Sunday, June 28, 2009

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. Who are we?

The pie chart is a result from a National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association questionnaire that was sent out as a part of a fourth reminder for renewals to the Association. The results were taken from May 2008 to May 2009. These results show that the NMLRA has something in it for everybody. NMLRA members are diversified and have many interests but all are based around that one common object, the Muzzle Loading Firearm. While NMLRA represents many different groups of Muzzle Loaders the key is that the NMLRA has been here for them over the past 75 years. The fight against ever increasing restrictions on black powder is always on going and the NMLRA has been a leader in this area and will continue to do so but now a new front is opening up against the Muzzle Loading enthusiast. Lead is being banned for hunting in many states and across Europe, it truly is time to "join or die" . If you use lead round balls or bullets for any of the activities listed in the pie chart or you just want to make sure others can it is time to join the NMLRA. Go to and join us in the fight to keep our shooting sport alive for generations to come.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NMLRA Youth Shoot

I would like to personally invite you to attend the NMLRA 2009 National Youth Shoot being held in Friendship, Indiana from July 18-19.

We are a few short weeks away from the event and here are some of the highlights:

* A custom built rifle, hunting bag and powderhorn will be given in a drawing to one of the luck registered shooters (see picture in attached article of rifle donated by Ray Franks of Sitting Fox Custom Muzzleloaders).

* Ages 1 to 21 welcome - we have something for everyone
* Every shooter gets a prize with the top shooter winning a rifle
* Free camping
* Food venders will be available
* Muzzleloading, Woodswalk (22 Cal), Pistol (22 Cal), Shotgun (20 gauge), Archery, Paintball, Tomahawk, Candle Dipping, Air Rifle

Invite your kids, grandkids and neighbors. It is a great weekend! <>

For more details, go to
Questions, email or call Scott Mings at 317-364-0120.

NMLRA host NRA Blackpowder Championships

For the first time ever the NMLRA hosted the NRA Blackpowder Championships during its Spring National matches! The NMLRA hosted these matches as part of its matches to give the opportunity to more shooters to compete in both matches and it was a great success. With over a quarter of mile of covered firing line plus trap,skeet and sporting clays fields there plenty of shooting for everyone! Look forward to this event again next spring and check out the NMLRA website at for more matches and events held at the Walter Cline Range.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


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