Due to the current ammo shortage some Appleseeds are now using a Reduced Round Count course of fire. Please read the details under Rifle specific preparations.
Note: Appleseed has teamed up with Marlin Firearms to create a Liberty Training Rifle which is ready to go to an Appleseed.
everything listed here is necessary. This list was compiled from the experience
of those who have attended an Appleseed. It includes those things that
did or would have made their experience more enjoyable. Remember that you
need to bring whatever it takes to learn to shoot better.
Notice: During the present shortage of .22 ammo of all kinds, Appleseed offers a new Low Round Count Course of Fire, so that instead of the usual 400-500 rounds we suggest you bring 200 rounds. Be sure to check with the Shoot Boss of your event to see if it is an LRC event. Always, as long as this shortage lasts, if you can bring more to share with others on a cost reimbursement basis, please do so.
Two mags. 10 rds. each. Bring extra mags. if you have them. 20rds works well if State law allows
Gun cleaning supplies and lube
Instructions for your rifle (if you have them)
Know your rifle
Something to cover your rifle to keep blowing sand or rain off it.
Staple gun, or thumb tacks, or push-pins.
Know the laws of the State you are going to and only bring that which is within the law
Back-up rifle (if you have one)
Ready your equipment
Be prepared for blowing sand and dust, rain, mud — all those weather conditions a rifleman would have to generally put up with.
In event of blowing sand and dust, you'll need to totally degrease your rifle. Any lube should be a dry lube, like graphite. Be ready to protect your rifle with a plastic rifle bag or a simple waterproof wrap for the action.
Be ready to protect ammo and mags from the same weather. Ziplock bags are great for this.
Again, be prepared. You should function-test your rifle and, if possible, have it zeroed for 25 meters or 200 yards. You can also adjust your sights so your group prints 3" above point of aim at 100 yds, and mark your sights with paint, magic marker, or fingernail polish. Doing so will leave you properly sighted for the 25m AQT.
It's a good idea to get down into the prone position and dry-fire ten shots "by the numbers" (click here to print out the steps from Fred's Web site). If you will do this three times a week, you'll be way ahead of everyone else. Hey, while you're at it, put a GI web sling on your rifle, and get it adjusted so it supports the rifle in prone, too.
Practice at home is a GREAT way to prep for arriving at the range. By doing so your range time will be FAR more productive.
If, after thinking you couldn't come, you find at the last minute that you can, call (336) 879-2144 during the evening and we'll get you a spot on the line.
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