The Sydney Colonial Muzzle Loading Club is a Sydney shooters club positioned north west of Sydney near Sackville, NSW “SCMLC” began in the 1960's as a black powder club to show off our history of Australia in the colonial days, with the black powder firearms and costumes of the day. The club was formed to support, promote, and foster an interest in muzzle loading shooting, and in particular clay pigeon, target shooting and single (western) action shoots.

The club now encompasses all periods from early Japanese matchlocks through to the flintlock periods of the Napoleonic Wars and the early American Mountain Man, to the caplock periods of the American Civil War, and onto the black powder cartridge period of the American Cowboy. 

The club's aims are now to support, promote, and foster an interest in muzzle loading and black powder shooting in all its forms and applications, including hunting, collection and restoration and preservation of antique firearms and arms of historical interest, and to promote an interest in dress, customs and style of the Australian colonial period.

The Sydney Colonial Muzzle Loading Club has evolved to incorporate modern nitro style firearms.  Our club has organized different Sundays of the month to shoot each type of discipline incorporating both Black Powder and Nitro Firearms these include:

  • Pistol events
  • Shotgun Events
  • Single action (western action) events
  • Musket rifle events
  • Modern (hunting rifle events)

Participants are from all age groups from junior shooters to the 80year young retirees.

December 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
November 25, 2019 November 26, 2019 November 27, 2019 November 28, 2019 November 29, 2019 November 30, 2019 December 1, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Western Action

December 2, 2019 December 3, 2019

Category: General7:00 pm: Committee Meeting

December 4, 2019 December 5, 2019 December 6, 2019 December 7, 2019 December 8, 2019

Category: General9:30 am: Shotgun

December 9, 2019 December 10, 2019 December 11, 2019 December 12, 2019 December 13, 2019 December 14, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Training Day

December 15, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Pistol Events

Category: General9:30 am: Modern Pistol

December 16, 2019 December 17, 2019 December 18, 2019 December 19, 2019 December 20, 2019 December 21, 2019 December 22, 2019
December 23, 2019 December 24, 2019 December 25, 2019 December 26, 2019 December 27, 2019 December 28, 2019 December 29, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Sporting Rifle & Buffalo Rifle

December 30, 2019 December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 January 2, 2020 January 3, 2020 January 4, 2020 January 5, 2020

Category: General9:00 am: Single Action Events

Pistol is shot on every 4th Sunday of the month. Events range from single-shot flintlock muzzle loading 'Queen Anne' style of pistol, to the single-shot precussion cap muzzle loading 'Dueling Pistol' style, to muzzle loading six-guns of the Colt and Remington period, and finally black powder cartridge pistols of the cowboy period. Events are shot at 25 yards and 50 yards at paper targets untimed. A once a year special 'Dragoon Pistol' event is shot over 25 meters, 50 meters, and 100 meters, with full loads. How they managed to stay on their horses after firing a fully charged (60 grains of black powder) Colt Walker is amazing! Just try standing on firm ground firing one.

New additional events include Nitro Firearms of both revolver and semiautomatic actions ranging from 0.22 caliber to 0.45 caliber. Finally every 3rd month Pistol Shooting Events host a 0.22 caliber rifle shoot to assist shooters to comply with their 4 mandatory shoot attendances.



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