|Iowa Black Powder Federation
The IBPF is a statewide
organization interested in the promotion of safe shooting, rendezvous,
and sharing in the history that is ours to remember and pass on to
others. Most of our members are located in Iowa, however we have
many members who live outside of the state. We believe in safety,
family, friends, and the great outdoors.
Feel free to check out our site and by all means drop us a line.
We all enjoy our smoke poles, and are willing to share our experiances
Better yet, come join us at one of our events!
The IBPF has five yearly shooting events and a hawk and knife
gun shoot is held in June at the Beaver Creek Plainsman range near Des Moines, Iowa. Chunk is a traditional rifle competition
and is also called an over-the-log shoot.
Shooters use a rifle with fixed sights and without a false muzzle
to shoot ten shots on ten different paper targets. Scores are reported in inches from the
center of the target. The lowest
Pistol shoot is held in early August the Raccoon Valley Muzzleloaders club
near Jefferson, Iowa. Muzzle loading pistols are shot
at paper targets and the highest score wins. Matches are held for Flintlock,
percussion single shot or revolver.
We also have matches for two hand holds. Most matches are reentry.
Muzzle loading Rifle shoot is held in the middle of August. The location changes depending on where
the host club is located. There are
matches for Flint,
percussion, offhand, bench, cross sticks, rifles and smoothbores. Most matches are reentry.
Black powder Cartridge Shoot is held the end of August at the Pine Ridge
Rifle Club in Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Matches are held for pistols, single
shot cartridge rifles, Lever action rifles, and military rifles, powder
must be black powder or substitute such as Pyrodex or Triple Seven. The
positions are offhand, bench, cross stick, or in the military rifle match
any military position. Most matches are reentry so bring lots of amunition.
and Knife throw is held in early September in conjunction with the Smoky
Ridge Muzzle loaders Labor Day rendezvous at Steamboat Rock, Iowa.
- State Shot Gun shoot is held towards
the end of September. Shooters shoot both muzzle loaders and
black powder cartridge shotguns.
Pevine with his trophy for Winning the Cartridge Championship last summer.