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Who's going to an Appleseed shoot??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by funfaler, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. funfaler

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    Hey all,

    The 2007 schedule is out for the Appleseed Shoots http://www.rwva.org/yabbse/index.php?topic=1385.0

    Who is going and where?

    Are there any of you interested in doing one near Louisville, KY/Cincinnati, OH in the early Spring? I have some property half way between the two cities on I-71 and have been considering hosting one, but not sure what the interest would be.

    Sound off if you are going, or if you have an interest in one this Spring in KY near OH/IN.

    It looks like the dates of the Northern Kentucky shoot will be April 7-8
    Please go to the link above to sign up or to get more information on the program


    PM me here if you have any question that I may be able to answer, hope to see a bunch of you there.
     
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  2. Pacer

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    Now there is the spirit!

    A NEWBIE offering his land towards the developement of marksmanship skills in his countrymen!

    See. it doesn't take much to get this started, just a place with a decent backstop where 20-30-50-100 folks can line up and shoot for precision at 25 meters (yards) using rifles that have been long abandoned (?) in the closet with surplus or budget ammunition!

    I'd be honored to cross my state (PA) and Ohio to come and help.

    Comeo n guys, lets takehim up on his offer!

    .22, .223, 7.62x39, 7.62x 51, .308, .30-06, 8mm mauser, etc etc
    iron sights, peeps, even scopes!
    Autoloaders, pumps, levers, bolts, whatever you can handle!
    Mag fed are "easiest" but we can work with closed mags and tube mags just as well!

    Pacer
     
  3. thereisnospoon

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    I'm going to the Orlando shoot!
     
  5. Kymasabe

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    I've been thinking about going to the Orlando shoot but am trying to get at least one of my guns sighted in and accurate. Worst case, I could show up with my scoped 10/22 but I'd rather shoot something with a little more snot to it.
     
  6. Pacer

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    WHY?


    Well, here are some thoughts.

    The MAJORITY of the Course of Fire is at 25 meters, so your 10/22 will STILL give you the critical part of the practice needed to become a Rifleman. And it'll be much cheeper to shoot.

    Secondly, if you simply must bring the larger bore gun, lessons learned at the Appleseed will help you zero the stick (if reliable) with ONE SHOT!

    Just make sure you bring any special tools needed to adjust the front or rear sights.

    Pacer
     
  7. bigjohnmclellan

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    N. KY Appleseed shoot

    Hi there!
    I would be interested in going to a KY applseed shoot.
    I went to the last one in Morehead and had a great time and learned a lot. Brushing up on that knowledge, more practice , and meeting more good people is a good time.

    PM me to see what I might be able to do to help you out to bring this about.
    Big John
     
  8. ukpharmd2003

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    I am new to this forum but I wanted to give my 2 cents about the Appleseed program. It is the best 70 bucks you can spend (45 if you can only go one day) to learn how to shoot. I have been to 2 Appleseeds and I have learned so much from them. I have also attended the Small Arms Firing School taught by the Army Marksmenship Unit at Camp Perry Ohio and in comparison the Appleseed instruction far surpassed the level of instruction and quality I experienced in Ohio. After an Appleseed you will leave with several things. Some sore muscles from training them to form shooting positions
    ( prone,sitting, standing) which makes you feel alive and hopefully a renewed and strengthened pride of being an American and also a new awareness of what duties and responsibilities that is required of each of us Americans. You will also hav ethe tools neccessary to be an excellent marksmen. The weekend begins as the entire group listens to the stories of sacrifice and dedication that our founding fathers exhibited so they we could even have privilege to be called Americans. It was a moving and trully a motivational collection of words on what it means to be an American. A group of volunteers who came together from every walk of life to achieve a common goal: FREEDOM! A group of people who DID something that was right. The appleseed ties all of these qualities our founders possessed along with the skills of what it means to be an American RIFLEMAN. I went thinking I could shoot as well as anyone and left with the realization that I had better get my apron ready because I was a Cook :) . I now can shoot to rifleman standards all because of this course. It makes shooting so much more satisfying to be able to accurately and consistently hit a target with ANY zeroed rifle out to 500 yards. I can not say enough good things about this program. If you want to meet a bunch of Friendly, Knowledgeable America loving people I would highly recommend attending an Appleseed.
     
  9. damon_23

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    Appleseed Shoot

    Count me in.

    I've attended shoots in Evansville, IN and Morehead, KY and would gladly attend yet another. If not as a shooter, then as a volunteer.
     
  10. The Guy

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    funfaler,

    Since your Appleseed is close(ish) I will do my best to get there, date/wife dependent. I already have plans for Ramsuer in Feb and of course Bloomington Il. in June, plus Vermont once Nickle gets things going. If I get to sneak away one more weekend....

    WoW, The Guy has plans for at least THREE! THIS YEAR! Oh yeah, Appleseed is where it's at folks. Come the first time to learn/confirm marksmanship, come after for the fellowship. Besides, where else will you get to rip through 500 rounds in a weekend beside 40-100 other folks who love firearms as much(or more) than you?

    Beginer to expert, there is something for all.

    See ya there on the firing line!

    The Guy
     
  11. Huddog

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    OK, Never heard of this but am very interested. Are their limits on weapons or what is the deal?
     
  12. funfaler

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    Hey Huddog,

    There is a link in the first post that will lead you to a bunch of information. And here is a link to FAQs about the Appleseed program http://www.rwva.org/yabbse/index.php?board=50.0

    As for your questions here:

    There is no specifications on which type of weapon. The concept is to give you the shooting skills to be able to maximize the rifle you are shooting to it's maximum range, with an ultimate goal of out to 500+ yards. To give you the personal tools to reach the "Rifleman's Standard" of 4 MOA, with a standard rifle, in field positions (no bipod or bench rest)

    It is usually a weekend event, and you will get to shoot @ 300-400 rounds total. Most (and sometimes all) of the shooting is done at 25 meters, with targets sized to simulate targets at 100-200-300-400-500 yards. There will be instruction on the basics of firing a shot, on bullet trajectory, range estimation, doping for wind, and correcting for range/elevation.

    You are expected to bring the rifle you have (not buy a special one), but the prefered rifle would be a semi-auto, magazine fed full caliber rifle. I have seen the following rifles at the shoots, and all are welcome: 22s (bolt and semi), M1a, FAL, HK 91&93, AR15, AK47, SKS, M1Garands, M1 Carbines, Mausers, 30-30, and many more. The key is to have a safe rifle, that is willing to shoot 400 rounds in a weekend. In some cases (PM me if needed) loaner rifles can be found. Optics are accepted, but it is preferred to learn the basics with Iron sights. Bipods and bench rests are not used. It is @ $70 for the weekend, that will include your targets, T-shirt, Great company, motivational conversation and perhaps a free hot dog, and some sore muscles:D .

    There are lots of good folks at these shoots, that love shooting, America, and the Second Amendment. There are usually a bunch of "beginners" at the shoots (more beginners than Riflemen), and everyone is supportive and happy to help. The sun is always shining, the wind is always calm and the temp is a dry 72 degrees, if not, then they will return all of your spent brass for free!

    If you come to the Kentucky one on April 7-8, and score Rifleman on your shoot, I will buy you a steak! How's that?
     
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  13. spooney

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    I hope to attend the October, Mingus, TX shoot with Bjg0082.
     
  14. Gun Wielding Maniac

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    I attended the last Kentucky shoot and was very pleased with what I found there. The Appleseed group isnt just a bunch of half-assed bumpkins. They are dedicated and motivated to teach their students valuable skills. I still frequently use the reduced distance qualification targets to hone my own skills and to challenge my friends. It really will be more difficult then you think, if you've never fired a reduced distance course before. I'll likely be attending this course as well, if I'm not deployed.
     
  15. Huddog

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    funfaler, I'll have to check the schedule and the distance but I am considering going to one in Taccoa, GA, closest to me, they appear to have two scheduled this year. Hopefully I can make both. Thanks for the info sounds like great fun.

    Huddog.
     
  16. MeanStreaker

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    I sent a PM to funfaler when he first posted this, but might as well tell the group I am going to try my hardest to get to this. I may have a scheduling conflict, but I'll know for sure in a couple of weeks.

    I'm glad to hear everyone say that all skill levels and equipment are welcome. I've plinked with a .22 my whole life but have never had any instruction with a rifle. I'm mainly a handgun guy and that has been my focus. After recently stumbling upon the RWVA site, I am now reading "Boston's Gun Bible" for the second time and have "Fred's Guide to Becoming a Rifleman" on the way.

    The only centerfire rifles I own are a Yugo SKS and a K31 (that I just picked up last week). I told myself that once I prove I can be closer to a Rifleman than a cook, I'll treat myself to .308.
     
  17. ArcherAce

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    I'd be interested in the KY shoot.
     
  18. ChevellRCR

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    Sounds very interesting. I wish there was one in SC.
     
  19. Davo

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    Ill be at the Saugus shoot!
     
  20. The Guy

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    ChevellRCR,

    Man, wait till I tell Junior Birdman that! He is working like heck on a S.C. shoot as I type this! Get on over to the RWVA forum ASAP and find the "Throwing down the gauntlet for South Carolina" in the genneral topics cat. Hell, here's the link www.rwva.org/yabbse/index.php?topic=1912.0
    Tell JB that the guy sent you.

    Meanstreaker,

    You have a K-31, it doesn't get much more Rifleman than that! I would expect that with a little instruction from the "Red Hats" that you would be drilling the targets like a pro. Bring your .22 also, as everyone should have a backup rifle incase the primary goes down. Seems to happen often enough that having a secondary is recomended.
     
  21. ArcherAce

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    I'd be shooting my K31 too, Meanstreaker. Unless I get something new, my K98 will have to be my backup.
     
  22. shaggycat

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    I am going to one for sure. Not sure which one though, maybe Birmingham. I'll be bringing a little .22.
     
  23. MeanStreaker

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    True. Everyone tells me how accurate they are. Unfortunately with the Holidays, I haven't even had a chance to take it to the range yet to prove it. I'm hoping I can do so tomorrow.
     
  24. zgate

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    I'm going to try to make both of the PA shoots and maybe some of the mini shoots at LRGC in between.
     
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    I've got a fair amount of training and experience with handguns, but none with rifles (if you don't count plinkin' down by the tracks...).

    I would really, really like to go to the Orlando shoot, but I really don't have a rifle I'd consider taking. What's the cheapest, easiest to acquire, and easiest feed centerfire rifle that would be "good enough" to take?
     
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