Alpen Optics at the Arkansas State Championship Muzzleloader Shoot

Alpen Optics at the Arkansas State Championship Muzzleloader Shoot

The Arkansas State Championship Muzzleloader Shoot is an annual event that gathers enthusiasts of muzzleloading firearms. The Fall 2024 edition of this event is free to the public and scheduled to take place in September (exact dates will be posted on this page) at the Luther Owens Range in Berryville, Arkansas. This event is notable not only for its competitive shooting but also for its historical focus, celebrating traditional muzzleloading firearms and techniques. A small fee is required to register to compete.


The championship has been a significant event for muzzleloader enthusiasts, providing a platform for both competition and community gathering. The event remains a great opportunity and continues to be a draw for those interested in the heritage of muzzleloading.

While you are there, Alpen Alliance Ambassador and Award-Winning Hunting Educator Lonnie Robinson will be there to compete and to show the latest in Alpen Binoculars and Spotting Scopes so that you can see the action up close. 

Stop by the Alpen Booth at the Muzzleloader Shoot

Set in Berryville, Arkansas, a historical center of muzzleloading gun manufacturing in the United States, the event offers visitors a chance to see up close the firearms that shaped early hunting and shooting traditions. Additionally, attendees can visit the Saunders Museum, which features an extensive collection of over a thousand items, including antique and unusual firearms, knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles, and furniture. Exhibits highlight guns used by famous and infamous figures like Jesse and Frank James, Belle Star, Cole Younger, Cherokee Bill, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, and Buffalo Bill Cody. For those interested in the broader aspects of firearm history and culture, the museum adds an educational and historical dimension to the visit.

Saunders Museum

    Looking to Join?
    If you're interested in experiencing this blend of history, competition, and community, or if you simply want to learn more about traditional muzzleloading, consider reaching out to the Muzzleloading Forum or visiting The Muzzleloader Shop in Berryville for more details. This event promises to be more than just target shooting; it's an immersive experience that celebrates the deep-rooted history and craftsmanship of muzzleloading.