Had my usual great time at my third Appleseed. As Prescott said, thank you to the Custer Sportsman Club, Joe and all the other people who run the range. What a nice facility. My first Appleseed at Douglas Ridge in Oregon was a whirl wind and I was fortunate to shoot a Riflemen's score. I had not shot position shooting for more than 40yrs, but the instruction was excellent and learned a ton. My rifles weren't set up right ( scope to far back, no cheek pad, and the CZs bolt was tossing the case back into the action, etc etc.). But with all the help I was able to meet my goal. My second Appleseed in Lebam was much more successful because I was able to practice and had my rifles set up correctly. But way more importantly, I came with a teach me attitude, and guess what, that's what happened. I shot every AQT with a Riflemen score! Had a great time with all the other shooters and the history stories, as I have had at all three of these events. Then came Custer. Again great people, instructors, and a wonderful host club. The difference was my mental attitude. I came in thinking that I had this down and was all set to post some really high scores. Wrong Wrong Wrong. You have keep learning and put in the effort and stay focused. Did not shoot all Riflemen's and stopped learning until late Sunday when I got my act together. So the point of this story is to come with a teachable and humble attitude and you will do just fine. If the riflemen patch is one of your goals, the instructors will get you there. To me the real point of Appleseed is the history and our tremendous heritage, and that all of us need to be vigilant and involved with our government. The best county ever? Yes, but perhaps it's slipping, so get involved and do your part. Of course if you also have fun with the shooting and all the great people you'll meet, well that's just icing on the cake.