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Your Appleseed State Board => Montana (TrebleShooter and lumberjack55) => Topic started by: glocker21 on October 21, 2008, 02:09:44 AM

Title: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on October 21, 2008, 02:09:44 AM
HEY ALL YOU MONTANA APPLESEEDERS, STEP FORWARD AND BE RECOGNIZED!

Sign in with your name, location, email address, any other contact information you wish to leave. This will help me plan events, spread the Appleseed event information, post Montana vendor deals, etc.

Come one come all to the Big Sky Appleseed juggernaut!

Remember...Aim Small Miss Small!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on October 21, 2008, 01:30:21 PM
My name is Rick and I'm addicted to gunpowder....... ;D

East Helena
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on October 21, 2008, 01:59:01 PM
Hey Montana... Save a place on the line for me! I'm planning a move to God's country in the next couple years. The wife and I will be there next summer for a couple months looking for the right spot somewhere WNW. In the mean time, I'm watching your schedule to see if there are some AS opportunities while there. It would be good to meet up with you folks.
Best to all, SheepDog
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on October 21, 2008, 06:32:34 PM
My name is Rick and I'm addicted to gunpowder....... ;D

East Helena

EAST HELENA!!! Holy Cow ...right in my AO...right on.

Good job! I am glad to see that people are interested in using the Board

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on November 06, 2008, 12:11:18 AM
I'm Mark,
shooting enthusiast.
Need trigger time.
Live near Bozeman.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 06, 2008, 12:53:43 AM
You guys are AWESOME! thanks for using the forum. Have any of you guys been doing recruiting? I am in the beginning stage of getting shoots together so I will need help with contacts.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on November 06, 2008, 01:28:21 AM
been recruiting shooters, have a few waiting to attend the next AS.

have a few coming over for a mini sometime after hunting season as they want familiarization with the course of fire.

I lure new shooters in with the prospect of shooting a subgun, once they do that they're usually hooked.  Big targets up close and full auto = instant gratification.  Then present the challenge of smaller targets at greater distance with precision fire.  The subgun is the bait.......
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on November 25, 2008, 08:20:31 PM
I live near Bozo too.  Took six guys out to the Samuel Whittemore range a few weeks back for a taste of AS.  Went to watch the Cat/Griz fiasco last weekend and sat next to the Mayor of Belgrade on the bus on the way over.  Methinks' he's hooked on our next Appleseed.  I'll be working over the winter to get some folks committed to the Boot Camp.

Kurt B.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on November 25, 2008, 11:09:29 PM
Keep going boys and build your numbers. The program will draw them in once they see the results and personal improvement.  If any of you have good input on the best place to live in MT send me a PM. Thanks...Mike
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 25, 2008, 11:49:13 PM
Keep going boys and build your numbers. The program will draw them in once they see the results and personal improvement.  If any of you have good input on the best place to live in MT send me a PM. Thanks...Mike

Hey Sheepdog! Welcome

As for the best place...Helena, Bozeman or Missoula are all nice
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on November 26, 2008, 11:30:52 PM
Justin
Currently serving in iraq before i complete my tour, havent been to a shoot, yet, but i just helped my brother pick up a cmp garand, and i got a lil cherry from them january of this year, we both live right outside of billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. great forum, great cause.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 27, 2008, 12:20:28 AM
Justin
Currently serving in iraq before i complete my tour, havent been to a shoot, yet, but i just helped my brother pick up a cmp garand, and i got a lil cherry from them january of this year, we both live right outside of billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. great forum, great cause.

OUTSTANDING!!!

Cannot wait for you to get back and make one of the shoots. Get back in one piece buddy. Thank you for your service to this fine country. Look me up when you get back...you can expect a cold one one with me when we get to meet.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on November 27, 2008, 10:26:50 AM
Sheepdog....can't support livin' in Missoula......too many stinkin' Griz, and not enough shootin' folks for me :(  But if you want a lot of the great outdoors to hone your skills.....Montana is the place to be.  Justin.....dittos on the cold one when you get back....stay low and be safe.

kurt b. 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on November 27, 2008, 11:39:21 AM
Thanks guys cant wait to get back! See you at a shoot!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 27, 2008, 11:41:26 AM
Sheepdog....can't support livin' in Missoula......too many stinkin' Griz, and not enough shootin' folks for me :(  But if you want a lot of the great outdoors to hone your skills.....Montana is the place to be.  Justin.....dittos on the cold one when you get back....stay low and be safe.

kurt b. 

hmmmmmm...don't like the Griz huh?! Well we might have some rivalry goin' here. It is weird, they have a great range (at least they used to) but not much of a shooting community to speak of. We might have to see what we can do to change that.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on November 27, 2008, 09:05:38 PM
Thanks everyone for your willingness to share advice. I'll PM in the future.

Gun shows are a good place to seed. Looking forward to one this weekend. We have a table and some handouts. Plus I'm going to run a slide show on the computer. Pics of AS events.

Yes indeed rally MT! I'm working on getting a friend from Crook Co., WY to one of the shoots. He would be a great advocate of the program.

Later and Tnx agn, Mike
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on November 28, 2008, 01:58:48 AM
I dont know if this is the right spot or not but you guys seem to be more active in here then in other threads so here i go. The new generation, a few years outa collage love stickers and stick them everywhere, advertiseing for concerts, sports, churches, you name it them make em. well anywayas back to my point this sticker generator that i looked at online costs only $25 for 100 bumper stickers now with a catchy phrase these could be a great, relatively cheap way to advertise.http://www.stickerjunkie.com/generator.php if i was in the states i would print up a order and stick them under windsheild wipers at gunshows lightpoles outside of gunshops,  benches at gunranges....ect...im real new so i dont know of any catchy phrases to use or if this has been tried before, sounds like a good idea to me
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Guy on November 28, 2008, 09:31:03 AM
As long as the "brand" isn't in a "vandalisim" type spot, enjoy!

See ya'all in the spring.

Sheepdog, plan on heading out with me for the Third Anual Samuel Whittamore Memorial Range RBC in Three Forks, most likely 2nd week of May.  Also, Kurt has family among us Lost in Suck, who he needs to get to Ottowa.

Three Forks is nice, about 40 minutes from Bozoland, and the hosts there can't be beat.  Tied, maybe, but not beat.  Besides, 1000 yards.....?  Not to be turned down.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 28, 2008, 12:43:30 PM
I dont know if this is the right spot or not but you guys seem to be more active in here then in other threads so here i go. The new generation, a few years outa collage love stickers and stick them everywhere, advertiseing for concerts, sports, churches, you name it them make em. well anywayas back to my point this sticker generator that i looked at online costs only $25 for 100 bumper stickers now with a catchy phrase these could be a great, relatively cheap way to advertise.http://www.stickerjunkie.com/generator.php if i was in the states i would print up a order and stick them under windsheild wipers at gunshows lightpoles outside of gunshops,  benches at gunranges....ect...im real new so i dont know of any catchy phrases to use or if this has been tried before, sounds like a good idea to me

Great idea jststein! My son is quite adept at the site you referenced, so he and I will be working something up. We will post the pic(s) for opinions prior to ordering.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 28, 2008, 12:45:10 PM
As long as the "brand" isn't in a "vandalisim" type spot, enjoy!

See ya'all in the spring.

Sheepdog, plan on heading out with me for the Third Anual Samuel Whittamore Memorial Range RBC in Three Forks, most likely 2nd week of May.  Also, Kurt has family among us Lost in Suck, who he needs to get to Ottowa.

Three Forks is nice, about 40 minutes from Bozoland, and the hosts there can't be beat.  Tied, maybe, but not beat.  Besides, 1000 yards.....?  Not to be turned down.

I am looking forward to meeting you in May Guy. I hope to have this be the "event of the season" so to speak.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Guy on November 28, 2008, 02:18:20 PM
Always is.

After you figure the 6 way tie from the other RBC's in anyway..... ;)  Haven't heard of one yet that wasn't anyway.

Hope you MT folks are beating the slopes, ridges and valleys for recruits.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 28, 2008, 04:25:42 PM
Always is.

After you figure the 6 way tie from the other RBC's in anyway..... ;)  Haven't heard of one yet that wasn't anyway.

Hope you MT folks are beating the slopes, ridges and valleys for recruits.

I just made a sticky for Ranges in Montana that has contact information for various clubs around Montana. I will be continuing to encourage Montana Appelseeders to contact the clubs in thier area.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Tex on December 03, 2008, 03:47:38 AM
Hello Everyone,

Looking forward to coming out to MT in May and hope to hook up to an IL event next year as well. 

I'm still looking forward to moving to MT ASAP and was delayed by an unexpected event.

Regards,

Tex
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on December 03, 2008, 01:06:25 PM
Hello Everyone,

Looking forward to coming out to MT in May and hope to hook up to an IL event next year as well. 

I'm still looking forward to moving to MT ASAP and was delayed by an unexpected event.

Regards,

Tex

Hey Tex,

Get yourself on up here and join in the fun! I look forward to meeting you.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Guy on December 03, 2008, 01:48:49 PM
Tex,

Heard about the delay.....

Sucks, but hope to see you out there again next spring.

G
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: (Sim) Σμ on December 03, 2008, 02:44:35 PM
Hey guys.  I'm from Texas, but my father-in-law lives just outside Bozeman.  He's visiting down here and will be at the appleseed shoot in Davilla this weekend.  He said he's been meaning to get involved, but he won't use Paypal (don't ask).  We paid for him.

Now that he's in, he's really excited.  If someone will PM me, I will send his email address and when he'll be back in state.  He's retired, lives by himself most of the time and wants to get involved. 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Guy on December 03, 2008, 02:53:21 PM
Clodhopper is near Bozeman, so is Shootimus Maximus.  Shootimus is out of CONUS right now, but will be back again soon.  MT Shooter is in Bozman

Any can help, and all three are A+ individuals.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: (Sim) Σμ on December 03, 2008, 07:48:04 PM
Clodhopper is near Bozeman, so is Shootimus Maximus.  Shootimus is out of CONUS right now, but will be back again soon.  MT Shooter is in Bozman

Any can help, and all three are A+ individuals.

Excellent!  I would rate my father-in-law as a B individual. 

How long do I have until I can't edit my posts anymore?

He's a great guy whose retirement hobby is making lamps and bowls from wood.  Some are very good.  Just expect to receive some bowls every time you see him.  He's supposed to be making some wooden replacements for the handles on my La San Marco espresso machine.  Once he's done that he'll definitely be A+.  Until then, it's a B.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Dinky Dao on December 03, 2008, 11:13:31 PM
Hey Tex, heard about the delay as well. Glad to hear from you though, and looking forward to seeing you, not to mention "Hootimus", Mrs. Maximus, Clodhopper, (PahRah too! with any luck!), ol' cuz MT Shooter, soupy and the pups, Montana CZ (oh yeah....I owe you pics, don't I...ooops LOL! I'll get on that!), and the rest of the Montana crew.  :D

For all ya'll I haven't met yet...your time's comin'...you've been forewarned....

LOL!!!


"Pinky" Dao

oh crud...I owe clodhopper and Pah rah pics too...dang...just remembered...ok...gettin' on that toooooo.....doh... &)

Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on December 04, 2008, 05:47:51 PM
I would be remiss if I didn't take the time to toot the Appleseed horn here, but I have had the opportunity to take a few folks out and show them the Appleseed Way over the past few months, and it is here that I will pat them on the back in anticipation of them being at the next Samuel Whittemore shoot in May.

One of the guys took his new found knowledge to Alaska this fall where he shot a full-curl Dahl Sheep at a little over 360 yards with his 300 Win Short Mag. He thanked me with maybe the best burger I've ever had......and the promise of coming to an Appleseed.  He followed that hunt up this fall with a cow elk at over 300 yards that he said he never would have taken without his brief training.  And, even tho' he/she was in a precarious position ( which resulted in 4 scope bites) he was confident he would bring her to the freezer.....which he did.

Another friend of mine drew an elusive/rare moose tag around here this fall. Knowing I'd been through the Appleseed Boot Camp, he asked if I would give him some pointers, which I was glad to do......duh.  Well, he just called me, questioning the techniques that Appleseed offers, based on something he'd just read from "gunsite".  (ya gotta know this guy to understand his methodology).  Anywho..... after working with him for just half a day on the range, his groups went from about 8 inches at 25 meters to under an inch, wikki-wikki.  Boy was he surprised at his ability to hit stuff a little further out, thanks to 6 simple steps and a little NPOA.  Anyway, I patiently listened to him tell me about the difference between "their" technique and ours, and when he finished, simply asked "how big was that moose you shot a few weeks back, and how comfortable were you taking the shot"?  There was a pause......and then he said " yeah.....'yer right".

Now, I'm not one to shop around much.....'specially if I'm already a fan of what it is I've already got.  I'm what you would call a dedicated shopper.......take care of me....I take care of you.  Well, by the end of the conversation, my good friend was once again seeing the glaring light that had been causing him to squint since our time together back in those hot days in July on the range, and he is looking forward to the next Boot Camp in May.

Don't much plan on doing any research on "Gunsite".....not too sure if they offer the important stuff along with the skills they teach.....I do, however, plan on spreading more of the Appleseed Message.  Matter of fact, I just came back from Malta, Montana (not really a destination location here) where I took a couple of our Hunters Safety kids pheasant hunting on a National Wildlife Refuge.  Cost me a couple of vacation days, but I got a chance to stay with a guy who writes a weekly syndicated outdoor column that appears in our local rag.  Great guy, and potential Appleseeder. 

Drive to Malta:  little over 350 miles (5 and half hours in a blizzard on the way back)
Gas: $100
Pheasants: 150
Hunters Safety kids/pheasants: 1
Number of Potential Appleseeders: Who Knows


keep up the good work all,
kb
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MTGlass on January 08, 2009, 07:37:45 PM
Glocker21,

MTGlass here.  I'm just down 6th from you.  High Ore has been my "home court" for the last 20 years.  Hopefully our buddy Flint will drag his new M1A out this spring.   ;D

The LCH annual meeting should be coming up this month.  Appleseeders will want to have a spot on the agenda.  BTW, There are rumors that the number of High Ore Cowboy shoots may be reduced to two this year.

Keep me posted if you're interested in approaching FWP about presenting Appleseed as an opportunity for marksmanship training to the spring hunter safety classes.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on January 08, 2009, 11:17:49 PM
Glocker21,

MTGlass here.  I'm just down 6th from you.  High Ore has been my "home court" for the last 20 years.  Hopefully our buddy Flint will drag his new M1A out this spring.   ;D

The LCH annual meeting should be coming up this month.  Appleseeders will want to have a spot on the agenda.  BTW, There are rumors that the number of High Ore Cowboy shoots may be reduced to two this year.

Keep me posted if you're interested in approaching FWP about presenting Appleseed as an opportunity for marksmanship training to the spring hunter safety classes.

Hey there!!!

We need to get together to discuss Appleseed, I am VERY interested in FWP presenting Appleseed as Marksmanship training opportunity. GREAT IDEA!!!

Do you happen to have the date for LCH meeting? I would like to do a presentation on Appleseed.

As for Flint...lil mister needs to definitely show the M1a some love.

FYI We have shoots on the calendar for May, June, September so far.

High Ore Range June 6-7, 2009, September 5-6, 2009
Three Forks, Montana  Rifleman Boot Camp May 3-10, 2009, Appleseed May 9-10, 2009
 
Have a great night,

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MTGlass on January 10, 2009, 05:32:18 PM
This just in...in case you didn't get it too.

"Our 2009 annual meeting for the Last Chance Handgunners will be held Saturday,
January the 17th, 9:00AM at Jorgensen's in Helena.  Hope to see you there!"

Give me a call Monday or Tuesday if you haven't been to one and would like a "briefing" on the format & conduct, or lack thereof, of these meetings.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on January 11, 2009, 02:04:16 AM
This just in...in case you didn't get it too.

"Our 2009 annual meeting for the Last Chance Handgunners will be held Saturday,
January the 17th, 9:00AM at Jorgensen's in Helena.  Hope to see you there!"

Give me a call Monday or Tuesday if you haven't been to one and would like a "briefing" on the format & conduct, or lack thereof, of these meetings.


Hey there...I did get the email, but I do appreciate your letting me know as well. I definitely want to get together to discuss me getting on the agenda to talk about Appleseed.

I will give you a call

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on January 22, 2009, 04:02:08 PM
As long as the "brand" isn't in a "vandalisim" type spot, enjoy!

See ya'all in the spring.

Sheepdog, plan on heading out with me for the Third Anual Samuel Whittamore Memorial Range RBC in Three Forks, most likely 2nd week of May.  Also, Kurt has family among us Lost in Suck, who he needs to get to Ottowa.

Three Forks is nice, about 40 minutes from Bozoland, and the hosts there can't be beat.  Tied, maybe, but not beat.  Besides, 1000 yards.....?  Not to be turned down.

OK this might be real do-able. Can I hitch a ride? Lets talk more. Spring is in the air, NS.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: leathermanwave on March 16, 2009, 12:06:21 PM
Hi all, I am David from kalispell. Unfortunately I have not been able to go to an Appleseed mainly because my parents ( I am 15)would not allow me to travel and I would not be able to afford gas, hotel and other cost. I would very much like to attend one if it was scheduled in my area.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on March 16, 2009, 12:43:25 PM
We're startin' to crowd the date of our May shoot at the Samuel Whittemore Range just outside of beautiful/bountiful Three Forks, Montana.  It's not too early to start getting the info out.  Shootimus is out of town for another few weeks, so's maybe Glocker/Clodhopper/myself/ and others could get together sometime soon (snowing here in Helena today) and come up with a game plan. 

Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on March 16, 2009, 09:35:39 PM
Leathermanwave,
I might be able to pull some strings get you a ride to Three Forks and back. If you have a tent and sleeping bag you can camp at the range. Call me 406 570 1865. I work 8-5 weekdays. usually answer in the evenings. I would be very glad to speak with your folks.
Mark Davis
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: leathermanwave on March 17, 2009, 01:27:14 AM
Leathermanwave,
I might be able to pull some strings get you a ride to Three Forks and back. If you have a tent and sleeping bag you can camp at the range. Call me 406 570 1865. I work 8-5 weekdays. usually answer in the evenings. I would be very glad to speak with your folks.
Mark Davis

 Thank you for the invite, but there is no way my folks would allow me to travel 300 miles with somebody they do not personally know.
I guess i will just have to read up all i can on marksmanship on the internet unless eventually a Appleseed comes to my area.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on March 17, 2009, 09:55:07 AM
dothat......study up on the appleseed project, keep in contact, and as the program grows, it no doubt will spread to your area.  There are a lot of quality folks involved here, some who've become good friends after just one shoot/camp with them, and I'm fortunate to call them friends.  Utilize your local range and shoot hundreds of rounds of ammo........but........use this site to make sure those shots are all quality shots.  Nothing beats an Appleseed Camp to really teach you to shoot, and what it means to be an Appleseeder, but this site is a great start.  Keep in touch, and who knows, maybe an Appleseed event will come your way in the near future.

kb








 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: JokerDJD on March 27, 2009, 06:12:30 PM
Hi all,

Just wanted to give a shoutout from Livingston. Will see all at Three forks in May!

JokerDJD
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on March 27, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
Welcome Joker,
I you get itchy trigger finger let me know, I'm just over the hill in Bozo.
Mark
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 03, 2009, 12:24:02 AM
Hi all,

Just wanted to give a shoutout from Livingston. Will see all at Three forks in May!

JokerDJD

Hey there Joker! glad to have ya! I look forward to meeting you in May
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on April 28, 2009, 12:29:17 PM
Ahhhhh springtime in Montana!

Well gang.....with just a couple of days before our BC/AS here in beautiful/bountiful southwest Montana, I thought I'd send a shout out to you folks making the trek up here to help make this the best Appleseed camp in Montana. 
First.....the weather......in a nutshell, crappola for the rest of this week, and I won't even look at the Saturday/Sunday/next weeks forecast until we get closer to the weekend.

It's snowing/freezing rain and a balmy 31 right now, and I would pack my bags to reflect this time of year.  With that said, it could very well be in the 70's by next week, so bring the appropriate clothes just in case.

Camping will be available at Shootimus' place again this year, with that state of the art shower set up.  Like last year, we'll have the fire pit and that great big shop to work on our tools, shoot the BS and engage once again in good comraderie and catching up with old/new friends. 

Heard a rumour The Guy will be rolling in Friday, maybe Saturday.  Shootimus (maybe Clodhopper?) and I will be working on the range all day Saturday....so's if your in the neghborhood, swing on by.

We all look forward to a very productive get together and a lot of holes really, really close to each other.....a long way out.

see you soon,
kb

 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 28, 2009, 11:10:17 PM
MTShooter is right....lost of good times and great shooting to be had. Lot's of opportunities for fellowship.

I hope to be moving around a bit better and be there on the weekend
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on April 29, 2009, 08:07:58 PM
I'm packing. Goin to Montana! 8) YaHooo. O0 No snow...thats over for now !@#). If not I'll bring my snowsuit. Looking to be on final approach about noon on Saturday. :~ :~ :~

Mike
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on May 01, 2009, 09:20:22 AM
YES!  Looks like the weather might cooperate a little bit around here for you folks.  It's about stinkin' time.  Those of you who are fixin' to do camp time at Shootimus' place, should probably give us a heads up in advance, so's we can strategerize where we're gonna put everybody.  If you plan on coming to the AS on the 9th and 10th, you should definately plan on coming up/over/down on Friday to get settled in.  (mtmisfit)
We're hoping to have a first class (oh....that's right.....Guy's gonna be here).....dandy get together next week/weekend and hope to have a full line.....can't hardly wait!

see you soon,
kb
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on May 01, 2009, 09:59:52 AM
I  look forward to seeing everyone there. I will not make the week but I will make the weekend event. My recovery is doing well but I am still not allowed to prone out for another 4-6 weeks.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on May 01, 2009, 05:35:26 PM
We'll be pulling in Friday evening.
We have a 26' bumper pull trailer if that helps with the planning any. (The wife won't do tent camping any more)
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: montana shooter on May 11, 2009, 09:34:36 AM
By now the weekend gathering has finished up with their important work in southwest Montana.  Bummer I couldn't be there for it.

Just got this dang electronic communcation system up and running from our vaction destination (finally).....and, over an early morning cup of joe, have had a chance to reflect on last weeks get-together at the Samuel Wittemore Memorial Range in Montana.

Just a couple of thoughts, really.

First......thanks, and a hearty round of huzzahs to Shootimus Maximus and his family.  Without them there would be no SWMR.  Sorry Shootimus couldn't be there himself (some folks have to work ya' know), but his bride, and mom and dad (and Super Dog, Wilson, Lucy, Roscoe and other 4 legged critters) made all of us more than welcome.

Thanks to all who helped out setting the camping up, getting the range ready, and helping out with the logistics......what a great location, huh?

Big shout out to the instructors, who took time out of their busy lives to assist us mountain boys and girls in the lost art of shooting a rifle properly, and the even finer art of being good Americans!  (Guy, Sheepdog, Smilin' Dan, Dinky, Neil, and just before I had to leave....Wheeler)....I soooooo appreciate the shooting skills, rifle maintenance help, guidance, patience, sense of humor, and humility you all bring to this program.

Thanks to all the folks who showed up for the weeklonger......some familiar faces, Pah Rah and Mike.....Clodhopper and Glocker. The always welcome new faces that add to the Appleseed mix.......Collin, Cliff......Sheila, Cuz, old Colin, Dillon and more.  It was interesting to note just how different Appleseeders are in their personal lives, and yet, how similar we are when it comes to how we view freedom.....and liberty.  Amazing how these little get-togethers can do that to a person.



The weather could've been a whole lot better, but it sure could've been worse too.  Windy, sometimes blustery, and sometimes downright rain blowing sideways was kinda the norm for most days.....but, that's typical for this time of year.  What was most impressive is, no matter what mother nature was dishing out, our instructors tucked their chin into their collar and plunged on.....and the campers followed suit.  That's good coaching!

I was impressed too with how everybody pitched in to make sure the range was well taken care of!  Policing the brass and picking up the trash is a big part of making sure we have the opportunity to use this ground again in the future......it's much appreciated.

The spaghetti feed was outstanding, the hospitality was equally as good......the story telling and the laughs sealed the deal. 
I enjoyed seeing and catching up with how things are with folks I hardly know.....but do......and looking forward to the same things with those I don't.....Appleseed tends to do that to people it seems.

I truly look forward to seeing all of you again.....and to those of you I haven't met yet.

If any of you who were at this camp are interested in this post......follow up on it by thanking Shootimus and his family......our instructors, and the Appleseed Project.

Then, spread the Appleseed word.....get involved........get other folks involved.

This is good stuff.

kb





 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on May 11, 2009, 12:17:07 PM
I have to fully agree with MT Shooter...

The week was a wonderfull success. I have heard nothing but terrific comments from the participants about the Range, the instruction, the camaraderie of shoters, and the historical lessons provided.

I spoke with several of the Kalispell shooters and they are super fired up about getting a range going up there and hosting an Appleseed in the future...Huzzah!

As MT Shooter said, The weather could've been a whole lot better, but it sure could've been worse too.  The wind was there in abundance for most days.....but, that's typical for this time of year, wait 15 minutes and it might change.  I was very very pelased to see out instructor staff take it all in stride and keep on keeing on as it were.

I received a report of everyone policing the brass and picking up the trash is a testiment of people worrying about making things right so that we will be able to to use this site again next year.

MT Shooter was doinga fine job of keeping everyone in stiches with his snake stories. Wackin and whoppin'...man that was funny, although I think MT Shooter may have caused internal injuries to Pa Rah with all jokes and Pa Rah's laughter.

Clodhoppers grandson was quite the neat little fellow, lvoes his grandpa and I think especially the trigger time with his grandpa. Great job Clodhopper.

I truly look forward to seeing all of you again.....and to those of you I haven't met yet.

Time to start planning for next year...if the Beardsley's will put up with us again.

But until then...see you in Boulder on June 6-7, 2009 and September 5-6, 2009.

I hope to get some more shoots on the schedule in the coming months. If you want to have a mini appleseed just let me know and I will see what I can do to help you out.

Keep shooting, and always persevere!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Checkers on June 23, 2009, 04:22:43 PM
Checking in from Bozeman, Montucky!
Stoney, 20 years old.
Always looking to shoot some gophers, clay's, and AQT's.
My fiance' shoots as well.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 23, 2009, 04:40:21 PM
Checking in from Bozeman, Montucky!
Stoney, 20 years old.
Always looking to shoot some gophers, clay's, and AQT's.
My fiance' shoots as well.

Glad to have you here Checkers!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on July 06, 2009, 11:13:10 PM
Hello MT friends. Everything is sold or under contract to sell. Should be enroute to God's country the first of Aug. Headed through Bozo, 3 Forks, and points west... eventually to the Flathead valley. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Also always looking for a place to park a 32' 5th wheel. :)  If there are no hookups that's ok, we can just let the sewage run off on the surface. **)  Ahhh yea, just kidding. The wife and I specialize in low impact visits.
Keep your powder dry. Best, Sheepdog.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on July 08, 2009, 12:39:00 AM
Hello MT friends. Everything is sold or under contract to sell. Should be enroute to God's country the first of Aug. Headed through Bozo, 3 Forks, and points west... eventually to the Flathead valley. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Also always looking for a place to park a 32' 5th wheel. :)  If there are no hookups that's ok, we can just let the sewage run off on the surface. **)  Ahhh yea, just kidding. The wife and I specialize in low impact visits.
Keep your powder dry. Best, Sheepdog.

Sheepdog,

Don't know what you're looking for but you're welcome to park that 5th wheel at our place. PM me or Bru if you're interested...
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on July 08, 2009, 12:38:57 PM
Hello MT friends. Everything is sold or under contract to sell. Should be enroute to God's country the first of Aug. Headed through Bozo, 3 Forks, and points west... eventually to the Flathead valley. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Also always looking for a place to park a 32' 5th wheel. :)  If there are no hookups that's ok, we can just let the sewage run off on the surface. **)  Ahhh yea, just kidding. The wife and I specialize in low impact visits.
Keep your powder dry. Best, Sheepdog.

Well heck fine sir, it is very nice to hear from you again. Welcome to Montana! Give me a call when you get near Helena.

Glocker21
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCZ on July 08, 2009, 04:56:12 PM
There are plenty of camping spots out here in the sticks by us. There is a running creek, and lots of places to hike if you want.  We are next to the mighty Mo', and 45 miles to civilization. Of course we are a bit North of your track, but hey, ya never know.

-CZ
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Sheepdog on July 28, 2009, 12:46:13 AM
Hey thanks for all the response. We leave Wednesday and will get into the state on Saturday. Have to go by the black hills and p/u the trailer. Then westward. I'm pumped this is the fulfillment of a dream. O0
Hope to seel some of you on the trail.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on July 28, 2009, 04:39:05 PM
Hey thanks for all the response. We leave Wednesday and will get into the state on Saturday. Have to go by the black hills and p/u the trailer. Then westward. I'm pumped this is the fulfillment of a dream. O0
Hope to seel some of you on the trail.

I know how you feel, it took me 18 years to get to MT.

If you come rolling by the Helena area and need a place to take a break give me a call....anytime.  Just give me a few minutes notice, like call from the bottom of the hill not the driveway.  :)  Won't be any different than my pager going off.

Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on July 28, 2009, 07:39:57 PM
Ya know misfit...if he does drop by we may have to meet up somewhere for some sort of welcoming activity

Glocker21 sends

Hey thanks for all the response. We leave Wednesday and will get into the state on Saturday. Have to go by the black hills and p/u the trailer. Then westward. I'm pumped this is the fulfillment of a dream. O0
Hope to seel some of you on the trail.

I know how you feel, it took me 18 years to get to MT.

If you come rolling by the Helena area and need a place to take a break give me a call....anytime.  Just give me a few minutes notice, like call from the bottom of the hill not the driveway.  :)  Won't be any different than my pager going off.


Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on July 31, 2009, 08:40:11 PM
Will we get a whiff of burned powder?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on August 01, 2009, 03:05:15 AM
 ;)mebbe ;)
Will we get a whiff of burned powder?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on August 02, 2009, 01:48:09 AM
I have submitted a instructor request for a Appleseed on the weekend of 19-20 September at the Samuel Whittemore memorial range in Three Forks
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on August 08, 2009, 02:58:01 PM
Names Justin, currently serving in Iraq, done with the army when i get back at the endish of the year. Been following the appleseed project for quite some time and am very intrested in not only earning the rifleman tab, but also the instructor tab and helping to pass it on. Live in lockwood outside of Billings, cant wait!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on August 09, 2009, 01:22:47 AM
Justin,
Let me know when you get back, I will see about you earning you rifleman patch and I will tell you the history. Usually free weekends.
Mark
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on August 09, 2009, 03:00:45 AM
Names Justin, currently serving in Iraq, done with the army when i get back at the endish of the year. Been following the appleseed project for quite some time and am very intrested in not only earning the rifleman tab, but also the instructor tab and helping to pass it on. Live in lockwood outside of Billings, cant wait!

Justin,

First off. Thank you so very much for your service to your Country. You sir are a true hero.
Second, when you get back we will have to meet, I am very glad about your interest in Appleseed.

We will have to see about getting a Appleseed going in Billlings.

Glocker21 sends
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on August 09, 2009, 06:26:24 AM
Im all in guys thanks for the support!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on November 28, 2009, 02:06:25 PM
Madse it back from iraq! Will be out of the army in march and headed back home to the big sky state, looking forward to earning the riflemans patch, maybee even moving up to instructor!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on November 29, 2009, 01:20:12 AM
Madse it back from iraq! Will be out of the army in march and headed back home to the big sky state, looking forward to earning the riflemans patch, maybee even moving up to instructor!

WELCOME BACK!!! I am glad to hear you made it in one piece! I have been swamped as of late but I hope to get some shoots on the calender soon.

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glock2240 on February 01, 2010, 01:17:41 AM
Hello:
My name is Tim, I just found AS and registered a few minutes ago. I live in Meagher county between Checkerboard and Martinsdale. I'm not a native to Montana, been living here since 2006. If you would like to contact me my email address is timgill1@mtintouch.net and my phone number is in the phone book. I look forward to your contact.

Tim
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on February 01, 2010, 11:24:45 AM
Welcome Tim,
email in you box.
Mark
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on February 04, 2010, 06:08:19 PM
Hello:
My name is Tim, I just found AS and registered a few minutes ago. I live in Meagher county between Checkerboard and Martinsdale. I'm not a native to Montana, been living here since 2006. If you would like to contact me my email address is timgill1@mtintouch.net and my phone number is in the phone book. I look forward to your contact.

Tim

Hey there Tim! Welcome!!!

I will be sending you an email shortly. Do you know if you will be able to make the Three Forks events?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on March 05, 2010, 03:07:36 PM
Still a go for the Billings AS.  Presented what I had to the club and now another Billings Club wants to host a shoot as well.  I see you already booked a May shoot.  Let me know what dates are open ASAP. 

Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on March 12, 2010, 07:54:48 PM
Still a go for the Billings AS.  Presented what I had to the club and now another Billings Club wants to host a shoot as well.  I see you already booked a May shoot.  Let me know what dates are open ASAP. 



Jon, did you get the materials I emailed you?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Gremlin on March 15, 2010, 10:57:59 PM
My name is Brice.  I'm in Billings.  I was just looking at the state range list and didn't see the Blue Creek range listed.  It's where I'm a member.  They've only been around about a year.  I'm hoping to attend an AS this year.  I'm a little over committed right now, but I'll be sure to talk up any events you put together and hopefully attend a shoot.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on March 16, 2010, 12:36:08 AM
My name is Brice.  I'm in Billings.  I was just looking at the state range list and didn't see the Blue Creek range listed.  It's where I'm a member.  They've only been around about a year.  I'm hoping to attend an AS this year.  I'm a little over committed right now, but I'll be sure to talk up any events you put together and hopefully attend a shoot.

Hey there Brice! Welcome to Montana Appleseed. Hmmmm nope, we have not done a shoot at Blue Creek...yet. Shoot me an email at mt@appleseedinfo.org and I will get you as much info as you can handle. Maybe together we can get Blue Creek going with Appleseed...what do you think? At the moment I am working with the Yellowstone Gun Club and the Billings gun club to get shoots going in those two locations.

Feel free to browse the forums, you will learn alot about Appleseed, History of 19April 1775, and marksmanship in general.

Hope to hear from you soon~

Jerry
"Glocker21"
Montana State Coordinator
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: jstnstein on April 02, 2010, 05:29:23 PM
Justin Stein, Billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. Just got outa the army after two deployments, cant make the april shoot i have privious plans but i will make the May shoot and am looking forward to attending a shoot finnaly!
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 02, 2010, 09:44:10 PM
Justin Stein, Billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. Just got outa the army after two deployments, cant make the april shoot i have privious plans but i will make the May shoot and am looking forward to attending a shoot finnaly!

Welcome back and thank you for your service to your county. Good on ya!!!

I presume you are looking at the Blue Creek Shooting Complex Appleseed?

Glocker21 sends
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on April 13, 2010, 11:19:01 PM
Justin Stein, Billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. Just got outa the army after two deployments, cant make the april shoot i have privious plans but i will make the May shoot and am looking forward to attending a shoot finnaly!

Justin, Get on the rolls for the Blue Creek shoot in Billings.  This will be this areas first shoot and hopefully the first of many.

Jon
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 14, 2010, 12:09:54 AM
Justin Stein, Billings, jstnstein@yahoo.com. Just got outa the army after two deployments, cant make the april shoot i have privious plans but i will make the May shoot and am looking forward to attending a shoot finnaly!

Justin, Get on the rolls for the Blue Creek shoot in Billings.  This will be this areas first shoot and hopefully the first of many.

Jon


I fully concur
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Kaiser Leib on April 19, 2010, 05:02:38 PM
Greetings, my fellow Montana marksmen! My name is Kaiser Leib, and my email address is kaiserleib@gmail.com. I'm in Missoula. Just did a shoot in Sierra Vista, AZ (foolishly failed to find the shoot in Billings until after I'd bought my plane ticket and registered for AZ). I'll see some of you in Boulder next month!

Edit: I am terribly foolish and did not notice that next month's shoot overlaps with UM graduation. Correction: I'll meet some of you in Boulder the month after next.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCZ on April 19, 2010, 07:22:35 PM
Welcome Kaiser, especially from a family of Firefly nerds. 

-CZ
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on April 19, 2010, 08:01:47 PM
Looking forward to meeting you Kaiser.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 19, 2010, 11:59:18 PM
Greetings, my fellow Montana marksmen! My name is Kaiser Leib, and my email address is kaiserleib@gmail.com. I'm in Missoula. Just did a shoot in Sierra Vista, AZ (foolishly failed to find the shoot in Billings until after I'd bought my plane ticket and registered for AZ). I'll see some of you in Boulder next month!

Edit: I am terribly foolish and did not notice that next month's shoot overlaps with UM graduation. Correction: I'll meet some of you in Boulder the month after next.

I look forward to seeing you in Boulder

Glocker21
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: CHALK22 on April 23, 2010, 04:55:34 PM
Hey Guys,

My name is Aeron, and I attended the April 17-18 shoot at Three Forks, my first Appleseed. I was the guy shooting the AR-15 with the muzzle break that nobody wanted to shoot next to, except Misfit! Overall I had a great time, ended up with my Rifleman patch, and an orange hat! You like me, you really like me!! I am hoping to recruit a few more people that I know for some more events in the future. I think I have a buddy heading to the may shoot in Billings, and one or two heading to Boulder so far. I will try to make as many as I can, but running a small business and a 7 month old daughter takes up a lot of time on the home front. But I built the darn gun to shoot it, so I suppose I should shoot it, right?!?!

Anyway, great to be here, and I hope to get to know all of you better in the future!

On a more administration note, why can't I post whereever I want on the forums? I am a mod for another board, and restricting people's ability to post defintely shoos them away. It already pisses me off, I know! /rant
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on April 24, 2010, 08:08:58 PM
Glad to hear from you Chalk22. Excellent job on IIT and Rifleman.  Shoot me a PM and we will see what we can do to get you set up in the Instructor/IIT board

Glocker21 sends
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on April 24, 2010, 09:32:02 PM
Glad to have you onboard Aeron.  Would like to see you at the Billings Shoot.

Jon
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: CHALK22 on April 26, 2010, 03:53:49 PM
I won't make the Billings shoot, but I have a friend that lives out there that is a shooter, who I am trying to recruit for your shoot. I will keep working on him..........
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Hatsoff on June 08, 2010, 02:38:59 PM
Hi it is logan i got a user :--- ^:)^ :wb:
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 08, 2010, 07:01:55 PM
Hi it is logan i got a user :--- ^:)^ :wb:

Hi there Logan, welcome to our little part of the Internet. Good shooting by the way

Jerry
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on June 08, 2010, 08:47:32 PM
Welcome aboard Logan.  Glad to have you.

Jon - Billings
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 08, 2010, 09:13:34 PM
How are things Jon?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on June 08, 2010, 09:35:38 PM
Just gearing up for summer...  Work has been hoppin', nothing like the spring runoff.  Everything else is going great.  How are things on your end.

Jon
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 08, 2010, 10:18:11 PM
Just gearing up for summer...  Work as been hoppin', nothing like the spring runoff.  Everything else is going great.  How are things on your end.

Jon

I have bee nswamped wit hElection p[rep and now today, the actual election. I will be deealing with election issues for the next two weeks.
I was not pleased with my performance Saturday or Sunday. My back really negatively impacted my shooting.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on June 09, 2010, 12:42:01 AM
Hi Logan,
Perhaps, we can get your family out for a little bite of the apple.
I have targets.
Greetings all,
Mark
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Kaiser Leib on June 09, 2010, 01:48:56 AM
Hi it is logan i got a user :--- ^:)^ :wb:

Jeez, and they already made some emoticons of you. Welcome to the forums, my extremely accurate friend.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: ismith on June 17, 2010, 12:39:01 AM
Going to try to make the shoot in Boulder on 17th and 18th of July, work permiting.  Would a bolt action .22 work for the short stuff?
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Mark Davis on June 17, 2010, 12:56:36 AM
ismith,
Welcome to the web site and looking forward to meeting you.
A bolt action will do, and in the end make you more competent than semi-auto. But you may have second thoughts along the way.
Mark
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MontanaCrusader on June 17, 2010, 08:51:45 AM
Ismith,  I tried to use a bolt action rifle on an Appleseed...  Not saying it can't be done, but wow.  I was doing "OK" with the shots fired, but could not get all my shots off.  The AQT is very fast paced, the target acquisition and reloading is hard enough with a semi-auto, cycling a bolt makes it even harder.  I swapped to my semi-auto the second day and never looked back... 

Jon
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 17, 2010, 01:01:45 PM
Welcome to Appleseed! I hope to see you in Boulder. I have to agree with both Clodhopper and Crusader. Bolt action will force you to slow down a bit an make better shots BUT as Crusader said the AQT is VERY fast paced.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Kaiser Leib on June 17, 2010, 05:31:26 PM
I'm with clod, glocker and crusader. If you struggle with shooting too fast rather than taking your time, a bolt gun can be a good training aid, but it also provides a small hurdle to jump over since AQTs can be "rushed" even with a semi-auto. Go ahead and bring your bolt gun (with a sling, of course, and peep sights if you can get 'em); if nothing else, clod or I (or someone else no doubt) can loan you a semi-auto.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Wheeler44 on June 17, 2010, 09:33:12 PM
Hey there Montana....I'm only kinda a Mt. Appleseeder...I say ..Bring the bolt rifle...If you can "run the gun" it will not be too hard.....Just remember that on the "Timed" stages 8x5=40....10x3=30..It's better to make fewer shots on target than more misses...I know several many shooters that scored rifleman with a bolt rifle...


W44,  a "boltie" fan..

edit for bad math
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: bru on June 18, 2010, 01:17:48 AM
geez guys... what's wrong with coming to an Appleseed and getting better at using your rifle?  making Rifleman is a goal, but it's not the only goal.
there's nothing wrong with bringing a bolt-action rifle. 

Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on June 18, 2010, 01:19:05 AM
both Bru and Wheeler have spoken like wise sages
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Wade on June 18, 2010, 01:26:32 AM
Alltho not from MT (your stuck with me this weekend) I have personaly timed and scored a Riflemans score done with a single shot  bolty rifle  (note I did not shot the score I just added it up) and even with some shots not made (ran out of time )  good hits count better then fast shots.

Wade
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: mtmisfit on June 18, 2010, 01:46:14 AM
Going to try to make the shoot in Boulder on 17th and 18th of July, work permiting.  Would a bolt action .22 work for the short stuff?

ismith,

Bring the bolt gun, where'd you get the idea it wouldn't work? Shots on target count, faster shots that don't connect don't.

Shoot the best shots you can on stages 2 & 3, 8 - 4's are better than 10 = 3's, and take your time on stage 4.

Yes, I fired rifleman on my first AQT with a CZ452 bolt gun. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

Shooting rifleman is a goal, but not the only goal.  I'll take someone who keeps at it and keeps progressing who doesn't shoot rifleman over someone who shoots rifleman twice out of 50 tries and calls it good.

Shooting a rifleman score is not the same as being a Rifleman.

One last thing, shooting is a mental game. If you tell yourself you are going to have trouble with a bolt gun, you won't disappoint yourself. Stop thinking about it and shoot.

mtmisfit  :~
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Earl on June 18, 2010, 01:47:47 AM
I am with Wheeler44 - bring your bolt action, if it is a clean operating one and you are happy you will score Rifleman. Kind of like the difference between a standard transmission and an automatic - one is easier but both will do the job, and for certain things using your gears will help you in different situations that more gasoline and higher revs won't.

8x5=40 and 10x3=30, but we do know one should make their shots count, center hits in a tight group is the way to go.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: ismith on June 18, 2010, 09:17:56 PM
Thanks for all the replys everyone!  My wife may come with me on the 18th so ill let her use my 1022 then.  Ill be bringing an M1 Garand as well. 
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: Wade on June 19, 2010, 01:13:54 PM
hey all

Any one close to Glasgow ?or at lest know the phone number for the range there I have this number but its not right 406 228-4403.

Would like to meet with another Appleseeder(or Appleseeder's) and get some trigger time in  I have target's ammo etc .

just here for a delivery have all day sunday and part of saturday.
pm me
 Thank's
Wade
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: MTSittingBear on September 07, 2010, 03:10:57 AM
Hey all, I'm Schaeffer. Already known to a few here, looking forward to getting to know some more of the fine appleseed folks. I live in Missoula and am the younger brother of MTProgrammer. My user name is the suggestion of someone I look up to, since I shoot better seated then I do prone.
Title: Re: Montana Appleseeders sign in and be recognized!
Post by: glocker21 on September 08, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
Hey all, I'm Schaeffer. Already known to a few here, looking forward to getting to know some more of the fine appleseed folks. I live in Missoula and am the younger brother of MTProgrammer. My user name is the suggestion of someone I look up to, since I shoot better seated then I do prone.

Welcome Schaeffer! Glad to see you here. I am impressed with the fact that you shoot great seated and by back will not let me get into seated...you impress me

Glocker21 sends
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Post by: MTSittingBear on September 09, 2010, 05:08:20 PM
Thank you, I'm honored to receive such compliments from the instructors I respect.
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Post by: BEEMER on September 22, 2010, 12:04:22 AM
Hey Glocker , I'm now on board , had lots of fun at the boot camp. Finally shot a 211 w/M1A actual distance! :) So, I have an orange hat what now? What do I do to go further down the road of instructor ? I'm not exactly sure who was the Shoot Boss, there were several red hats. do I need to get logged on, registered as a IIT to get the training mat'ls access ?
Sure had fun this week , thanks for being there.
John in Livingston
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Post by: Mark Davis on September 22, 2010, 12:55:01 AM
Hey BEEMER,
Glad to see you online, The Guy was the real shoot boss for the boot camp and weekend appleseed, send him a message by clicking on the "my messages" link in the tool bar.
you should get new message link there. Click on that, then.
Address your message to The Guy and tell him who you are and to please sign you up as an instructor. hit send.
I will give your screen name to Western Rose, she is riding herd on instructors in the intermountian west. She has info for you and is a great help.
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Post by: glocker21 on September 22, 2010, 02:38:27 PM
Hey Glocker , I'm now on board , had lots of fun at the boot camp. Finally shot a 211 w/M1A actual distance! :) So, I have an orange hat what now? What do I do to go further down the road of instructor ? I'm not exactly sure who was the Shoot Boss, there were several red hats. do I need to get logged on, registered as a IIT to get the training mat'ls access ?
Sure had fun this week , thanks for being there.
John in Livingston

Hey there John! Glad to have you there. I am at work at the moment. I will send you a PM this evening with links to all the cool stuff we have here to make it a little easier to find. I would definitely PM Guy and ask to be placed on the IIT list and given access to IIT links

Jerry
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Post by: gg2340 on September 23, 2010, 05:11:43 PM
Jason in Billings signing in.  I'm the fal(l) guy from three Forks. Hope to see you other MT folks around, especially if you end up over here in "south-central"
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Post by: Mark Davis on September 23, 2010, 11:09:34 PM
Welcome Jason,
We have been in Billings, at the Blue Creek range.
Eager to come back, in need of a local to set it up.
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Post by: glocker21 on September 24, 2010, 03:10:12 PM
Hey there Jason!

I am trying to see what Montana Crusader has planned for the Billings area. As soo nas I have that info I will (or Crusader will) post it. Welcome!
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Post by: smiley_dan on November 28, 2010, 12:08:18 AM
Just letting all you guys know,  since I would forget someone if I sent a message, that  I have a phone again.  620-770-2617
Dan
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Post by: Countree on May 15, 2011, 11:29:17 AM
Paul Fischer
Great Falls
pmf_allpro  at hotmail dot com
406-231-1500
I am on the board for Missouri River Shooters Assoc. http://www.montanashooters.org/
and we also are part of the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex www.gfssc.net

We are planning a shoot On july 9th and 10th 2011!
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Post by: commostud on June 16, 2011, 03:45:36 PM
Hello,
I am currently on Active Duty in the Army stationed at Fort lewis Wa. I will coming home to Bozeman as soon as they let me out. My wife and kids already live there they are just waiting on me to show up. I am hoping to be out of the army in time for the appleseed shoot at Threeforks this summer. Currently working on a project to help all people shoot alot more for alot less.

 :---
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Post by: Necee on June 16, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
That's great!  We look forward to seeing your soon!  Thank you to you and your family for your service!

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Post by: Mark Davis on June 17, 2011, 12:58:35 AM
Good to hear from you Commostud, I also am looking forward to meeting you.
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Post by: KingsMountainMinuteman on June 21, 2011, 02:03:26 AM
Hi Appleseeders,

I'm a member of Sons of The American Revolution. I have several Patriots in my family tree. One of my Grandfathers was a Minuteman and fought at the battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. My family was also involved in the ratification of the constitution, one of my Grandfathers was a delegate in NC and served at the ratification convention. My GGG Grandfathers (Blackstone Hardeman Jr.) J.C. Short, 50 Cal. Kentucky long rifle is on display at the Nacogdoches, Texas visitors center. I come from a long line of shooters for whom if it were not for their skills in such I may not be here today.

I served in the USANG during the first Gulf War. During Infantry Training at Ft. Benning I qualified expert, one of 19 men out of 250 to do so. I believe that our shooting heritage needs to be promoted and preserved. I'm happy to have found like minded Americans.  I hope to do my part in helping out, if anyone needs help with anything let me know. 
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Post by: Mark Davis on June 21, 2011, 09:50:17 PM
Welcome, KingsMountianMinuteMan.
We are having a shoot at Great Falls the weekend after the foruth, hope you can come out and meet the Montana appleseeders.
If you have never been to an appleseed shoot we have a method to our way.
Nothing like comming to a couple shoots to get a handle on the process.
Experienced shooters are very welcome (and usually have cool gear to covet)
Mark
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Post by: KingsMountainMinuteman on June 22, 2011, 06:58:08 AM
Thanks for the welcome and invitation. Currently I do not own any firearms lol. a recent divorce set me back to the stone age. I do fortunately have all my survival gear and cleaning kits. I'm looking for something that shoots maybe a nice 22 or some kind of affordable no frills rifle, not really looking for anything specific just something that is in good working condition. I had the good stuff and miss it all especially the Winchester 270 the Winchester 30-30 and Glock Model 17. Those were my favs of all the weapons I had. Starting over sucks but I'm way happier, lol.  ..:..

Something fun... I found out today that I have another Revolutionary War Patriot in my family tree this time through my GGG Grandmothers side.

   James Hunter was a distinguished patriot, soldier, and public official. He was born 8 April 1740 in Hunterton County, New Jersey. He is thought to have moved South with his cousins, James and Alexander Martin (their mother was Jane Hunter, James' aunt). All three distinguished themselves with public careers. His home was located about five miles northwest of present-day Madison, NC (this area was Rowan County, NC, until Guilford County was formed in 1771, then became Rockingham County in 1785). The first deed in Guilford County that refers to him says he is "of Guilford County" (Deed Book 1: page 176) dated 11 August 1772. There is some indication that he may have lived in Bedford County, VA, before settling in North Carolina. He married Mary McFarland in what must have been quite a romance--her sister Rachel married his brother John. Hunter renounced Allegiance to the King of England and took the "Oath of Allegiance to the Colonies" in Salisbury, September 1776. During the Revolutionary War, Major Hunter played an important role as a militia member, entering as a major in the company of his cousin, Col. James Martin. They fought in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, serving as militia under General Greene. After Guilford Courthouse, General Greene dispatched Hunter with a message to General Washington who was in New Jersey, "a dangerous and arduous journey." His faithful servant, Sam, who spoke of the experience in later years, accompanied him. He later was involved in the colonial occupation of Wilmington. Hunter served the public the rest of his life as a congressman (representing Guilford County in the State House of Commons, 1778-1782), High Sheriff, treasurer, auditor, court justice (1790-92 at Salisbury) and committee member (1795) on laying out lots of acreage at Rockingham County Courthouse. He also helped lay out the county's borders. When the new county was formed, he was appointed Justice of Peace for Rockingham County at the first session of Court in February 1786. He remained a militia member, promoted to Lt. Colonel of Rockingham County in 1787. He continued as a public servant until overtaken by age. He died of pneumonia 30 January 1821. His wife, Mary, was born 4 February 1743 and died 29 May 1821. They are both buried in the Hunter-Dalton Graveyard near his old Beaver Island home outside Madison, NC. This graveyard is still accessible and the stones are still readable.He and his wife had the following children: 1) Mary McFarland Hunter, born 7 September 1763, who married William Deering; 2) John Hunter, a twin, born 2 March 1769, who married Miss McNairy in Tennessee; 3) James Hunter, a twin, born 2 March 1769, who was killed by Indians; 4) Alexander Hunter, born 8 November 1772, who died unmarried in an accidental death in Tennessee; 5) Rachel Hunter, born 30 November 1774, who married Nicholas Dalton; 6) Samuel Hunter, born 4 February 1777, who married Rebecca Bruce; 7) Elizabeth Hunter, born 2 September 1779, who died at a young age; 8) Dr. Robert Hunter, born 16 June 1782, who married his cousin, Fannie Martin, daughter of James8, who died young. http://www.patriotresource.com/amerrev/battles/guilford/page2.html (http://www.patriotresource.com/amerrev/battles/guilford/page2.html)
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Post by: Mark Davis on June 22, 2011, 07:56:00 PM
Nice reading about the patroits of the revolution especilly those I've never heard of before.
If you can make it to Great Falls there may be a loaner rifle avalible.
I would like to know more about the Sons of the Revolution.
Mark
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Post by: KingsMountainMinuteman on July 19, 2011, 04:29:40 PM
National association Sons of the American Revolution http://www.sar.org/ (http://www.sar.org/) Visit this web site to learn more about the NSSAR. If you are able to trace your family line to a Revolutionary soldier you can qualify for membership. 

Gary
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Post by: macgyver on July 27, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
New to the forums but been an AS addict for about 5 years. Looking forward to helpping out at the second C.Falls shoot this weekend! Looks like it's gonna be great and hope to see ya there! - MacGyver
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Post by: Blueroze on July 31, 2012, 12:59:50 AM
Just completed my first Apple Seed at Columbia Falls. It was Great!. I believe a good time was had by all and the weather was very well behaved as well. Granted there was some hot brass down the shirt collar but with all the  :--- lead flying who had time to notice.  The hiStory lessons during the breaks were very informative.
Before attending one of these events, it's one of those "I didn't know what I didn't know." about shooting. The biggest thing I learned was NPOA. And the second important thing is how to use the sling.

Thank You Apple Seed
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Post by: Necee on August 01, 2012, 11:45:28 AM
Blueroze- Glad you got the chance to shoot this time!  Hot brass is always a test for muzzle control ;)   macgyver- welcome and hope you had a great time!

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Post by: George Hacker on August 02, 2012, 03:43:44 PM
commostud - When do you get discharged from the Army?  If you are still in the western Washington neighborhood in early September, it would be a privilege to have you join us for a shoot in Ariel, WA.

KingsMountainMinuteman - Hope you can make it to an Appleseed soon.  I'm sure you will enjoy being around other like-minded patriots.  It honors our forefathers when we help others discover their heritage and the role rifle marksmanship played in this nation's birth.

macgyver - Welcome to the forums.  Were you able to help at the second Columbia Falls shoot?  lumberjack55 is the instructor who approached the gun club and got those events on the calendar.

Blueroze - Glad you had a great experience at CF.  Like you, Appleseed helped me understand that "I didn't know what I didn't know" both in terms of marksmanship and our American heritage.  As a result I am encouraging as many folks as I can to come with me on the Appleseed Trail.  Perhaps there are more shoots in your future?

- ShadowMan
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Post by: kc2jmn on March 18, 2013, 02:41:40 AM
just wanted to say hi in here iam not a IIT yet but i did go to the IBC this weekend in Great Falls Mt and and had a blast. i really hope to get my riflemen during the April shoot here in great falls mt. iam in the USAF but should be getting out this year and me and the wife will be staying in MT for a long time we both love it. iam all so hoping to be a part of this program for a very long time and helping out any way i can. iam planing on right now going to the riflemen boot camp in WY from June 8  to the 16 . iam looking for any one else what wants to go to help split the cost of gas and to just hang out with. i have found this will be the only riflemen boot camp on the west coast this year at this time. looks like it would be a really good time to learn a lot and get know other IITs from around the regions. hit me up on here or pm me if you are thinking about going to this and i look forward to meeting all of you at a shoot some time.
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Post by: Mark Davis on March 18, 2013, 11:37:47 AM
Glad to hear from you kc2jmn, Would have like to meet you at the boot camp, but I just could not make it there.
Mark
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Post by: Carlson on June 05, 2013, 03:43:47 PM
Greetings Montana Marksmen,

I'm discharging out of the Army, and I should be moving into our new place right before Independence Day.  My Wife Kim (Forum Name: Pure Sass) and I will be living in Belgrade.  I look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

I've just completed the Instructor PC, and I was just presented the Red Hat from the crew in Southern New Mexico.  I imagine that there may be differences between the events in New Mexico and the events in Montana, so I will be arriving with a teachable attitude while I learn how best to contribute to your team.

I just signed up to work the Great Falls Event on July 20-21.  I hope to bring some family members with me to get their first bite of the Apple.

Patriotically,

Matthew Carlson
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Post by: Mark Davis on June 05, 2013, 07:04:04 PM
Carlson,
Send me a PM when you get unpacked enough to find some ammo and rifles.
I will show you around the local range. I live near Four corners, about 8 miles south of Belgrade.
The range is 15 miles west of Belgrade.
Glad to have you and looking forward to a little cross-pollination.
Mark
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Post by: Carlson on June 05, 2013, 10:23:36 PM
Mark,

I'll be traveling with my Appleseed equipment.  My Brother-in-Law is a member of the Manhattan Wildlife Association.  I had the opportunity to watch a Cowboy Action Match there when I was visiting a couple of years ago.  I plan to join as soon as I arrive.

Matthew
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Post by: Patriot Gal on August 31, 2013, 02:38:16 AM
Hello to Montana AS!!!   O0

Castle Mountain and I are happy to be among your ranks!

We can currently be found south of Helena in a little log cabin while we search for suitable land on which to build.  Must have enough land for a range, ya know!!!  :---

Once we get settled in, we look forward to meeting y'all out on the trail!

Patriot Gal
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Post by: Castle Mountain on August 31, 2013, 03:10:20 AM


Castle Mountain here just nestled South of Helena. Delighted to be here, finally at home. Having visited the gun stores they are most enthused about
our AS program and eager for some KD also.     Still lots of work getting settled but we will be promoting as ever.
The idea of America being a nation of riflemen makes a lot of sense......http://www.extreemfun.com/2013/03/even-hitler-did-not-dare-to-attack-that.html

CYA on the trail

CM
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Post by: Mark Davis on August 31, 2013, 10:47:19 AM
Glad to hear from you both Castle Mountian, and Patriot Gal.
Now it's official.
My phone, if you would like to talk is 4zero6 57zero and the year Abraham Lincon died. (1865)
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Post by: Sean Smith on September 30, 2013, 01:09:38 PM
Sean, Bozeman, Just attended the Three Forks event that was stopped short due to weather.  Had a great time!
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Post by: Necee on October 05, 2013, 05:44:04 PM
Welcome knighthawk!  Glad to hear you had a great time.  Last September we had a blizzard end our Sunday early too  :P  Hope to see you at another shoot!
Love that range at 3Forks (sorry GF and CF...home range  and all ;)) )
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Post by: Castle Mountain on October 30, 2013, 04:53:32 PM

Officially completed the final landing in Montana and settling in nicely.  Many thanks to Dave Out of Ammo and Joanne for their wonderful help. You two are like the energizer bunny that keeps on giving.

Remember the first weekend of December indoor event. There appears to be only 11 tickets remaining. Will be posting event in Helena at local stores to help drive attendance amongst other people of interest.       http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-states-display.php?qstate=MT&statename=Montana (http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-states-display.php?qstate=MT&statename=Montana)

Best regards,

Castle Mountain
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Post by: JayneCobb on September 01, 2014, 11:40:22 PM
Hey all. 
I attended my first Appleseed shoot in Three Forks this past May.  Had a great time, and I've been telling all my friends and family about the program ever since, although I don't think I'm going to be able to make the next event.  But I look forward to the next one that I can make, and get my wife and daughter to shoot as well.

I live in Harrison, MT.  If you don't know where that is, that's OK.  Neither do I.  If you do know where it is and are interested in moving, my house is for sale.  ;)
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Post by: Mark Davis on September 05, 2014, 01:19:50 AM
 Thanks for the kind words JayneCobb!
Nice 50 cal flintter too.
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Post by: Terry J Riehl on May 04, 2016, 12:59:10 AM
Orange hat from Helena returning to the line.
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Post by: Fort Knox on September 30, 2016, 01:24:25 PM
Hello all!  My name is Kyle and I live in the Flathead Valley.  I want to try and make a shoot next spring.  I am currently working on getting my old .22 in shape to make a run at the Rifleman patch.  Look forward to meeting some of you next spring!

Kyle
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Post by: DCSMT1 on August 09, 2018, 04:30:38 PM
New shooter here and live in Montana City. I have joined the RWVA and registered for the September weekend here in Helena.

Looking forward to a great weekend!

Dave
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Post by: Mark Davis on August 13, 2018, 02:22:15 AM
Looking forward to meeting you Dave.
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Post by: DCSMT1 on August 16, 2018, 11:11:59 PM
 Thanks Mark
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Post by: Noah Hathorne on February 12, 2019, 12:59:38 AM
Noah Hathorne
Plains, MT
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Post by: Mark Davis on February 12, 2019, 04:03:49 PM
Great seeing you post here Noah