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Old March 1st, 2017, 07:53 AM   #1
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Project Appleseed X4 = Rifleman

Went to my fourth Project Appleseed this past weekend.

Weather was great except for a half hour of drizzle on Saturday morning but temps were in the upper 70s, overcast and a slight breeze. Good to live in Florida! Had a great time!

This was Daytona 500 race weekend and I was expecting bad traffic but the range was easy to get to/from and was full with a couple steel handgun matches going on.

Shot my first Rifleman scores (woohoo!!!), 211 once each Saturday & Sunday. Had some other 200+ scores as well. Made plenty of stupid mistakes that I can work on.

BIG THANKS! to all of this forum's members who have been supportive. I probably learned half of everything I know from this group.
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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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Congratulations! What rifle did you use?

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Old March 1st, 2017, 10:01 AM   #3
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Old March 1st, 2017, 10:15 AM   #4
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A Model: DSPCOOAK (Dougboffl Special Purpose Custom One Of A Kind)

Really a heavily modified Marlin 795-LTR:https://www.marlinfirearms.com/rimfi...-795/model-795

w/Vortex Crossfire II 2-7x32mm scope http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/...ex-moa-reticle

in a Boyd's ProVarmint w/Adjustable Comb.http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Produc...texture-finish

and TrackingPoint M300 scope system: http://www.tracking-point.com/m300-fe/


The 795-LTR is a ~$200 semi with very nice Tech Sights installed. But once I got to sighting in at 1st Appleseed's 25-meters decided to go glass. I did a trigger job, removed the magazine safety and made/installed a sling shot bolt release spring. Redfield See-Through rings & 32mm Vortex allow use of the irons w/o removing the scope. I'll try to remember to take a pic and post. The combination gets lots of attention at the range for a mere 22LR.


(I'm kidding about the TrackingPoint)


If I was starting all over, I don't think I would go with the 795-LTR. For about what I paid for the Boyd's stock alone ($200), you could have the Savage 64 TR-SR and be further along. http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/64TRSR

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OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Nothing like shooting a great target and waiting for confirmation of a score huh? Good for you, Now go out there and multiply. People need their minds freed from the indoctrination.

Still one of the happiest days of my life...



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Congratulations!
Welcome to the ever expanding list of riflemen.
It's no easy feat, there are many who have attended numerous Appleseeds and have yet to achieve the coveted 210.
Way to go!

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Old March 1st, 2017, 01:54 PM   #7
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Congratulations, excellent shooting.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 02:46 PM   #8
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Congratulations, welcome to the ranks of Riflemen!

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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:11 PM   #9
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Congrats man, very cool accomplishment!
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 03:50 AM   #10
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Really feels good to have confidence in yourself and your rifle.

As they say, it's a never ending process, keep practicing/learning.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 03:57 AM   #11
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Now that you have your patch, attend a KD Appleseed and earn your long range tab!

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 04:13 AM   #12
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Great job and congrats!

I am doing my first Appleseed this April in Harvard, MA. Will be using my Ruger 1022 with Techsights. Will be using CCI Std Velocity ammo. Already got it zeroed for 25m on a one inch square. Right now off a bench I can keep every hit in the square but I know that's not how it will be on the course.

From your four attempts I'd be grateful for any insight regarding what to work on and pay more attention to.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 06:05 AM   #13
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I know your question was directed at the OP, but as an instructor and one who has been affiliated with the program for almost ten years now, I can say just have a good "teachable attitude" and be prepared to shoot in the prone, sitting and standing positions, with a sling.

Sounds like you are on the right track, your rifle is zero'd and you know rifleman fundamentals in breaking the shot.

I usually shoot at least one AQT along with the students, just to show that we can "talk the talk and walk the walk"!

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 07:04 AM   #14
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Badger5th,

What 4570govt said - be teachable. That is, no "I know how to do this", no "I don't like to do it your way, I'll do it my way", no "that special instruction is for the others not me", no "I learned shooting from ___ and that was not how it is done" - Leave that stuff at home.

You are to be commended in my view. Appleseed instructions recommend having a sighted rifle ready to go - if possible. In the four I've attended, very few people's guns were ready. That meant instructors spend time getting others set up, delays in getting instruction, practice and then less AQTs completed. Kudos to you!

I always try to be standing behind my shooting mat as fast as possible, loaded magazines, ready for the next cycle. Yes, I'm that guy! I think it helps move things along and somewhat pulls others along as well. So if the Shoot Boss (SB) has not said what's the next mag prep (load out) I ask, "5 rounds?" or "2+8?" or "10?". Helps keep things moving IMHO . And for me it gives me time to think about the next cycle. I have a couple minutes to stand there and think about what I need to work on while others prep magazines or whatever. I've even helped clear the line or help in other ways to keep the pace up.

Bring plenty of water, some Gatorade, some light snacks and a light lunch (no 18" deli-monster w/dble cheese). Bring a Sharpie. Bring a bottle of Advil or the like.

I always have a spare mag of 10 rounds in my pocket. If something goofs, I have more than enough to complete the entire cycle and not loose out.

A boresnake & small brass brush you can take to the line and run quickly during a cycle's prep time. I have not had a chance to do a good cleaning unless I was willing to skip a cycle (I don't want that). So after lunch each day I run the brush in the receiver & snake the barrel once or twice before the SB says, "Shooter's, your preparation time has ended".

For now: I would HIGHLY recommend getting into each position standing (off hand), seated/kneeling and prone, at home with a safed weapon, a few times each week for 15? minutes. Put a post-it note with a 1/4" marker-dot on a far wall and try to hold steady without muscle tension, then try trigger pulls. Basically "dry fire" from each position.

Watch some of the YouTube vids of people at shoots. Kind of gives you some preview of what is to come.

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A very well deserved Congratulations to you sir!
A rifleman persists!

I concur with 4570Govt, time to attend a KD.
I've done one, they're tough, but very rewarding.
I came away knowing I can consistently hit a 600 yard target with my M1A irons.

3 Seeds/3 Patches

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