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Monarto Black Powder & Shooting club was formed by a group of SSAA (South Australia) members who were keen competitive black powder shooters.
 
The initial and most important reason for forming this new group was because of the distances required for National and International class events.
 
       ( Our group had been unable to shoot regularly at 100m, 200m and beyond. ) we shoot pre 1900 percussion & flintlock type firearms.
 
The SSAA (South Australia) Inc State range at the Monarto Shooting complex was available and the State Muzzleloading Delegate encouraged us to form a new club based at this facility.
  • This initiative has proved most successful for both the shooting group and the SSAA (SA) State range, as our members are willing workers for all sorts of tasks.
  • We have worked hard with the assistance of the Management of SSAA (SA) to enable our club to be provided with a clean, safe environment that conforms to all legal and competitive requirements.
  • Because our range is only "ours" when we are programed to be there - this work has benefitted all other SSAA users as well who book the range for shooting.
  • The training/function room are first class and pleasant to retreat to for meetings and meals.
Even though we have only been in existence for approximately five years our members have made successful journeys interstate to National Championships and have brought home numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Our members have improved their shooting since being a part of our group because of the expertise and patience of Phil Anderson - our respected Coach & Mentor - we thank him for his guidance.
Comment has been made about our wearing of our uniform and how it makes our group seem more of a "Team".
 
               Usual Shoots are held on the First and Third weekends (all weekend) of the calendar months.
                Some members camp over the whole weekends.
                We work together to provide the Saturday night dinner (usually barbecue) and clean up after finish of the shooting weekend.
    MONARTO BLACK POWDER & SHOOTING CLUB       PO box 1129 Murray Bridge South Australia 5253