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Branham wins Cherokee R&G Black Powder Cardridge championship

September 14th, 2013 6:26 pm by George Thwaites

Branham wins Cherokee R&G Black Powder Cardridge championship

KINGSPORT — A second-place finish in Saturday’s final match of the season lifted Matt Branham to  Cherokee Rod & Gun Club’s 2013 Black Powder Cartridge championship.

  Branham shot a match-total 284, enough to put him out front for the year at 1,982 with 7 x-rings. Dennis Rutledge, who won Saturday’s match with a 323-3x, was runner up for the year with 1,947-14x.

 Willard Lamb (1,812-20x) and outdoor radio personality George Grant (1,696-19x) finished third and fourth on the year, respectively.

 The matches, which utilize metallic cartridges hand loaded with lead bullets and muzzleloading propellant, showcase big-bore single shot rifles of the type used by buffalo hunters and match shooters of the 1800s.


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