The term "Black Powder" refers to muzzle-loading pistols and revolvers, which employ a black-powder propellant, round or conical lead projectiles and percussion caps. These are the type of pistols that existed in the 18th & 19th century and many people find great fascination and satisfaction in this type of historically-based shooting.

Modern black powder pistols are well made replicas of the original pistol type or can be of modern design made for black powder. A relatively large number of accessories are necessary for this type of shooting eg powder measures, starter rods, ram rods, cappers, nipple wrenches, cleaning equipment and ball/bullet removal equipment.

Fortunately all of these items are now readily available at gun dealers who handle this type of shooting. If you are a person who loves lots of gadgets and accoutrements in your sport, don't mind getting a bit dirty and would like to get the feel of shooting 100 years ago, then black powder may well be the shooting sport for you.

The 50m Black Powder event is shot over a distance of 50m and is based on the ISSF 50m Pistol match but reduced to 40 shots. Four series of ten shots in 30 minutes (including loading time).

PISTOL: maximum 46 calibre, cap and ball revolver

RESTRICTIONS: No scopes or red dot sights are allowed. Other specific restrictions apply and can be found in the rules for this event.

AMMUNITION: Maximum 46 calibre ball or conical projectile

TARGET: PA 50m Black Powder Target

COURSE OF FIRE: Four series of ten shots in 30 minutes (including loading time).

SCORING: Maximum score is 400
RULES:Click here

GRADING: Click here

RANGE OFFICER GUIDEClick here
50m BLACK POWDER

PORT BOUVARD PISTOL &

SMALL BORE RIFLE CLUB Inc.

Country Club Drive, Dawesville, WA 6211
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