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Burbank Muzzleloaders March Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter March 2021

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On March 14th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held its annual cartridge walkthrough match, hosted by Tom Trevor, and it certainly was a match worthy of remembrances! The club enjoyed a larger than usual turnout for the day (a whopping 15!) of the time change to Daylight Savings. The conditions could not have really been more ideal- not too cold with slight cloudiness that still made the sun’s energy pleasant on the skin but virtually absent in regard to glare on the sights. No wonder so many riflemen did so well as evidenced by all the carnage left after all the clanging of steel. Our dingers have been maimed and are in desperate need of attention following this watershed day. Although many achieved scores to be proud of, there can only be one victor, and that man was Sam Baseman with a strong 21 out of 25. Lee Bowman also scored 21 but came in second due to a tie-breaker. John Clevenger scored a noteworthy third with 19. Not only was this walk through one of the club’s monthly matches for Shooter of the Year, but it was also the second walkthrough of 2021, whose numbers will also be added to the cumulative tally of walkthroughs at the end of the year. Tom’s prizes mostly consisted of powder, cash, and cleaning patches. What more could a black powder shooter want? Thanks, Tom, for a great match, and we were all so fortunate to have enjoyed optimal conditions with a great showing. In fact, club members all posed for a portrait with our pieces. Feel free to contact Tom if you would like a copy of that picture for yourself sent to you in fancy digital format.

Now with two walkthroughs done in 2021, the fellows in the running for the cumulative prize have made themselves apparent, yet it can still be anybody’s win! Could it be you? The club’s next walkthrough will be on May 30th, Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, Burbank Muzzleloaders’ next monthly match, to be held on April 11th, will be silhouettes at the normal yardages with chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at 50, 70, 80, and 100 yards, respectively. Let’s see if we can all ride high on our walkthrough performance and extend that to silhouettes.

Finally, it has been mentioned again by one of our members to consider a black powder cap and ball revolver match of some kind in 2021. The club humored Eric Blakely with his impromptu 18-shot revolver walkthrough last year, which had some nice moments but left some improvement to be desired in such a match. Up for discussion are a possible paper-target cap and ball revolver match on the last Sunday in April. What better way is there to honor our history by commemorating the surrender at Appomattox with a Civil War revolver match? Eric will seek out opinions in the weeks to come about the particulars of such a match.

Well, folks, that’s all for now, 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
May - Musket
June - Silhouette
July - Benchrest
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 11 42 47 25 7 34 3 2 0 8 0 0 0
Stanley Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




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