Black Powder

Mid Range BPTR Match
April 25th and 26th - Spring Match
October 24th and 25th - Fall Match

Where- Milan Rifle Club, 9221 51 St W. Milan IL, 61264

Cost- Full Match - $20

When- Arrive at 8:00 AM, Firing begins at 9:00AM

Course of Fire- 200, 300 and 600yrds, standard NRA midrange bull. The course of fire may be changed due to adverse weather conditions , i.e. excessive heat, rain, snow, sleet etc.

Relays- 50min. There are 15 scoring rounds at each distance for BPCR and 10 scoring shots at each distance for LRML. There are unlimited sighters however there are no conversions.

Equipment- Either BPCR or LRML of the long range BP target shooting period may be used. Period target aperture sights are required (no click adjustments), period scopes are allowed but are scored separately. Wrist rests, slings and X- sticks may be used. Shooters may fire in either the prone or sitting position.

Ammunition- BP or Pyrodex ONLY, absolutely NO SMOKELESS. Lead bullets only, NO jacketed or gas check bullets, paper patched bullets are okay.

Minimum Bullet Weights- This is for target pit safety, there are no exceptions.

Caliber Twist Weight  
.50 26" 600grn 1100fps
.45 20" 500grn 1200fps
.40 16" 400grn 1200fps
.38 13" 340grn 1300fps
       
       

Targets- Standard NRA HP bullseye.

Camping- Camping is provided on the range but there are no services. A KOA campground is located 2 miles from the range on Andalusia Rd E.

Prizes- Cash prizes are awarded to the 1rst, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The total entry fees are split 50/50 with half going to the Rifle Club and the other half being awarded. The prize breakdown is as follows.
1st place- 50%
2nd place- 40%
3rd place- 10%

Contact-
Match coordinator- Jason Lewis. Email- siuforester@yahoo.com
Phone- 618-203-3945

Directions to the Range
From I-80 E- continue straight onto I-280 W Moline/Rock Island. Take the IL-92/Andalusia Rd exit. Pass the Jumer's Casino and continue to the second light which will be 78th Ave/Andalusia Rd. turn right. Turn left on 51st St. W. continue straight and go through the intersection marked by a stop sign. The range will be on your left side just after the top of the hill, and is marked with a yellow gate. Once inside the club, proceed down the hill to the 200yrd firing line.

From I-80 W- Take the I-280 Moline/Rock island exit. Once in Illinois, take the IL-92/Andalusia Rd exit. Pass the Jumer's Casino and continue to the second light which will be 78th Ave/Andalusia Rd. turn right. Turn left on 51st St. W. continue straight and go through the intersection marked by a stop sign. The range will be on your left side just after the top of the hill, and is marked with a yellow gate. Once inside the club, proceed down the hill to the 200yrd firing line.

Man shooting black powder rifle Black Powder shooting group Photo of the black powder shooting range