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 April Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter April 2021

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Well, folks, spring has sprung at our black powder range! Get ready for those legendary Southern California warm days because they’re now upon us. This was certainly evident on April 11th for Burbank Muzzleloaders’ silhouette match with chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at 50, 70, 80, and 100 yards, respectively. It was a great off-hand match filled with enthusiastic commentary and bewilderment. Congratulations to “blind” Sam Baseman for an outstanding performance of 15 hits out of 20, including a five-pig pin. Way to go, Sam. Perhaps some of us should start closing our eyes when we pull the trigger; that’s the secret! Lee Bowman scored a noteworthy second with 11 hits.

The club’s next match, to be held on May 9th, will be the musket match, hosted by Eric Blakely. Dust off that old musket that you shoot once a year and cast up some miniés. There is simply no excuse not to show up, for Eric was so generous to sell musket caps at cost a few weeks ago to all interested parties. If you missed out on the sale, contact Eric because he just might be able to sell you some caps in preparation for his Civil War match. Just like last year, the match will be composed of ten shots (five at the bench and five standing) at 100 yards, five shots at 50, and another five at 25 yards.

Don’t forget to practice for the bonus round (with an additional prize!), which is three shots standing at the 200-yard ram. That thing was smacked several times last year, and it should be no different this year!

Well, that’s all for now folks, so don’t forget about Burbank Muzzleloaders, the place to shoot!

Shooter of the Year

  Stanley Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jerry Griffith   Jeff Eley SKIP    
January - Shooter Year 4 12 16 8 20
February - Silhouette 7 10 15 5 7 10 3 2
March - Cart. Walk-Thru 20 16 12 4 8
April - Silhouette 4 14 10 7 1 5 1 4
May - Musket
June - Silhouette
July - Benchrest
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 15 56 57 32 8 39 4 2 0 12 0 0 0
Stanley Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




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