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2020 Annual General Meeting.
Sunday 25th October 2020
SCMLC Club House
Sackville Ferry Road, Sackville
2019-20 Membership renewal will commence from 1st October 2019.
All FEES are to be received by either the Membership Secretary of Treasurer prior to the 30th November 2019. Any fees not paid will consider the member as Non Financial.
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.
Long Arms (Musket) Rifle Target Events
Rifle and musket events are held for muzzle-loading rifles and muskets with firelock (flintlocks and matchlocks) and percussion ignition systems. These may be rifled or smoothbore, shooting either projectiles or patched round ball.
Firearms of different types generally compete against similar types, at distances of 25 to 100 yards. Long range events are held on the Hill End range, at distances up to 700 yards.
We also shoot scale-model cannon at paper targets.
Events are also held for breech-loading firearms using cartridges originally designed for black-powder.
Black Powder – Nitro Shotgun – Percussion Shotgun – Flint lock Shotgun
All shooting clay targets Varies from 10 targets to 100 target events
Start at 9:30 in the morning 50 targets nitro
Afternoon on given days percussion/ Black powder target 10 – 25 target then afternoon also 25 nitro event all shooting clay targets costs for the event go towards clay targets which vary up to $20
Single Action (Western Action) Events
This has been called the triathlon of the shooting sports. The competitor must be competent with three-different types of firearm. (Revolvers pre 1900, Side by side shotgun and Lever action rifle)
In turn the shooter will load at the loading table where firearms can be loaded under supervision and once the range officer calls the shooter can move into position. The targets are of different shapes and sizes and are positioned at various distances. The shooter shoots the identified targets in a sequence determined by the scenario, a time is recorded and misses counted (by spotters) which determine the shooters score.
The SSAA Western Action Australia uses the single action shooting society rules (SASS):
A Copy of the SASS rules can be obtained from http://www.sassnet.com/Shooters-Handbook-001A.php
Modern (hunting rifle events)
Held on the 5th Sunday of the month, the event is open to Rimfire .22 caliber hunting rifles and centrefire i.e .308 bolt action hunting rifles.
The shooter will take aim at paper targets and occasion metal silhouette at predetermined distances and is scored on accuracy. This event is great for improving accuracy and tweaking the scope or ammunition loads whilst having a good time.
The new game is called black powder cartridge rifle (BPCR) silhouette, and is intended for any pre-1896 single shot rifle, original or replica, chambered for a black powder cartridge.
By these rules, acceptable types of rifles can be, but not necessarily limited to the following:
Ballard, Bullard, Maynard, Remington Hepburn, Remington Rolling Block, Sharps, Springfield Trapdoor, Stevens No.44, Whitney Rolling Block or Winchester Model 1885.
Additionally, Modern-made replicas of any of those rifles regardless of country of manufacture are permitted.
The course of fire may be similar to:
10 chickens at 200meters, 10 pigs at 300meters, 10 turkeys and 10 rams up to 300meters. However, unlike centerfire silhouette, for each bank of five targets the competitors are allowed five minutes to get off their five shots. This time limit allows the shooter to blow out the chamber and barrel between shots, keeping the black powder residue moist and soft, a practice often favored by black powder cartridge shooters for easy loading and cleaning.
In this event only 200-metre must be fired offhand. All other targets can be shot freestyle, mainly from a cross-stick rest. To keep matters fair all shooters must use sticks that conform to certain specifications