2018 Florida State Muzzleloader Championship Details

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Dates for the Championship are April 20 – 22, 2018
Hosted by: Central Florida Muzzleloaders, the Florida Muzzleloaders Association and the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
Location: 14646 Wewahootee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832

2018 Match Schedule

Percussion – Ladies (Percussion, one rifle, offhand, AMS)

6 Bull (8 ring) 25 yds 5 shots
6 Bull (7 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (7 ring) 100 yds 5 shots

Percussion – Men (Percussion, one rifle, offhand, AMS)

6 Bull (8 ring) 25 yds 5 shots
6 Bull (7 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
A3M Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
A4M Single Bull (7 ring) 100 yds 5 shots

Flintlock – Ladies (Traditional Flint Rifle, offhand, open sights (may be adjustable))

6 Bull (8 ring) 25 yds 5 shots
6 Bull (7 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (7 ring) 100 yds 5 shots

Flintlock – Men (Traditional Flint Rifle, offhand, open sights (may be adjustable))

6 Bull (8 ring) 25 yds 5 shots
6 Bull (7 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds 5 shots
Single Bull (7 ring) 100 yds 5 shots

Military Rifled Musket Open (one gun, as issued sights, one or two relays, positions as noted. All Military Rifled Muskets must be inspected prior to firing any match. )

Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds Offhand 10 shots
Single Bull (7 ring) 100 yds Any Military Pos. 10 shots
200 Yard Target 100 yds Offhand 10 shots

Sub-Junior Open (One or more rifles, position as noted, AMS)

3 Bull 100 yd Target 25 yds Rest 5 shots
Single Bull (8 ring) 25 yds Rest 5 shots

Junior Open (One or more guns, 14 pound limit, position as noted, AMS, one relay per match)

6 Bull (7 ring) 25 yds Offhand 5 shots
3 Bull 100 yd Target 25 yds Offhand 5 shots
Single Bull (7 ring) 50 yds Offhand 5 shots
Single Bull (8 ring) 50 yds Offhand 5 shots

Pistol Open (Flint, percussion pistol or revolver, one relay per match)

Slow Fire Pistol Target 25 yds 10 shots
Slow Fire Pistol Target 50 yds 10 shots

Hunter Open (Flint or percussion traditional offhand rifle, open sights, targets must be posted in the natural position and no sighters)

Crow 25 yds 5 shots
Standing Groundhog 50 yds 5 shots
Running Fox 50 yds 5 shots
Standing Bear 100 yds 5 shots

Unlimited Longhunter Open (any muzzleloading gun, offhand, any sights including scopes, ball, bullet or sabot. Targets must be positioned in the natural positions and no sighters)

Squirrel 25 yds 5 shots
Running Groundhog 50 yds 5 shots
Running Deer 50 yds 5 shots
Standing Buffalo 100 yds 5 shots

Smoothbore/Tradegun Open (Flintlock only, no rear sights above the plane of the barrel, no set triggers, 54 cal. Minimum, offhand. Guns must be inspected before firing any match)

Standing Groundhog 25 yds 5 shots
Running Deer 25 yds 5 shots
Big Bull (8-ring) 50 yds 5 shots
200 Yard Target 100 yds 5 shots

Cartridge Open (Any Black Powder Cartridge Rifle manufactured prior to 1890 or replicas there of. Positions as stated for each match. One relay per match. Guns must be inspected before firing any match in this aggregate and guns are limited to a max weight of 15 pounds.)

200 Yard Target 200 yds Offhand 10 shots
200 Yard Target 300 yds Prone, or Bench rest 10 shots
300 Yard Target 300 yds Prone, or Bench rest 10 shots

Primitive Open (Flint or Percussion, no sighter shots, no spotting scopes. Loading must be from the pouch and horn/flask, shot offhand.)

18th Century Bottles 25 yds 5 shots
Fun Target 25 yds 10 shots
Fur-De-Lac 50 yds 5 shots

Archery – (Wooden bows and wooden arrows with feathers. Plastic nocks on arrows are allowed. All wood laminated bows allowed. No fiberglass, metal, or carbon bows or arrows. No sights on bows. No broadheads.

Miscellaneous Targets

Knife Throw – secure a playing card to the end of a log. Three throws for score. One complete turn of the knife is required. Cutting the card scores 5 points. Sticking the knife scores 1 point; bonus for 3 sticks without ever cutting card, scores 1 point. Maximum scoring value is 15 points.
Hawk Throw – secure a playing card to the end of a log. Three throws for score. One complete turn of the hawk is required. Cutting the card scores 5 points. Sticking the hawk scores 1 point; bonus for 3 sticks without ever cutting card, scores 1 point. Maximum scoring value is 15 points.
Fire Making Open – Flint & Steel, and any traditional form of tinder, the competitor makes a fire. Score will be determined by the time elapsed from the first strike of flint and steel until an open flame is seen.

Scoring Values:
0 to 5 seconds 10 points 21 to 25 seconds 6 points 41 to 45 seconds 2 point
6 to 10 seconds 9 points 26 to 30 seconds 5 points 46 to 50 seconds 1 point
11 to 15 seconds 8 points 31 to 35 seconds 4 points over 51 seconds 0 points
16 to 20 seconds 7 points 36 to 40 seconds 3 points 10 points possible

Range Rules

1. NMLRA and local club rules apply.
2. Competitors post and pull their own targets. Competitors do not score targets.
3. Targets must be shot as printed.
4. Targets must be pulled at the end of each relay, except as noted in match schedule.
5. There will be 30-minute protest period after all final scores.
6. No loading, cleaning or handling of firearms permitted when range is cold.
7. Range officers are responsible for range safety and will assist shooters with any problems or questions. Their decisions on the firing line are final.
8. No one except competitors beyond the designated safety lines.
9. All targets submitted for score must be identified with competitor’s number.
10. JUNIOR – Any shooter who has not reached his/her 16th birthday at the time of registration.
11. SUB-JUNIOR – Any shooter who has not reached his/her 12th birthday at the time of registration.
12. A range officer must inspect guns used in Military Rifle Musket, Smoothbore/Tradegun, and Cartridge matches.

Awards

For each aggregate: 1st Place-Gold Medal, 2nd Place-Silver Medal, 3rd Place-Bronze Medal
Junior and Sub-Junior’s there will be trophies for first through fifth place.
Individual Matches 1st – 3rd ribbons/medal awarded
Iron Man and Iron Woman will be awarded trophies.

Match Fees

Single Registration $15.00
Early Registration $12.00
Entry Fee per Aggregate $ 5.00
Junior/Sub-Junior $ 5.00
Practice targets $ 1.00

NMLRA Membership Fees: New or I year renewal $40.00
Associate Member $14.50
Junior Shooter Member $15.00
Family Membership $53.00

Registration Range Open Range Closes

Friday 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

All relays are 30 minutes, except Military Rifled Musket, which may use two consecutive relays.

Camping: Camping is available but is limited. Camp setup will begin Friday morning at 8:00 AM and is first come first served. There is no fee at this time and there are no hook ups. Fires will be permitted in a portable fire pit, no fires on the ground. Water is available.

Local Accommodations: There are several hotels around the Orlando International Airport along SR 436 and along McCoy Road. These are approximately 20-30 minutes from the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club.