This is an Advanced Known Distance event. Only previous Appleseed attendees should sign up.
This event will require a Centerfire rifle.
Address: Parker Hill Rd, Columbia Falls, MT
This will be a one day, long distance Appleseed event, with centerfire rifles and ranges out to and beyond 400 yards. It is strongly recommended, but not required that participants have attended an Appleseed event previously. as we will be spending a little less time on the basics and more time on the challenges of true distance shooting, in the cold. History will be a mix of April 19th and Washington's Crossing. This is February in Montana, so dress warmly in layers and bring whatever you might need to stay comfortable whatever the weather may be. The only weather that may cancel the event is if enough snow falls the night before to block road access to the range before we can plow it. Otherwise, WE EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE! We will have a fire going in the wood stove, but it is only under the covered firing line, there is no other shelter to speak of. For further questions contact the shoot boss at 260-8297."
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Firearms must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Range Fee: $5.00 per person for the event. Club members are exempted from the range fee.
Primitive camping in national forest nearby, RV campgrounds about 4-5 miles away in Columbia Falls.
Village Inn, 774 Railroad St East, Columbia Falls, MT. About 3 miles from the range.
Many other hotels, motels, and B&Bs within 5-10 miles of the range.
From downtown Columbia Falls head north on Nucleus Ave until it dead-ends at Hwy 486. This is the North Fork Road. Turn right and proceed 3.6 miles to the range driveway (on your right). There will be a “Shoot”sign indicating the driveway. Turn right and proceed .4 mile to the range gate on your right. Park and leave rifles in the vehicles until after the safety briefing.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.
Montana has very friendly gun laws; if in doubt follow the laws of your home state and you'll be well within compliance.
Loaner .22 rifles are sometime available by pre-arrangement, contact the shoot boss ahead of time if you may need help acquiring a rifle to borrow.
Bring your .22's and save money! Or you can bring your centerfire, as the range will accommodate either. We may or may not have the opportunity to fire at known (looong) distance) out to 400 yards, depending on other activity at the club range on sunday afternoon.
Also, bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothes appropriate for the weather, as there is very little shelter at the range and we will be outside all day. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable in outdoor (field) conditions. A folding style camp chair is quite handy. Water, food (we have working lunches), sunscreen, etc.
For the rifle don't forget to bring ammo (400 rounds minimum), ear protection, eye protection, sling, mat or pad, several magazines, hat, staple gun, sunglasses.
Check out this list at http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=101.0.
Known Distance Events
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For more information contact:
Name: Jared Sibbitt via PM to 'Lumberjack55' on the forum Phone: 406-260-8297
Name: MT State Coordinator Email Address: MT@appleseedinfo.org
Instructors Resources: PDF
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