Black Powder Cartridge Rifle

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle

Welcome to ERGC’s BPCR (Black Powder Cartridge Rifle) shooting discipline.

BCPR is based on the rules and guidelines as outlined in the NRA sponsored/sanctioned BPCR “long range” matches. Basically, it requires a single shot rifle with an exposed hammer, of a design of pre-1896, and replicas. Examples of permissible rifles are: Ballard, Buck, Bullard, Cole, Farrow, Maynard, Peabody, Redfield, Remington Hepburn, Remington Rolling Block, Sharps, Springfield Trapdoor, Stevens Tip-up, Stevens No. 44, Wesson Falling Block, Wesson (hinged barrel. Would include H&R top break rifles of proper caliber), Whitney Phoenix, Whitney Rolling Block, Winchester 1885, and Wurfflein, and Peabody.

The cartridges must be loaded with black powder or black powder substitutes only. No “duplex” loads (smokeless and black powder combination). Must shoot lead bullets only, no jacketed. Gas checks are allowed.

The matches are held every other month. Check the ERGC Calendar for actual dates as they can vary on occasions.

So come on out and enjoy them old time smokepoles, buffalo guns and military arms from the 19th century.

  • Click here to see a PDF of the July 22, 2012 BPCR match

BPCR Album

Upcoming Events

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 8:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

January 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 8:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

March 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 8:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Match

September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 8:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Upcoming Events

Military Rifle Match

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

ERGC Board and Membership Meeting

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Muzzleloader Match

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

SASS Cowboy Match

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely