BLACKPOWDER MATCH

Cherokee Rod and Gun Club invites all area Black Powder Shooters to join with us in fellowship for the enjoyment of this unique sport during our 2017 program.

We will have seven matches in 2017, the dates are listed below.

We meet the second Saturday of the month at 10:00AM till about 2:00PM on the lower Cherokee Rifle and Pistol range.  Bring your favorite black powder firearm, old or new, and your lunch, drinks and snacks. Make a day of it with our members and shooting friends!

All of our black power match shooting requires black powder or black powder substitute.

The course of fire for the first handgun event will be 10 shots slow fire at one target. We then shoot 5 shots in 20 seconds twice at another target for a total of 20 shots for a possible score of 200-20x points with the handgun. We fire this standing.

Next, we start the rifle portion of the competition with 5 shots being fired at a paper target in the shape of an American Bison as a bench-rest type shoot. There is a possible high score of 50-5X in this event. After we retrieve and score those targets we start the metal knockdown portion which is fired standing up. We fire 5 shots at the 100 meter pigs, 5 at the 150 meter turkeys, then 5 at the 200 meter rams. Each metal target has a score of 10 points for a total of 150 points on the steel targets and a total of 200 for the rifle. The highest possible score would be 400-25x for the whole match.

The match director is Dennis Rutledge and he can be reached at (423)357-5812 or email at deno@chartertn.net for any questions about the matches.

2017 BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE SCHEDULE

March 11, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

April 8, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

May 13, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

June 10, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

July 8, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

August 12, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

September 9, 2017, starting at 10:00AM on the lower Range, rain or shine

For more information contact Dennis Rutledge at deno@chartertn.net  or call (423) 357-5812.