Black Powder Cartridge Rifle (BPCR)

Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday 100 times .
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, November 25, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, December 23, 2023 - 8:00am

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle (BPCR)

  • Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Squadding & safety briefing at 8:00 a.m.
  • Firing begins at 8:30
  • Cost: Club Members - $5 / Non-Members - $10
  • Shot at the High Power Range

Rifles allowed 

Any safe, original, or modern production or custom variety, breech loading rifle designed as a single shot. Bolt action rifles are specifically not allowed. Original or modern muzzle loading rifles, with or without a sealed ignition are also allowed. Safe triggers are required. Electronic triggers and adjustable butt plates are prohibited.

Rifles must be chambered for authentic, original black powder cartridges and calibers, taking into account normal variations in types of brass and primers as well as bore sizes, rifling styles and twist and chamber dimensions.

Ammunition allowed

Ammunition may be fixed, breech seated or muzzle loaded. Only commercially manufactured sporting grade black powder or any BATFE approved black powder substitute may be used for the entire powder charge in muzzle loading rifles. Breech-loaded ammunition only may be made of black powder or any BATFE approved black powder substitute or a combination of black powder and up to 20% smokeless powder by weight.

Course of fire

This match will be shot following the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Rules. These rules can be found at bp-book.pdf (

Since this will be an informal shoot, courses of fire will change as we shoot and gain experience as a group. Paper targets will be provided. Initially be expected to fire 20-35 rounds.

John Elam match chairman


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