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Title: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: Mosin-Marauder on May 24, 2014, 12:10:13 AM
Let me start off by introducing myself.  I'm 14 and live in North Carolina. I'm going to the Ramseur Appleseed and I plan on taking no Mosin as my primary firearm and my 10/22 as my secondary. The reason for this is because I'm wanting to learn to shoot it better. I have a recoil pad on it so I can shoot it longer and I've adjusted my sling for a proper hold. Will the instructors help me sight my rifle in and help me learn to shoot it better? I've heard that this is mainly geared towards 10/22s which at first disappointed me, as I like my Mosin better.  Anyway, if anyone has taken a Mosin to an Appleseed I would appreciate your help. Also, I'm not really out to be the best person there, as I'm not, so I'm not expecting to make Rifleman unless I use my 10/22. Anyway, thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: DrRichP on May 24, 2014, 12:19:06 AM
Title: Re: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: 509gman on May 24, 2014, 04:52:57 AM
^^^
What he said.
It's not the gear, but the lessons learned that are the true payoff of Appleseed. There's no shame in starting with the lowly .22 and building up. Plus you're setting a very hard challenge for yourself with the 5 round mag of the mosin (one I also share with my 4 rounded Ruger American rifle). Start with the .22 then try the mosin on the second day.
Title: Re: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: DEH on May 24, 2014, 09:27:34 AM
Glad you are going.  My first Appleseed I took my M-14.  While I did learn, the next Appleseed I took a .22.  Why?  Because It is easier to learn the fundamentals if you don't have to fight your rifle.

I have attended 15 or so shooting classes outside of Appleseed and I always read the AARs to find out what worked and what didn't and I adjust my gear accordingly

While every Rifleman should be able to shoot a rifleman score with a Mosin (I have 5), it takes a lot of foundational learning before you do.

Check out the following for a vid and an article.  The vid is a little dated and we use some different techniques, it shows pretty much what we teach

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=20467.0
Title: Re: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: grunt soldier on May 24, 2014, 10:03:57 AM
We have a instructor in Indiana. Very nice lady. She weights like 100 lbs soaking wet. She has shot several KD events at camp atterbury with her mosin. She learned to shoot it very well and was making hits at 400 regularly.

Definitely take your mosin and shoot it. It will be blast.
Title: Re: Going to my first Appleseed tomorrow, taking my Mosin M91/30
Post by: Barbie on May 27, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
We have a instructor in Indiana. Very nice lady. She weights like 100 lbs soaking wet. She has shot several KD events at camp atterbury with her mosin. She learned to shoot it very well and was making hits at 400 regularly.

Definitely take your mosin and shoot it. It will be blast.

I LOVE shooting my Mosin every chance I get.  You know how everyone has that one rifle that fits them... that they are more comfortable with than any other... my Mosin is that rifle for me personally.  I am proud to say that after diligent practice with it, I can comfortably hit out to 500+ on a regular basis.

Adjusting the sights can be a tad tricky, kind of like drifting the stock sights on a Ruger.  It was pretty accurate when I initially got it, but after adjusting the front sight and many practice targets, it got sighted in right nice.

Shooting my Mosin out at Atterbury was a blast, and I am looking forward to doing it again this year.  Work on where you place the sling so you can use it properly, I actually have mine slipped back towards me on the stock, instead of using it where it is normally hooked up.  Other than that, everything on it is left as is.  The key is to keep it firmly in the pocket of your shoulder and get that position built up right.  You'll be shooting it a lot, so you want those things to be able to absorb the recoil as best as possible.  Make sure you have all that cosmoline cleaned out, and definitely be sure to clean it afterwards... that corrosive ammo will do a number on it.

Other than that, have fun!