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KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« on: February 25, 2014, 01:03:35 AM »
Folks,

We've had some scheduling conflicts, but have finally gotten everything squared away for a KD Appleseed at PMRPC in Palm Bay.

The event will be led by the fearless PHenry and will take place on Florida's only certified 600-yard competition range.  You can shoot the Appleseed at full distance, and then get some experience at shooting a full 600 yards.

You can sign-up here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/palm-bay-fl-appleseed-known-distance-august-30-31-2014-tickets-10665301203?aff=es2&rank=13&sid=f62a01459dd811e3970d12313b01554c

Please note: This is a centerfire event for instructors and riflemen only. You must know your rifle and sights prior to attending.

There are hotels in the area that will give a discount if you tell them you're coming to the rifle club, and camping is available on site (power is available, but no potable water or sewerage).

For further info, contact malabar (tom@malabargunleather.com) or bill o rites (billorites@hotmail.com).

tk



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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 01:14:30 PM »
Looking forward to it! Will we be able to use pop-up awnings that we can move as the firing line changes?
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 01:29:35 PM »
Just threw down for it -- can't wait!
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 03:40:12 PM »
Looking forward to it! Will we be able to use pop-up awnings that we can move as the firing line changes?

Pop-ups are OK; but the beach cabanas are out <g>

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 06:32:25 PM »
So, even an Inferno Seed is possible....

I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 07:33:49 PM »
So, even an Inferno Seed is possible....

I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, just thinking that. 

But if you remember, last August's Appleseed was overcast, breezy  and (relatively) cool.

So you never know....

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 08:09:10 PM »
What's the estimated round count? 4-500 rounds???

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 09:14:00 PM »
 Have signed up!  This will be fun!

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1st KD:  Palm Bay 8/14
1st IBC:  Dunnellon 4/15
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 06:42:20 PM »
What's the estimated round count? 4-500 rounds???

At a guess, about half that.  The first half of Saturday is a class.  Shooting starts after lunch. Once we start shooting at distance, we'll be moving from firing line to firing line, which will slow the pace.

if you're going to be shooting 5.56, heavy bullets are the trick; 69-grain bullets if you can get them.

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-- Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 07:55:35 AM »
Anyone have any interest in shooting the M1 on the PMRPC 600 yard range? There is a 200 yard, 35 round CMP style match every first Saturday at 8:00 am.  Shoot slow fire prone (single load 5 sighters and ten for score), standing (single load ten with no sling) and rapid fire prone (transistion from standing to prone shoot 2 and 8 ). They then move to 300 and 600 for slow fire prone as you wish. This is a chance to wring out your M1 before the KD Appleseed. PM me if you want more details.
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 09:59:10 AM »
You don't even need a garand to participate. Any centerfire rifle will do.

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 10:35:56 AM »
Paid in full and can't wait.  Thank for getting this set up my friends.
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 09:40:34 AM »
I just signed up.  Can't wait.

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! 

On Aug. 30th, we hold the full-distance Appleseed at PMRPC in Palm Bay.  This is one of the few opportunities in Florida to shoot at actual distance. And if all goes well, we'll move out to the 600-yard line and really give y'all a chance to stretch.

Our special guest shoot boss for this event will be the inspiring PHenry. This is one of the rare opportunities for folks in this part of the state to see him in action.

There are still spaces available and time to sign up!


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-- Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2014, 03:12:00 PM »
My wife loves the idea of heading to the beach this weekend and letting me shoot with you guys, so I just wanted to see if there was still space before I head down that way.

It's too late for me to sign up online, obviously, so can you confirm if there is still space available?

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2014, 06:27:35 PM »
My wife loves the idea of heading to the beach this weekend and letting me shoot with you guys, so I just wanted to see if there was still space before I head down that way.

It's too late for me to sign up online, obviously, so can you confirm if there is still space available?

By all means. Come on down!

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2014, 08:23:06 PM »
Despite the range being flooded by a freak storm, and Florida summer heat that would make a desert rat wilt, we had a great time. You guys missed an excellent event, and the opportunity to shoot out to 600 yards.

Next time we'll target a cooler month.

tk
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-- Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2014, 10:00:08 AM »
Thanks Tom (Malabar) for hosting this awesome weekend. Appleseed may have a new fan in Nick Mocca,  the PMRPC Rifle Director. The importance of "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome" was never more relevant as we overcame the challenges of setting the distances, the wetness and heat. It was an honor to meet and shoot with such a great group of Riflemen. Thanks also to PHenry. Your passion and expertise are inspiring, sir!
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2014, 11:56:09 AM »
Despite the inferno-class heat index, and despite having to wade in some areas (think Lechmere Point, but hot instead of cold), it was awesome.  So glad I went.   ;D Though I had never had an opportunity to shoot a rifle past 200 yards in my life till this event, I managed to make a rifleman score on my first full-distance AQT (honestly better than I expected to do as a KDAQT rookie.) 

And then after finishing our AQT some of us even got to shoot at 600, an incredibly fun and educational experience for sure!

Of course I understood theoretically that what we teach works out to long distance, but now, having applied it in real life, I can confidently tell shooters from firsthand real-world experience that if you focus on the 3 legs of the stool and then just add in the info about come-ups and wind and so on, what works at 25 works out to long range for sure. 

It was a pleasure seeing some instructors from distant corners of Florida whom I've only met once or twice before, and meeting others for the first time.  Heartfelt thanks from me to Malabar Tom for making this happen, to Nick and the other folks from the range for their hospitality, to PHenry for shootbossing and educating us about distance shooting, and to everyone else who helped out with the event.  HUZZAH!!!
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Re: KD Appleseed in Palm Bay
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2014, 09:53:53 PM »
Looking forward to a Palm Bay KD event sometime in January or February.
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