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Rock6.3
03-02-2011, 7:33 AM
When Project Appleseed returns to Red Bluff on May 12-13, 2011 it will include a new feature: Full distance shooting

Normally we shoot our course of fire at 25 Meters. The new full distance component will include
Offhand at 100 Yards
Seated/kneeling at 200 Yards
Rapid fire prone at 300 Yards
Slow fire prone at 400 Yards

Our goal will be to get your group size down to 6 MOA (minutes of angle) at 25 yards. Then on Sunday afternoon those who have sufficiently small group sizes will be given the opportunity to move to the full distance course.

Centerfire rifles will handle the full distance with no problems
Rimfire rifles can choose to stay at 25 meters on Sunday, or if they have scored Rifleman they can move to 100 yards.

The new full distance program will require us to reduce the number of shooters who can participate in the event, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Online registration is open now. Price for this event is can be found at: http://appleseedinfo.org/pricing.html (The event is free for women, children (under 21) or active duty military with the exception of a modest registration and range fee).

For more information on this event please visit: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=19256.0
To register for this event online (and qualify for the price discounts) please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1120873563

I recommend an M1 web sling and front swivel on every rifle.
These parts are available from the following sources Sling http://www.appleseedstore.flyingcart.com/index.php?p=detail&pid=10&cat_id=
1.25 Inch Swivel for wood stock rifle: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=190783

Other helpful items:
Snacks (in addition to a lunch): By 2PM you will be feeling tired and by 3PM your blood sugar is a bit low. Bring something to munch on and refill your gas tank!
Magazines: Please bring at least two magazines for your rifle. You need enough magazines to hold 10 rounds (minimum of two magazines)
Shooting Mat or Carpet: Minimizes wear and tear on your clothing. We use this one: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=169107
Eye Protection: (Required) (Lowes, Home Depot, Midwayusa.com, Jones Fort in Redding, 10ring in Red Bluff, Bastiani Arms in Redding)
Hearing Protection: (Required)Either foam ear plugs or ear muffs. (Lowes, Home Depot, Midwayusa.com, Jones Fort in Redding, 10ring in Red Bluff, Bastiani Arms in Redding)
500 rounds of reliable ammunition for your rifle: http://www.ammoengine.com, Jones Fort in Redding, 10ring in Red Bluff, Bastiani Arms in Redding)
Staple Gun for posting your targets

For more data on what to bring please visit the following web page: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=8162.0
What rifle(s) should I bring? This is a great question that has a very long answer. The short version:
Bring a California legal rifle that is:
1. In good working condition
2. That has sights that are adjustable for elevation and windage (or has a scope)
3. Feeds its ammunition from a removable magazine or from a tube
4. Either bolt action or semi automatic
(Yes you can bring a backup rifle.)
(Yes you can use your .22 and switch to your centerfire later in the day)
What about the sights, should I use a scope or something else? The short answer:
For best results we recommend either a Scope or a ghost ring sight.
Scopes: Low power is best. 3 or 4 power is plenty.
Ghost Ring: This is the sight system used by the US Military. It consists of a rear metal ring and a front post. These sights are standard on the M1 Garand, the 1903-A3, M14, etc. There is a product that provides this same sight picture for the Ruger 10/22: http://www.tech-sights.com
If your rear sight looks like a V notch you are encouraged to acquire an alternate sight for your rifle. Bastiani Arms in Redding carries ghost ring sights for many rifles.
Do I need a Shooting Jacket? If you are shooting a .22 caliber rifle you can add some thin elbow pads. For centerfire rifle you may wish to consider either a light shooting jacket or a shoulder pad http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=284105

Is this program just for kids? No. Let me repeat that one, NO! It is for Parents, Kids, Marines, Teens, Men, Women, and anyone who is interested in learning to improve their rifle skills and learning some American Heritage along the way.

Disclaimers:I receive no pay or commission from any of the links in this article. I am a trained volunteer for the Appleseed program (not a paid employee). I have used and/or do own all of the products that are linked in this article. Marines are mentioned in the final paragraph because in my experience they have proven without exception to be willing to apply themselves and improve their skills whenever given the opportunity.

Rock6.3
03-02-2011, 7:46 AM
Notes regarding rules at this facility:

Ammunition:
No armor piercing.
No tracers.
Magnetic ammo (steel jacket) is permitted. Yes, a California range that allows magnetic ammo does exist :) .

Rifles:
Must be California legal.
No full auto.

Appleseed rules:
Caliber limit: 17-38.
Rifles only.
No bipods.

pennys dad
03-02-2011, 10:43 AM
!!!!! :D
That is sooo cool.

MasterYong
03-02-2011, 3:05 PM
Notes regarding rules at this facility:

Ammunition:
No armor piercing.
No tracers.
Magnetic ammo (steel jacket) is permitted. Yes, a California range that allows magnetic ammo does exist :) .

Rifles:
Must be California legal.
No full auto.

Appleseed rules:
Caliber limit: 17-38.
Rifles only.
No bipods.

There are ranges that don't allow steel jacketed ammo?

Ya'll should come up to the free part of the state. Wait. Don't. Too crowded.

I'd be amazed if anyone showed up with FA, let alone legal FA.

Aren't armor piercing and tracer rifle rounds illegal in CA anyways? (I know tracer for any round is, think it's just rifles for AP)

Red Bluff? Have fun fellas. We get them in the Eureka area a few times a year, I just never know about it until the day after LOL. I hear the Appleseed shoots are the bees knees though.

SinisterBud
03-02-2011, 9:20 PM
where at in red bluff

Rock6.3
03-02-2011, 9:26 PM
where at in red bluff

Tehama Shooters Association range NE of Red Bluff on the way to Manton.

http://tehamashooters.com/rangemap_inset.jpg

SinisterBud
03-02-2011, 9:43 PM
What most 10-shot fixed-magazine SKS' are OK, however. There is one SKS exception: Zastava SKS Carbines 59/66 are considered destructive devices in California and therefore may not be purchased, possessed, imported, or kept for sale without a permit.

SinisterBud
03-02-2011, 9:50 PM
Well i was going to go. No way i can have 500 rounds of 30-06 since i cant take both my m59/66.

as_rocketman
03-02-2011, 11:15 PM
I Am Not A Lawyer, but you should be aware of the following: http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/zastava.php

If you have some way around this rather silly legal issue, I'm sure it won't be a problem. But please be safe and legal. We don't want to get anyone in trouble, nor do we want to give ammunition (so to speak) to various groups that would love to see the RWVA shut down.

SinisterBud
03-02-2011, 11:29 PM
Mine don't have the grenade launcher attachment witch makes it California legal. I bought mine from gun dealers he in the north state one just last month from big 5 here in red bluff so i don't see how there illegal in California. If they have the grenade attachment they are. Mine don't like the rest that are legal in California they replace the grenade attachment with a muzzle break ask anyone on these forums so mine are M59/66A1 so i guess i can bring them because they are legal. There not 59/66

Rock6.3
03-03-2011, 5:41 AM
Well i was going to go. No way i can have 500 rounds of 30-06 since i cant take both my m59/66.

Most participants use rimfire on Saturday, this reduces both the pain to the shoulder and the wallet. Switch to centerfire on Sunday, or on Saturday afternoon.

pennys dad
03-03-2011, 7:28 AM
Go search the Calguns site for additional information. I did a brief search and found commentary on this exact model rifle and it was clearly mentioned that the rifle was Cal-Legal as long as the grenade launcher "Has Been Removed". If you purchased from Big 5 here in California after the ban and there is no grenade launcher, then you should be fine. Contact 69mach1 he may be able to help you sort through this.

Mine don't have the grenade launcher attachment witch makes it California legal. I bought mine from gun dealers he in the north state one just last month from big 5 here in red bluff so i don't see how there illegal in California. If they have the grenade attachment they are. Mine don't like the rest that are legal in California they replace the grenade attachment with a muzzle break ask anyone on these forums so mine are M59/66A1 so i guess i can bring them because they are legal. There not 59/66

Rock6.3
03-07-2011, 11:14 AM
This event still has room for you and your friends!