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Old January 26th, 2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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Appleseed shoot question

If anyone is familiar with the requirements for an Appleseed shoot my question is do they allow traditional M1907 leather slings? All info I found on the Appleseed website indicates a GI web style sling is required. Thanks for any info regarding this.

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Old January 26th, 2017, 06:04 PM   #2
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If anyone is familiar with the requirements for an Appleseed shoot my question is do they allow traditional M1907 leather slings? All info I found on the Appleseed website indicates a GI web style sling is required. Thanks for any info regarding this.

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I've been to three. I'd bet you could show up with a traditional sling, just don't expect the instructors to be able to give you much help.

Appleseed FAQ
Q. Do I need a sling?
A. Yes. An USGI web sling, like for the M1 Garand or M14 are cheap and easy to use, we recommend you consider getting one.

https://appleseedinfo.org/as_faq.html

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Old January 26th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. They specifically mention web slings. I intend to use the M1907 leather sling for HP competition with my M1A this spring. Looking to use the same sling on my 1022 for the Appleseed shoot. No biggy, web slings are cheap and I can get one just in case.

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Chances are pretty good one of the instructors will be able to help you if you're unfamiliar with the leather 1907 style sling.

The turner leather sling company has some info on their web site I believe.

I think the CMP site has some info also.

Good luck and have fun!

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Chances are pretty good one of the instructors will be able to help you if you're unfamiliar with the leather 1907 style sling.

The turner leather sling company has some info on their web site I believe.

I think the CMP site has some info also.

Good luck and have fun!

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I have good familiarity with the M1907 sling. I competed in CMP matches a long time ago (mid 90's) and am getting back into it this spring. I'll be taking the Appleseed as a refresher.

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If you don't know how to use either one I'd start with the web sling, it's easier to learn, use, and adjust for length.

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Use the 1907 leather, you know how. It's a better sling.

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I've been an Appleseeder for a long time, I almost always use a 1907 sling. We do teach the use of the web sling, it works just fine, I just favor the 1907.

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Chances are someone at the shoot may have a web sling you can borrow. Even a whole rifle if needed. Contact the Shoot Boss ahead of the weekend.

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If you get a USGI web sling bring the 1907 also. They should be able to get you set up with the 1907 and you have the web as a backup.

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Not only are they allowed, but the southern AZ instructors taught use and configuration.

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Thanks all for your input. I am not a rookie to competitive HP shooting, I shot in CMP/NRA matches in eastern New England back from 1992-94. Made SS classification with a glass bedded M1 with new match barrel and my own hand loads. I also had a shooting jacket, glove, and mat. Got out of the competition aspect of shooting and sold off my equipment some time back.

Looking for a good refresher course and I can't think of anything better than an Appleseed to do it. I wish it was around back in the early 90's since I would not have made a bunch of bad habits thinking back on it now.

Planning on using my Ruger 1022 for the weekend. Should have new jacket and glove by that time as well.

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Thanks all for your input. I am not a rookie to competitive HP shooting, I shot in CMP/NRA matches in eastern New England back from 1992-94. Made SS classification with a glass bedded M1 with new match barrel and my own hand loads. I also had a shooting jacket, glove, and mat. Got out of the competition aspect of shooting and sold off my equipment some time back.

Looking for a good refresher course and I can't think of anything better than an Appleseed to do it. I wish it was around back in the early 90's since I would not have made a bunch of bad habits thinking back on it now.

Planning on using my Ruger 1022 for the weekend. Should have new jacket and glove by that time as well.

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I used to shoot High Power as well, have my Expert card, earned with an LRB M14. Still shoot often slinged up and active as a volunteer with the Appleseed program. A weekend Appleseeding is a good way to get back into the swing of things!

We have Known Distance(KD) shoots too, I shot in couple of them last summer in Tennessee an Alabama, earned the "Long Range" tab, it's very worthwhile!

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Although the M1907 sling may be considered by some to be superior to the web sling, it is faster and easier to use the web sling and either configure it with the sling hook installed at the front swivel, or just get another sling hook from Numrich and add to the existing sling. The spare swivel can easily be ground to fit narrow [i.e. - 1"] swivels merely by introducing it to a grinder/Dremel tool. Of course, QD swivels make this moot.

Every Appleseed I ever have worked or attended was run rather briskly so as to provide the maximum of instruction and concepts to be applied to the target by attendees, and once you have adjusted the web sling it can be left on your arm and unclipped from the front swivel after the course of fire quickly; you don't need to re-fit the loop to your arm each time firing is resumed. It is easier and faster at a time where your time is quite valuable.

I learned the use of the M1907 sling from my former Marine father as a child using a Remington 521T, and didn't even know of the existence of web slings until after I joined the Navy. I personally find the speed of using the modified web sling during an Appleseed to be a distinct advantage for me, the mileage of others will of course vary.

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