Report from the 2010 Nordic Championships (General)
The 2010 Nordic Black Powder Championships were held this weekend in Orivesi, Finland, just outside Tampere about 200 km north of Helsinki. The championships should have been hosted by Denmark, but the Danes had to succumb to the new Danish legislation which makes black powder shooting impossible, and had to cancel the event. Finland however graciously offered to take over.
Because of this the number of competitors was a bit low. The Norwegians counted eight, the Swedes eleven, and Danes three. Unfortunately, two Norwegians had to return home because of a ferry breakdown in Sweden. Including the Finns the total number of competitors reached about 70.
Being from Western Norway I first crossed Norway and then Sweden, and arrived in Stockholm for the ferry to Helsinki after a 13 hour drive. Then 15 hours on board the ferry, and another 2.5 hour drive to Orivesi. Some people think I’m crazy to drive 1500 kilometres one way to shoot 78 shots.
The shooters started to arrive on Thursday and Friday. The firearms control started on Friday, and the shooting began at Saturday.
Firearms control queue.
More firearms control
Some interesting firearms are displayed.
Lada – a car rarely seen anymore!
The first team starts at 08:30 at Saturday
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