Lake's Crossing Muzzleloaders
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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of firearms are allowed at club shooting events?

The club allows traditional side lock muzzle loading firearms: rifle, smoothbore, pistol, fowler (shotgun), preferably from the fur trade/plains era of the American West. Modern inline or breech loading firearms are not permitted. Our members shoots a variety of guns from custom-made one-of-a-kind to do-it-yourself mail order guns. If you have one of these kits sitting on the shelf and not quite sure how to finish it, we can help answer your questions on how to complete it and even show you how to shoot it, if needed.


What powder loads and projectiles are used?

Loose free-flowing traditional black powder or substitute is utilized. A measure to the muzzle is required, direct loading from powder horn is not permitted, capping or priming is done at the shoot station only when shooter is ready "muzzle down range" to shoot.

Because the construction of the mild steel targets on the shooting range, the only projectile allowed is the traditional patched lead round ball. Conical or sabot type loads are not permitted.


What attire is required at events?

There are no requirements, if you have period clothing or buckskins, you can wear them, if not, that's ok. The only time we require period dress is if you plan to primitive camp at the rendezvous.


What are the age requirements?

Minors under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or an adult legal guardian in order to participate in the club.

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