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Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee

7th Long Range World Championships

20-26 September 2009


Camp Butner, North Carolina 27581, USA
Hosted by the United States International Muzzle Loading Team (Long Range)

FORM 033109

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Welcome
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I was hoping to attend these Championships but unfortunately, for a number of reasons,
this is not possible. I am very grateful therefore to Joe Hepsworth for giving me the
opportunity in this program to welcome you to the 7th World Long Range
Championship. Joe and his fellow workers have worked hard to ensure that you have
the best opportunity to achieve your ambitions.

The sport of long range rifle shooting, as you know, is very exacting and demands the
highest level of concentration, skill and preparation. The availability of suitable ranges
also makes it very difficult for most nations to practice the sport. There is no doubt that it
is beyond the capability of the average rifle shooter.

In spite of all this it is very encouraging to find that the sport is developing. This event
sees Australia, South Africa and Holland competing for the first time at long range in the
USA, with new shooters joining the teams that are regular attendees. Italy and other
nations are exploring the opportunity to open 1000yd/m ranges which will ensure the
future and long term growth of our sport.

Since the majority of nations do not compete in LR events, I did not think it appropriate
that they should have control (at the MLAIC Committee Meetings) over your events,
because of this I set up the MLAIC Long Range Committee. Their task is to examine the
LR Rules and recommend whatever changes are needed for the benefit of the sport.
Hopefully you will get the opportunity to pass your comments to this committee via your
Team Captain during the meeting at this Championship.

I will be represented by the Deputy-Secretary General, Mrs Nancy Malson at these


Championships. I am sure that she shares my wish that you are welcomed in Camp
Butner with light winds and clear skies.

Best wishes for a Great Championship.

David Brigden
Secretary-General
Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee.

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Ladies and Gentlemen:

On behalf of the United States International Muzzle Loading Team (Long Range), I
welcome you to the Muzzle Loaders’ Associations International Committee 7th
Long Range Muzzle Loading World Matches. We had the pleasure of hosting the
4th MLAIC World Matches here in the USA in 2003, at Camp Butner and on the
ranges we will again use this year. Those Matches were very successful and the
USIMLT (LR) looks forward to the always keen, but friendly competition and to
again shooting with you all. The renewing of old friendships will be most
pleasurable and enjoyable.

So, looking forward with keen anticipation to being with all of you again, I remain
as always,

Yours very truly,


Joseph M. Hepsworth
Captain USIMLT (LR)

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ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACTS:

• MLAIC Secretary General - David Brigden

• Match Registration & Payment Contact


Joseph M. Hepsworth
P.O. Box 755
Newark, Ohio 43058-0755 Telephone: 740.345.6646 FAX 704.345.6646
Email: hepsworth (at) aol (dot) com
• USA Team Captain
Joseph M. Hepsworth
P.O. Box 755
Newark, Ohio 43058-0755
Telephone: 740.345.6646
Email: hepsworth (at) aol (dot) com
• USA Deputy Team Captain – Al Roberts, Telephone: 256.653-2532; Email:
warobert@hiwaay.net
• Match Director – Ted Greer Telephone: 276.692.7205,
E-mail: bigbear4065 (at) embarqmail (dot) com
• USIMLT Chairman - Gary Crawford
• USIMLT (LR) Team Coach - George Harris
• Banquet/Luncheons : Deborah Vaughn, 702 N Main St, Creedmoor, NC 27522 Telephone:
919.528.7400
Information, match program and entry forms are available at: www.jcunard.com
Results will be published at the same location after the championships.

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COMPETITIONS:
Competition No. 1 300 yards Three (3) convertible sighters, ten (10) record shots.
Competition No. 2 500 yards Three (3) convertible sighters, ten (10) record shots.
Competition No. 3 600 yards Three (3) convertible sighters, ten (10) record shots.
Competition No. 4 900 yards Five (5) convertible sighters, fifteen (15) record shots.
Competition No. 5 1000 yards Five (5) convertible sighters, fifteen (15) record shots.
Competition No. 6 Mid Range Aggregate: Teams of four (4), three (3) convertible sighters,
Ten (10) record shots at 300, 500 and 600 yards.
Competition No. 7 Long-Range Aggregate: Teams of four (4), five (5) convertible sighters,
Fifteen (15) record shots at 900 and 1000 yards.
MATCH FEES:
Individual Events: $395.00 includes registration, individual match fees, daily luncheon &
Banquet.

Team Events: $25.00 per Team

Non-Shooters Package: $110.00………includes daily luncheon and Banquet

Banquet Only: $50.00. Lunch Only: $12.00 per day

POWDER/CAPS:
Powder: Swiss Powder will be available in 1lb containers in the following grades – No.4 (1-1/2
Fg), No.3 (2Fg) and No.2 (3Fg) at $20.00 per lb.
Percussion Caps: CCI No.11M (Part Number 0310) will be available at $4.50 per tin/100.
Please use the Powder/Cap Order section on your “Individual Competition Entry Form” to order
your requirements – this form must be received by 1 June, 2009.

PAYMENTS:
Payments: All prices shown are in USD and payment in full must be received by registration
time. Payment may be made by cash in USD, by bank draft, by electronic transfer or by credit
card (if using credit card, please add 3% processing fee). Checks/drafts to be made out to the
USIMLTLRRS, Please mail to the USIMLTLRRS, PO Box 755, Newark, OH 43058-0755,
USA. If wishing to use electronic transfer please contact Joseph M. Hepsworth for routings.

MLAIC RULES (AS AMENDED):


Appendix 4 to the Constitution, Rules & Regulations of the Muzzle Loaders Associations
International Committee (MLAIC) covers “Rules and Competition Conditions for Long Range
Rifle Shooting Championships.” A copy of these rules is included below. Competitors should
be familiar with these rules together with the general shooting rules of the MLAIC and MLAGB.
Note: For this event only the MLAIC have sanctioned as follows:
(i) up to 16 shooters using replica rifles may enter each individual event (per country).
(ii) in addition to the above an unlimited number of shooters using original rifles (per
country).

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AWARDS:
Individual Competitions Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for competition
numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in both O and R categories. In addition
first through sixth place certificates will be awarded in these
events.
Team Competitions Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for competition
numbers 6 and 7. One medal for each member of the team. No
distinction between O and R categories.
Special Awards A gold medal for the highest aggregate score in original and
replica categories for Competitions 1, 2 and 3 (Mid-Range
Aggregate), 4 and 5 (Long-Range Aggregate) and highest overall
aggregate for Competitions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (The Grand
Aggregate). In addition to Gold medals, the Aggregate winners in
the Original category will receive silver-plate trays presented in
memory of Mr. Bill Roberts, USA.

ACCOMMODATION:
Camp Butner is approximately 12 miles north of Durham, North Carolina. Durham is the fourth
largest city in North Carolina and has numerous and varied accommodations available to fit all
budgets. The closest motels to Camp Butner and Range No.4 are indicated below and special
rates have been made available to the 7th WM participants, as indicated. Please refer to
“Individual Competition Entry Form” for full reservation information.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: 2578 W. Lyon Station Rd, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522.
Take Exit 191 from I-85. Phone 919.575.5942, FAX 919.575.0502, E-mail
vakilpura@yahoo.com, Web Site www.hiexpress.com/creedmoor - Special 7thWM Rates of
$75.00 USD per night. See Entry Form for reservation information.

RAMADA LIMITED: 2575 W. Lyon Station Rd, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522. Take
Exit 191 from I-85. Phone 919.575.6565. Special 7thWM Rates of $62.50 USD per night. See
Entry Form for reservation information.

ECONO LODGE: 2574 Lyon Station Rd, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522. Take Exit 191
from I-85. Phone 919.575.6451 FAX 919.575.3679. Normal rates approximately $45.00 USA
per night.

COMFORT INN OF CREEDMOOR: 1585 Highway 56, Creedmoor, NC 27522. Take Exit
191 from I-85. Phone 919.528.9296, FAX 919.526.2904. Special 7thWM Rates of $67.10 USD
per night. For special rate at the motel – be certain to request the 7thWM rate.

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CAMP BUTNER BARRACK FACILITY: Butner has made available two styles of their
Barracks for our use during these matches. One is an 80 bed newly constructed Barrack with
kitchen and shower/rest rooms within. This barrack is available only to male participants. In
addition, there are three (3) 16 bed Quonset Hut Barracks also available. One Quonset is
reserved for females only. Shower and rest room facilities are near by. The cost is $15.00 per
person per night and one must supply their own bedding, towels, etc. The Barrack facility is
available on a first come, first serve basis – please contact Joseph M. Hepsworth by telephone
740.345.6646 or E-mail – Hepsworth@aol.com for additional information and/or to book into
the Barrack.

TARGET MARKING DUTIES:


Competitors will be required to share target-marking and scoring duties for the practice session
and for the Individual competitions plus check scoring at 300, 500, 600, 900 and 1000 yards.
Volunteer markers will be used for events at 900 and 1000 yards but competitors will check
score at these distances. Also each country will provide check scorers for competitions 6 & 7
(team Matches).

RECORD KEEPING:
Competitors will be required to act as record keepers as above and other duties if called upon by
the Match Director

FOOD:
Lunches and drinking water will be provided, the cost of which is included in your Individual
entry fee. Lunches will be available buffet style with assorted cold meats, cheeses, bread,
vegetables, sweets, water, soft drinks, tea, coffee and condiments.

The Awards and Shooters Banquet will be held, starting at 6:00pm at the Granville County
Shrine Club, 706 Roxboro Rd, Oxford, NC 27565. Driving directions are shown on page 8 of
this Program.

CUSTOMS/ENTRY/EXITING THE USA:


Presently, there are no restrictions regarding the entering into or the exiting from the United
States of America with muzzle loading antique or replica firearms. Nor, should one find any
problems with the transport of same, within the USA. Cartridge firearms are a different matter
and should any participant wishing to enter with same need to contact the U.S. Customs at their
port of entry into the USA. Transport and storage of Black Powder are subject to numerous
Federal, State and local laws. Camp Butner is providing a storage bunker for our usage during
these matches and powder. /caps can be drawn as needed.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OF EVENTS:

Camp Butner Range: All competitions will be held on Camp Butner Range No. 4

Sunday, 20 September 9:00am – 4:00pm Registration, payment of entry fees and


equipment control at the USIMLT Statistical
Office Tent.
4:30pm--5:30pm Orientation – Target Pulling/Scoring
procedures meet in the pits at Target 25.

Monday, 21 September 8:00am – 8:30am Prayer and Opening Shot


8:30am – 9:15am Practice (1), 300 yard
9:45am – 10:30am Practice (2), 300 yard
11:00am – 11:45am Practice (1), 500 yard
LUNCH
1:30pm – 2:15pm Practice (2), 500 yard
2:45pm – 3:30pm Practice (1), 600 yard
4:15pm – 5:00pm Practice (2), 600 yard

6:30pm Delegates & Team Captains Meeting


at the USA Captain’s HQ – Holiday Inn
Express, 2578 W Lyon Station Rd,
Creedmoor

Tuesday, 22 September 8:30am – 9:30am Competition (1), 300 yard


10:00am – 11:00am Competition (2), 300 yard
11:30am – 12:30pm Competition (1), 500 yard
LUNCH
2:00pm – 3:00pm Competition (2), 500 yard
3:30pm – 4:30pm Competition (1), 600 yard
5:00pm – 6:00pm Competition (2), 600 yard

Team Entries for Mid-Range Event to Match Director by 7:00pm

Wednesday, 23 September 8:30am – 9:30am Team Competition, 300 yard


10:00am – 11:00am Team Competition, 500 yard
LUNCH
1:00pm – 2:00pm Team Competition, 600 yard
2:30pm – 3:30pm Practice (1), 900 yard
4:00pm – 5:00pm Practice (2), 900 yard

Thursday, 24 September 8:30am – 10:00am Competition (1), 900 yard


10:30am – 12:00pm Competition (2), 900 yard
LUNCH
2:00pm – 3:00pm Practice (1), 1000 yard
3:30pm – 4:30pm Practice (2), 1000 yard

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Friday, 25 September 8:30am – 10:00am Competition (1), 1000 yard
10:30am – 12:00pm Competition (2), 1000 yard
LUNCH

Team Entries for Long Range Event to Match Director by 1:00pm

2:00pm – 3:30pm Team Competition, 900 yard


4:00pm – 5:30pm Team Competition, 1000 yard

Saturday, 26 September RAIN DAY OR OPEN SCHEDULE UNTIL


6:00pm Awards Ceremony – Shriners Club, Oxford, NC
7:00pm Shooters Banquet – Shriners Club, Oxford, NC

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CAMP BUTNER, NORTH CAROLINA
DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From I-85 use Exit 191 (please be certain you use 191 as there are a number of Exits marked
Bunter/Creedmoor which will lead you astray if taken).

Exit 191 is for State Route 56. If coming from the North, turn right on SR56, if coming from the
South, turn left – take SR56 to 33rd Street and turn right on 33rd Street. Travel approximately 3
miles on 33rd Street and 33rd will dead end into Old Route 75. Turn Left on Old Route 75 and
travel approximately 0.3 miles to Range Road, which is the first road on the right. Turn Right on
Range Road, then……………

FOR THE BARRACK FACILITY:


Turn right on Range Road and travel approximately 2 miles until you come to Roberts Chapel
Road. Turn right on Roberts Chapel Road and the first road on the right takes you to both the
old and the new barrack facilities. If staying in the Quonset Barracks which are in the
“Cantonment”, you would turn left on the first road to the left.

FOR RANGE NO. 4 FROM BARRACKS and ROBERTS CHAPEL RD:


To get to Range No. 4 (200 to 1000 yards) simply continue on Roberts Chapel Rd until you
come to Old HQ Rd, then turn left on Old HQ Road go straight on until you dead end, then turn
left for the 1000 yard firing line or, turn right for the pit (butt) area.

FOR RANGE NO. 4 FROM RANGE ROAD:


Carry straight on Range Road, do not turn on Roberts Chapel Road and the next road to the right
you come to will take you to Range No.4 – approximately 0.3 mile past Roberts Chapel Road.

CAMP BUTNER SPECIAL NOTES:


No campers, trailers or RV’s are allowed to camp or park overnight.

No parking of vehicles will be allowed immediately behind the 1000 yard firing line (there is a
graveled parking lot available, but you’ll have to trundle your equipment) There is a limited
parking lot behind the 900 yard firing point – if full, cars are allowed to park on the side of the
service road. All other firing lines have graveled parking areas behind them.

GRANVILLE COUNTY SHRINE CLUB, 706 ROXBORO RD, OXFORD, NC 27565


Take I-85 North towards Oxford, go approximately 13 miles to Exit 204, turn LEFT on NC-96
towards Oxford, go 1.3 miles and turn RIGHT onto US-15 (Hillsboro St NC-96), go 0.1 mile
and turn LEFT onto US-15 & US-158 (College St NC-96), go 0.8 miles and turn LEFT onto US-
158 (Roxboro RD NC-96) and continue to follow US-158. Go 1 mile on Roxboro Rd, the Shrine
Club is on your left at 706 Roxboro Rd

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Rules and Competition Conditions for
Long Range Rifle Shooting Championships
Incorporating the established shooting practices of the MLAGB

APPENDIX 4 to the Constitution, Rules & Regulations of


The Muzzle Loaders’ Associations International Committee (adopted 15 August 2000 – as amended)

1.00 RULES AND COMPETITION CONDITIONS FOR LONG RANGE RIFLE SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

1.01 GENERAL Championships are to be organized as an MLAIC event under the current Constitution, Rules
and Regulations of the MLAIC supplemented by the additional rules below. In the event of an omission or a
discrepancy the rules of the MLAGB/NRA of GB for mid and long range shooting, modified as necessary to
comply with established shooting practices of the host nation, apply, but in all cases the decision of the
Arbitration Committee shall be final and binding.

1.02 SQUADDING A competitor must shoot at the time and at the target for which he has been squadded, and in
sequence with the other shooters squadded on the same target. The competitor must fire from a position on
the left of his allocated target peg and allow other shooters sharing the same firing position to compete with
the minimum of hindrance.

1.03 COACHING For individual and team events, when shot concurrent, competitors may spot for or coach each
other up to the point when their first shot hits the target; from then on there should be no further assistance,
and noise must be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb other shooters. No coaching or assistance from
others is permitted. For team events, when shot as a team on the same target, coaching is permitted
throughout the event. Communications with the butt markers will be through the Range Officer only and
limited to queries on standard messages as in section 5.00.

1.04 FOULING SHOTS Unlimited fouling shots/warming shots may be fired in to the stop butt, but only during the
permitted detail time. These shots must be fired from the prone/supine position.

1.05 CONVERTIBLE SIGHTERS The first scoring shot on the target will count as the first convertible sighter. The
decision to convert sighters must be made after all the sighters have been fired and before firing any further
shots. Sighters can only be converted in reverse order of firing, so that they form a continual sequence with
the following scoring shots. It is therefore not possible to convert a sighter without including all the
subsequent sighters. When sighters are converted the number of subsequent shots shall be reduced
accordingly to give the correct total of shots for the competition.

1.06 AMMUNITION Only factory made black powder may be used. Bullets may be lead or lead alloy, greased or
paper patched and of a contemporary style. Gas checks are not permitted.

1.07 MARKING The position and scoring value of each shot will be separately signaled. In addition to a spotting
disk placed in the shot hole, the value of the shot will be indicated by a colored maker positioned along the
lower edge of the target frame as follows

Extreme left fluorescent marker 1 point (Hit)


Extreme left black marker 2 points (Outer)
Centre left black marker 3 points (Magpie)
Centre right black marker 4 points (Inner)
Extreme right black marker 5 points (Bull)
Extreme right fluorescent marker 5 points (V Bull, used for determining ties)
No marker miss

1.08 SCORING When a shot touches the line between the scoring divisions on a target, the shooter shall be
accredited with the higher score.

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1.09 REGISTER KEEPING Unless otherwise directed by the Match Director the recording of scores will be
carried out by range officers. Protests over the value of the score or a challenge in the event of a miss, must
be made to the range officer by the competitor before the next person on that target fires.

1.10 TIES In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by the highest number of V Bulls. If still a tie, the winner
shall be determined by having the higher score on count back (for example, a shooter whose final shots are
4, 3, 5 beats someone who finishes 2, 3, 5).

1.11 BUTT MARKING DUTIES / OTHER DUTIES. Competitors must share butt-marking duties and perform all
other requirements of the Match Director if required to do so. Anyone failing to carry out duties
conscientiously shall have his score in the event deleted.

1.12 MEDALS Medals shall be awarded to the first three places in each individual event in each category O and
R and to each member of the first three places in each team event. A gold medal for the highest aggregate
score in original and replica categories for Competitions 1, 2 and 3 (Mid-Range Aggregate), 4 and 5 (Long-
Range Aggregate) and for the highest overall aggregate for Competitions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (The Grand
Aggregate).

2.00 COMPETITIONS

2.01 No 1 - 300 Yards Whitworth - Individual O or R (two separate categories of entry – see Special Awards)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (MLAIC definition), maximum weight 15 lbs (6.81 kg).
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (front and rear)
permitted if consistent with the period. Magnifying or telescopic sights not permitted.
C) Target: NRA 300(or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 300 yards (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
F) Shots: 3 convertible sighters, 10 shots to count
G) Duration: 1 hour detail

2.02 No 2 - 500 Yards Whitworth - Individual O or R (two separate categories of entry – see Special Awards)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (MLAIC definition), maximum weight 15 lbs (6.81 kg).
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (front and rear)
permitted if consistent with the period. Magnifying or telescopic sights not permitted.
C) Target: NRA 500 (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 500 yards (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
F) Shots: 3 convertible sighters, 10 shots to count
G) Duration: 1 hour detail

2.03 No 3 - 600 Yards Whitworth - Individual O or R (two separate categories of entry – see Special Awards)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (MLAIC definition), maximum weight 15 lbs (6.81 kg).
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (front and rear)
permitted if consistent with the period. Magnifying or telescopic sights not permitted.
C) Target: NRA 600 (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 600 yards (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
F) Shots: 3 convertible sighters, 10 shots to count
G) Duration: 1 hour detail

2.04 No 4 - 900 Yards Whitworth - Individual O or R (two separate categories of entry – see Special Awards)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (MLAIC definition), maximum weight 15 lbs (6.81 kg).
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (front and rear)
permitted if consistent with the period. Magnifying or telescopic sights not permitted.
C) Target: NRA LR (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
D) Position: Prone (wrist rests permitted) or supine (back position)
E) Distance: 900 yards (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
F) Shots: 5 convertible sighters, 15 shots to count
G) Duration: 1½ hour detail

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2.05 No 5 - 1,000 Yards Whitworth - Individual O or R (two separate categories of entry – see Special Awards)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (MLAIC definition), maximum weight 15 lbs (6.81 kg).
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (front and rear)
permitted if consistent with the period. Magnifying or telescopic sights not permitted.
C) Target: NRA LR (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
D) Position: Prone (wrist rests permitted) or supine (back position)
E) Distance: 1,000 yards (or nearest equivalent on metric ranges)
F) Shots: 5 convertible sighters, 15 shots to count
G) Duration: 1½ hour detail

2.06 Team Events

No 6 - Mid Range Aggregate: Teams of four, as per Competition No.6 above – page 3. No distinction
between originals and replicas.

No 7 - Long Range Aggregate: Teams of four, as per Competition No.7 above – page 3. No distinction
between originals and replicas.

3.00 PARTICIPATION & TEAMS

3.01 For this event only each MLAIC Member Country will be allowed an unlimited number of entrants in the
individual events of which a maximum number of sixteen may use replicas and an unlimited number may
use originals. As previously there shall be one team of four competitors in each of the team events per
country.

3.02 All Delegates must register and pay their team’s entry fees in before any member of the team participates in
practice or competition.

3.03 The Team Captain shall notify the Match Director of the names of the shooters whose scores should be
used for team events in accordance with the Schedule of Events.

4.00 SAFETY

4.01 Smoking is absolutely forbidden on the range.

4.02 No competitor may move himself or his equipment forward onto the Firing Point until authorized to do so by
the Range Conducting Officer.

4.03 The snapping of caps or loading of firearms before the ‘Open Fire’ signal is not permitted. Firearms may only
be capped with the barrel pointed down range.

4.04 Fouling/warming shots must be fired from the prone/supine position.

4.05 Powder charges must be in pre-measured single charge containers.

4.06 The use of safety spectacles and hearing protection is mandatory.

5.00 MID RANGE AND LONG RANGE RADIO MESSAGES

The following Code Messages will be used to communicate between the Range Officers on the firing point
and the butts. The target number will be given, followed by the message number, viz.

Message 1 Firing is about to start - raise targets.


Message 2 No spotting disc is visible.
Message 3* The spotting disc unmistakably disagrees with the value shown. Re-signal correct value.
Message 4* Examine the target for a shot and signal the shot if found or a miss.
Message 5* Challenge for a higher value.
Message 7* Challenge for a hit after a miss has been signaled.
Message 9 (From firing point) Unduly slow marking; (From butts) Unduly slow firing.
Message 10 Stand easy; half mast target and patch out.
Message 11* The wrong shot may have been patched out.

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* The butt’s supervisor must radio the result to the firing point.
For messages 5 and 7, the butt’s supervisor must, and for 11 should, personally check the target.

6.00 NRA TARGET DIMENSIONS

Divisions Long Range 600 Yard 500 Yard 300 Yard


Black Aiming Mark 48" 39" 39" 22"
V Bull (5 points) 14.4" 7.8" 6.3" 3.3"
Bull (5 points) 24" 13" 10.5" 5.5"
Inner (4 points) 48" 26" 26" 11"
Magpie (3 points) 72" 39" 39" 16.5"
Outer (2 points) 96" 52" 52" 22"
Hit (1 point) 118" wide x 70" high 70" wide x 60" high 70" wide x 60" high 46" square

The V Bull is indicated on the target by a broken line.

At 600 yards, shots clear outside the lines drawn 6" inside the top and bottom of the target and 1" inside on each side
of the target count as misses. At long-range, shots clear outside the lines drawn 1" inside the edges of the target
count as misses.

Adoption of Rules and competition conditions for long range rifle shooting used for the 1st MLAIC Long Range
Muzzle Loading Rifle World Championships at Bisley in October 1999.

ADDITIONAL MLAIC LRML WORLD MATCH INSTRUCTIONS IN EFFECT DURING THE 7th
WORLD LRML MATCHES:
1. The use of modern shooting jackets is allowed – however, should the jacket be equipped with a sling
positioning hook or device, this device must not be used.
2. The use of an attachable cheek piece is allowed, as long as it is in the spirit of the times, such as leather
coverings and fastened on with laces. The use of modern Velcro fastenings is not acceptable. Other
examples of prohibited materials and fasteners – uncovered sponge rubber held on with duct tape or
masking tape
3. The use of sandpaper on the butt plate of the rifle is not allowed, nor is the use of modern rubber butt plates
or recoil pads, either slip on or permanently attached.
4. The use of an appropriate sling with two point attachment to the rifle is permitted at all ranges.
5. The use of an accepted wrist rest is prohibited at 300-500-600 yards, but is allowed at 900 and 1000 yards
and, at 900 and 1000 yards may be used in conjunction with the sling.
6. The use of a backsight equipped with windage adjustment is allowed, as long as the sight in question is in
the spirit of the time period.
7. The use of a personal wind indicator or flag is permitted, as long as said device is not forward of the firing
line, or of any interference to other competitors.
8. The use of a modern bedding compound, such as any epoxies, either in the barrel channel or to fit the
hooked breech is strictly forbidden. Winning rifles are to be presented for inspection after the matches and if
found to be bedded with modern materials are subject to disqualification.
9. The use of a non-shooting Team Coach is permitted during the Team Competitions, i.e. a four (4) person
Team and a non shooting Team Coach. The Team Coach must be a national of the competing country for
whom he is coaching. For other coaching rules, refer to Rule 1.03
10. No competitor performing either target pulling and/or scoring duties will be allowed to perform these duties
for his own nation’s competitors. All squadding will be under the management of the Match Director.

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MLAIC Long Range World Record Holders

Long Range World Championships


World Record Holders - Yards

Individual Records (Original Category)

Distance Record Holder Nation Year Score


300 yards P.Senior Great Britain 2005 45.4
500 yards R.M. Mott Great Britain 2005 42.1
600 yards C. Higginbottom Great Britain 2005 42.2
900 yards P. Jacques Great Britain 1999 63.3
1000 yards R.M. Mott Great Britain 2005 53.1

Individual Records (Reproduction Category)

Distance Record Holder Nation Year Score


300 yards J. Ruoss Switzerland 2005 47.7
500 yards T. Laumer Germany 2005 45.4
600 yards D. Hausmann Germany 2003 45
900 yards R. Hopkins U.S.A. 2005 62.3
1000 yards G. Kunz Germany 2003 64.2

Mid-Range Team Record Long-Range Team Record


(300/500/600 yards) (900/1000 yards)
Germany - 2005 - 496.21 U.S.A. - 2005 - 409.10
D. Hausmann, G. Kunz, D.Gullo, R. Hopkins,
T. Laumer, P. Leonhardt D. Munch, A. Roberts

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MLAIC Long Range World Record Holders

Long Range World Championships


World Record Holders - Meters

Individual Records (Original Category)

Distance Record Holder Nation Year Score


300 meters Howard Markham U.S.A 2007 43.2
500 meters Kobus de Villiers South Africa 2007 41.1
600 meters Kobus de Villiers South Africa 2007 42.2
800 meters Kobus de Villiers South Africa 2007 60.1
900 meters Kobus de Villiers South Africa 2007 49.1

Individual Records (Reproduction Category)

Distance Record Holder Nation Year Score


300 meters Joseph Ruoss Switzerland 2007 48.3
500 meters Japie Maritz South Africa 2007 48.3
600 meters Sylvia Ruoss Switzerland 2007 48.5
800 meters Lee Shaver U.S.A 2007 63.4
900 meters Raymond Hopkins U.S.A 2007 59.1

Mid-Range Team Record Long-Range Team Record


(300/500/600 meters) (900/1000 meters)
South Africa 2007 486.19 South Africa 2007 424.16
Japie Maritz Kobus de Villiers
Merwe van Rensburg Tertius Smit
Tertius Smit Japie Maritz
Casper Badenhorst Merwe van Rensburg

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