This site is dedicated to all the members of the Burbank Muzzle Loaders club. There are members from when the club was located in the Saugus/Newhall area, to new members that have only known the Piru area. No matter how long or how short you have been a member, this is a site for you. Hopefully, it will bring in some new people who would like to know more about muzzle loading, and did not know where to ask questions or find a place to shoot close to them. This is a club full of wonderful and helpful men, and women!!


Burbank Muzzleloaders November Newsletter



Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter November 2018


            On November 11th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held its annual turkey shoot hosted by Jannu Lorentson, and what a shoot it was! Out of seven shooters, Jannu came in first in his own match, John Clevenger second, and Lee Bowman third. What a wind there was at the match, and there was even some talk about deciding to shoot at 100 yards off the bench instead of off-hand. Nevertheless, it was decided that the show would go on as planned, so there were round-ball off-hand shots at 100, 50, and 25 yards. The 50-yard targets quickly separated the men from the mice, but the 25-yard shots were the most challenging with shooting at edible goldfish snacks pasted onto a black construction paper backdrop. It was a challenge to keep sights aligned as we attempted to hit marble-sized goldfish with a wind that kept swooshing rifle barrels to the west. 

            To culminate the shoot, Jannu was so kind as to donate a 20-dollar edible “gold piece” to be shot at from 25 yards in ascending order from last place to first with the first person to soundly nail it as the victor. Sam Baseman, although down from the preceding rounds, gladly and loudly took the prize. The “gold piece” was virtually pulverized, and many of us shooters scanned the grounds attempting to find his booty. Additionally, as a treat, Jannu planned a final fun shoot- a water-filled pumpkin at 25 yards to be shot at by all of us simultaneously on the command of fire. Most of us just heard a countdown but never heard the word, “Fire!” Once the first shot was let loose, all of us quickly followed suit as we turned that pumpkin into food for cows. The only lamentations were the seeds left on the ground instead of being roasted and enjoyed by the more superior species. Are we that?

            Jannu really outdid himself with his generous and varied prizes. This was also a match for social justice warriors (SJWs) as the rest of us earned participation trophies. What a variety there was! The author himself “won” a great book about 19th century uniforms and arms, edible snacks (tasty crackers, sardines, a surprisingly delicious seaweed snack, olives, and edible “gold” coins), black powder solvent, and REAL Revolutionary War currency just to name some. Jannu, you were too kind to all of us; we all greatly enjoyed your match.

            Our next match, Burbank Muzzleloaders’ Christmas shoot, is quickly approaching and will be held on December 9th. This is the group’s most popular shoot with members of other black powder groups often attending. If you haven’t joined us in a while, get in the Christmas spirit and come on out! We’d love to have you. Also, let’s not forget that the time to renew our annual membership is also approaching. In order to keep up with the times, Burbank Muzzleloaders’ annual membership will now be $200.

Please make sure your check gets to Tom Trevor 11552 Swinton Ave. Granada Hills, Ca 91344 by the first of the year if possible.

            In preparation for the Christmas match, Burbank Muzzleloaders is hosting a work party to be held on the Sunday after Thanksgiving on the 25th. Come on out and work off some of those calories in preparation for the Christmas shoot! Some members will be arriving as early as 7:00 am, but most are expected at around 8 am. Do your part and join us for some sweat and great conversation.


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Shooter of the Year

  Artie Sam Lee John Tom T. Josh Eric B. Eli Jonnu L. John Moore Skip Cliff P.  
Artie Sam Lee John Tom T. Josh Eric B. Eli Jon L. John Moore Skip Cliff P.
January - Shooter Year 12 20 16 4 8
February - Silhouette 2 2 8 8 6 2 1 1 5
March - Cart. Walk-Thru 16 20 8 12 4
April - Silhouette 11 8 6 4
May - Musket 16 12 20 6 8
June - Silhouette 11 6 8 6 3 4
July - Benchrest 12 16 20 8 4
August - Silhouette 14 10 9 3 3
September - Springfield Rifle 4 20 16 12 8
October - Silhouette 11 15 6 2 4 10
November - Turkey 4 12 16 8 20
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
8 20 12 8 16
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