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Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« on: September 21, 2010, 10:03:08 PM »
 8) So, you check the load in the vehicle, make sure your have the needed material for the Appleseed and what you are going to do there.

You study the instructions and good advice from the forum.

I also go and check that I might be one that knows very well what he is about.  226 on Fred's old AQT targets. Just for Pa Rah and clodhopper. ;)

Shoot box has shown up with some extra stuff to sell, and I go off to shoot my M1 on Fred's old AQT, just the off hand and cross legged sitting parts.
( I am only using the CMP surplus 30-06, I haven't gotten smart enough, industrious enough nor near the last of the cans to start re-loading, but I want to)

20 pre-registered for Saturday, 13 for Sunday   --- all slots filled for this first Appleseed, it will be great!
« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 02:08:02 PM by Earl »
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 08:44:06 PM »
Nice shooting.
Did you use CMP surplus ammo or your own load?

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 10:29:57 PM »
Congradulations to everyone for tuffing out our rainy Sunday shoot.  In honor of our first shoot in the Columbia River Gorge in Stevenson, and our less than perfect weather, I have taken the liberty to change the four stages of the AQT, the new stages go something like this:
1) Stage One: begin standing finish standing
2) Stage two: transition from standing to sitting
3) Stage three: transition from standing to puddle
4) Stage four: begin in puddle and finish in puddle   

Photos to follow tomorrow!
Ducko
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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 10:34:35 PM »
Many thanks to the great instructor crew...
Congratulations new IIT Russ and a big shout out and job well done to first time Orange hats Tionico and Julie...
Theophilus..It was great to finally meet up and work together..You are an asset to the organization...
Jackattack..If we have to come to your home range to get you on the trail with us, we will..Just set 'em up and we'll come runnin'....
Ducko....It was a pleasure as always...
Earl...You da man....but you knew that already.

Shooters...You were great and I appreciate each and every one of you...Those that stuck it out through the day were rewarded with more and more rain and good shooting instruction.

I can't wait to see you all again...

W44

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 01:10:10 AM »
Well, day one photographs, beautiful Sunny warm Saturday, a fine day for learning everything that Appleseed can do to make one a better American and Rifleman, really. O0
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 01:20:22 AM »
Day two photographs, weather showed the normal side of Fall-Winter-Spring for Western Washington - constant cooling rain, sigh. Still a Rifleman persevers, when asked if they wanted to shoot more AQTs, the answer was always YES! The crew carried on. ^:)^
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 11:36:46 AM »
Yep, there is a story here, with short video clip -- Enjoy! ;D

http://wmearl-justthelibrarykeeper.blogspot.com/2010/09/what-is-he-grinning-about.html
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 12:54:53 AM »
More photos of Stevenson shoot, both days.  Good lookin shooters.  I only wish I had a photo of Emily putting those five shots on the steel!  Thanks to Carl and Jack for providing the target line.  Thanks to everyone for coming out! :)
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« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 02:35:52 PM by Ducko »
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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 03:09:25 PM »
Thank you Earl, Wheeler44 and team for putting on this shoot.  I had a lot of fun and leaned a great deal.

-Mike

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010, 06:06:50 PM »
Thanks to everyone for making my first experience as an IIT a good one!  Really enjoyed meeting the shooters and some great instructors, and of course, getting to work with the masters - Earl and Wheeler44.  Learned a lot.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again at another shoot.  Hopefully, one that's not quite as rainy on the second day!  Congratulations to Emily for making the girls look good shooting that steel!

Julie

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 12:18:10 AM »
 :-[ Gee, Julie, it will take many more years of shooting and Appleseeds before I get to be on Wheeler44's level, and I haven't even figured out how to become a Master or Senior Instructor, although I was a Senior Drill Sergeant once, and Master Parachutist for a long time. Always looking forward to working with you on the line. :)  I do know I am older than Wheeler44 ^-^
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 03:29:43 PM »
More pictures I don't think were shown before. :)
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2010, 03:35:02 PM »
Day two, the rain day, more pictures I don't think were shown before. ::)
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Stevenson, WA Sept 25-26 AAR
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 08:25:53 PM »
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