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 2020

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            On May 31st, Burbank Muzzleloaders held its third cumulatively-tallied walkthrough of 2020. It was a great day, and the re-emerging Southern California warmth definitely foreshadowed the fast-approaching summer. There was plenty of lead spanking with most riflemen thoroughly disciplining those recalcitrant dingers! Lee Bowman, with no surprise, came in first and scored an amazing 22 hits. “Blind” Sam Baseman came in second with 19 and John Clevenger third with 17. The rest weren’t too far behind, and there is still no clear leader who has emerged in the cumulative tally, so the prize can still be anybody’s win! We’ve got two walkthroughs to go.

            On June 14th, the club held a silhouette match with its usual targets at the usual yardages. Again, with no surprise, Lee Bowman knocked them down with a score of 13! John Clevenger wasn’t too far behind with a score of 11, and Jannu Lorentson scored 8. The author recalls hearing that in the past silhouette scores in the high teens were quite common. What has changed?

            Burbank Muzzleloaders’ next match will be a first for the club- a cap and ball revolver walkthrough on June 28th, hosted by Eric Blakely. Come on out, get that revolver dirty, and test out your cowboy prowess! The match will be 18 shots and will have three reloading breaks. Lastly, if you happen not to own a cap and ball revolver, let Eric know, and he will bring out an extra.

            Next month, on July 5th, the club will enjoy its Fourth of July potluck. Talk to Tom Trevor about what food items you can contribute. Such a potluck always facilitates some titillating banter. Furthermore, don’t forget that that is the morning for John Clevenger’s flintlock match. Get into the Revolutionary War spirit and show off your trick shots amongst the flashes and booms!

            Moreover, on July 12th, the club will have its any-gun bench-rest match, also hosted by John Clevenger. Cartridge rifles will shoot at 200 and 100 yards; muzzleloaders will shoot at 100 and 50 yards. Take advantage because it is one of the few non-off-hand matches the club hosts.

            Finally, in more interesting news, the gun range is for sale again! It can be yours for a measly $9.3 million and hefty property taxes. Let’s all just see what happens.

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


Shooter of the Year

  Artie Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B.     Jeff Eley SKIP    
January - Shooter Year 8 12 20 16 4
February - Silhouette 14 10 6 3 6 4
March - Cart. Walk-Thru 8 12 20 4 16
April - Silhouette 1 12 10 2 10 1
May - Musket 20 16 12 4 8
June - Silhouette 5 12 10 3 7
July - Benchrest
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 0 56 74 78 12 59 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Artie Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




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