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Old 11-30-2015, 9:11 PM
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Default Just shot my first Appleseed!

I just shot the Red Bluff CA Appleseed this last weekend (first time AS shooter). On Saturday we had about 17 shooters, with about 5 of those being youngsters. One guy qualified Saturday along with a guy doing a repeat qualifier.

I was shooting my 40 yr old Ruger 10/22 with the original 4x Wever scope. I had not shot it in nearly 25 yrs (actually, other than my Sig pistol, I have not shot a rifle in about 25 yrs until this weekend) so pulled it out the safe a few weeks ago, cleaned it and sent the trigger assembly off for a 2.5lb trigger job. My best score on Saturday was a 202.

On Sunday, only about half the original group showed up (it was bone chilling cold on Saturday). I started off by shooting another 202, then a 191, followed by an embarrassing string that I didn't even turn in for a score. After lunch I found the "bubble" and shot a 231, 211, 222 and 224 in a row. I was using bulk ammo and a "hasty" sling for all positions.

My 19 yr old son and a friend and his son all used the 10/22's on Saturday with the Tech Sights. They had trouble even getting into the high 100's. I'm not saying that it was the sights but most everyone shooting this weekend were using scopes not the TS's.

Overall, it was a great weekend. My 52 yr old body is sore from so much up/down movement but I'm looking forward to shooting it again with my AR and MAS 49/56.

Lori, the line boss, had the weekend well organized. There were three other instructors who were very competent and did a great job, especially with the youngsters.

If you get a chance to shoot an Appleseed, do it! Its not just for kids, its a great opportunity to polish your skills and get a real world adjustment on the BS meter as to your shooting proficiency. I told myself I wasn't driving off the range until I had qualified and I managed to do it before freezing to death!
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Congrats on patching.
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Great write up 5akman! Nice shooting. Thanks for sharing.
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Congrats!
Nice job
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Old 12-01-2015, 8:52 PM
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Pretty nice performance. You may have a Hat in your future someday...

Scopes vs. irons really depends. I've seen 235+'s turned in with open sights. As for me personally, with irons I'm typically a 215-220 shooter, with a scope I can get into the low 240's. But I know my eyesight is a little weak.

If you can clearly see the target, then you don't need a scope. If you can't, then you might want to consider one. Simple as that.

It's been a while since I saw a MAS on the line, but it won't be the first!
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Old 12-03-2015, 3:59 PM
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I'm 52 yrs old, over weight and wear bi focals. A scope is my "leveler" to the young guys!
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Great job 5akman!
Welcome to the rifleman club!

The Appleseed course of fire is truly a challenge and to score above a 210 is a great achievement.

With it being as cold as it was just be glad you didn't score a 210. Burrrrrr.

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Great job 5akman!
Welcome to the rifleman club!

The Appleseed course of fire is truly a challenge and to score above a 210 is a great achievement.

With it being as cold as it was just be glad you didn't score a 210. Burrrrrr.

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I don't know that I heard exactly what the "penalty" is for shooting a 210. Care to share what it is? All they told me was "be sure to shoot a 211 and not a 210"
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Congrats. Haven't gotten my patch yet but am all ready for the next shoot.
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Hmmm, maybe I need to take another AS class. This time with my Marlin 795, not with an AK47.
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I don't know that I heard exactly what the "penalty" is for shooting a 210. Care to share what it is? All they told me was "be sure to shoot a 211 and not a 210"
Let's just say that a 210 even means you just barely made it across the North Bridge...

It's all in good fun.
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Congrats!

10/22 with Techsights are what my son and I used to score rifleman and become instructors. Work great! Although, any iron sight is challenging with my progressive bifocals...

I shoot irons better with my contacts than with progressives...
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Let's just say that a 210 even means you just barely made it across the North Bridge...

It's all in good fun.
I heard from the Shoot Boss later that if you're near the North River, in you go! Otherwise is a bottle of water over your head.
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Let's just say that a 210 even means you just barely made it across the North Bridge...

It's all in good fun.
Yes 211and above is a good winter score.
210 is a good summer score, sometimes really good!

As as rocketman said, it's all in good fun.

A dowsing with water from the north bridge. (or any water)

Again, congratulations!

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Congrats on your effort.

Kudos for bringing your kid along, now just hone his skills.
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Cool! Appleseeds are super fun. I was going every year until they stopped having them in Dulzura. It took me 2 times to patch. WHEN IS APPLESEED COMING BACK TO DULZURA?
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WHEN IS APPLESEED COMING BACK TO DULZURA?
I was just discussing this over the weekend.
It is a priority, we just don't have enough volunteers to run another location right now. Get your friends and family to come to the current scheduled events. Two appleseeds and a rifleman patch qualifies you to become an instructor in training.
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Stoked for you. I'm ready for another AS these write ups fire me up.
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Stoked for you. I'm ready for another AS these write ups fire me up.
Have you checked out the forum over on the Appleseed project. They have some good clinic/range reviews etc.
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I just shot the Red Bluff CA Appleseed this last weekend (first time AS shooter). On Saturday we had about 17 shooters, with about 5 of those being youngsters. One guy qualified Saturday along with a guy doing a repeat qualifier.

I was shooting my 40 yr old Ruger 10/22 with the original 4x Wever scope. I had not shot it in nearly 25 yrs (actually, other than my Sig pistol, I have not shot a rifle in about 25 yrs until this weekend) so pulled it out the safe a few weeks ago, cleaned it and sent the trigger assembly off for a 2.5lb trigger job. My best score on Saturday was a 202.

On Sunday, only about half the original group showed up (it was bone chilling cold on Saturday). I started off by shooting another 202, then a 191, followed by an embarrassing string that I didn't even turn in for a score. After lunch I found the "bubble" and shot a 231, 211, 222 and 224 in a row. I was using bulk ammo and a "hasty" sling for all positions.

My 19 yr old son and a friend and his son all used the 10/22's on Saturday with the Tech Sights. They had trouble even getting into the high 100's. I'm not saying that it was the sights but most everyone shooting this weekend were using scopes not the TS's.

Overall, it was a great weekend. My 52 yr old body is sore from so much up/down movement but I'm looking forward to shooting it again with my AR and MAS 49/56.

Lori, the line boss, had the weekend well organized. There were three other instructors who were very competent and did a great job, especially with the youngsters.

If you get a chance to shoot an Appleseed, do it! Its not just for kids, its a great opportunity to polish your skills and get a real world adjustment on the BS meter as to your shooting proficiency. I told myself I wasn't driving off the range until I had qualified and I managed to do it before freezing to death!
Good shooting, especially after not shooting a rifle for 25 years.
Natural talent.
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Good shooting, especially after not shooting a rifle for 25 years.
Natural talent.
Thanks! Can't wait to shoot my next one!
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