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Started by vmt193, August 20, 2008, 01:36:41 PM

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wintermute76

Thought I had posted in here before, guess not.

Derek, up on the Iron Range in Hibbing. Working on finding something up this way.

Been to the Halloween shoot in Hinckley, and the last 2 in Duluth, still haven't quite hit that 210 tho  :wb:

sparks1

Quote from: wintermute76 on October 17, 2010, 02:42:04 PM
Thought I had posted in here before, guess not.

Derek, up on the Iron Range in Hibbing. Working on finding something up this way.

Been to the Halloween shoot in Hinckley, and the last 2 in Duluth, still haven't quite hit that 210 tho  :wb:

Welcome Derek. If you would like to try Hibbing Rifle and Pistol club or Itasca Gun Club (Grand Rapids) and see about hosting an Appleseed. They might be receptive to a local talking to them. PM me if you would need any information regarding this.

Ron
Integrity is easier to keep, than to regain.

The Truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great accomplishment. 
(John Maxwell)

Puma Mami

I've already posted a couple of other places, but here's my official MN check-in.

My 13-year-old son and I attended Hinckley Nov 27-28. It was cold, but went well. We are both planning to come back in the spring and hopefully get our rifleman patches after practicing dry firing over the winter.

I've ordered the Paul Revere's Ride book. Is there an Appleseed manual available with all the info in it? It would be nice to have a spiral-bound reference.

Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work in putting these Appleseeds on! I will do what I can to get more people involved. I will try to get some of my friends to join us either in the spring or summer next year.

The hardest thing is to get people to understand it's not a militia. The overall cultural social conditioning has been very anti-gun for a long time, and then talking about the American Revolution makes people wonder...but once you go to an Appleseed, then you see it's a very positive organization. I would sum it up as promoting an awareness of the uniqueness of American freedom, what it cost our ancestors to get us that freedom, and doing "real" stuff like shooting well, getting off the couch, and participating in the political process is much better than being an apathetic zombie TV watcher and couch potato. Would you say that's accurate?
"Saving America...lots of things are easier to accomplish, few are more worthwhile." ~Fred

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."  ~Albert Camus

Taylor

Not sure what state me and Dicey (fka Joyce) belong to as we have spent more Appleseed time with you fine Minnesotans (sp?) than our fellow Wisconsinites and I do make an occasional forray into our former home state of Illinois so hi everybody, glad to be here. Look forward to seeing the west side of Hwy 35 again soon.

Taylor (Mike) and Dicey (Joyce)
Honoring the memory of Adonijah Taylor (1730-1810) my Grandfather seven generations back, Deerfield MA Militiaman and Patriot, who answered the alarm on April 19, 1775 and along with his six sons served in the War of the Revolution.

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think." - Adolf Hitler

"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." - Mao Tse Tung

"Those bold enough to believe that they can change the world, are usually those which do."
-Albert Einstein

"Let Freedom never perish in your hands."
-Joseph Addison

AFTERMATH

QuoteI would sum it up as promoting an awareness of the uniqueness of American freedom, what it cost our ancestors to get us that freedom, and doing "real" stuff like shooting well, getting off the couch, and participating in the political process is much better than being an apathetic zombie TV watcher and couch potato. Would you say that's accurate?

Precisely!  O0
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

Blue Five

Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

Molōn labe! :--- 

AFTERMATH

Quote from: Blue Five on December 07, 2010, 11:21:34 AM
Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5

We're always happy to help out our neighbors across the river!  >:D
I hope to see you there!

Alex
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

Blue Five

Quote from: AFTERMATH on December 07, 2010, 03:05:56 PM
Quote from: Blue Five on December 07, 2010, 11:21:34 AM
Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5

We're always happy to help out our neighbors across the river!  >:D
I hope to see you there!

Alex

Good to hear...I'll assemble a raiding party for some of those Winona shoots...just like you Minnesotans did this last WinterSeed in La Crosse  ;D

I am already looking forward to the Appleseeds in 2011  :cool2:


B5
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

Molōn labe! :--- 

pite0007

Bringing this thread back from the dead.

pite0007 checking in.  Native Wisconsinite and die-hard Green Bay Packers fan now transplanted in Rochester, MN.  Earned my first Rifleman patch at the April 2012 shoot in Rochester.  Planning on doing at least one more Appleseed shoot in Rochester this year, either the September or December (Icicleseed?) shoot.  Nice to meet everyone!

AFTERMATH

Why not both? >:D

IcicleSeed!!!!!

..:..

Don't worry about being from WI, originally...  In fact, that could be a useful trait for one of our boarder raids! :---
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

JOEMORGAN

JOEMORGAN  Checking in....a bit late.  from Alexandria,MN attended 2 1/2 AS so far met alot of great people. Working Marshall in the AM

Hope we can get another AS in Alex this fall.
Mike(JOEMORGAN)
"Man did not enter society to be worse off, or to have fewer rights, but rather to have those rights better secured" --Thomas Paine

"Humanity has won it's battle, Liberty has a country" --Marquis de Lafayette

"These are not men, but devils" --Colonel Francisco de Paula-Milan, Mexican Army, Camerone 30 April 1863

AFTERMATH

Welcome to the Minnesota forum! 
It may not carry the prestige of making the "top-ten" activity list, yet, but I'm hoping we push WI aside and take strait to the top!
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

DebH

Deb H checking in.  Just got my Rifleman Patch last weekend and joined AppleCore.  Look forward to meeting all fellow Minnesota Appleseeders!

vmt193

Way to go Deb.  ^:)^  I knew it wouldn't take ya too long. Welcome aboard!

mike

Cooper

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I don't want to be forced back into the darkness.
 

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Sven

"I was spotting one day and M2 was hitting baseball sized dirt clods at 300yds away. DON'T F/K with an old man with a Garand... " RED DAWN

bergfire

Checking in.  Is there any shoots planned near Minneapolis this winter?


AFTERMATH

Quote from: bergfire on December 04, 2012, 10:06:10 PM
Checking in.  Is there any shoots planned near Minneapolis this winter?


Welcome!  No shoots scheduled yet, but we're working on it.
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

jackpine

howdy all. Planning on my first appleseed this spring. Hope to see you all soon.

muffin308

There...!  His Majesty can now read my name without glasses.  And he can double the reward on my head!  - John Hancock
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and to be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them. - Richard Henry Lee

JOEMORGAN

Hello and welcome Smith 148. Based in Alexandria along with DebH. See ya on the trail sometime....

Mike(JOEMORGAN)
"Man did not enter society to be worse off, or to have fewer rights, but rather to have those rights better secured" --Thomas Paine

"Humanity has won it's battle, Liberty has a country" --Marquis de Lafayette

"These are not men, but devils" --Colonel Francisco de Paula-Milan, Mexican Army, Camerone 30 April 1863

Polaris

New to the program, haven't been to a shoot yet, hope to make one soon, even if it's in subzero weather.  About me:  I've lived in MN most of my life, am an avid trapper, hunter, fisherman and shooter.  Been attending a lot of CMP shoots in the last few years, hope to pick up some pointers on shooting, sharpen my skills, get in some more trigger time and hopefully make a difference.

Also, to anybody in the Monticello area, I'm a member at Monti Rod and gun and can bring guests to the line if anybody's up for some winter practice.  I was recently voted in as an active member and am gaining clout in the club.  We have an active group interested in this kind of shooting.  I hope to approach membership about hosting a shoot this summer.  Looking forward to meeting some fine folks.
Owning a chainsaw doesn't make you a logger.  Put some wood on the truck and keep all your fingers and toes at the end of the day, then I'll be impressed.  Likewise with rifles.

AFTERMATH

Quote from: Polaris on December 07, 2013, 11:47:26 PM
New to the program, haven't been to a shoot yet, hope to make one soon, even if it's in subzero weather.  About me:  I've lived in MN most of my life, am an avid trapper, hunter, fisherman and shooter.  Been attending a lot of CMP shoots in the last few years, hope to pick up some pointers on shooting, sharpen my skills, get in some more trigger time and hopefully make a difference.

Also, to anybody in the Monticello area, I'm a member at Monti Rod and gun and can bring guests to the line if anybody's up for some winter practice.  I was recently voted in as an active member and am gaining clout in the club.  We have an active group interested in this kind of shooting.  I hope to approach membership about hosting a shoot this summer.  Looking forward to meeting some fine folks.

Sound's great!  Welcome to the forum!
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

MagnumFarce

Hello all,
I live in Bloomington MN and support the efforts of the RWVA.  Have recommended this excellent program to all of my shooting friends.  It is difficult to get better training and the price cannot be beaten.
As much as the marksmanship training, I really enjoy the history lessons.  I think this is an excellent way to promote and preserve our legacy of liberty.
Just finished an excellent Appleseed in Superior Wi.  Ably led by Aftermath with the help of Mario and Dominic.  Beautiful weather at a very nice range. This is my second Appleseed, the first being in Rochester in May.  I managed to qualify as a Rifleman for the second time this weekend, but my skills had gotten rusty already in just a couple months.  I really wish I could find a range here in the Twin Cities where I could lay out my mat and practice.
Thanks again for your help and support this weekend.

AFTERMATH

Quote from: MagnumFarce on July 14, 2014, 12:36:28 AM
Hello all,
I live in Bloomington MN and support the efforts of the RWVA.  Have recommended this excellent program to all of my shooting friends.  It is difficult to get better training and the price cannot be beaten.
As much as the marksmanship training, I really enjoy the history lessons.  I think this is an excellent way to promote and preserve our legacy of liberty.
Just finished an excellent Appleseed in Superior Wi.  Ably led by Aftermath with the help of Mario and Dominic.  Beautiful weather at a very nice range. This is my second Appleseed, the first being in Rochester in May.  I managed to qualify as a Rifleman for the second time this weekend, but my skills had gotten rusty already in just a couple months.  I really wish I could find a range here in the Twin Cities where I could lay out my mat and practice.
Thanks again for your help and support this weekend.

Good ranges are hard to find! 

Thanks for checking in with the kind words.  I've been too busy to play around online in the past couple weeks, but I did start the AAR - http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=41948.0
Hopefully, Privateer will check in with some pics!

"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

bedford

I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.

ColonialIron

Quote from: bedford on November 03, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.

Great to hear from you!  We look forward to seeing you on the line!  I will PM you with some questions. 
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AFTERMATH

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Quote from: bedford on November 03, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.

Bedford's in MN now?!?!?!?!  ---  THIS CAN BE ONLY WIN!

Welcome old friend!  Good to hear you're doing well.

Now I've gotta go figure out where Madison is...
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

Sfcmarkc

Howdy all,

    I've been reading up on the site and it looked like a good group to get involved in.  I'm hoping to both get to shoot myself and also to get my kids involved.  One item that looks promising is that I'm only an hour from both St. Cloud and Alexandria.  I'm guessing thing will start to stir once spring comes on, but I look forward to learning.