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The Missouri Black Powder Society

posted Aug 4, 2010, 8:51 AM by Peter Lucas   [ updated Aug 12, 2010, 8:36 AM ]
   From my experience, there are a fair number of people who own at least one muzzle loading shotgun which they shoot occasionally or which they take hunting every now again.   However, relatively few of these people take their muzzle loading to an organized muzzle loading shotgun event.  In fact, while most States have a muzzle loading association. most muzzle loading associations pay little attention to muzzle loading shotguns.  In fairness, this is in large part due to lack of interest by muzzle loading shot-gunners.
    It is a shame the more shot-gunners do not participate in organized muzzle loading shoots.  There are many different ways to load your front-suffer.  At each muzzle loading shotgun event you will find someone loading their gun in a slightly different way or someone with a new gadget for loading their gun. Most of these new ideas will not suit your fancy, but some might.  Personally, I learned an enormous amount at my first muzzle loading shot, despite the fact that I had been hunting with my muzzle loading shotgun for several years.
    One muzzle loading association which really does a good job of promoting muzzle loading shotguns is the Missouri Black Powder Society or "MBPS."  The Missouri Black Powder Society hosts a number events for muzzle loading shotguns through out the year.  Those events include:        In addition, the "Show Me State Games" also include muzzle loading trap and skeet competitions. 
    Most of the MBRS events also include 'black powder cartridge" events for shotguns in addition to the muzzle loading shotgun events. Generally, in order to shoot in a "black powder cartridge" event the shotgun must have either an exposed hammer or Damascus steel barrels. The black powder cartridge events also require that shells be loaded with black powder or an approved substitute (such as Pyrodex).
    If you get a chance to attend MBPS event be sure to give it a try.  The members of the MBPS are extremely knowledgeable and would be happy to see some new faces at their events.  Attached are copies of the MBRS Membership Application, Constitution and By-Laws and the Shotgun Rules.  Even if you do not join the MBRS, the Shotgun rules provide some good, common sense safety rules  

For more information contact missouriblackpowdersociety@yahoo.com
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Peter Lucas,
Aug 11, 2010, 9:15 AM
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Peter Lucas,
Aug 11, 2010, 9:15 AM
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