Black Powder

Grande Ronde Muzzleloaders was established in 1972 to help promote the sport of muzzle-loading, and to help new shooters to load, shoot and clean their guns. We help anyone who wants to have fun at competition shooting in a safe fashion. The Club’s black powder discipline also works with ODFW to promote better black powder hunting seasons.

Muzzle-loading sport gives it’s fans a good excuse to dress up in the old-time mountain man gear, build their own rifles, and learn the skills of an earlier time.

This is a family-oriented venue that allows kids of all ages, from five to ninety, to get together to for a friendly shooting competition safely enjoying muzzleloading activities.

Grande Ronde Muzzleloaders shoot every month. Volunteers put on each monthly shoot and are responsible for the type of targets used. They might be all steel targets in a simulated woods walk, all paper targets, or a combination of both. The imagination of the person putting on the match is the only limiting factor.

Labor Day weekend the Muzzleloaders host a four-day rendezvous with categories for all ages: adults (men and women), peewees, and older kids. Shooting matches for flintlock and percussion rifles and pistols, and trade guns are held. Tomahawk and knife throwing, a scenic woods walk with steel targets, silhouettes, and occasionally some primitive archery events are included in the weekend fun. To receive details about the next Rendezvous, subscribe to our email list.

Monthly shoots and the yearly rendezvous are always open to the public.


Schedule & Location

Second Sunday all year

100-Yard River Range

Match times:
Pistol match at 11am
Rifle match at 1pm

Fees & Participation

Monthly match fees:

  • Adults $5
  • Age 12-18 $2.50
  • Under age 12 shoot free

Rendezvous Fees: TBD

Required/Recommended Gear


  • Eye and ear protection
  • Blackpowder Rifle or Pistol
  • Appropriate muzzleloading supplies (percussion caps, powder, flint, etc.)