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!!

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Burbank Muzzleloaders August Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter August 2018

On July 29th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held a fifth-Sunday trail-walk match. Ten riflemen participated in the eradication of the metal plated enemies infiltrating the hill. It was a blazing 102 F with unforgiving sun. Thanks, Tom, for leaving your vintage Coleman water jug out for us at the halfway point on the trail. We needed it! Eric came in first with a personal best of 18, Sam came in second with 16, and Jannu third with 13, just edging out Jeff E, who also earned 13, by a tiebreaker. We all did our part and thinned out the enemy population but only until the next fifth-Sunday trail-walk match, which will be held on September 30th, so don’t get too comfortable, for a second battle’s a-comin’!

On August 11th, we held our usual silhouette match with chickens at 50 yards, pigs at 70, turkeys 80, and rams at 100 yards. We had five participants out hunting to store up their larder in anticipation of the bitter Southern California winter. Sam came in first with 15 kills, Lee second with 11, and John C third with 10. Additionally, Sam was able to claim five chickens in a row. Lee easily nailed five pigs in a row and then attempted another five for a 10-pig pin. (Can you say that fast?) He almost made it with an additional four kills. Good going, Lee! You’ll have plenty of salt pork stored up well into the beginning of next summer.

Burbank Muzzleloaders’ next match to be held on September 9th will be the Springfield Trapdoor match sponsored by Tom Trevor. There will be fifteen bench shots at 200 yards with the full length rifle. Following that round, there will be 15 shots off hand at 100 yards with the carbine. Lastly, there will be a round of five shots off hand with the full length rifle at the 400-yard gong. Come on out and get your rifles sighted in, for the 200-yard bench shot is Tom’s specialty! Show us what y’all can do.

On a more sobering note, we all realize that the club has contracted in size a bit, and there is more uncertainty if the club can remain at its present location as the new owners, California Tactical Academy, have commented on their desire to see a skeet and trap range built next to our location, possibly also incorporating it. However, we still need to keep our coffers comfortably in the black so that we may remain with a strong presence. What other place is there that offers us even a smidgen of what we currently enjoy?!?! As a result, after polling members, it has been decided that starting in September members will pay a fee of $15 to shoot on Sunday and Wednesday. Non-members, who frequently require our help, tools, and minimal supplies, will be asked to contribute $20. Additionally, our annual membership fee will be increased to $200. Lastly, this year, the Christmas shoot, our most popular shoot often with competitors from other cubs, will be $25 all inclusive with ten targets. Let’s keep Burbank Muzzleloaders muzzle-loading!

Well, that’s all for now, folks. Don’t forget about us now, ya hear? 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 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
November - Turkey
December -
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