Black Powder

Black Powder Rifle Match

  • Schedule: Black Powder Rifle Matches are held the 3rd Sunday of each month, all year long.
  • Time (EST): Matches start at approximately 8am and end at approximately 12 noon.
  • Cost: $5.50, Multiple winners receive meat or money prizes depending on the number of contestants. A winner-take-all side pot can be entered for $1.00.
  • Firearms and loads must meet the following guidelines:
    • The rifle must be loaded from the muzzle.
    • Only black powder or black powder substitute (such as Pyrodex) may be used.
    • Only cloth patched round balls may be used (no mini-ball or sabot loads).
    • Only open sights may be used (no scopes, red-dot or other modern technology sights).
    • Any type of primer system may be used, as well as flint-locks.
  • Course of Fire:  Shooters may choose to fire their muzzle loader rifle in one of two ways. Shooters who wish shoot from a bench using a front rest or bag will shoot target placed at the 50 yard range. Shooters who wish to shoot free-hand in the standing position will shoot target placed at 25 yard range. In either case, all shooters are part of the same Black Powder Rifle Match, and winners are selected without consideration of which shooting method was selected by the shooter.
  • Target: Target “X” is cut-marked on a wooden or Formica solid target with lines crossing at 90 degrees. Up to 10 rounds may be shot at the “X”, with winners selected with ball closest to the center of the “X”.
  • All contestants are expected to participate in making smoke, telling tall tales, and having fun.
  • For more information about Black Powder Rifle Matches, please contact Jim Hoffman at 812.482.5212

Black Powder Trap

Black powder trap matches are held on Monday evenings all year, weather permitting.
Shooters may begin match at 4pm or later and should complete their 30 clay match by approx. 8pm.

Black powder trap matches are also held on the 4th Sunday of each month all year, weather permitting.
Shooters may begin match at 8am or later and should complete their 10 clay match before 12 noon.

Firearms and loads must meet the following guidelines:

  1. The black powder shotgun must be loaded from the muzzle.
  2. Only black powder or black powder substitute (such as Pyrodex) may be used.
  3. All gauges of muzzle loader shotgun are permitted.
  4. Any open sight may be used (no scopes, red-dot, or other modern technology sights).
  5. Any type of primer system may be used, as well as flint-locks.

Winners do not receive prizes (besides bragging rights), as only minimum Trap fees are charged.
(Note: “Bragging” is expected if you win or not.)

For more information about Black Powder Trap, please contact:
Tim Dilger (812) 482-5967