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Offline Agrivere

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Talledega Inaugural Matches
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:16:51 PM »
Just curious if there are any Appleseeders I should be keeping my eyes out for at the Inaugural matches at the new Talledega Marksmanship park this weekend?

I'll be shooting my Garand on Saturday in Relay 2 at 10:00 AM, so if you're out there look for me.  My bright green range cart is hard to miss!  I'll also be shooting on Sunday in the EIC match, though I don't yet know which relay.

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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 05:48:42 PM »
I had planned to be there. But it turns out I actually did break my finger at the Creedmoor Cup. So, no rifle for me for the next few weeks.

Luckily, I shoot pistol with one hand on my hind legs like a civilized man, so I can still shoot bullseye.


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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 05:56:22 PM »
Will you be there for the pistol matches, Mike?  If so, I'll find you after my Garand relay is done!
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 05:59:44 PM »
I'd love to attend, but I'll be at the Young Marine shoot outside of Huntsville.

Maybe 4merUSMC1803 or others in the Lawley clan will be there?   :)
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 10:51:01 AM »
I couldn't justify the 600+ miles for two 30 shot pistol matches. I hope to shoot a 2700 instead, locally, unless there are problems at work. I'm still hoping for a trip down to Talledega this year for a rifle match. With the finger broken, I will miss two EIC's I had planned to shoot before Perry, so I want to use them up after Perry.  I will keep you in the loop.
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 07:42:26 PM »
I know this post is a bit late, forgive me.
I was at the CMP on Sat. the 6th. Not as a shooter, but doing some 7 stepping and passing out promo material. Had to work 2nd shift that day so I left about 1:00. Agrivere it was a pleasure meeting you. I hope you did well in the match. :---   I was happy to see several shooters with Appleseed shirts on. Thank You to all of you for helping promote OUR program.
While I was down on the line I made a point to watch all of the Appleseed shooters while they were shooting. I did this so I could watch their targets on the overhead screens and compare their shots to others. I have to admit, and this is not a suck-up, but all of you did very well compared to some of the other shooters I saw. Not only did you dance the rifleman's dance but your discipline on the line was outstanding. Your safe handling of your rifles and following of line commands was not only noticed by me but also the CMP LSO's. I know this, because a few of them had commented about it. I hope all of you did well in the match. I hope to shoot one of these in the future.
Maybe we should put together a Appleseed shooting team  :--- :--- :--- :--- :--- :--- and compete in some of these matches. Any takers?

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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 12:52:47 AM »
Is anyone going to be seventh stepping for When the first appleseed will be set up, at this Range?
 
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 07:33:58 AM »
Is anyone going to be seventh stepping for When the first appleseed will be set up, at this Range?

Yes.   :)
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 08:14:38 AM »
I'm in for the Appleseed shooting team idea. 

I try to promote it as well, at least when I was at Camp Butner.  Not surprisingly, some of the CMP staff/volunteers are also Appleseed instructors as well.  The guy running the pits in Butner is a SB from CA.

Scott/Aggrivere is correct, his cart is not hard to find at all on the line.

See ya'll in Perry if anyone is attending.  I'll be up there the week of the 13th.

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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 09:49:12 AM »
It was great to meet you as well, ARMike, and I can tell you I saw a lot of people looking over the Appleseed materials over the weekend, and I spoke to quite a few about Appleseed.

Sadly my scores did not turn out as I had hoped that weekend. I had some issues (fixed now) with my Garand sights not wanting to stay where I put them, which was not real good for my score. The EIC match was not a train wreck, but I shot well below what I should be shooting and ended up just a bit outside the cutoff for leg points at that match.

I would certainly love to see an Appleseed shooting team! I haven't made a final decision yet on Camp Perry but if I can make it up perhaps Chris and I can kick that off in the Hearst doubles match!
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Re: Talledega Inaugural Matches
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 08:19:59 PM »
Agrivere (Scott) and I just chatted. WHY he is not wearing a RED hat I have no clue.  Must be a personal decision.

BUT, we will TEAM up for the Hearst and Vintage Sniper matches.

I'll also be carrying an Orange Hat with me for him..., if he asks me nicely?  Can he? 

Regardless, I'm all about a Project Appleseed shooting team for these gigs.  Lets discuss that.

Thoughts?

Scott, I can't "Will" or "Want" you into taking a hat.  It is a personal choice that you yourself must make.  I personally know you, and I know you "KNOW" exactly what your about in that aspect. 

Appleseed, is about much more than "shooting", and I need you to understand that.  I think you do.

HUZZAH to and FOR a Project Appleseed NRA/CMP shooting team! 

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Chris