Thursday, January 22, 2009

About the Club

The Sapphire Mountain Men Shooting Club promotes safe use of muzzle loading firearms of the pre 1840’s era for historic interest.

The club works toward developing accurate period representations, honesty, fellowship, good sportsmanship, and patriotism.

The club sponsors the Wildhorse Rendezvous every Memorial Day weekend.

The Wildhorse Rendezvous has been held in Cyr, MT on forest service land for over 10 years.

Competition in rifle, pistol and smoothbore are held near the Saw Mill Gultch meadow. The reenactors range from full primitive camps to first timers (pilgrims). The camp is open to the public.

***Sapphire Mountain Men** PO Box 2952 Missoula, MT 59806 ***

Monthly Match Schedule

Muzzle Loader Smoothbore, Rifle or Pistol

Pre 1840's era weapons prefered
Meeting to start at Noon second Sunday of the month
Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, Bonner MT - $5 shooter fee
Contact us for directions if you need them!

Club rotates competitions such a Pistol pumpkin shoot in October or a Hawk throw in August when the fire danger is high.
Competition is monthly with the exceptions of May (Rendezvous) and November (hunting season).

Fur Trader Era- Sapphire Mountain Men

Black Powder Rifle/ Pistol and Smoothbores

Pre 1840's

Monthly Shooting Match Schedule/Meetings
Meeting to start at Noon
Sundays at the Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, Bonner, MT - $5 shooter fee
Contact for directions if you need them!

2012 schedule:
Jan 8- Santa Hat Rifle Shoot
Feb12- Presidents Day Rifle shoot
March 10- Start to Tune up for Rendezvous Season Rifle shoot

April 21 - Saturday 11am - 4 pm Public Days and Rifle Shoot
An event open to the public to learn about events and
try shooting a blackpowder rifle.
Club members and 4H teen competition.
Rendezvous displays

May- no scheduled shoot
Jun 10- Summer time Pistol shoot
Jul 8- Red White and Blue- Rifle shoot
Celebrate Independence day!!
Aug12- Rifle shoot- weather and fire season dependent
Contact club members if unsure of conditions
Sept 9- Pistol shoot
Oct 14- Tume up the Blackpowder rifle for Hunting Season!
Nov- No shoot- good luck hunting
Dec-9- Mistletoe and Holly Rifle shoot
Hot cocoa and cookies too

Raised Campfire

Raised Campfire

Dutch Ovens Ready for Dinner

Dutch Ovens Ready for Dinner