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Burbank Muzzleloaders October Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter October 2021

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On October 10th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held another silhouette match at the usual yardages. The author was absent enjoying the Santa Barbara Mission, the Queen of missions as it is called but was anxious to hear the news. Apparently, there was an impromptu work party as those who took initiative saved the ram barrel from being fully consumed by future rain debris- never a dull day at the range! Moving right along- according to a trusty source, Sam Baseman scored 13 kills, and Jannu Lorentson scored 10 with a muzzleloader. Jannu has been getting things together with his muzzleloading caplock as of late, so we all will have a run for our money in the next match, the Turkey Shoot, which happens to be hosted by him! Yes, folks, the muzzleloading season is back, and it is time to dust off those round ball rifles in order to get ready for his match on November 14 with shots at 100, 50, and 25 yards.

Many of us have been away from the group as of late, engaging in interesting projects. John Clevenger and Lee Bowman have just recently represented Burbank Muzzleloaders at the Rendezvous in Ojai with great acclaim. John came in first in the cannon shoot, with his bullet mold, by the way, and Lee came in first in the cartridge match at 200 yards. Great work, you guys. Now we will all be so glad to have you back on Sundays kicking our butts!

Although Jannu’s match is fast approaching, let us not forget that October has five Sundays, so that means we have another walkthrough on Halloween. Dare we all dress as cowboys and really show ‘em?!?!  This is our penultimate walkthrough of 2021 as the last Sunday of December, whether it has five Sundays or not, is the annual culminating trail-walk match, which will crown the winner as walkthrough king of 2021 with a prize of four Morgan dollars, full Americana mind you, donated by Tom Trevor. Although fall is here, it is time to stand up and be ready to score well in the Turkey shoot and the Christmas shoot, which are soon to be upon us.


Also, don’t forget that another informal black powder shotgun match is tentatively scheduled for the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. This time, it will be muzzleloading shotguns only. Cross communicate with Jannu and Eric Blakely so that they can plan a joint-practice day with you as we all enjoy taking turns sitting in the throne of Jannu’s clay throwing machine.

On a much more serious note, the club wishes to acknowledge the passing of John Clevenger’s mother. It was so good for John to have taken that trip back east just a few weeks ago and spend time with her. John, our condolences to you and your family at this time.

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 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 4 14 10 7 1 5 1 4
May - Musket 12 4 8 16 20
June - Silhouette 7 11 5 5 13 7
July - Benchrest 20 12 16 8 4
August - Silhouette 10 8 3 2 11 9
September - Springfield Rifle 4 20 16 12 4
October - Silhouette 12 7 3 10
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 15 121 119 80 30 101 44 2 0 12 0 0 0
Stanley Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




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