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  • Anybody heard of the Appleseed Project?

    http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

    I've never heard of this, but I sure would like to be able to hit targets at 500 yards. They have the event about once a month in Ramseur, NC and that's only a few miles down the road from me. Here's how I did with the free target/test they provided.



    Another question is about which rifle to get for my wife. She wants to go too.
    I only own one rifle at the moment. It's a 580 series Mini-14 .223.


    She doesn't want anything that's gonna kick too hard, she's only 115 lbs. Two days of shooting will take it's toll.

    I've been holding on to my father's old Savage .22 bolt action. But I would only take that as a backup. Great shooter though.

    So, basically I need a .22 for her, but the goal is a 500 yd shot. The website says .22s are OK. This needs to be affordable too. I like the 10/22 and I have plenty of .22 LR.
    Last edited by tony; 01-30-2009, 10:48 AM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by tony View Post
    http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

    I've never heard of this, but I sure would like to be able to hit targets at 500 yards. They have the event about once a month in Ramseur, NC and that's only a few miles down the road from me. Here's how I did with the free target/test they provided.



    Another question is about which rifle to get for my wife. She wants to go too.
    I only own one rifle at the moment. It's a 580 series Mini-14 .223.


    She doesn't want anything that's gonna kick too hard, she's only 115 lbs. Two days of shooting will take it's toll.

    I've been holding on to my father's old Savage .22 bolt action. But I would only take that as a backup. Great shooter though.

    So, basically I need a .22 for her, but the goal is a 500 yd shot. The website says .22s are OK. This needs to be affordable too. I like the 10/22 and I have plenty of .22 LR.
    If it is a 500yrd range, forget the .22
    Just about any other will work. A 223 would be good for her.
    ~Lyon~

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    • #3
      After reading this on the website:

      What is Project Appleseed?
      It's a program designed to train people in basic rifle marksmanship using rack-grade rifles and surplus ball ammo; as well as a program to revitalize the tradition of the Rifleman. Once you become a Rifleman, you'll be able to, with an iron-sighted rack-grade rifle, make head shots at 250 yards, and body hits at 500 yards — all as a result of the 25m marksmanship training you'll receive at an Appleseed shoot, followed by battlesight zeroing at 300 yards.

      What kind of rifle do I need? What kind of sights are allowed?
      Appleseed is content-free, so in regards to sights: you can use any. Rifles? Well, you can use any safe firearm which can be accurately shot from the shoulder, from a .22 to a .32 (8mm). We're semi-auto and bolt-gun friendly. The important thing is that it works, so before you come to a shoot make sure you clean it, break it in (if need be), and lube it properly in preparation for the day.

      I think we'll be shooting a simulated 500 yards. Somewhere I read that the facility in Ramseur is only 400 yards anyway.

      Here's another benefit:

      Does coming to an Appleseed shoot qualify as the marksmanship activity I need in order to obtain a CMP M1 Garand or 1903A3 rifle?
      Yes. So, if you'd like to get a real piece of history, while at the same time learning to shoot it, sign up for an Appleseed shoot. While you're at it, sign up for a $20 associate RWVA membership to support Appleseed (and meet the CMP-club membership requirement).

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      • #4
        At the last Hickory Gunshow TUO and I met up with the State (NC) appleseed coordinator. Really had a great time talking with him and it is something I plan on doing real soon :)

        I think this probably got started by Fred (the dude that sells m-14 stocks) and a few others... great program :)
        73

        later,
        ZA

        Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
        beat you to death with it because it is empty.

        The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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        • #5
          Guys
          If you get the chance,go through the program.
          You will be surprised how much you can learn by attending one of these shoots,and to top it off ,it's FUN.

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          • #6
            Its all about building a nation of marksmen.
            At our shooting get togethers we shoot the Appleseed combo targets. All targets are shot at 25 meters and decrease in size to simulate longer ranges.
            Check out Uncle Freds column in Shotgun News. He sells various targets.
            The simulated distances are important since most of us dont have 500 yard
            ranges nearby. On my 20 acres, i can only shoot 150 yards(needing both a clear sightline AND a safe backstop)
            CTHULHU/Dagon 2012

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            • #7
              I made my decision today. Picked a basic 10/22 Carbine and an extra Ruger mag to add to my small collection. We (wife and I) really like it. So far we've put about 50 rounds through it. Knocked out a few beer cans. Other than shooting a little high at the moment it's a great gun.

              Yes, I supported my local gun store even though it cost a little more.

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