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July 9-13, 2014 was our Chorro Valley Rendezvoux at our back Black Powder Range, and we are already planning next year's fun and relaxing event! Our black powder family gathers to camp or visit daily, shoot, eat, have bonfires, learn from each other, trade wares, shoot some more, relax, compete or just have fun, play cards or watch, dress in period costume, and make new friends, since many of our attendees come from around the state. Here are just a few pictures...
Here are the June 8th 2014 Black Powder results!
1st Place: Ron Prescott
2nd Place: Dennis Gray
3rd Place: Len Ward
1st Place: Gary Grabowsky
2nd Place: Ron Prescott
3rd Place: Len Ward
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Join us for the relaxation of the old days.
The Association's Muzzleloaders compete the 2nd Sunday of each month with black powder matches beginning at 9:00 AM.
Call Bob Krein at 805-610-5452 for more information.
Here's a nice description of events that usually take place during a match.
We start with a rifle match at 9:00 A.M. Best to show up around 8 to 8:30 to get acquainted and set out your gear. Any flintlock or caplock rifle or musket is acceptable. We do not shoot in-lines. Single shot pistols and percussion revos may be used for the pistol match which follows.
Rifle matches may be paper target, steel silhouettes or knock down plates. Pistol is usually paper. Sometimes we squad up and hold an "Indian Attack" [4x4 shoot]. Team that cuts theirs in half the fastest wins. That's when you want a guy with minie balls on your team! Most double-ball for maximum effect.
After that is the primitive match, which involves knife and hawk throwing, bow, or sometimes a Seneca Run [which is a skills course involving many different skills, including the above, shooting, setting a trap and making fire with flint & steel].
Sometimes we have a Hot Dog BBQ or a prize drawing following the match. Occasionally a member will bring a black powder mortar and launch a few golf balls or concrete beer cans [depending on bore] for fun. One of the guys has a cannon, but it's too heavy to load for just an afternoon's shooting. We usually head home around 1 or 2 P.M.