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 October Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter October 2020

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            On October 11th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held a silhouette match. The weather was finally cool, and there was no wind, so club members had nothing to blame their underperformance on! The author is quite certain such ideal weather helped “blind” Sam Baseman finally see and realize his potential, for he scored 14 hits. Way to go, Sam! You’ve still got it. Lee Bowman and Jannu Lorentson both tied with 11. Tom Trevor would have been right up in there, but he dared to attempt the match with a “new” rifle- an original 1875 officer’s model. Well, Tom, we are sure you’re going to get that fancy piece dialed in, but we know you looked the best out of all of us with such a prized firearm. We hope to see that sweet rifle in action again soon. Might you consider generously offering that piece up as a prize for the cumulatively-tallied walkthroughs in 2021?

            Well, folks, fall is now in the air, and that means muzzleloader season is finally upon us. The club’s next match, to be held on November 8th, will be Jannu Lorentson’s turkey shoot, using round-ball rifles at 100, 50, and 25 yards, all off-hand. Jannu is known for his creative targets and the craftsmanship they require, so we are anxiously awaiting to see what in the world we will all be shooting at this time. Jannu, we look forward to such a match along with the rich variety of prizes you always offer.

            November will be a busy month for the club, for Burbank Muzzleloaders will also be hosting another fifth-Sunday trail walk on November 29th. The race for the prize of four Morgan dollars and a genuine 1883 racketeer nickel is tightening up. However, all is not yet lost, for there will also be a final Sunday-of-the-year walkthrough on December 27th. This could still be virtually anybody’s win. Could it be you?

            Last year, the club got into the Thanksgiving spirit by holding an informal black powder shotgun match at the end of November following its work party. Would members, perhaps, be interested in such a match again this fall? It would be better organized and offer better prizes. The author will be sure to note members’ opinions on the upcoming Sundays on such a match. After all, as has been rammed down all of our throats, diversity is a strength! There simply is no room for discussion.

            That’s all for now, so the author will leave you with a short verse, composed by one of Burbank Muzzleloader’s members-

We’re there Wednesdays and Sundays.

Bring whatever you have; we have the rest!

You’ll be greeted by grumpy old men, grousing and grumbling.

It’s what we do best!!

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 8 20 16 12 8
August - Silhouette 7 7 4 5 5
September - Springfield Rifle 4 20 12 16 8
October - Silhouette 13 10 3 10
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 0 88 131 110 48 90 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Artie Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




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