Black Powder Shooting Union of South Africa

BPSU
BPSU Disciplines

Rifle and Musket Events:

No. 1 Miquelet - Individual O & R - Team: No. 9 Gustav Adolph (O), No. 31 Halikko (R)
A) Firearm: Military smooth-bore flintlock musket
B) Sights: Original pattern sights. No rear sight
C) Target: 200m French military rifle target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m

No. 2 Maximilian - Individual O & R - Team: No. 26 Wedgnock (O)
A) Firearm: Free flintlock rifle, any calibre
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 100m

No. 3 Minie - Individual O & R - Team No. 10 Pauly (O), No. 32 Magenta (R)
A) Firearm: Military percussion rifle over 13.5 mm (.5315") bore
B) Sights: Original pattern sights (with minor alterations permitted)
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 100m

No. 4 Whitworth - Individual O & R - Team No. 20 Rigby (O & R mixed)
A) Firearm: Free percussion rifles (not qualifying for No 3 Minie)
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights. Aperture sights (Front and rear permitted if consistent with the period
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 100m

No. 8 Walkyrie - Ladies Individual O & R - Team No. 17 Amazons (O & R mixed, teams of 3)
A) Firearm: Free or military percussion rifles
B) Sights: According to Free or Military rifle rules
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Prone
E) Distance: 100m

No. 14 Tanegashima - Individual O & R - Team No. 19 Nagashino (O & R mixed, teams of 3) & Team No. 27 Nobunaga (O, teams of 3)
A) Firearm: Cheekstock smooth-bore matchlock muskets of any calibre in original class Free smooth-bore matchlock muskets of any calibre in replica class
B) Sights: Contemporary sights including original style replica sights
C) Target: 200m French military rifle.
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m

No. 15 Vetterli - Individual O & R - Team No. 24 Pforzheim (O & R mixed)
A) Firearm: Any matchlock or flintlock musket; any flintlock or percussion rifle
B) Sights: According to the rules for each class
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m

No. 16 Hizadai - Individual O & R - No team event
A) Firearm: Cheekstock smooth-bore matchlock muskets of any calibre in original class Free smooth-bore matchlock muskets of any calibre in replica class
B) Sights: Contemporary sights including original style replica sights
C) Target: 200m French military rifle
D) Position: Kneeling
E) Distance: 50m

No. 36 Pennsylvania Individual O & R No team event
A) Firearm: Free flintlock rifle, any calibre
B) Sights: Contemporary sights, including original style replica sights
C) Target: ISSF 50m pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m

No. 37 Lamarmora Individual O & R No team event
A) Firearm: Military percussion rifle over 13.5 mm (.5315") bore
B) Sights: Original pattern sights (with minor alterations permitted)
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m

Hawken - Traditional Class
A) Firearm: Hawken
B) Sights: Fixed / flip up sights, steel / brass back plate, wooden stock, patch ball or bullets not exceeding 2x caliber, no slings, black powder only, shooting or specially designed clothing prohibited
C) Target: 50m ISSF Pistol target
D) Position: Standing / Prone
E) Distance: 50m
/ 100m

Hawken - Modern Class
A) Firearm: Hawken
B) Percussion, no peep- or telescopic sights – any other sights, any bullet, black powder substitute permitted (Sannadex or similar), no bolt action, must have a historic undertone, any clothing
C) Target: 50m ISSF Pistol target
D) Position: Standing / Prone
E) Distance: 50m / 100m

Rifle Team Events:

No. 9 - Gustav Adolph: Teams of 3: No. 1 Miquelet rules (O)
No. 10 - Pauly: Teams of 3: No. 3 Minie rules (O)
No. 11 - Versailles: Aggregate of Teams: Nos. 9 & No 10
No. 17 - Amazons: Teams of 3: No. 8 Walkyrie rules (O & R mixed)
No. 19 - Nagashino: Teams of 3: No. 14 Tanegashima rules (O & R mixed)
No. 20 - Rigby: Teams of 3: No. 4 Whitworth rules (O & R mixed)
No. 24 - Pforzheim: Teams of 3: No. 15 Vetterli rules (O & R mixed)
No. 26 - Wedgnock: Teams of 3: No. 2 Maximilian rules (O)
No. 27 - Nobunaga: Teams of 3: No. 14 Tanegashima rules (O)
No. 29 - Lucca: Teams of 3 No. 2 Maximilian rules (R)
No. 31 - Halikko: Teams of 3 in No. 1, Miquelet (R)
No. 32 - Magenta: Teams of 3 in No. 3, Minie (R)

 

Handgun Events:

No. 5 Cominazzo - Individual O & R - Team No. 25 Wogdon (O & R mixed)
A) Free single shot smooth-bore flintlock or original matchlock pistol
B) Sights: Contemporary sights
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 25m

No. 6 Kuchenreuter - Individual O & R - Team No. 18 Boutet (O), No. 33 Forsyth (R)
A) Free single shot percussion pistol, rifled, any calibre
B) Sights: 19th century contemporary sights
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 25m

No. 7 Colt - Individual O - Team No. 30 Adams (O)
A) Free percussion revolvers, original only
B) Sights: Contemporary sights. Height of fore-sight unlimited but profile must be of original style
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 25m

No. 12 Mariette - Individual R - Team No. 13 Peterlongo(R)
A) Free percussion revolvers, replicas only
B) Sights: Contemporary sights. Height of fore-sight unlimited but profile must be of original style
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 25m

No. 28 Tanzutzu - Individual O & R - Team No 39 Kuminomo (Mixed O &R)
A) Free matchlock pistols, smooth-bore, Japanese type, any calibre, European type, large bore as per originals.
B) Sights: Contemporary sights. Profile must be of original style
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 25m

No. 23 Donald Malson - Individual O or R
A) Free percussion revolvers, original or reproduction; shall be same as used by competitor in Mariette or Colt event
B) Sights: Contemporary sights. Height or foresight unlimited but profile shall be of original style
C) Target: ISSF 50m Pistol target
D) Position: Standing
E) Distance: 50m
F) Round ball or picket bullet

No 38 Remington
This unfired event will consist of the fired scores from either the Colt or the Mariette 25m and the Malson 50m revolver events.
The same firearm shall be used in both elements of the event

Handgun Team Events:

No. 13 - Peterlongo: Teams of 3: No. 12 Mariette rules (R)
No. 18 - Boutet: Teams of 3: No. 6 Kuchenreuter rules (O)
No. 25 - Wogdon : Teams of 3: No. 5 Cominazzo rules (O &/or R Open)
No. 30 - Adams: Teams of 3: No. 7 Colt rules (O)
No. 33 - Forsyth: Teams of 3 in No. 6, Kuchenreuter (R)
No. 39 Kunitomo: Teams of 3 No. 28 Tanzutsu rules (O &/or R Open)

 

Shotgun Events:

Shotgun events are fired using a modification of the International Trap system, over a course of 50 birds. 

No. 21 Manton: Free flintlock guns of any calibre. Total of 50 clay targets shot in two separate rounds (one in the morning and one in the afternoon of the same day) of 25 clay targets over three stands within 60 minute detail.

No. 22 Lorenzoni: Free percussion guns of any calibre. Total of 50 clay targets shot in two separate rounds (one in the morning and one in the afternoon of the same day) of 25 clay targets over five stands within 60 minute detail. (O & R).

Clay Team Events:

No 34 Hawker: Teams of three shooters from No 21 (O &/or R Open)
No 35 Batesville: Teams of three shooters from No. 22 (O &/or R Open)

 

Long Range:

Long range rifle events are shot at ranges of 300, 500, 600, 900, and 1,000 yards (300 - 900m). 
All events are shot from the prone position using percussion target rifles. Targets: SABU (1995) Targets.

Free Rifle Muzzle Loader
(300m - 900m)

Military Rifle Muzzle Loader
(300m)

Free Breech Loader
(300m - 900m)

Small Bore Breech Loader (Martini-Henry)
(300m - 600m)