Author Topic: Project Appleseed success!  (Read 158 times)

upacreek

Project Appleseed success!
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:21:18 PM »
Wahoo!!!  I got my Rifleman patch at Appleseed this weekend!!! It was my third one and I learned something new at each one.  I was disappointed in my scores and really disappointed that my nerves were getting to me.  I scored great at my home range - a 241 out of 250! and it was timed just like the real thing.  The only difference was that I was with only friends and it was practice.  The real thing comes around and the best I could do was a 220.  Next time.  I need to work on my nerves.

There was a guy there that should be the poster boy for the Appleseed shooting method.  He was visiting from Russia and this was his second Appleseed.  His first was a year ago.  As far as I know, he had zero shooting or access to guns since his first Appleseed weekend.  I didn't want to be too nosy, but if he wasn't a high-scoring sharpshooter, I'd be shocked.  Obviously, he has some natural ability, but fine tuning his abilities so quickly is just incredible.  Moral of the story - if you want to become a better shot with a rifle, $60 and a weekend, could do it.  Find an event here: https://appleseedinfo.org/schedulemap/

The Russian guy also made me very, very thankful for living here.  Holy smokes!!!  He said it takes 5 YEARS to get a gun in Russia, plus a lot of training.  It's another 5 years for each additional gun. Yikes!  I'd really like to ask any foreigner taking the course their take on the history portion of the program.
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 02:05:17 PM »
That's awesome and we are all so proud of you!  Congratulations on sticking it out.
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
Congratulations!

I'm so proud of you as an SEPN-ite!

Also I think it's great that a woman showed up all us guys by being the first one to get the patch! I get so sick of women being stereotyped about guns.
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 04:26:18 PM »
Good job! Congratulations!
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:32:45 PM »
Congratulations! Just achieved my first Known Distance at Talladega this weekend so I understand.

upacreek

Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 02:43:47 PM »
Lilburner, it sounds like Wileycoyote has me beat.  I hope he (or she) feels the same - the more the merrier.
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 03:05:19 PM »
Congrats! Remind me, did you go for scope or iron sights?

Now you are tempting me to get back to practicing. I have a pack of the Appleseed targets and we marked it off to practice then just get busy doing other stuff.

Darn impressive!
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 05:23:05 PM »
Hahahahaha!  I cheated and put a better scope on my 10/22 than I had the previous Appleseeds.  In practice, I went from a 200ish to a 230+range (the one 241!)  At Appleseed it went from 200ish to 220.  My friend that I've gone with every time had qualified at the one Appleseed he cheated on me by bringing his wife instead of me.  This time with me again he tried iron sights, but the back sight that had Locktite added twice kept coming loose.  I've seen him make over 210 on it though.  His wife seemed to like it so much that she's actually asked for a gun - a milestone.
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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 02:39:30 PM »
BRAVO  :D BRAVO

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Re: Project Appleseed success!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 09:59:44 PM »
Outstanding...........way to go!