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Old 12-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Polaris Polaris is offline
 
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Default MN "Appleseed" shoots

Not affiliated with the CMP but another chance to get some hands-on range time and training. We've had a few folks show up to the Harris shoots who have been to an "Appleseed" event and by all accounts it was a worthwhile experience that aided them greatly in CMP competition.

The Appleseed program strives to teach rifle marksmanship to folks of all sorts, from novice shooters to advanced. You will receive direct instruction in many of the skills directly applicable to CMP/NRA rifle competition including proper use of slings, natural point of aim, shooting rapid fire with reloads and shooting accurately from different positions and lots of live fire practice on the line. Haven't personally attended one yet, but hope to make the March event in Waite Park. For more detailed information, follow the links on the site or contact one of the Minnesota Appleseed forum advisors.

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=38902.0
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:35 PM
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+1 on the Appleseed program!
I never had any formal rifle training I improved day one and by end of day two I shot a Rifleman score and I was hooked. Ordered an M1 the next week and picked up a NM AR-15 Service Rifle over the winter and started shooting High Power the next spring.

The program is all about safety and marksmanship. The also include some great history lessons on the events beginning April 19, 1775 and the role marksmanship played.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:38 AM
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March event at Waite Park is coming up quickly. I will be attending that one. Should be a hoot. Anybody else?
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:26 PM
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Day one of the March event completed. I scored riflemen in 2 of the AQTs.

Those who know me know I am a pretty decent HP rifle shooter. I LEARNED A LOT AT THIS EVENT. Tomorrow I'll go back and hone those skills a bit more. Even those here who are quite advanced in competitive rifle shooting should not underestimate the value of this program. You will identify and begin work on correcting many ingrained bad habits. It will make you a better shooter regardless of your skill level.

I definitely look forward to applying what I've learned at the next Harris match!
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