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BLACK POWDER SILHOUETTE SHOOT

posted Apr 16, 2019, 5:54 PM by Morgantown GunClub
WHEN: Saturday - April 27, 2019, Registration 12:00 PM, Shoot begins 1:00 PM
ENTRY FEES
The Fee for the shoot will be $20. This includes all ten rounds - both rifle and pistol. The money shoots are optional at $1.00 per shot or card. Registration will begin at noon and the shoot will begin at 1 PM after a brief orientation. Cold sodas, water and snacks will be available throughout the afternoon. 
The Club will provide all targets and the club's pistol. Each shooter will be responsible for powder, patches, and balls for their individual guns. The club will provide a pistol, powder, balls, etc. for use during the pistol rounds. However, you are free to use your own pistol if you prefer.
SAFETY
First and foremost, we are concerned about Safety! As always, hearing and eye protecting is required. Since we don’t have contained cartridges and have loose powder, we must be on our toes! Black Powder can ignite from a spark or a lingering ember in the barrel.
Loading and Priming: Loading a gun may be performed behind the firing line at anytime. However, you cannot prime or cap a gun until it is your turn to shoot and you are ready on the firing line. Only one primed/caped gun at a time will be allowed on the line. And as always, you should minimize the time your face, hands and fingers are in front of or near the muzzle during loading.
Snapped Cap/Flash in the Pan/Hang Fires/Etc.: While on the firing line, if you pull the trigger and the gun fails to fire you must maintain aim of the gun at the backstop. Black powder guns are well known for misfires and hang fires, especially flintlocks. We will review our procedures for such events at the Orientation.
One final and most important note: The loading of a gun CANNOT be done directly from a flask, powder horn or powder can! Loading MUST be from a powder measure that can hold no more than 200 grains.
GUNS AND AMMO
Both flintlock and percussion cap guns are acceptable and there are no caliber restrictions. However, only patched round balls are allowed for rifles and no conical pistol bullets. No Inline guns at this time. If there is enough interest we will include them in the next shoot. The club pistol will be available for everyone's use, but you are free to bring your own pistol. 
Black powder or “fake” black powder (Pyrodex) is allowed but each shooter is responsible for the proper granulation and load for their weapon. Only loose powder loads and patched round balls can be used. Shooters will be responsible for their own powder, patches, balls, caps, etc. 
Also, only iron or aperture/peep sights will be allowed. No tubular, telescopic or “aim point” type sights are permitted.
THE SHOOT
TARGETS: Steel Silhouettes: 7”, 11” and 17” in height, 3”, 6” and 14” Gongs, Axe Head, Paper Bullseye
THE SHOOT: There will be 10 rounds – 7 rifle and 3 pistol. Target size and shooting distance will vary from round to round.  Points will vary depending on target, distance and shooting off-hand or bench rest. There will be one winner overall and prize money paid to first and second place.
We will also have two 50/50 money shoots. Other side bets and challenges may arise if conditions are right. 
ROUNDS AND TARGETS
Steel targets will be scored as follows: 
Bench Rest = 5 points if target is hit, 10 points if target is toppled over
Off Hand = 10 points if target is hit, 15 points if target is toppled over
Pistol targets, Turkey and Split the Ball scored as shown
1. Foul the Bore shot, off hand at 50 yards (NMLRA Target)  - Bragging Rights!
2. 50/50 #1 – Bang the Gong – All shots off hand
3. Rifle – 25 yards – Small Steel Target – 5/10 points bench or 10/15 points off hand
4. Rifle – 75 yards – Large Steel Target– 5/10 points bench or 10/15 points off hand
5. Pistol – 25 yards – Medium Steel Target – off hand – 5 or 10 points
6. Rifle  - 25 yards – Spoons– 5/10 points bench or 10/15 points off hand
7. Rifle – 50 yards – Medium Steel Target– 5/10 points bench or 10/15 points off hand
8. Rifle – 100 yards – Turkey Target– 5 points bench or 10 points off hand
9. Pistol – 10 yard – Paper Bullseye – Per target ring
10. 50/50 #2 – Swinger Card Target – One shot off hand by Bullseye winner
11. Rifle – 25 yards – Split the Ball – 5 points one side or 10 points both sides
12. Pistol – 25 yards – Small Steel Target – 5/10 points bench or 10/15 points off hand
13. Pistol – 10 yards – Spoons – off hand – 10 points
 
Scoring, Judging and the Winner
The Gong shot will be $1.00 and will be a single elimination shoot, all shots off hand. The target will be hung at 50 yards. The 1st shot will be at the large target (Approx. 14 “), the 2nd shot will be at the medium target (Approx. 7”) and the3rd shot will be at the smallest target (Approx. 3”). If you miss any shot you are eliminated, you have to Bang the Gong! If folks keep whacking the small target, the remaining competitors will settle what to do.
For all paper targets, if your ball touches a line, even in the smallest way, the score will be for the higher value. If your ball just puts the slightest nick in the paper target edge, you will get credit for the minimum value. 
The split the ball targets must show physical damage (lead smear, chip, etc.) from a hit. Split the Ball: This is an ax blade facing you with a Clay Bird positioned on either side. You must center your shot on the face of the axe blade so that the soft lead ball is split breaking the Clay Birds on either side. Miss = 0, Break One Bird = 5 Points, Break Both Birds = 10 points. (Just knocking the bird or birds off the target does not count. One or both must physically be broken by the shot.) If there is not a consensus among the participants on a particular shot, the Shoot Organizer will be the final arbiter of any scoring resolutions. 
Swinger Card target. Playing cards will be sold for $1.00 per playing card. There will be one shot at the swinging target which contains all 52 playing cards. The card shot wins. If two cards are hit the higher card wins. If no one holds the winning card, the winning card will be discarded and more cards sold. Repeat until there is a winner or we run out of cash. Monies not claimed will carry over to next shoot. 
Any tied scores will be resolved with one shot by each the tied competitors, off hand at 50 yards using the NMLRA Target until the tie is resolved with highest score winning or until the tied Competitors agree to a resolution, or hell freezes over.
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