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 January Newsletter


Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter

January 2019


Happy New Year Burbank Muzzleloaders members! Firstly, let’s not forget that annual membership dues were due at the beginning of the year, so if you still haven’t sent in your annual contribution, it would be much appreciated if you got your $200 check made payable to BML to Tom Trevor at 11552 Swinton Ave. Granada Hills, CA  91344 as soon as possible.

On December 30th, 2018, Burbank Muzzleloaders held a fifth-Sunday trail-walk match. We shot from the long-range positions due to the recent rains. It was a tad chilly starting off, but that Southern California sun came through and made the weather ideal, so no excuses for a lackluster performance! Eight riflemen were in attendance that sparkling day. Lee Bowman came in first with 11 hits, Tom Trevor second with 10, and Sam Baseman third also with 10 due to a tiebreaker. Immediately after, it was determined that Lee Bowman was to be crowned Shooter of the Year for 2018. Congratulations, Lee. You did some fine shooting in 2018, which was duly noted. Who will it be in 2019?

On January 13th, 2019, Burbank Muzzleloaders held its annual January shoot hosted by Sam Baseman. Seven shooters were in attendance competing with muzzleloaders at 100, 50, and 25 yards. Some griped that it was cold and that they couldn’t see well, but it turned out to be a great day. Jannu Lorentson came in first, of course with a beautiful rifle he had crafted himself, Lee Bowman second, and Sam Baseman third. Sam was so kind as to be incredibly generous with his thoughtful gifts, including powder, lead, patches, and primers to name a few.

Next month, on February 10th, Burbank Muzzleloaders will have a silhouette match with chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at 50, 70, 80, and 100 yards, respectively. Come on out, especially if we haven’t see you in a while and ring some steel. We’d love to have you.

  Lastly, a number of our members plan on attending the Antique Arms Show in Las Vegas at the end of the month. May we all find some interesting “new” pieces to debut in 2019! Well, that’s all for now, folks.

Don’t forget about Burbank Muzzleloaders, the place to shoot!


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 16 8 4 20
February - Silhouette 10 12 10 3 3 10
March - Cart. Walk-Thru
April - Silhouette
May - Musket
June - Silhouette
July - Benchrest
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
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