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2 Marksmanship Clinics weekend of June 6th

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Kimber Custom, May 11, 2015.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    There are two opportunities for the metro area to improve your marksmanship coming up June 6th and 7th:

    Stevenson, WA http://www.eventbrite.com/e/stevenson-wa-appleseed-june-6-7-2015-tickets-14788746539
    Eagle Creek, OR http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagle-creek-or-appleseed-june-6-7-2015-tickets-13359383275

    Both ranges are open to all rifles from .22lr - 8mm.

    Not sure if Appleseed can help you? The attached flyer has a 1" square. Put that flyer out at 25 yards and engage that target with 10 rounds in under 60 seconds from the unsupported, field position of your choice. 8 out of 10 is the standard we teach to.
     

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  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One of the suggestions for getting prepared to attend an Appleseed event, is to get into the basic shooting positions as practice: Prone, Sitting, Kneeling, and Standing.

    I am reminded that I am no longer 20-something.
     
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  4. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    A stretching guide:

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  5. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Is it worthwhile if I can only attend Saturday?
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Yes, the core of the instruction takes place on Saturday. You will not get many AQT's in (chances to earn the rifleman's patch) but you will certainly learn from the experience.
     
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  7. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there! My AR is sighted in @100, is that what you guys recommend?
     
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  8. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Most of our shooting will be at 25m so your groups will start out a touch low but the first 6+ courses of fire are designed to help you get sighted in.
     
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  9. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Great, I'll keep it as is until the course. See ya!
     
  10. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I finally get to participate again! I'll see you at Eagle Creek.
     
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  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Any chance you could redo that photo with the text turned 90 degrees?
     
  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Although sighting in the rifle is covered during Appleseed training, I would say that one of the biggest factors in you having a successful weekend is to make sure that your rifle is absolutely dead-nuts accurate at 25 meters BEFORE coming!

    If you have your rifle 100% sighted in prior to attending Appleseed, then you know if you're not hitting the targets it's YOU and not your rifle. Too many times have I seen people bring their rifles that have not been sighted in. They have a more difficult time of it.

    In addition to this, for all people attending this weekend listen up: WORK ON TRANSITIONS NOW!

    Nothing will make you quite so tired and sore as a day full of laying in prone, standing up, and getting back down again. That is unless it's transitioning from sitting to standing and back to sitting. These actions use a LOT of muscles we're just not used to using on a daily basis, and on Sunday, some of you are going to find that you're so sore from Saturday that your speed and accuracy will be severely compromised.

    So get moving today! Begin stretching every day. Begin getting into positions over and over, TODAY! Do it every day leading up to the event. Do it with your (unloaded) rifle in hand to make sure you can do it with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction (downrange). Do it while you're watching TV. Do it after dinner. Do it first thing in the morning. Do it after work. Just get moving!
     
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  13. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  14. ROC

    ROC Estacada Member

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    I'm all signed up for Douglas Ridge.
     
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  15. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    If it was one week later, I have finals next week.
    Thanks for the info though, maybe next time.
    Travis
     
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  16. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Travis, we will be at Wolverton Mountain Gun Club June 20/21.

    That's about 45 min NE of PDX
     

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  17. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Kimber, unfortunately I'm in yellowstone on that weekend.
    Travis
     
  18. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @Don H @ROC Say hi.



    My usual red shooting cap will be at home; I'll break out the camo to compliment my red Hawaiian shirt. My bucket will be there too.
     
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  19. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'll have a G. Loomis green cap on as it's supposed to be hot...see you there!
     
  20. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I can't make it to Douglas Ridge on Saturday, but I'll see all you chaps on Sunday with the new and improved LTR in tow!
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