Author Topic: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?  (Read 725 times)

Offline Mike AKA Bandaid

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Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:03:39 PM »
The Clarks Rifles Range has KD range capabilities as well as 25 yard ranges. Why isn’t there an Appleseed there? Did we used to teach there? Was there a falling out I don’t know about?

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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 07:21:34 PM »
No conflict that I'm aware of. We had an instructor who was a member there that I'm sure tried to get us in the door but it never manifest. I don't have any specific knowledge on what the hurdles were. If you know someone on the board, give them my number.

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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 07:58:48 AM »
Remember a Rifleman will persist. If they say no keep asking. I am trying to get Appleseed at my local range. They keep saying no. If they keep it up I am goimg get elected to the board and vote it in myself. :)

Keep up the great work up north a d hope to see you guus again.

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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 01:46:34 PM »
 Sometimes it can be a hard sell for those who've not been to AS. Cold calls especially so as you don't have a familiar face on the inside pulling for you. Without a friendly inside the club there's a very low chance for success. FWIW I sent info to 23 clubs in Maine years back, got one for my efforts. So the possibility is there, but...

 Best, if you can get a member to go to another shoot in the area and let him help sell it. Even then it can be a long walk uphill, but keep going until you get an answer. When we got Colebrook online I had to go to 4 meetings to get it approved. So, it can be worth the effort.

 Also if the club is a busy place with various functions utilizing the range(s) you can see if a one day shoot can be set up there. Easier to get that instead of the range being tied up for 2 days and it can open the door for a bigger event, or  KD, in the future.

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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 01:50:45 PM »
Remember a Rifleman will persist. If they say no keep asking. I am trying to get Appleseed at my local range. They keep saying no. If they keep it up I am goimg get elected to the board and vote it in myself. :)

Keep up the great work up north a d hope to see you guus again.

That's exactly how I ended up on the board of DRRC  %)

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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 03:13:41 PM »
Remember a Rifleman will persist. If they say no keep asking. I am trying to get Appleseed at my local range. They keep saying no. If they keep it up I am goimg get elected to the board and vote it in myself. :)

Keep up the great work up north a d hope to see you guus again.

That's exactly how I ended up on the board of DRRC  %)

Gotta be a member to get on the board, and they are no longer accepting people on the waiting list, as it is about 10 years long. A membership there is the local version of “unobtainium”.
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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 11:30:04 PM »
When Wheeler44 was still running events in the NW (08’-11’), his son was on the Clark Rifle junior small bore team.  He was at the range at least 3 times per week and was well known at the club. He tried to get AS events at the range and they were resistant to the idea.  I think they have a very strict “no muzzles above the berm rule”.

I will send Wheeler an email and ask for the story about their issue.
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Re: Why no Appleseed at Clark Rifles?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 01:02:38 AM »
When Wheeler44 was still running events in the NW (08’-11’), his son was on the Clark Rifle junior small bore team.  He was at the range at least 3 times per week and was well known at the club. He tried to get AS events at the range and they were resistant to the idea.  I think they have a very strict “no muzzles above the berm rule”.

I will send Wheeler an email and ask for the story about their issue.

Thanks Prescot. Please let me know what you find out!
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