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Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2010, 12:41:43 AM »
Hi, FreedomV from Rochester checking in.  I was able to attend Sunday of the first Rochester AS and then go to the Lacrosse AS June 26/27 A few of the others from Rochester were close to their patch and will make it in August, I need more practice and plan on working and fine tuning until I can be consistent.

The line should be full in Rochester Aug 21/22 I hope I will be able to go to Winona also.
I have two proper freedom practice rifles now.
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« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2010, 01:02:11 AM »
Welcome to the forums, FreedomV! Your Rochester crew is a great bunch. Did you know you have your very own IIT now too? Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

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« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2010, 12:07:40 PM »
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it
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« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2010, 12:13:48 PM »
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it

LUCK? Don't need it. All you need is a little determination and a willingness to listen to those 'orange hats' stalking the firing line behind you.

Good Luck! O0

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« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2010, 12:14:51 PM »
See!  Even Mike knows, ya just gotta listen to me, I mean the orange hats!  :D
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« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2010, 02:19:13 PM »
Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

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Glad to hear that she took the Orange Cap - she was thinking about it at the April shoot.

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« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2010, 02:53:05 PM »
Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

vmt

Glad to hear that she took the Orange Cap - she was thinking about it at the April shoot.

Brad


I've also heard rumors that she's been pretty much beating up on everyone during the club's practice sessions at the range, so she's continuing to "walk the walk". O0

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« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2010, 11:16:21 AM »
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it

LUCK? Don't need it. All you need is a little determination and a willingness to listen to those 'orange hats' stalking the firing line behind you.

Good Luck! O0

vmt

Determination I've got... the rest.. well, I'll work on it, I suppose!!! =D
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« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2010, 05:41:18 PM »
Okay, I'm checking in!
Sorry it has taken me so long but it's all a little confusing :wb:, the site I mean.

A little intro from me to you. My name is Laura, but I go by Goofy ever since my little sister pasted ducktape that said "Goofy" on my back at the Appleseed and then I scored rifleman. I am in the rifleman list as Toth, Goofy/Laura. I don't mind the name so I go by Goofy as well as Laura and woodyandcandi, my sign in name, but is to long to say, but I don't mind if you go by that either. Take your pick.
My father took me to the April 18-19th Appleseed where I scored a 217 my second day.


Alright down to business. What else do I need to be doing?

1. Read instructor manual
2. Read Fred's rifleman guide
3. I finally got the Paul Revere book and am reading that

What am I missing?

I would appreciate anyone's help and input. I have started things a bit late, but am going full bore from here on in.

Goofy (aka Laura, woodyandcandi)

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« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2010, 06:02:00 PM »
Okay, I'm checking in!
Sorry it has taken me so long but it's all a little confusing :wb:, the site I mean.

A little intro from me to you. My name is Laura, but I go by Goofy ever since my little sister pasted ducktape that said "Goofy" on my back at the Appleseed and then I scored rifleman. I am in the rifleman list as Toth, Goofy/Laura. I don't mind the name so I go by Goofy as well as Laura and woodyandcandi, my sign in name, but is to long to say, but I don't mind if you go by that either. Take your pick.
My father took me to the April 18-19th Appleseed where I scored a 217 my second day.


Alright down to business. What else do I need to be doing?

1. Read instructor manual
2. Read Fred's rifleman guide
3. I finally got the Paul Revere book and am reading that

What am I missing?

I would appreciate anyone's help and input. I have started things a bit late, but am going full bore from here on in.

Goofy (aka Laura, woodyandcandi)

Ehh...  The site is a little funky, but you'll get the hang of it.

PM sent. O0
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« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2010, 08:43:01 PM »
Welcome, welcome. It's good you are here.

I take it you are going on to the 7th step? Sign up to work a shoot !!!  O0   Only way to get started is to get your feet wet by doing. We look forward to seeing you SOON.
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« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2010, 11:32:17 AM »
AdamT checking in. After a solid month on the trail and a orange hat, I figgured I'd say hi.
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« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2010, 10:13:44 PM »
You see guys!

I told you I wasn't hallucinating!  Adam is real!
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Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2010, 02:43:57 PM »
Checking in from the southeastest of southeast MN

Attended the AS's at La Crosse and New Lisbon (cleared a sheet of redcoats, but I'm far from a rifleman at this point).  Plan to attend Rochester and Winona in the next few weeks and meet some other Minnesotans!


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« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2010, 11:18:50 PM »
Welcome aboard!
Hope to see you at both!

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« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2010, 11:36:32 PM »
eyes  - checking in

Attended my first Appleseed shoot this past weekend in Hinckley Aug 14&15.


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« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2010, 01:59:31 AM »
Eyes, it was a pleasure to have you on the line this weekend.  Sorry I couldn't be there in the morning, dang Guards...  :D   you showed more improvement than I think I've seen in a weekend...  hearing that you literally bought your first rifle on Thursday before the shoot and scored a 192 on Sunday blows my mind!!!    WELL DONE!!!    :bow:

Look forward to seeing you at another shoot soon!  oh yeah, and welcome to the boards!  (did ya know this is a "working" forum???  that means... FIND US A RANGE NEAR YOU!!!)    ;D
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« Reply #77 on: August 25, 2010, 10:37:58 PM »
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5

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« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2010, 10:45:10 PM »
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5

Welcome to the forum Pat!

How abouts we start you off with an orange hat first.  O0
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« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2010, 10:46:31 PM »
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5
Three generations of our family now on the MN Appleseed board!  And we can't fail to mention my mom who stressed dry firing and encouraged so many trips to the range!  ;D

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« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2010, 04:28:40 PM »
Hey everyone,
I just got back from the '300' shoot in Illinois this weekend and I decided it was time to get on the forum. The '300' was my third apple seed, as I had attended the Hinckley shoot in August as well as the most recent Winona shoot. I'll probably be going to the next apple seed in Duluth, so I'll probably see some of you there. :)

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« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2010, 05:32:10 PM »
Hey everyone,
I just got back from the '300' shoot in Illinois this weekend and I decided it was time to get on the forum. The '300' was my third apple seed, as I had attended the Hinckley shoot in August as well as the most recent Winona shoot. I'll probably be going to the next apple seed in Duluth, so I'll probably see some of you there. :)

Welcome aboard.

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« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2010, 10:16:13 AM »
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.
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« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2010, 10:31:03 AM »
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.

Hello 5-stitch and welcome to the forum!
I too have bled for the second amendment - for me it was the recoil from friends massive handgun (one of those single shot .30 cals) that got me.   :P  Oh man I had no idea how a little wound could bleed!
I am glad you are OK and even had a chance to run Sparks amazing rifle. Sounds like you are all setup now with all the equipment you'll need!  (Did you upgrade your stock ruger sights too?)
Look forward to meeting you at an upcoming AS!
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« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2010, 10:55:05 AM »
 5-stitch...welcome!! I see you got some Rugers and Javaguy has asked about upgrading sights. What he means about those is the TECH Sights. They are much better than factory stock and give you a longer sight radius. muy bueno !!!! You will notice that the charging handle is awkward to use as compared to mine. Mine has been altered by doing some minor filing. Rimfirecentral.com has information on this. It is the quintessential place to go for 10/22 information.

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« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2010, 05:31:55 PM »
Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!
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« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2010, 06:23:48 PM »
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.

Look at the bright side, you probably didn't even feel any pain in your joints. %)
Glad it all turned out O.K.! 
Find us a new location; and we'll get it on the schedule, ASAP. O0
And hopefully, I'll see you there!

Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!

Huzza!  Hope to see you there!

By the way; I love that avatar.  :---


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Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2010, 11:34:32 AM »
Trouble!
Welcome aboard!
Jackie and I where glad to meet you!

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« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2010, 11:52:33 AM »
Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!

And I didn't even have to badger her into signing up!!!   Welcome hun!
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« Reply #89 on: September 29, 2010, 02:06:59 AM »
This is "Padre" - checking in as requested.  My kids and I had a great time at the Hinckley shoot this past weekend.  We look forward to more participation in the future, Lord willing.  Thank you all for your service and the time you devote to planting seeds...

Appleseed makes some good humble pie too - I need some practice.

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