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 June Newsletter


Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter

June, 2018

NOTE there will be a short work party on June 24 th. Clean out target pipes and rebuild shot up target frames.So be sure to mark your calendar to stay home that day. LOL 
We shot silhouettes on Sunday June 10th. Seven people came out to support the club in its

efforts to remain viable. That seems like something of a record these days. Sam Baseman won the “I’ll never be able to shoot without a crutch” division with 12 hits. The scores in the “Stand on your own hind legs and shoot like a man” division were as follows; John Clevenger 8 hits, Ethan Drury, and Tom Trevor tied with 7hits, Lee Bowman 6 hits.

Next month’s match will be the “any gun bench rest match” on July 8th, sponsored by me, John Clevenger. In this match, you can compete with any black powder iron sighted gun you want! Muzzleloader, or cartridge gun. Muzzleloaders will shoot at targets posted at 100 yards and 50 yards, while cartridge guns will shoot at targets posted at 200 yards and 100 yards.

Come on out and see if that rifle is as accurate as you keep saying it is. And Sam, your welcome to use your shooting stick on this one!

On the previous Sunday, we will be having a sort of picnic at the club, as we do every year in celebration of Independence day. There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks and some of the usual picnic fare. See Tom Trevor, and see if there’s anything in particular the we need for you to bring. Also on that same day, we will be shooting a FLINTLOCK novelty match. Entry will be five dollars, and prizes will be cash. I know that many of you have flintlocks now, so there’s no excuse not to shoot this one.

As you all know, we are facing very hard times at our club. The property has been sold, and the new owners have seen fit to raise our rent by approximately 600 percent. We no longer pay an annual rent of $1,600.00. I now write a check out every month for $775.00. Plus, we still pay 1400.00 a year for our toilet, and over 700.00 a year for insurance. Add in all the incidentals like targets, spray paint, staples, weed killer etc., and you begin to see how a daily average of six attendees just doesn’t even come close to covering expenses. As a matter of fact, we have over three thousand dollars LESS in our checking account, than we would have had, if these increases hadn’t happened. Unless we get more attendance on a regular basis, we will probably have to fold up everything that is legally ours and leave. We absolutely cannot continue to drain the club treasury in order to subsidize the few people that DO attend. As the treasury gets depleted, our ability to relocate diminishes! It’s NOT fun harping about this, every month, but these are the facts! We have approximately 30 members, you would think that at least a half of them would at least, attend the monthly matches.

There has been rumors that the owners are going to offer each of us “membership” at $400 dollars a year, but the details are sketchy at best. When asked about, it they quickly divert to another subject. I think that they’ve done the math, and it doesn’t work for them.

So please try to come out and support when you can. It’s a shame to lose what we had with no effort to save it.

That’s it for now.... See You at the Range



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
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 2 68 66 68 24 6 28 1 21 0 !ERROR! undefined variable 'l' 0 0




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