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Challange you to attend an Appleseed Event
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Wanted to get this started over here for all of you. I am challenging all you big time, hard core, Expert marksman, to attend an Appleseed Event and see how well you do.

I'm a pretty darn good shot. But I recently attended an Appleseed Event and got knocked down a few pegs. It was a real eye opener for me. I actually took my daughter to the event thinking it would be good for her. I figured that my earning my RIFLEMAN patch was a given. I actually expected my daughter to bring hers home too. Well, neither one of us made the grade. It was humbling to say the least.

So, now I am on a mission. I'm going to get that darn patch if it kills me.

And this made me wonder.... How many of you on here that "think" your a really good shot, would have earned the RIFLEMAN patch if you attended the course?

It is one of the cheapest two day training classes you will ever attend. Two days of shooting and training for around $70(That alone is more than worth the time). The instructors are very good at what they do. They will point out "little things" that your doing that will effect your shooting. You will shoot a bunch of ammo. They tell you to bring around 400+ rounds with you. The break times are spent telling you about what it must of really been like on the day the people of this country decided to finally stand up to the British. It was two days filled with lots of shooting and great story telling

My daughter looked at me on the way home and said, "That was a lot more fun that I thought it was going to be." That alone made my day. We both are already planning on going back to try and get out RIFLEMAN patches.

And I am challenging all of you to do the same. Find out if you really are the "GREAT SHOT" that you think you are when the chips are down and your on the clock (under pressure). Can you shoot standing, sitting and laying down if you had too? Can you make the HEAD SHOT on the REDCOAT target. Not many people can at first, since it simulates a head shot at 200 yards.
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In the beginning a Patriot is a scarce man, Hated, Feared and Scorned; but in time, when his cause succeeds, the timid join them, because then it cost nothing to be a Patriot.... Mark Twain.
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#2
I have no delusions of being a crack shot Tongue and I have every intention of taking my daughter to a weekend in Oct....just hoping our plans play out.
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#3
I checked the Appleseed website but I didn't see anything about how to make Rifleman (or any other ranking if they exist). Do you have any more information about this?
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#4
(09-19-2012, 04:01 PM)rmagill Wrote: I checked the Appleseed website but I didn't see anything about how to make Rifleman (or any other ranking if they exist). Do you have any more information about this?


Rifleman can be scored by shooting 210 out of 250 on the QDAQT (Quick & Dirty Army Qualification Test). This is an adaptation of an early 20th century military style target. It is scaled for 25m to represent targets at 100-400 yards. Target shape is the Army "D" (prone). Anyone who is familiar with NRA Highpower or CMP will recognize this course of fire as its roots are the same.

Stage 1 - one 100 yard target - ten shots standing - 2 minutes
50 points

Stage 2 - two 200 yard targets - ten rounds in 2 mags (2 & 8) -
50 points
55 seconds
Start standing with unloaded rifle, on fire command drop to sitting, load 2 round mag, 2 shots left target, change mags, 3 shots left target, 5 shots right target.

Stage 3 - three 300 yd targets - ten rounds in 2 mags (2 & 8)
50 points
65 seconds
Start standing with unloaded rifle, on fire command drop to prone, load 2 round mag, 2 shots left target, change mags, 1 shot left target, 3 shots center target, 4 shots right target

Stage 4 - four 400yrd targets - ten rounds - 100 points (score doubled)
5 minutes
2 shots target #1, 2 Shots target #2, 3 shots target #3, 3 shots target #4.

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"rapid fire" version

Start with 4 ten round mags
Shoot the whole target in 4 minutes.

"Known distance" version
A score of 200 out of 250 will get you a patch if shot at actual distances of 100-400 yards. Most ranges don't have the facilities for this.
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(09-19-2012, 05:05 PM)Chainsaw Wrote:
(09-19-2012, 04:01 PM)rmagill Wrote: I checked the Appleseed website but I didn't see anything about how to make Rifleman (or any other ranking if they exist). Do you have any more information about this?


Rifleman can be scored by shooting 210 out of 250 on the QDAQT (Quick & Dirty Army Qualification Test). This is an adaptation of an early 20th century military style target. It is scaled for 25m to represent targets at 100-400 yards. Target shape is the Army "D" (prone). Anyone who is familiar with NRA Highpower or CMP will recognize this course of fire as its roots are the same.

Stage 1 - one 100 yard target - ten shots standing - 2 minutes
50 points

Stage 2 - two 200 yard targets - ten rounds in 2 mags (2 & 8) -
50 points
55 seconds
Start standing with unloaded rifle, on fire command drop to sitting, load 2 round mag, 2 shots left target, change mags, 3 shots left target, 5 shots right target.

Stage 3 - three 300 yd targets - ten rounds in 2 mags (2 & 8)
50 points
65 seconds
Start standing with unloaded rifle, on fire command drop to prone, load 2 round mag, 2 shots left target, change mags, 1 shot left target, 3 shots center target, 4 shots right target

Stage 4 - four 400yrd targets - ten rounds - 100 points (score doubled)
5 minutes
2 shots target #1, 2 Shots target #2, 3 shots target #3, 3 shots target #4.

----------------
"rapid fire" version

Start with 4 ten round mags
Shoot the whole target in 4 minutes.

"Known distance" version
A score of 200 out of 250 will get you a patch if shot at actual distances of 100-400 yards. Most ranges don't have the facilities for this.


Thanks! Where did you get this off of?
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#6
Not sure, but I think that Chainsaw is an instructor for the Appleseed Program.

He didn't mention the Redcoat Targets. they are more for fun, and to guage how much you improve. You start off shooting these so you have something to compare your last shoot of the weekend with.

It is all the ranges he mentioned. But there is one target for each range. You get three shoots for each target. And then there is "The HEAD SHOT". It is basically a 1 inch square. It is suppose to represent the target that the colonist would try to hit at 200 yards to qualify for a special unit that they were setting up to fight the British. In PA., if you get all three rounds in each target and hit the head shot once. you get a special PA Regiment patch.

Here is an image I found of a Redcoat Target.
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In the beginning a Patriot is a scarce man, Hated, Feared and Scorned; but in time, when his cause succeeds, the timid join them, because then it cost nothing to be a Patriot.... Mark Twain.
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#7
I would love to do a shoot one day. I'm just too lazy right now. It's easier to just drive 15 minutes to my range. I think when I looked the closest shoot was 2 hours away Sad

GB
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Quote:Thanks! Where did you get this off of?

(09-19-2012, 06:25 PM)GreenBlood10 Wrote: I would love to do a shoot one day. I'm just too lazy right now. It's easier to just drive 15 minutes to my range. I think when I looked the closest shoot was 2 hours away Sad

GB

I am an instructor and the state coordinator so I'd be happy to answer any more questions you have.

Too lazy! Noooooooo.... Appleseed is trying to save the country from Ignorance, apathy and LAZINESS! Tongue

Get off the couch my friend! Your great-grand kids will thank you!
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#9
See my sig for info as well.

One lucky adult male took me up on my offer in the "pass it forward" thread.

STILL 1 adult female spot open in that thread Smile

I took my first Appleseed this summer and it meant so much to me that I am training to become an instructor.

I had to buy my first rifle so I could attend the weekend class. They took a noob like me and taught me enough to gain the rifleman score.

BUT what it REALLY taught me was that I wanted to become one of the folks that pass along the untold History of our Country's founding....as well as the basic rifle marksmanship skills so many of our founders knew.
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#10
Hey, I said I would be interested in doing one. I'll look into it and contact you with any questions.

GB
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