Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Muzzle Loaders
Re: Muzzle Loaders
Paul S. Wolf
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 09:43:47 -0500
Frank Porter wrote:
> Is there a special policy for muzzle loading firearm use by Scouts?
Yes, see below.
> Did I read that BSA trained is the only acceptable range manager?
If you did, it was wrong. See #4 below (NRA or NMLRA certification is
>From the Guide to Safe Scouting (which can be found online at:
> Muzzle Loaders
> The following standards for muzzle-loading long guns are to be used by members
> of the BSA:
> 1. Muzzle-loading rifles must be recently manufactured, percussion
> only. BSA recommends those that are .45- or .50-caliber. Rifles made
> from kits must be checked by an expert gunsmith.
> 2. Recommended loads of .FFFg blackpowder are not to exceed 1 grain
> per caliber. One-half of this amount is frequently sufficient for target
> 3. Shooting safety glasses and ear protectors must be worn.
> 4. All training and shooting activities must be supervised by a currently
> certified NRA/NMLRA muzzle-loading rifle instructor who is at least
> 21 years of age.
> 5. Each pupil must have one instructor or adult coach under instructor
> supervision when loading and firing.
> Primary Reference: Camp Program and Property Management (Shooting
> Sports, Section V)
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)