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Muzzleloader Day (9am-4pm)

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every year that begins at 9:00 am on day last of March, repeating indefinitely

One event on May 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

Enjoy a Day of Muzzleloading Instruction,
Practice, and a Little Competition !!!
*** Stop by for a Peek Even if You’re Just ***
***    Thinking about Muzzleloading    ***
              in the Future              ***
RSVP to Mark Gochnour thru the SignUpGenius below at least 2 days before this even if you’re interested
  • The lunch order needs to be right-sized for the number of attendees


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Mark Gochnour will be hosting chapter muzzleloading enthusiasts, including guests and members of the public, at the annual B-CC IWLA Spring Muzzleloader Clinic and Shooting Match from 9am to 4:30pm
Mark is a certified NRA/NMLRA Blackpowder Instructor
Please RSVP as soon as possible using the following SignUpGenius to help Mark supply necessary materials and to right-size lunch plans !!!

– Did you receive a blackpowder firearm as a present and don’t know what to do with it?
– Are you ready to test your skills against others in the afternoon shooting match and compete for prizes?
Don’t miss out on this marvelous opportunity for knowledgeable instruction, loads of fun, and the unique smell of blackpowder smoke!
Participants will meet at the Rifle & Pistol Range at 9:00am

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Inline-, percussion-, and flintlock-shooters are all welcome. There will be instruction time for new shooters or those with new muzzleloaders while muzzleloading veterans and more experienced shooters sight-in their muzzleloaders
Bring the muzzleloader that you want to shoot or alert Mark Gochnour in your RSVP email that you need a “loaner.” Learn directly from individuals having experience and knowledge. If you have never fired a blackpowder gun, if you have a muzzleloader that you have never used before, or if you are having issues with one you have forgotten about in the gun safe, definitely come for the morning instruction but stay for the shoot!

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Last year, one shooter who used a loaner gun to compete in the shooting match turned out to be an excellent marksman!
Lunch will be served in the chapterhouse around noon with the shooting competition beginning at or near 1pm
Match participants will be presented with opportunities to shoot at some unusual novelty targets again this year, including a perennial favorite: The Flopping Plate
During the afternoon competition, participants will shoot at a variety of ranges from up-close out to 100 yards with prizes awarded to individual shooters
Please contact Mark Gochnour at Muzzleloading.BCC.IWLA@gmail.com with your questions or for further details, questions, and pre-register at the SignupGenius link above!
It is important to contact Mark, especially if you are bringing a new muzzleloader, because you may need extra equipment or gear that you were unaware of. Lacking such gear could sabotage your experience
Cost is only $20.00 for the entire event, which includes both lunch and the shooting match. Any applicable R&P range fees are extra:
  • Regular non-Range-Officer fees for use of R&P Range
  • Guest fees for escorted guests on the range
  • Family members of Individual-member Range Officers
Check the chapter newsletters for additional details or contact Mark Gochnour directly with any questions


March 25
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mark Gochnour


R&P Range
20601 Izaak Walton Way
Poolesville, MD 20837 United States
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