Matters of concern to members of the Santa Cruz Muzzleloaders, its friends, and the curious.
Monday, November 12, 2018
November Rifle Turkey Shoot
Saturday, November 17 2018
Shooting at paper turkey targets will win a prize but not a turkey! Highest score per relay wins. No one wins twice - second highest winner on following relays win prizes.
December Rifle Shoot - Blanket Shoot
Saturday, December 15 2018
Bring a wrapped gift for the "blanket". Black powder related is nice but not required. Edibles and beverages are popular. Gift should be equivalent to the cost of a can of powder and something you would like for yourself. Highest overall score picks first - other shooters in descending order. Please no white elephants.
Sherry and Mike left mid-day on Wednesday and hit a deluge of rain with lightning outside of Stockton. At times it was coming down so hard that it was difficult to see the lane markings. As they headed further east the rain diminished and had stopped by the time they hit RR Flat around 9:00 p.m. Paul had his camp set up and the ground looked pretty dry until the rain started up again at 3:30 a.m. and continued on until early afternoon. The ground did not get as muddy as it sometimes has and the remainder of the days were sunny and crisp and definitely autumnal.
October is trail walk only: rifle, pistol, trade gun with trade gun birds and hawk and knife. The climax on Sunday were the awards of Mt Man and Mtn Woman. In order to qualify one has to enter each of the 3 trail walks. SCML grabbed both awards.
Tim ** Mtn. Man
Sherry ** Mtn. Woman
Men's Pistol Trail Tim Ochsner - 16 - 1st place
Paul Nicca - 13- 4th place
Women's Pistol Trail
Sherry Pennell - 15 - 1st place
Men's Rifle Trail
Rusty McGhee - 25 - 1st place Paul Nicca - 19 - 6th place
Tim Ochsner - 18 - 10th place
Women's Rifle Trail Sherry Pennell - 13 - 4th place
Men's Flintlock Trail
Tim Ochsner - 22 - 2nd place
Paul Nicca - 17 - 3rd place
Trade Gun Trail with Birds
Tim Ochsner - 12 - 3rd place
Paul Nicca - 11 - 4th place
Men's Hawk & Knife
Tim Ochsner - 18 - 3rd place
Paul Nicca - 7 - 5th place
Women's Hawk & Knife
Sherry Pennell - 2 - 1st place
UPCOMING SCML EVENTS
October Pumpkin Pie Rifle Shoot - October 20, 2018
Buy or bake a pumpkin or other favorite pie for the rifle shoot. There will be a pie for each match - one pie per winner.
Final Results From the UPML International Postal Match
SCML rifle shooters enjoyed this international postal match sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Muzzle Loaders in Michigan.
The targets were different each month and some were not as easy as they looked. We shot well for Jan and Feb coming in at 1st place, loosing by 1X in March but coming back to 1st in April before we blew it in May and June.
We did come in 2nd place overall being beaten by some hardy Canadians. I'd say that we are looking forward to participating again.
For more on the UPML International Postal Match visit their web site at: