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Title: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Earl on May 09, 2010, 12:42:59 AM
Mother's Day Weekend

Ten on the RWVA Applehseed Crew
Ten shooters on the line  11 preregistered
 
Saturday Rifleman Seth

Sunday Riflemen  Bob, Bake, Emily



Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: hawkhavn on May 09, 2010, 12:52:31 AM
Fine looking crew you have there sir!
Go get 'em tomorrow.
Please say 'hi' to everyone for me.

HH
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Evenstar on May 09, 2010, 09:37:19 AM
Here's some photos from the first day. Had so many pictures on the camera I had to dump it last night. I'll get some more today...
Earl got a lot more pictures of the line since he was shoot boss. **) ::)
~ES
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Western Rose on May 09, 2010, 10:06:18 AM
1 Rilfeman <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object> (http://<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>)

That link doesn't work.... Try just this part: http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&


"Hi, HH!" ;)

See you all in an hour.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Earl on May 09, 2010, 10:16:32 AM
That link isn't a link, it is embedded code, but I was so tired I have no excuse. Thank you Western Rose and Evenstar for the pictures and correct link.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Ishy on May 09, 2010, 08:05:01 PM

That link doesn't work.... Try just this part: http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&


Love the video!  Did you take it, WR?  Awesome pictures, Evenstar.   ;)  I wish I were Appleseeding in Lewiston on Mother's Day...LOL.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Western Rose on May 09, 2010, 09:32:26 PM

That link doesn't work.... Try just this part: http://www.youtube.com/v/hTKdO9tjWPo&hl=en_US&fs=1&


Love the video!  Did you take it, WR?  Awesome pictures, Evenstar.   ;)  I wish I were Appleseeding in Lewiston on Mother's Day...LOL.

No, it was part of the "embedded code" that Earl posted.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Evenstar on May 09, 2010, 10:29:35 PM
Nothing quite like the satisfaction you get after a really good shoot. :) Congrats to our new riflemen, and GO EMILY!!! ^:)^ Glad you took the orange hat and joined our Idaho/Washington ranks! Here's a bunch more pictures. Still looking forward to yours, Earl!
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Leftey on May 09, 2010, 10:54:04 PM
Hello! I'm Leftey( Earl and Western Rose I bet you guys are happy about my name) The shoot was awesome!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Leftey on May 09, 2010, 10:56:39 PM
Here's some photos from the first day. Had so many pictures on the camera I had to dump it last night. I'll get some more today...
Earl got a lot more pictures of the line since he was shoot boss. **) ::)
~ES
WHO took that picture of me petting the dog?! Couldn't you have waited till my eyes were open?!
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Western Rose on May 09, 2010, 10:58:18 PM
LEFTEY!!!!!!!! Hey you! I'm happy about your name! There's a story behind it! 8)

Now, I'm going to have to add you to the "Idaho Instructor" list! O0 :cool2:

Have you taken your orange hat off yet? ;D

Putt is the pup's name. I'm not sure how to spell it. I'm sure if Bake get's on he'll correct us on that.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Evenstar on May 09, 2010, 10:59:52 PM
*raises hand* Um, me, Leftey? I mainly took that picture for Still Learnin's facial expression. **)
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Reformed Redneck on May 09, 2010, 11:25:04 PM
Friends,

Had a great weekend at this shoot in Lewiston (Lapwai).

Got to know another group of reemerging Americans who wanted to learn how to shoot their rifles to Rifleman status. They were a well motivated group. They all hung in there through the Saturday technique instruction, and kept on persevering ("a Rifleman perseveres") through the AQT shooting on Sunday. It was really satisfying to watch as they improved. As mentioned above, we ended up with some new Riflemen/Riflewomen, with a number of others truly knocking on the door. Those that didn't quite get there this time were sent off with a plan to do some homework until the next opportunity. Everyone seemed genuinely interested in the history, and this is especially important. The love of liberty springs forth from a source other than simply learning to shoot well.

What a great group of instructors to work with. At this point, most of us have worked together at more than one shoot, and the camaraderie and cohesion is a wonderful thing. We had an excellent instructor/shooter ratio, and the one on one time spent with the shooters paid very good dividends.

The folks at the Lewis Clark Wildlife Range did a great job of hosting and helping us out. They are a group of very hospitable hosts and courteous to boot! They are looking for holes in their range schedule to add some additional Appleseeds on top of the ones we already have on the schedule.

Looking foreward to seeing you all again before long.

Best regards,
Reformed Redneck
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: tdow on May 10, 2010, 12:16:11 AM
It may have been a small shoot, but we made up for it with a dedicated and persevering group of shooters.

Woody- I could tell that things were starting to click there.  A bit of dry fire will shrink your groups the rest of the way.
Sharon- You are a quick study.  Good job.  Impressive work.
Jamie- The last redcoat was outstanding.  A huge improvement over the weekend.
Don- Great attitude.  We'll have to set a shoot up closer for you  ;)
Mike- Thanks for bringing out such a fantastic group.  We enjoyed having you.
Bob- Please don't be so hard on yourself- you're making the instructors feel like we need to spend more time improving our shooting when you complain about your 4 MOA standing groups.
Bake- Way to show the battle rifle that you're still a Rifleman.
Seth- Nice work.  Time for an orange hat, huh?
James- I hope you'll make it back for a full weekend next time.  It was nice having you out.
Emily- I don't know why you kept coming back time after time.  I guess a Rifleman persists.  I'm sure proud of you.

Instructors- you know who you are.  It was a blast "working" with you all.  Everyone did very well, except Earl doesn't talk enough  :) 
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: TruTenacity on May 10, 2010, 12:39:59 PM
I can't think of any better place to spend Mother's Day than on the range working with a great team and instructing a group of teachable and hardworking shooters.  Watching the shooters gulp down the information, sort it out in their heads, get the feel of it in their bodies, and see the progressive results down range on paper over a grueling two days is something to behold.  You all are to be applauded.


To the "Not-So-Talkative" Shoot Boss, Instructors crew, and shooters: Hope to see you back at the range soon.  
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Western Rose on May 10, 2010, 12:55:02 PM
What a great weekend!

The shooters were awesome, took all the instruction in and promptly put it into practice. :cool2: O0

The instructors did such a good job that I wasn't needed, so I had fun shooting. 8) Well, I actually had fun instructing Saturday and being part time shooter/part time instructor on Sunday. Thanks guys!

Leftey congratulations on joining the Idaho instructor team!!

A hearty "well done" to all of our shooters, Rifleman and Instructors!!!

Mom (TruTenacity) GREAT job on IMC!
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: TruTenacity on May 10, 2010, 01:03:22 PM
Western Rose is a persistent young lady who loves to set goals for herself.  What has been her latest goal?  Learning to shoot left handed.  After months of dry practicing left handed she finally got herself on the mat yesterday with her tube fed Marlin pointing downrange.  How did she do?  Well, being persistent paid off and after a number of tries she shot a Rifleman's score.  Good job WR!

Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Earl on May 10, 2010, 02:33:00 PM
Some of what I saw on Saturday :cool2::

Woody works on Third Stage AQT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t3oDrn34No (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t3oDrn34No)

Dan and Bob (and the entire firing line) work on prone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSlzJW1Loec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSlzJW1Loec)
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Earl on May 10, 2010, 03:03:53 PM
Now, more of what I saw, Sunday:
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Ishy on May 10, 2010, 04:53:10 PM
Western Rose is a persistent young lady who loves to set goals for herself.  What has been her latest goal?  Learning to shoot left handed.  After months of dry practicing left handed she finally got herself on the mat yesterday with her tube fed Marlin pointing downrange.  How did she do?  Well, being persistent paid off and after a number of tries she shot a Rifleman's score.  Good job WR!

Good grief WR!  What a goal!   :D  Congratulations!   O0
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Reformed Redneck on May 11, 2010, 08:14:41 PM
Hey!

Did you all see that Red Hat demonstrating a new sling technique? I've not seen that one before. Could anyone explain the steady hold factors?...

RR
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Evenstar on May 11, 2010, 08:22:50 PM
Hey!

Did you all see that Red Hat demonstrating a new sling technique? I've not seen that one before. Could anyone explain the steady hold factors?...
**) **) Did he do that on purpose?!?!!? :o
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: Earl on May 11, 2010, 08:39:54 PM
Of course it was done a'purpose. Looking higher at other pictures you will see the same shooter slung up properly, with the same rifle.  ::) He could have been practicing for one of those other kinds of competitions where they don't allow sling use in off hand, he is just not the type to make a mistake and wasn't teaching, demonstrating nor posing for the photographer. Nope, he knew what he was doing and he certainly knows why... he just isn't sharing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vL8n8YfJVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vL8n8YfJVE) Speaking of Red Hats that do things on purpose, this should be a video of Western Rose and Left Handed prone.
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: patronus of licentia on May 12, 2010, 12:46:07 AM
Thanks to all who made this another enjoyable shoot. Shooter and instructors alike. It was great to see all the different skill levels at the start. A lot of you were able to put what we preach into practice right away, and see the benefits. Others will be spending some time working at home or at their home range making it all come together. Remember a Rifleman perseveres. You all proved that even if you were not hitting rifleman yet you will be soon. See you all soon.

Mike
Title: Re: AAR Lewiston, Idaho 8 & 9 May 2010,
Post by: tdow on May 12, 2010, 03:30:51 PM
Hey!

Did you all see that Red Hat demonstrating a new sling technique? I've not seen that one before. Could anyone explain the steady hold factors?...
**) **) Did he do that on purpose?!?!!? :o

We were in prep and I saw my rifle just sitting there so I picked it up and rolled with it like it was.  I haven't decided whether or not I like using a sling in standing- I've been going back and forth with similar results either way.  Either way, I would rather not have the thing dangling like that.  Let's just say there were a lot of things that I could have done better that I didn't (like having it zeroed)  :-[