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Big shots hit Encampment

 

Erik Gantt

Photo by Erik Gantt Howard Hill, of Riverside, checks a percussion cap while teaching his niece Mattie Miller, of Long Beach, Calif., how to load a black powder rifle at the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot.

The sound of black powder rifle shots echoed through Encampment this weekend.

The Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Club sponsored a weekend filled with competitions at the Sierra Madre Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot on the grounds of the Grand Encampment Museum. Competitions included a variety of rifle and pistol shoots, knife throwing, tomahawk throwing, fire pan throwing and fire starting. Participants came from around the country to enjoy each others company, talk shop and even talk a little trash.

Zach Knight, who said he was "shooting pretty spot on," was in Encampment from...



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