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pennys dad
11-17-2010, 8:32 AM
Calgunners Appleseed @ Raahaugees

Sign Up at this thread: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1059672509

Anyone interested in doing an Appleseed for Calgunners? This is an Awesome event and you will shoot alot. I shoot over 500 rounds at each Appleseed that I attended. It will give you a conditioning & equipment workout
PM me if your interested. I know a few Calgunners that have taken the challenge a few times and have Riflemens patch.
On another note, this is also the kind of event that you can bring your kids/SO and friends and first time shooters to.
PM me and let me know if your interested.

Appleseed FAQ’s
• Dec 4 and 5.
• payment is as usual:
• Women, 20 & under, Active/reserve/retired/former Military, LEO, elected officials all shoot for free, just have to pay the range fee.
• Men $70 for 2 day's and $45 for 1 day

Range Fee: $20 per day

• U can use scope or iron sights
o Make sure you sight in beforehand so you are on paper
• All calibers are ok
o Expect to fire approximately 650 rounds over the 2 day course
• They will teach you how to use a sling and your drills will use a sling
o USGI Web Sling, no tactical slings:
o USGI web sling or M14 slings or M1 Garand slings, I found the M1 Garand sling at the army surplus in Pomona for $8. Look in an Army Surplus or order online
o http://www.charleyssurplus.com/
o http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/catalog/acc.asp
o Or look on ebay I see them all the time there
o http://www.charleyssurplus.com/M1%20GARAND%20OD%20WEB%20SLING.jpg
• Bring your own lunch
• Need at least 3 mags
• You will need ground cover or a shooting mat
o I get these from Walmart, they work great
o http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-6-Piece-Puzzle-Mat/11089966
• Dress of weather

• Question for everyone:
• Raagauges and we can use 22lr or Centerfire.
What to bring or know about before hand
http://appleseedinfo.org/as_prepare.html
• This is rifle marksmanship so you will learn to shoot in the Standing, kneeling/sitting and prone positions.
• Take my word, this is an Awesome course, It will give you a conditioning & equipment workout


What is an Appleseed

Appleseed is a program that instructs Americans on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today's Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are required to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. This is the traditional 'Rifleman's Quarter mile', which is an uniquely American Rifleman skill, that has been part of this nation from the very first days.

Most of the instruction at an Appleseed is conducted at 25 meters, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. This well proven technique allows us to concentrate on the shooter's mechanics and less time walking a range. At those locations that allow for actual distance shooting, participants are often able to see first hand that the skills that they learn at 25 meters directly apply to actual distances out to 500 yards. These foundational skills are not being passed on to future generations, and so Appleseeds are great for new or experienced shooters alike.

What kind of rifle do I need? What kind of sights are allowed?

Appleseed is content-free, so in regards to sights: you can use any. Rifles? Well, you can use any safe firearm which can be accurately shot from the shoulder, from a .22 to a .32 (8mm). We're semi-auto and bolt-gun friendly. The important thing is that it works, so before you come to a shoot make sure you clean it, break it in (if need be), and lube it properly in preparation for the day. Due to the high cost of ammo, we reccommend using a .22 for the training on Saturday and if the range you are shooting at has a long distance range, then bring your center fire rifle for that on Sunday.

What caliber is best?

In a nutshell: they all are. Appleseed is not caliber-specific. It doesn't matter to us if you use .308, .30-06, .223, .22, 7.62x39, 8mm, .303 — they're all fine. Marksmanship and caliber are independent of each other. If you're a good marksman, you'll be able to hit with any caliber. So, if you have an AR-15, SKS, or 10/22 please feel free to join us. And when you bring your kids (up to age 20 shoots free)

Did you say "basic" class?

Some may say "basic", but a better term might be foundational. The skills taught at Appleseed are Traditional American Rifleman skills that have been unique throughout the history of this country. The American Rifleman is capable of shooting a 20" target out to 500 yards, or a milk jug at 250 yards, using a standard, rack grade rifle, surplus ammo, iron sights, from field positions, this is what your forefathers were capable of. These skills transfer to any kind of shooting and while they should be considered "basic" to most Americans, they are more often seen as "advanced" by today's shooters....This is what Appleseed is trying to change.

Vanguard
11-17-2010, 12:58 PM
I went to an Appleseed Project shoot a few weeks ago at Burro Canyon. I highly recommend them to everyone. They teach shooting AND the history of the American Rifleman. It's good stuff. Take the wife and kids.

caldivers
11-17-2010, 2:11 PM
YES, depending on location. I whent to the Appleseed shoot two weeks ago in Bakersfield at 5 Dogs shooting range. It was a lot of fun.

pennys dad
11-17-2010, 6:44 PM
Updated first thread

PyroFox79
11-18-2010, 9:13 PM
Me and my fiancee are planning on going to this. I thin it will be good for her to learn to shoot well.

pennys dad
11-19-2010, 8:02 AM
Excellent, look forward to seeing u there

Tier One Arms
11-19-2010, 3:20 PM
Great class, I highly recommend.

pennys dad
11-29-2010, 8:00 PM
Come Join Us

rodeoflyer
12-01-2010, 9:29 AM
Hi folks, couple ?'s :


1. Can I sign up for Saturday only and add on SUnday later?

I would be a first timer. I'm in horrible shape, so I don't know if I can take two days in a row.


2. Would I be better served to use my 10/22 rather than my M1 Carbine or one of my AR's? I have plenty of ammunition, but wonder if maybe the .22 would be easier on the pocketbook for my first outing.

Thanks.

pennys dad
12-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Hi folks, couple ?'s :


1. Can I sign up for Saturday only and add on SUnday later?

I would be a first timer. I'm in horrible shape, so I don't know if I can take two days in a row.


2. Would I be better served to use my 10/22 rather than my M1 Carbine or one of my AR's? I have plenty of ammunition, but wonder if maybe the .22 would be easier on the pocketbook for my first outing.

Thanks.

Can I sign up for Saturday only and add on Sunday later: Yes
Would I be better served to use my 10/22: Yes

rodeoflyer
12-01-2010, 11:54 AM
Well, I joined the RWVA and signed up for the Appleseed.....in Saugus.

It's only a 20 minute drive vs. 90 minutes for me. :eek:

calAWBsux
12-02-2010, 7:29 PM
Won't be available for this one, but will make out it out to the next one. Any idea when the next one will be???

Mac Attack
12-02-2010, 8:06 PM
What is the cost? I have been wanting to do an Appleseed shoot for a long time.

rodeoflyer
12-03-2010, 9:21 AM
What is the cost? I have been wanting to do an Appleseed shoot for a long time.

You're kidding, right? :hammer:

boxtype1
12-04-2010, 9:42 PM
I plan to go with my 10yr old son. Do we share rifle/ammo or each has his own?
Thanks.

Rock6.3
12-05-2010, 11:38 PM
I plan to go with my 10yr old son. Do we share rifle/ammo or each has his own?
Thanks.

Please do not plan to share rifles. The pace of Appleseed is such that you each need your own rifle for the event.