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Offline Luminous Rabbit

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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2016, 05:01:39 PM »
We do reach these things at Appleseed.
Cool.  I can only speak to what was and wasn't covered at the events I've been able to attend.  I've been told the events on the KD schedule are very different depending on where you go.

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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2016, 05:38:44 PM »
There are other ways to be eligible to purchase an M1 Garand, if you are waiting on the RWVA membership card.  Not really sure that is a requirement, I know we SB's have forms we sign routinely for students.

You need to participate in a CMP approved marksmanship course AND be a member of a CMP related organization. The form the SB's shoot covers the first, but not the second.

I chose the RWVA as my CMP related organization (I'd prefer my $20 membership fee to go to the RWVA than another organization I've never heard of).

I was waiting for the membership card when they sold out. I have it now though. Too little too late.
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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 09:13:31 PM »
SpecialKay,

I do not believe they are sold out, only so far behind they put a hold on new orders. A friend of mine sent in his order just before the cutoff. He called recently to check if it had been received it and was told they are still opening mail from March. I think if you give them a couple of months, they will start accepting orders again.

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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 09:28:31 PM »
I migrated to Charlotte from outside of Philly myself (south Jersey).  If you're anywhere near Charlotte and would like to go to the range, I'll take you to Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club.  We can shoot, get some BBQ, and there's even a Rita's Water Ice not far from the range. 

I'm looking for a little bit of direction, and I'm hoping some of the extremely experienced individuals on here can help guide me.

I don't have a whole lot of rifle experience. I learned how to shoot in the scouts. I originally lived up north outside of Philly, and rifle ranges weren't very common. I got more comfortable with pistols, as I can find a pistol range a lot easier (and cheaper) than I can find a rifle range. Options on rifles opened up when I moved to central NC though.

Wanting to get more into rifle shooting, about a year ago I found Appleseed when I asked a few people about a good introductory rifle marksmanship course. I had a blast, and went to my second AS where I got my Rifleman patch. I volunteered to be an Orange Hat, and I believe I'm waiting on forum access before I can move forward.

But I don't really know where to go next. I'd like to do a KD event in the near future, but other than that I'm a little bit without direction on where to go. It may sound stupid to some of you guys, I get that, but I don't know what to do to improve my marksmanship skills.

I'm not much one for competitions. Never really have been. I have a stressful, competitive job, and I don't really like doing that in my time off. Although I enjoy pushing myself, and getting better. So while CMP or HighPower sound like options, I'm just not too sold on the idea.

So what do you do after you go to Appleseed (aside from the instructor part, which is really about giving back and the heritage, less on the improving your marksmanship side) to improve your shooting?

Do you just go to a range and put a few hundred rounds a month down range? Sounds fun, but I don't really know what I'm working toward. If any of that makes sense.

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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 10:09:50 PM »
The Military Rifle steel plate matches at Charlotte R&P is a great way to spend a Sat. 
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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 10:41:15 PM »
Right on Poet!

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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2016, 10:20:00 PM »
Hi there neighbor.  I grew up in Cheltenham.

I used to shoot USPSA, Glock, and Steel Challenge pistol matches.    I lost interest after I realized that I spent a whole day to only shoot 150 rounds in 10 minutes total time.    I wasn't learning anything.  I was just running around shooting stuff really fast.  99.9% of my shooting day was doing something other than shooting. 

I've concluded that attending Appleseed Shoots is a great way to spend my shooting time.  It's filled with a lot of shooting and with a learning objective.  Every shoot I do, I learn new things and my shooting improves.  That is so awesome.  I'm going to keep doing them until I can learn and improve no more (which at this rate isn't going to happen). 

I had the crazy idea that if I hone my skills well enough with Appleseed that I could earn a CMP Distinguished Rifleman badge.  An Appleseed has typically 4 AQT's which is 4 cmp matches.   That has to be a speedy way toward achieving that goal.

So my recommendation is to do more Appleseeds. 
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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2016, 10:24:28 PM »
I migrated to Charlotte from outside of Philly myself (south Jersey).  If you're anywhere near Charlotte and would like to go to the range, I'll take you to Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club.  We can shoot, get some BBQ, and there's even a Rita's Water Ice not far from the range. 


An amazing offer that I'd be a fool not to take you up on. Charlotte is only about an hour and a half drive for me, so not too bad.

How about we schedule a Saturday or a Sunday sometime this summer?

I must say, I'm very humbled by the warm and open welcoming the members here have. Fantastic!
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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
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Re: Shooting after Appleseed
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2016, 01:24:01 AM »
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I had the crazy idea that if I hone my skills well enough with Appleseed that I could earn a CMP Distinguished Rifleman badge.  An Appleseed has typically 4 AQT's which is 4 cmp matches.   That has to be a speedy way toward achieving that goal.

So my recommendation is to do more Appleseeds.

An AQT is not a cmp match and in particular not a leg match. The bull on a target at a leg match is 6 MOA. And just keeping your shots in the black probably won't get you leg points. The minimum qualifying score is 455 (91%) and I have not seen leg points go for anything that low. I want to say that the cut was 474 7x for the Creedmoor Cup leg match. That's basically a 95% score on a 6 MOA bull. In other words you would need to shoot something like a 94 offhand, a 100 in sitting, a 95 in rapid prone and a 185 in slow prone at 600 yards in order to earn a 6 point leg.

Learn what you can, but if I were you I would shoot a Highpower match as soon as possible and an EIC match soon after that. You need to learn to shoot 2 MOA consistently to earn a distinguished badge.

Good luck.
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