Black Powder

Black Powder Rifle Postal Match

NRA and the Royal Rangers have developed a shooting program to offer Royal Rangers across the country an opportunity to participate in several nationwide postal matches.

PREREQUISITE

It is recommended that Firearm Safety and Marksmanship merits be completed prior to participation in
the postal programs.

MATCH CONDITIONS

Eye protection and hearing protection is required during this event by the Royal Rangers.

ELIGIBILITY

An individual may enter this match only once per calendar year. All competitors must be a Boy or Man who is part of a Royal Ranger Outpost.

FIRING DATES

Competition will begin on January 1st of each calendar year and will end on October 31st. All scores
must be returned to NRA and postmarked by November 15th. Firing may be done any time after score
reporting forms are received from the Competitive Shooting Division.

FEES

Individuals $5.00 each. Teams $15.00 each.
All team members must enter as individuals.
(Example: 5 individuals at $25.00 and one $15.00 team fee for a total of $40.00 for one 5 member team).

AWARDS

See each match for award schedule. Minimum of two competitors in a category for an award to be given.

ADMINISTRATION

Complete the entry form attached and return to the Competitive Shooting Division. You will receive score reporting forms to record the match scores. Return completed score reporting forms and entry fees to:
National Rifle Association
ATTN: Competitive Shooting Division / Postal Programs
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030

NSSP Blackpowder Postal Match Score Form (fillable)

TARGETS:

Shooter’s name and position being shot will be printed in the upper right hand corner of each target.
Target acquisition is the responsibility of the competitor. NRA official targets are required. For a list of licensed target manufacturers’ visit:
http://competitions.nra.org/competition-resources/nra-licensed-target-manufacturers
Sponsors keep all targets until the challenge period has ended and all results are final.

SCORING

Each target must be scored by two individuals and in accordance with NRA Rules. If targets are scored electronically; verification by two individuals is not required.

MATCH BULLETIN

The NRA will compile a national results bulletin. Results will be available online at:
http://competitions.nra.org/championship-results/nra-postal-matches-results

AWARDS

Individuals – 1st Place winner in each category receives a plaque. Second through fifth place will receive awards based on participation. Additional awards will be provided for each additional ten competitors in a category.
Team – National Trophy plaques will be provided for first place to each firing team member. One place award will be provided for each five teams.

CATEGORIES

Shooters will enter in only one of the following categories:

Sub-Junior: 11-13 years old: (in calendar year of birthday)
Junior: 14-15 years old: (in calendar year of birthday)
Senior: 16-18* years old: (in calendar year of birthday)
Adult: Must be member of church that has a chartered Outpost.
* To compete as an 18 year old junior, the competitor must be an Expedition Ranger and may not be serving as an Assistant Group Leader in the Outpost.

TEAM MATCH

The team match is an unfired match generated by the fired scores of four (4) participating individuals.
The team category will be determined by the age of the oldest team member.

RULES

Current NRA Muzzle Loading Rifle Rules will govern this competition.
Rule Books may be obtained online at:
http://competitions.nra.org/official-nra-rule-books.aspx

EQUIPMENT

See NRA Muzzle Loading Rifle, Pistol, & Shotgun Rule Book, section 3.2(a) & (b) with the following
exception: Wiping out of barrels between shots is permitted. Muzzle Loading Black Powder rifles with
either smoothbore or rifled barrels will be permitted. Patched round balls are the only approved projectile.
Shotguns, in-line rifles or pistols are not permitted. “Sabot” bullets are not permitted.

TARGETS

B-19 targets and B-6. Official NRA targets must be used.

COURSE OF FIRE:

Shots will be fired at:
25 yards B-19 Target. Cross-sticks sitting. Best 10 of 13 fired shots for record score.
50 yards B-6 Target. Prone. Best 10 of 13 fired shots for record score.

POWDER:

Only Black Powder or other approved Black Powder Substitutes are allowed.