Anybody going to an Appleseed Shoot? learn to shoot a rifle real well

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LoneCowboy, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I was just wondering if anybody on here was going to an Appleseed shoot. They are great and good family activity.

    They are all over the country and especially for the April 19th weekend. There will be about 60 events going on all over the country to celebrate the first day of the American Revolution. It's going to be a big deal.

    For those of you who don't know, they teach basic rifle marksmanship and American heritage. The key to the Americans winning the Rev. War was the fact that the frontiersmen could hit what they aimed at. You needed that back then to eat. We need that to protect our chickens. [​IMG]

    You can use whatever rifle you have, but they recommend a .22 since they are cheap to feed right now and if their is a long range aspect to the event then take a centerfire rifle for Sunday if you have one.

    It's also very reasonably priced. $70 for the full weekend all day both Saturday and Sunday. Kids under 21, Women, and Active Military, reserve and guard are free. They teach how to shoot correctly from standing, sitting and Prone. They also teach inches, minutes and clicks (sighting in) and Natural point of aim.

    Plus you get to learn all kinds of interesting stuff about the Rev. War.

    Home schooled kids have gotten credit in PE and History for attending one.

    Anyway, I thought a few of you might be interested in learning to shoot extremely well in a short time for cheap and have a great famly activity.

    You can learn more at www.appleseedinfo.org if you are interested.

    I loved the one I went to. I'd never shot more than 30 rounds from a bench before I went and ended up shooting a rifleman score on the Army Qualification Test that very weekend. I think I got 226. My DH still hasn't beat me. Anyway you should all go if you get a chance.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I'd never even heard of it. Thanks!
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    You're welcome, I promise you will love it!! Well worth your time.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They are fun, I helped with one at our Rod and Gun Club on Ft. Bliss.
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    You helped with one!! That's great. Are you on the Appleseed Forum?
     

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