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 August Newsletter

Burbank Muzzleloaders Newsletter August 2021

Contact us at

On August 8th, Burbank Muzzleloaders held a silhouette match with the typical chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at the usual yardages. In general, we all did some pretty good damage. Jannu Lorentson and Sam Baseman each scored 11 hits, but the former showed his prowess with a muzzleloader. Eric Blakely and Lee Bowman each followed with 10 and 9 hits, respectively. All in all, it was a regular silhouette match to be enjoyed for the simple pleasures it offered- the occasional clang of steel as you chat with (or complain to) a long-time friend about the particulars of life.

The club’s next match, to be held on September 12th, will be the annual Springfield Trapdoor match, hosted by Tom Trevor. Get to casting, for there will be a total of 35 shots: 15 with the full-length rifle at 200 yards, 15 with the carbine at 100 yards, and then five shots at the 500-yard gong. Tom always offers nice prizes for his match, so we can reasonably assume more of the same.

Additionally, do not forget that August of 2021 has five Sundays, and that means another trail-walk match on August 29th. This will be the fourth walkthrough that the year has to offer and will be added to the cumulative tally, which will culminate at the end of the year in another prize, also graciously donated by Tom Trevor.

As of late, some inquiries have been made about another fall shotgun match. The author proposes such a match to be held in November and most likely on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. Let him know your thoughts on that matter. If such a match were to occur, it would be muzzleloading shotguns only this year. Also, an earlier practice session has been proposed since the Ojai Rendezvous, which hosts such a match, is fast approaching this early fall.

As you can see, the coming of fall is around the corner, so start thinking about dusting off those muzzleloading guns. Jannu has some fabulous-looking pieces he’s been working on and getting dialed in as of late, so we all know he will be a formidable foe this season, starting with the Turkey Shoot this November. 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
November - Turkey
December -
X-mas Agg of 10
Total 15 109 112 80 27 91 44 2 0 12 0 0 0
Stanley Sam Lee John Tom T. Jannu L Eric B. Jeff Eley SKIP




    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)


    Your Message


    Tom Trevor

    Sam Baseman
    Vice President