Author Topic: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010  (Read 1160 times)

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Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« on: November 15, 2010, 06:07:22 PM »
Date: Nov. 13-14, 2010 
Location: Manchester, Tennessee (Arnold AFB Rifle Ranges)

Instructors: TNColonel (acting SB), Grandson of Liberty (RH), Tndryfire (IIT2), LilBit (IIT2), Big Gear (IIT1), TN_Dad5x (IIT),  Broomhead (IIT), Mosinman (IIT) -  Thanks to all for a great job!

Six new Riflemen and two new IITS 

27 participants on Saturday and 21 on Sunday, we had five preregistered no shows and two walkons.

Weather:

  ----   Saturday; Nice fall weather in Tennessee; sunny, windy, upper 60s by mid afternoon.

  ----   Sunday; What a change - a cold front blew through overnight  --  Winterseed weather  --  Low overcast, cold rain, drizzle and fog in the tree line down range, high around 40 by afternoon.

We had a lot of first time Appleseeders on the line.  The youngest attendee was 8 (young lady at her third Appleseed shooting a pink single shot cricket rifle).  Good attitude from all, even with some unique challenges we had.  Every attendee stated they wanted to do another Appleseed, and many wanted to know when and where it would be.

Even with lost time from a fire down range started by machine gun tracer fire from National Guard training on an adjacent rifle range, which prevented us from doing any AQTs Saturday and then cost us an hour Sunday morning, we covered all the instructional items and got in several AQTs.

This was the sixth Appleseed on this range this year, we have eight scheduled here for next year.

Special thanks to the Arnold AFB, Highland Rim Shooters Club (www.highlandrimshootersclub.org), our host club for Manchester, for the volunteer work detail that configured the range and setup the target line Friday.  This allowed us to walk on the range, run up the red range flag and start the clinic.

TNColonel
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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 10:57:30 PM »
Some Photos from Manchester

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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 11:34:33 PM »
More Photos from Manchester, TN Nov. 13-14, 2010

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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 12:52:59 AM »
Well, I've gotta admit on Saturday I scoffed at the idea of giving out Winterseed patches at this one. Sunday certainly changed my mind! Brrrrrrrr!  :o

TNColonel put on a great shoot and I also want to thank the rest of the instructor corps for coming out to help make it an awesome weekend! Things went pretty smoothly, other than the aforementioned range fire. Being treated to a display of machine gun tracer fire kind of made up for it, though.  ;) 

We had a very high percentage of first-time Appleseeders with us this weekend. They were a fantastic group and very attentive throughout the weekend. I want to extend my thanks to all who came out- I hope to see you all again very soon.

And oh yeah, the announcement on Sunday that we were about to shoot the "final Red hat of the day" was kind of unsettling and almost had me running for cover!  **)



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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 10:45:13 AM »
Hi GOL ,
Cali's loss is Tennessee's gain.
JA
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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 08:29:26 PM »
Great time, good learning experience. Most of all a safe shoot! Good folks to work with and a good group of learning shooters.
Thanks to TNColonel and Grandson of Liberty and my co IITs.
Looking forward to working together at our next Appleseed.
-Bill

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Re: Manchester, TN (Arnold AFB) Appleseed Nov. 13-14, 2010
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 01:37:43 AM »
Applied the lessons of Appleseed today. http://olegvolk.livejournal.com/932348.html 0.8MOA from bipod, decent results also from squatting, sitting and kneeling. Didn't shoot much prone due to muddy ground.