Made To Shoot


Photos by Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
Jack Truelove of Jasper fired his muzzleloading shotgun during Monday’s black powder trap match at the Jasper Rifle and Gun Club. In this primitive shooting style, a shotgun shell is essentially formed step by step inside the barrel by packing black powder and pellets. “Everything else they shoot out here (at the gun club) is faster than this,” said Tim Dilger of Jasper. Truelove added: “But we have more fun.”

 

Cliff Fleck of Jasper picked the nipple of his muzzle loading shotgun to ensure that when the cap was placed on it just before firing, it would throw a spark.

 

Sparks flew from the barrel of a muzzle loading shotgun.

 

Tim Dilger of Jasper reloaded the trap shooter after Monday's black powder trap match at the Jasper Rifle and Gun Club.
Fleck fired his muzzle loading shotgun during Monday's black powder trap match at the Jasper Rifle and Gun Club. Fleck's gun was custom built by his fellow black powder trap shooters Tim Dilger and Jack Truelove, both of Jasper.

 

 




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