FL NMLRA Territorial Program

2019 Florida National Territorial Championship Program 

presented by the Florida Frontiersmen, Inc.

OFFHAND CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. A) (Flintlock or Percussion)

(This qualifies for NMLRA Offhand Classification)

One rifle, any metallic sights, offhand, one relay per match.

Match A1     25 yards      Five shots             Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

A2     50 yards      Five shots             Six bull 50 yard target (seven ring)

A3     50 yards      Five shots             Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

A4     100 yards    Five shots             Single bull 100 yard target (seven ring)

FLINTLOCK CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. B)

(This qualities for NMLRA Offhand Classification)

One rifle, Traditional rifle, open sights, offhand, one relay per match. (Sights may be adjustable.)

Match B5     25 yards      Five shots             Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

B6     50 yards      Five shots             Six bull 50 yard target (seven ring)

B7     50 yards      Five shots             Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

B8     100 yards    Five shots             Single bull 100 yard target (sevenring)

BENCH REST CHAMPIONSHIP ( Agg. Ter.C )

One or more rifles, sights as noted, five shots each target. Two (2) consecutive

Relays may be used to fire each of these matches. Bench matches may be fired from cross sticks and they will still be allowed to use two (2) consecutive relays for each match.

Match C9     50 yard       any metal sight     Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

         C10   50 Yard       open sights           Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

         C11   100 yard     any metal sight     Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

         C12   100yard      open sights           Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

ONE GUN CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. E)

One rifle, 14 pound weight limit, open sights, five shots each target, position as noted, offhand, one relay per match, except for bench rest matches, which may use two (2) consecutive relays. Bench rest matches may be shot from the cross sticks position and still be allowed two (2) consecutive relays to complete the match. Sights may be adjustable. Guns must be inspected before firing any match in this aggregate.

Match E16    50 yards      offhand                Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

E17    50 yards      bench rest            Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

E18    100 yards    offhand                Single bull 100 yard target (sevenring)

E19    100 yards    bench rest            Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. G)

One or more rifles, any metallic sights, five shots each target, position as noted, one relay per match except for bench rest matches, which may use two (2) consecutive relays for each bench rest match. Bench rest matches may be fired from the cross sticks and they will still be allowed to use two (2) consecutive relays for each match

Match G24   25 yards      offhand                Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

G25   50 yards      offhand                Single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

G26   50 yards      bench rest            Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

JUNIOR/4-H CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. H) (Age Limit:  Shooter who is under the age of 16, meaning not having reached their 16thbirthday at time of registration) Must have a Junior shooter card.  Open to all 4-H shooting teams.

One or more rifles, any metallic sights, five shots each target, position as noted, one relay per match, except for bench rest matches, which may use two (2) consecutive relays for bench rest matches.  Bench matches may be fired from the cross sticks and they will still be allowed to use two (2) consecutive relays for each match.

Match H28   25 yards       bench rest             Six bull 50 yard (7 ring)

          H29   25 yards      offhand                Three bull 100 yard target

H30    50 yards      offhand                100 yd (7 ring)

H31    50 yards      bench rest            100 yard (8 ring)

PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. K)

Percussion pistol or revolver, ten shots each target, to be fired in one relay. Scores fired will be submitted to the NMLRA Pistol Committee Chairperson.  In order to obtain a National Pistol Classification, the territorial competitor must request NMLRA classification through the Pistol Committee Chairperson. One relay per match.

Match K36    25 yards      slow fire               25 yard pistol target

K37    25 yards      limited fire*          25 yard pistol target

K38    50 yards      slow fire               50 yard pistol target

*Time starts at first shot fired

PRIMITIVE AGGREGATE (Aggregate: Ter. L)

The matches of this aggregate are designed to prove baseline skills in primitive competition.  Distances should be unknown to competitors.  Sighters are not fired and no spotting scopes are allowed.  Sights should be as described in the NMLRA Range Rules and Regulations under the rules for the Primitive Range.  Loading is to be from the pouch and horn/flask.

The targets involved are steel gongs and paper targets. A series of matches is offered to suit the needs of varying clubs.  Any series must include the Mountain Man Match.

These matches may be fired using firearms of either flint or percussion ignition.  While period costume or clothing is recommended, it is notrequired.

Match L39 – Free Trapper

Target is standard six bull 50 yard, 7 ring black target.  Range should be from 45 to 60 yards.  One sighting shot permitted, five shots for record, one per bull, each shot to be fired from a different position: offhand, kneeling, sitting, prone, and cross stick.  Maximum score – 50 points.

Match L40 – Hawken

Target is single bull 100 yard, 7 ring black target.  Range is approximately 130 yards.  Minimum caliber is .45. Five shots for record, no sighters or spotting.  Three shots are to be fired from a “chunk log” or cross sticks – to be determined before the match and same used by all competitors.  Two shots are to be fired offhand.  Maximum score – 50 points.

Match L42- Mountain Man (This match is required) Maximum score for this match is 100 points, based on six shots, knife and tomahawk throws, and fire-making. Ties are broken on the basis of fire-making time.

Part 1 – Split Ball on an Axe.  Use a double bit axe embedded in end of log, with clay pigeons supported by nails on each side of axe head.  Range should be 15 to 25 yards.  One shot, both clay pigeons must be hit and broken in order to score.  Scoring value is ten points.

Part 2 – Cut Playing Card.  Use playing card supported in such a manner that only the edge is presented as a target.  Range should be about 20 yards.  One shot, the card must be cut cleanly into two pieces in order to score.  Scoring value is ten points.

Part 3 – Cut Crossed Strings.  Secure two strings in a frame a minimum of 12 inches square, in such a manner that a cross is presented as a target.  Range should be about 25 yards.  With one shot, both strings must be severed in order to score.  Scoring value is ten points.

Part 4 – Tomahawk Throw.  Secure a playing card to the end of a log.  Three throws for score.  One complete turn of the tomahawk is required.  Cutting card scores five points.  Sticking tomahawk scores one point; bonus for three sticks without ever cutting card, scores one point.  Maximum scoring value is 15 points.

Part 5 – Knife Throw.  Secure a playing card to the end of a log.  Three throws for score.  One complete turn of the knife is required.  Cutting card scores five points.  Sticking knife scores one point; bonus for three sticks without ever cutting card, scores one point.  Maximum scoring value is 15 points.

Part 6 – Gongs.  Three gongs set at match coordinator’s discretion.  Ten points per gong.  Maximum scoring value is 30 points.

Part 7 – Fire-Making.  Using flint, steel, and traditional form of tinder, the competitor makes a fire.  The score is determined by the time elapsed from the first strike of flint and steel until an open flame is seen.  A stop watch is required for timing.

Scoring value:      0 to 5 seconds               –        10 points

6 to 10 seconds     –        9 points

11 to 15 seconds   –        8 points

16 to 20 seconds   –        7 points

21 to 25 seconds   –        6 points

26 to 30 seconds   –        5 points

31 to 35 seconds   –        4 points

36 to 40 seconds   –        3 points

41 to 45 seconds   –        2 points

46 to 50 seconds   –        1 points

over 51 seconds    –        0 points

10 points possible.

Match L43- Rifle Frolic

Target is the NMLRA Bottle Silhouette target.  Range is 45 to 65 yards.  Six shots are fired for record, all offhand.  Scoring values are as follows: nick body – three points; center body – five points; nick neck – seven points; center neck – ten points.  A nick is any shot touching but not fully in the bottle. Maximum score is 60 points.

SUB-JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. M)

 (Age Limit: Shooter who has not reached his/her 12th birthday at the time of registration). Must have a Junior Shooter card.

One or more rifles, any metallic sights, 5 shots each target, bench rest matches may use two (2) consecutive relays for each match.  Bench rest matches may be fired from the cross sticks and they will still be allowed to use two (2) consecutive relays for each match.

Match M44   25 yards      bench rest            Three bull 100 yard target

M45   25 yards      bench rest            100 yard (8 ring)

HUNTERS (Aggregate: Ter. N)

The matches of this aggregate are designed to provide a test of hunting accuracy. All targets must be posted in the “natural” position. (i.e., no target may be posted upside-down or sideways, no sighters).  Practice targets may be purchased but not used as sighters with match target. Flint or Percussion, Traditional Offhand Rifle, Open sights. Sights may be adjustable.

Match N46    25 yards      Five shots    Crow                             Target #101

N47    50 yards      Five shots    Standing Groundhog       Target #201

N48    50 yards      Five shots    Running Fox                   Target #701

N49    100 yards    Five shots    Standing Bear                Target #711

UNLIMITED LONGHUNTER’S CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. P)

Any muzzle loading gun, any sights including scopes, ball, bullet, or sabot (we have approved sabots).  Offhand. All targets must be posted in the “natural” position (i.e., no target may be posted upside-down or sideways, no sighters).  Practice targets may be purchased but not used as sighters with the match target. One relay per Match.

Match P54    25 yards      Five shots    Squirrel                Target # 202

P55    50 yards      Five shots    Running Chuckt     Target #203

P56    50 yards      Five shots    Running Deer        Target # 902

P57    100 yards    Five shots    Standing Buffalo    Target # 100

LADIES OFFHAND CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. Q)

One or more rifles, any metallic sight, offhand, one relay per match.  

Match Q58   25 yards      Five shots    3 bull 100 yd. target 

Q59   25 yards      Five shots    Six bull 50 yard target (eight ring)

Q60   50 yards      Five shots    single bull 100 yard target (eight ring)

Q61   50 yards      Five shots    6 bull target (black 7 ring)

SMOOTHBORE CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. R)

Flintlock only.  No rear sights above plane of barrel, no set triggers, 54 cal. minimum. One relay per match. Guns must be inspected before firing any match in this aggregate.

MatchR62    25 yards      Five shots    Standing Haffner groundhog Target #201

R63    25 yards      Five shots    Running deer Target#902

R64    50 yards      Five shots    100 yard (8 ring)

R65    100 yards    Five shots    200 yard

LADIES HUNTER CHAMPTIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. U)

Any metallic sight, one or more rifles, targets must be hung in natural position, no sighter targets when shooting the match.  One relay per match.

Match U73    25 yard 5 shots     Running chuck               Target#-203

U74    25 yard 5 shots     Crow                             Target#101

U75    50 yard 5 shots     Running fox                            Target#701

U76    50 yard 5 shots     Standing ground hog      Target#201

                           CARTRIDGE (Aggregate: Ter. V)

Rifles as used at Friendship matches. Positions as stated for each match. One relay per match. Guns must be inspected before firing any match in this aggregate. 

14 pound limit on gun.

Match  V77  100 yards    10 shots      3 bull  target  (Sitting X- Sticks)

         V78    100 yards   5 shots                  Haffner Standing Bear (Sitting X Sticks)  

         V79    100 yards   10 shots       5 bull Buffalo target  (Bench Rest)

         V80    100 yards   5 shots                  Haffner Running Deer  (Bench Rest) 

All firearms must keep the muzzle pointed up or down range between shots.

All firearms must use the open bolt indicator to show the firearm is safe. 

Black Powder Cartridge Guidelines

The following guidelines should be used in conjunction with the Black Powder Cartridge Aggregate V being shot in the Territorial Matches.

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle– A hunting or military style rifle, single shot, originally made for black powder cartridges, of United States manufacture prior to 1896 and being typical of the era.  Replicas thereof, regardless of origin of manufacture, are permitted.  Hammer must be exposed.  If replacement barrels, stocks, or other parts are used, they must be as original.  No Schuetzen-style rifles permitted.  One rifle will be used during all phases of the match.  Examples of permissible rifles are:  Ballard, Buck, Bullard, Cole, Farrow, Maynard, Peabody, Redfield, Remington Hepburn, Remington Rolling Block, Sharps, Springfield Trapdoor, Stevens Tip-up, Stevens No. 44, Wesson Falling Block, Wesson (hinged barrel), Whitney Phoenix, Whitney Rolling Block, Winchester 1885, and Wurfflien.  While the following single shot actions may not conform to the exact criteria, they are allowed because they conform to the spirit of the competition in form and function.  Browning Model 1878, Browning Model 1885, C. Sharps ’75, Falling Block Works, Stevens 44 ½ and Wickliff ’76.  Replicas other than exact reproductions of pre-1896 Black Powder actions as described above and shooting equipment as described herein, may be approved by the Match Director.

  1. Maximum weight 14 pounds
  2. Rear sights will be of vernier or ladder type, typical of the era, either open or peep mounted on the tang or barrel.  No modern style receiver, glass, or tube sight permitted.  Front sights must be typical of the era, and may be shaded. No modern or Olympic-type sights permitted.
  3. Trigger typical to the rifle and not subject to accidental discharge.
  4. Cartridges will be of the American black powder era. Originally black powder loaded, manufactured prior to 1896, and originally chambered in American-manufactured rifles, taking into account normal variations in types of brass and primers, as well as bore sizes , rifling styles, twist and chamber dimensions. Limited use and special chambering (wildcats) are not acceptable,  Cartridges must be loaded with black powder or Pyrodex only.  No smokeless powder in any quantity may be used.  Match officials, at their discretion, may select one or more loaded cartridges at random, pull bullet, and check contents. Competitors will furnish their own ammunition.
  5. Cast or swaged lead or lead alloy projectiles only; no jacketed or gas checked bullets.  Paper patching permitted.  Breech seating is permitted but no addition time will be allowed.
  6. Stock:  Forearm must be attached and shall be of traditional design not to exceed 2 inches in width, cannot extend below the line of the bottom of the receiver or base of trigger guard, and no attachments will be allowed on the forearm. Measured from the centerline of the bore, the drop at the heel shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches; drop at toe shall not exceed 8 inches.  No portion of the rifle stock behind the rifle action shall be higher than ¾ inch below the centerline of the bore. The butt shall not be longer than 5 ¼ inches top to bottom.  Cheek pieces are permitted, but no roll over.  Pistol grips are permissible, but no flared or hand-contoured styles. Crescent-style buttplates are permissible, but cannot be over 1 1/8 inch deep when measured from a straight line from points of the buttplate.  Commercial recoil pads are permissible.  Stocks and forearms must be made of natural wood and must be in keeping with designs of stocks of the era.
  7. No sling are permitted
  8. A palm rest may not be used.  A palm rest is any attachment or extension below the forearm which aids the normal hand grip and support of the rifle by the forward hand/arm.
  9. An Open Bolt Indicator is required in all matches to indicate the bolt is open. When the “Cease Fire” command is given, all rifles will be unloaded, and Open Bolt Indicators will be inserted immediately.  Actions will remain open.

Cross Sticks – Sitting Position –  NMLRA rules 5310, 5320, 5330 & 5340applies to the Cross Stick position.

LADIES PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. X)

Percussion pistol or revolver, ten shots each target, to be fired in one relay. Scores fired will be submitted to the NMLRA Pistol Committee Chairperson.  In order to obtain a National Pistol Classification, the territorial competitor must request NMLRA classification through the Pistol Committee Chairperson. One relay per match.

Match X85    25 yards      slow fire               25 yard pistol target

X86    25 yards      limited fire*          25 yard pistol target

X87    50 yards      slow fire               50 yard pistol target

*Time starts with first shot fired

UNLIMITED YOUTH HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP (Aggregate: Ter. Y)

Competitors who have not yet reached their 21stbirthday at time of registration are eligible.

Any muzzle loading gun, any sights including scopes, ball, bullet, or sabot (we have approved sabots).  Offhand. All targets must be posted in the “natural” position.Practice targets may be purchased but not used as sighters with the match target. One relay per Match.

Match Y88    25 yard 5 shots           Standing Groundhog          Target#201 

Y89    25 yard 5 shots     Running Deer                          Target#902

Y90    50 yard 5 shots     Standing Bear Target               Target#711

REVOLVER AGGREGATE ( Aggregate Ter. CC )

Any percussion revolver, 13 shots each target. Best 10 of 13 shots will be scored.

To be fired in one relay. The revolver would encompass reproductions as issued revolvers manufactured between 1861-1865.

Match CC 95                  25 yards      Slow fire               25 yard pistol target

         CC96          25 yards      limited fire            25 yard pistol target

         CC97          50 yards      slow fire               50 yard pistol target

         CC98          25 yards      slow fire               25 yard B-19 target                 

Everyone who wishes to compete in a NMLRA Territorial is eligible.

All you have to do is register and pay your fees. 

Those who are NOT members of the NMLRA or NRAwill pay a higher registration and aggregate fee. They will be eligible for all awards at the Territorial to include the Top Gun award for that Territorial and for overall Top Gun of the year.

Competitors MUSTshow a valid NMLRA or NRA or Junior Shooter’s Cardto be eligible for the reduced registration and aggregate fees.

Non-members of the above mentioned organizations will be required to pay the increased registration and aggregate fees.

NMLRA memberships may be purchased at time of registration. This purchase will extend the competitor’s current NMLRA membership or effect a new membership. Membership application forms will be available at the registration desk.

Registration forms MUSTbe completed before the competitor can be issued targets.

Entry Fees*

A registration fee of $10.00 per shooterwill be charged for those who are members of the NMLRA or NRA.

For those who are NOT members of the NMLRA or NRAthe fee will be $14.00per shooter.

Sub-Junior, Junior and Intermediate competitors are required to pay a registration fee of $1.00 for each competitor. Aggregate fees shall be no charge. 

The entry fee per aggregate shall be $10.00 for membersof the NMLRA or NRA. Non-members of these organizations will be charged a fee of $ 14.00 for each aggregate.

Individual matches may NOT be entered.

*Fees are set by NMLRA.