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« on: October 22, 2016, 07:02:22 pm »

3rd Annual Black Powder Military & Sporting Small Arms Meet

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9am

Reading Rifle - Outdoor Covered Range
                               (See directions below)

Open to:  Everyone!

Historical dress preferred! (but not required)

Fee - $10  (includes a cookout lunch). Kids 16 and under free.

Firearms - Original or faithful replicas of military & sporting  black powder
                   muzzleloading or cartridge  rifles, smoothbores, handguns
                   circa 1550-1888. Please remember that this is not a benchrest     
                   shoot. Cast bullets only. Black powder substitutes okay (if you
                   absolutely must)

Targets - Metal gongs at various distances from 25-180 yards
                 Wooden chunks at 180 yards in the gravel berm
                 Paper Targets at 25/50/100/165 yards if desired
                 Metal gongs at 200-300 Yards (afternoon)

New in afternoon - A competition firing at metal gongs. Offhand only.
                        Target: approx 1 foot square metal gong
                         Classes:  - Smoothbore (50 yds)
                                         -  Any muzzleloader (100 yds)                                                         
                                         -  Cartridge or muzzleloading rifles with open or as issued     
                                             military iron sights 200-300 yds                                                 
                                         -  Cartridge or muzzleloading rifles with other
                                             sights (200-300 yds)                             
                        Prizes: Competitors will pay $5 for 5 shots
                        Winner will pocket half the proceeds for his class.

This will be a friendly meet for people who own and shoot these great old weapons and for anyone interested in doing so. It will be a great opportunity for all to share information and experience with other black powder enthusiasts, get zeros out to 180 yards and beyond and to try out little used black powder closet queens. Among the participants you can expect to see are flintlock shooters, Victorian Riflemen with Martini Henrys and Sniders, and Civil War Skirmishers with rifle muskets and early black powder cartridge rifles & carbines.

People who have interest in these weapons but do not own any are most welcome to attend and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to see, handle and fire these fine old historic weapons.

A cookout lunch will be provided at noontime, followed by more shooting at
the Covered Range AND at metal gongs at 200-300 yards for those who have confirmed 180 yard zeros and have rifles, sights & loads capable of longer distance.

Contact:   Fred Gowen
                    Fgowen @
                    978-664-4256 (9am-7pm, leave message)
                    (If you plan to attend please call or email so that we
                     will know how many shooters to expect & feed!)

Directions to Reading Rifle: Go to


Roy B
South of Boston
SASS #93544
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