Jon Henkel

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

April 10th 2013

Jon Henkel, Black Powder Match Chairman

Black Powder Postal Matches 2013

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In 2007 during our monthly shoots we shot postal targets against a Canadian Club from Sudbury (the Sudbury Voyageurs Muzzle Loading Rifle Club). The idea of the postal was generated by the Canadians. The OSC response was very positive, so we continued in 2008. Since 2009 a third group from Menominee, MI has joined us in this Internatioanl Match. Unfortunatly for 2012 the Canadian club could not particpate but a club from Port Huron, MI has joined up. But the good news is that for 2013 Canada is back and Dallas and Anchorage have joined up.

The postal shoot works this way: Three targets are designed. The OSC group shoots its target on the 1st Saturday the each month from January through June as part of the club’s monthly shoots. As you recall, we shoot about 18 shots at our shoots. Five of the eighteen shots are on paper and count towards the postal. The other groups shoot their targets at their desiginated time of each month for the same period.

The top five scores from each club are pitted against each other to determine a winning team. Every shooter who participated in the shoot is considered 'on the team'. However, only the top five are counted. The reason for the top five only counters is because the two clubs do not necessarily have the same number of shooters each month.

This year the results are as follows, winners in Bold:

2013 OSC
Port Huron
January 192-3X 224-5X 202-5X 163-3X 205-2X
February 192 205 200 208 214 198
March 236-3X 236-2X 240-3X 237-6X 236-4X 221-1X

All are welcome at our shoot.

Please contact me for questions or information.

Jon Henkel
11428 US Highway 41
Pelkie, MI 49958
(906) 353-6511

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