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Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Kimber Custom, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Went to Douglas Ridge for my second Appleseed shoot this weekend. After making a terrible mistake yesterday (one shouldn't move the scope in the middle of the shoot :paranoid:) I made rifleman today :woot:

    Shot a 209 on the first qualifier :banghead: but upped it to a 217 on round 2 :thumbup:

    If you have any doubt about the validity of Appleseed let me tell you; I went from virtually never having shot a rifle to rifleman in 3.25 days of training.

    The teaching is solid. You will get a ton of time behind the trigger (ate a whole box of 525 this weekend). It's a heck of a lot of fun even in the rain.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent!

    Keith
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Congrats!!!!
     
  4. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    It was fun out there. Congrats on rifleman!:thumbup:
     
  5. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    I'll second those sentiments..

    SICARIO...Don't we owe you a few Huzzahs as well???:thumbup:

    A great bunch of shooters came out this weekend and learned about rifles and some of the most important history in our Nation..

    Congrats again Riflemen..

    W44
     
  6. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Okay fellas. I've been interested in this Appleseed deal for a year or two now. How much does it cost? How long does it take? And how close to home do they have the events?
     
  7. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    What is the appleseed, i keep seeing people post about it but never thought to ask what it is?
     
  8. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    The RWVA (Revolutionary War Veterans Association) sole function is Project Appleseed....We put on rifle shooting clinics teaching folks how to shoot from field positions (Offhand (standing), sitting or kneeling and prone) we teach the fundamentals and skills necessary to hit a 20" target at 500 yards.

    Tied to that we teach the history of April 19, 1775...The battles of Concorde and Lexington.and the shot heard 'round the world.

    Visi Appleseed Project Home to find out more....

    The 2011 schedule will be coming out soon...visit the site often as shoots are added as they are scheduled.... We are hoping to return to Douglas Ridge near Estacada OR and have shoots planned in Castle Rock WA...We are always looking for new venues.


    Thanks for your interest.

    W44
     
  9. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) puts on a program called The Appleseed Project . The basic premise is a military style rifle training to teach you to shoot at 4MOA with a historcial flare describing the events of April 19th, 1775.

    Day 1 is training: Safty, Shooting prone, using a sling, steps to taking the shot, adjusting your sights, Natural Point of Aim (npoa) and then timed drills.

    Training is done at 25yds w/targets that mimic what a man sized target would look like at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards.

    Day 2 does a brief overview of day 1 but most of the day is spent shooting qualifications.

    The qualification is a 40 round series of targets:
    10 shots offhand (standing) at a single target
    10 transition shots (2 shots, reload 8 shots or 2 and 8) standing to secondary position (sitting/knealing) at 2 targets
    10 transition shots (2 and 8) standing to prone at 3 targets
    10 shots prone at 4 targets

    There's a possible 250 points. Any score over 210 gives you the rank of rifleman.

    Cost is nominal at $70 for both days of shooting +range fee(in this case $10) and ammo. Women, kids and military shoot for free.

    They encourage you to shoot 'whatever you have' but a semi auto, mag fed .22 w/a military style sling is ideal (10/22, 597 etc).

    There are some 'hidden' costs like lunch both days, ammo for whatever you choose to shoot, range fee, pay pal fee, a sling & rings, extra mags, a shooting matt etc. Of course the sky is the limit and you may already have a lot of the equipment.

    I really do think you need to go twice to really put it all together but maybe I'm just slow and needed the 2nd time through :winkkiss:

    There was something for everyone. My FIL with lots of experience, my 11yo with no experience and me with handgun experience only all learned and improved our shooting.

    Another point is it is a VERY family friendly environment. There were 4 or 5 kids (8-11) each day and they all made progress.
     
  10. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    What would be required to have and Appleseed event held locally? Does it have to be a legit range or just something adequate for a bunch of people to shoot at 25yds? Basically I'd like to do this but don't want to travel or have an overnight stay involved.
     
  11. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    A safe place to shoot with an adequate backstop is all that is required...Insurance provided..Cannot be public land unless it is a designated range...PM me if you have an idea..

    W44
     
  12. MichaelStrick9

    MichaelStrick9 Portland Member

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    I was there too. I had been meaning to attend the last 2 ones as well, but that whole "work" thing tends to get in the way. I'll echo what everyone else has said. I was a total novice on Saturday morning, barely able to hit the paper of the target. By the last series, I was doing about 4 inch groups. I was unable to attend Sunday (that whole "work" thing again), so I'm definitely looking forward to the next one in the area.

    I've never been to any kind of training, so I don't know how this compares to others, but I learned a lot and feel a lot more comfortable and confident about my skills. Castle Rock is only a few miles farther from me than Douglas Ridge, so I'll probably attend whichever one comes up next.
     
  13. wolfcreed

    wolfcreed East County - Gresham Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I took my son to the Appleseed event held at Douglas Ridge in November. I really hoped to have made it last weekend, but we had too much going on. I would recommend it to anyone who is new to shooting, or an experienced shooter wanting to dial in their skills. The kids at the event looked like they were having a great time. I hope to see some of you next year, I would really like to get that "Rifleman" patch.

    Way to go Kimber!
     
  14. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Very well done .... Congratz!