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Patriot's Day weekend Appleseed in Springfield, OR (April 20/21)

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by telero, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. telero

    telero Salem area, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kimber Custom posted some information about a Patriot's Day Appleseed in another Springfield Appleseed event a while back, but he only posted information about the Waitsburg, WA event there. I noticed there are still 21 tickets available to the Springfield event, so I was just wondering if anyone else here had signed up for it (and if not, why not?).

    Here's the sign-up page for it: Springfield, OR Appleseed April 20-21, 2013 - Eventbrite
    And the information page for the Emerald Empire Gun Club Appleseed events: Appleseed Schedule

    Kimber's previous post about the Patriot's Day event in Waitsburg: http://www.northwestfirearms.com/st...springfield-weekend-3-23-24-a.html#post840990

    Kimber's post also has a lot of good information on what to bring to an Appleseed, and a couple things that are special about the Patriot's Day event.

    A couple differences that I know of between Springfield and Waitsburg are that you have to arrive at Springfield between 7:30 and 8:00 since the range doesn't usually open to the public until 10:00. And there is a $10/day range fee at Springfield. I'm not sure about Waitsburg, but Springfield is .22 only. If anyone needs some for the event, I'll have some extra available.
     
  2. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I wish I could go to that. Another time, hopefully.
     
  4. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Checking weekend forecasts and looks like great Appleseed weather :thumbup: Not too late to sign up for Coeur d'Alene, Waitsburg or Springfield. There's even one ticket for Coupeville.
     
  5. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wish they had a Waitsburg weekend in the summer when the kids are out of school.
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Keep an eye on the schedule. Rumor mill says La Grande and John Day may put events on this summer. I will of course keep you posted.
     
  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    La Grande is doable. John Day really is in the middle of nowhere. What type of 22 rifles do we need to bring?
     
  8. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    The only limitation Appleseed puts on rifles is 8mm or less and no semi-auto .17HMR (recall safety issue). Sometimes the specific range puts further limitations such as Springfield is .22lr only. I haven't seen the range data sheet for La Grande yet so I don't know if they will allow center fire or not.

    We recommend a semi-auto, magazine fed, .22lr with a GI style sling and adjustable sights; but we are not equipment snobs. Bring whatever you have. Tube fed, bolt action, pump gun: it's all good :D

    Most of the shooting is done at scaled targets @25y and we go through around 400 rounds in a weekend so a .22 is more than adequate and cost effective. Everything we teach at 25 applies to 100, 400, 500+ distances. Every time you hear a professional talking about 'the fundamentals', that's what we teach.
     
  9. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :( I don't even have 400 rounds of 22LR for one kid, and there are two kids plus me. Oh well maybe by summer. Milton Freewater Oregon and Walla Walla Washington also have good ranges.
     
  10. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    We instructors tend to bring extra ammo to sell to shooters on the line for reasonable prices. Just let us know in advance that you will need it and we will do our best to drum some up for you.