely perfect 100 with 10 X's in practice)

We want to establish Wednesday as "black powder day". The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays will be informal muzzleloader shoots. Steel silhouettes are available for those shooting pure lead round ball from a traditional muzzleloader using black powder.

The scheduled matches are for Black Powder Cartridge Rifles on the 2nd and 4th Weds.These matches are held in the mornings(10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon) -April through September. Our shoots consist of 10 shots from the bench at 200 yard bullseye. First year shooters score the best 10 of 12 shots. We then take five offhand shots at a steel chicken at 200 yards. Finally, we shoot from crossed sticks, either prone or sitting, at various sized objects placed at 200 yards.

All our BPCR matches are fairly informal. We charge no fees, award only ribbons, and only collect 2 dollars for target costs.

If you have some interest and would like an introduction to BPCR shooting-come out and we'll get you started.

For more information contact John Harris at