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 2022
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On May 29th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held a Memorial Day walkthrough, the third of the year. The author was absent due to sickness, but his shooting companions reported that Steve Whitt came in first with a whopping 21 hits! Sam Baseman earned an impressive 19 for second, and Lee Bowman third with 16. That weekend was the last of spring-time weather; summer is back in Southern California.
Additionally, the club, on June 12th, held a silhouette match with chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at the usual yardages. As with any silhouette match, there are the amazing hits as well as the mystifying misses. After all, we all know you did just fine in practice the meeting before…There’s always a shining rifleman, and this one, that day, was Jannu Lorentson, who scored 11 hits along with a five-pig-pin. Lee Bowman also earned 11 while Steve Whitt shot 10.
Don’t forget that along with the coming of summer comes the annual 4th of July potluck picnic. Talk to Tom Trevor about suggestions for items to bring. Also, get your flintlock rifle in order for the Independence Day shoot (this year hosted on July 3rd), where trick shots make memorable moments. John Clevenger hosts the event every year with challenging targets at about 15 yards, where bottle caps, pennies, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and splitting the legendary playing card are typical. In some years, you’ll hit most right away, but there are those others when it has taken you a zillion shots to get them all. That’s the charm of it.
The month of July is full, for on the second Sunday, July 10, Burbank Muzzleloaders will host host its annual any-gun benchrest match, hosted by John Clevenger. Cartridge rifles shoot at 200 and 100 yards, and muzzleloaders shoot at 100 and 50 yards.
Lastly, the month of July in 2022 has five Sundays, and you know what that means- another trail walk, the fourth of the year, to be counted toward the cumulative tally that will culminate in a prize at the end of the year.
As you can see, the club is quite busy in the month of July. Well, that’s all for now folks, so don’t forget about Burbank Muzzleloaders, the place to shoot!

Shooter of the Year

  Stanley Sam Lee John Skip Jannu L Eric B. Steve Witt   Jeff Eley Rick Welle EthanWelle
January - Shooter Year 4 16 8 20 12
February - Silhouette 4 10 7 7 5 5
March - Cart. Walk-Thru 8 12 16 4 20
April - Silhouette 3 8 11 2 5 6 10
May - Musket 16 20 4 12 8
June - Silhouette 7 9 10 1 10 5 9
July - Benchrest
August - Silhouette
September - Springfield Rifle
October - Silhouette
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 14 55 69 18 0 62 27 59 0 0 0 5 5
Stanley Sam Lee John Skip Jannu L Eric B. Steve Witt Jeff Eley Rick Welle Ethan Welle




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