Author Topic: AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016  (Read 690 times)

Offline Graywolf

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AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:33:06 AM »
We could not have asked for a better weekend in Manistee.  Saturday was sunny and bright.  Sunday was cooler but equally sunny.  Perfect shooting weather.  Beyond that the range was in great shape and we had 9 shooters come to the line to celebrate our heritage as Americans.  We had 6 new riflemen and one new IIT.   All in all, a perfect weekend.

Congratulations to George, Hank, Don, Glenn, Dave and Mike on scoring rifleman scores.  Well done guys!  Matt, Jim, and Bryan were scoring in the 190's so you guys will get there soon too.  Remember: A rifleman is persistent.

Congratulations and "Welcome aboard" to Mike who stepped up and took an Orange Hat.  Glad to have you join the ranks of the Michigan Cadre.

A huge thank you to the Manistee Muzzle Loading Club for their support of Project Appleseed and for hosting us this weekend.  Special thanks to Greg for making sure we had everything we needed.  This is a really special venue and we look forward to future shoots.

I will post up pics as soon as I can get them off my iPhone.  If anyone else has some, post 'em on up!
« Last Edit: June 20, 2016, 09:28:58 AM by Graywolf »
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Offline Mad Badger

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Re: AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 08:00:18 PM »
Thank you Graywolf.
It was a great time O0 and I couldn't have asked for more concise instruction on improving my score.
The hardest lesson for me to learn was to not get overanxious on the AQT segments. Settling down and adopting the "Rifleman's Cadence" finally sunk in and that was the difference.

The patch was on parade at work today!!!!  ^:)^

I appreciate the opportunity to help in any way I can and I REALLY look forward to the next shoot :))

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Re: AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 07:15:50 PM »
I agree this was the perfect weekend for our Appleseed event. 
I was really thrilled and surprised to qualify for my Rifleman patch.  Also the water baptism was another surprise but given that it was hot and humid I did not mind. 
All the Appleseed instructors were excellent and taught in a manner that everyone could understand and put to practice in each segment.
I look forward to doing another Appleseed next year. 
"Muzzleblast" Hank  :~

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Re: AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 09:29:51 AM »
Pictures posted in original post.  Sorry for the delay in getting them posted up.  If anyone has any more, please post them.
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Offline DrRichP

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Re: AAR - Manistee, MI. June 11 & 12, 2016
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 12:54:28 PM »
Congratulations to George, Hank, Don, Glenn, Dave and Mike on scoring Rifleman. Thanks also to the Manistee Muzzle Loading Club for hosting us, and to tha mazing crew of istructors who made this event safe and fun!
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