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International Muzzle Loading Biathlon organizer Bob Brassell explains the mechanics of his black powder rifle to Steve and Cheri Thompson, of Montana, on Saturday before the competition.

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Fighting wet conditions that made loading black powder firearms difficult and navigating on cross-country skis sticky, competitors at the 36th annual International Muzzle Loading Biathlon on Saturday afternoon made their way through four laps around a cross-country course and four rounds of target shooting.

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