Fort Sutter Muzzleloaders
Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, 15501 Meiss Rd., Sacramento, CA
Date: Fort Sutter meets every 4th weekend of the month, Saturday is a Formal Shoot, Sunday is a Primitive Shoot.
Time: Saturday start time of 9:00 AM, Sunday Club Meeting 8:30 AM, Primitive Shoot to follow.
Membership and Shooting Fees: Membership is $50.00 to join and $35.00 per year to renew. Formal and Primitive Shoots are $10.00 per day for members and $15.00 per day for guests.
Equipment Any muzzle loading black powder rifle or pistol, shooting round ball and patch.
Philosophy: Participating in the Arts and Crafts of the Mountain Mans lifestyle to keep and preserve the art of black powder shooting involving men, women, and children. This is a family oriented shooting club.
Formal Shoots: Formal rifle shoots consist of six matches shooting at bullseye targets, of 45 minute relays, shooting at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Relays are shot offhand, bench and cross sticks. Five shoots per relay, sighters permitted. Two categories open sights only and any metallic sight.
Formal Pistol: Formal pistol is shot with two 45 minute relays, 10 shots at 25 yards, and 10 shots at 50 yards. Mandatory five shots one hand, 15 shots shooters preference.
Black powder Cartridge Rifles are with any iron sight
Formal Cartridge: Black powder Cartridge Rifle is shot with 10 shots off the bench, and 10 shots from cross sticks. All relays are shot at 100 yards.
Primitive Shoots: Primitive rifle shoots consist of six matches shooting at animal and various shaped targets, of 20 minute relays, shooting at 25 and 50 yards. Relays are shot offhand and cross sticks. Five shoots per relay. Two categories Flintlock and Percussion.
Primitive Pistol: Pistol shoots consist of two 20 minute relays, at 25 yards, 5 shots at each.
Smoothbore: Smoothbore Rifles are traditional with no rear sight, shot at various targets and clay birds.
Rules: We follow National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) range and safety rules.
Awards: Awards are given on an annual basis for Formal and Primitive, to men, women, and juniors.
Formal Shoot Targets:
- 25yd offhand (8 ring 6 bull)
- 50yd offhand (8 ring 100yd bull)
- 50yd bench (8 ring 6 bull)
- 100yd bench (8 ring 100yd bull)
- 50yd and 100yd cross sticks
(single bull buffalo)
- 25yd (timed and rapid fire target)
- 50yd (50yd slow fire pistol target)
- 100yd bench
- 100yd offhand
- 75yd bench/offhand
- 50yd bench
- 50yd offhand
- 100yd cross sticks (not part of aggregate)
Relays are 30 minutes each
Primitive Shoot Targets:
Targets are selected by Range Officer
- 3 targets at 25 yards off hand
- 2 targets at 50 yards off hand
- single bull buffalo off the cross sticks
- 2 targets at 25 yards off hand
- 25yds 5 shots ball
- 25yds 1 shot buck and ball
- 50yds 5 shots ball
- 5 clay birds from thrower
Relays are 20 minutes each