Author Topic: Laramie Unknown Distance Shoot Nov 2-3 2019...Not a KD; information for shooters  (Read 168 times)

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This IS NOT a KD, despite how it is listed in EVENTS.

This is an Unknown Distance shoot, which is an advanced class firing out to >1200m in mountainous terrain. This is a serious test of rifleman and equipment.

Only previous 2-day Appleseed (25m) marksmanship clinic attendees should sign up.

Only centerfire rifles are to be used at this event. Optics (with plenty of elevation available) (range-finding and BCD reticule) on the rifle are strongly encouraged, as is your “go-to rifle” with a longer range capability ( >.556 / >20” barrel / bipod).

.556 with heavier bullets might work, but are still light given the anticipated winds. Larger calibers / heavier bullets are encouraged.
…or bring your M-4orgery with red-dot. Just keep your expectations realistic.

This will be a long range event with lessons in Target Detection and Range Estimation using MILS/MOA.

Please bring, along with gear appropriate for potential weather and normal gear you’d bring to an Appleseed:

A] a non-rifle mounted optic (binos, monocular, spotting scope, etc); range-finding reticule a plus

B] a calculator;

C] a notebook and pens; colored pens are nice but not required

D] we will be walking in rough terrain, keep it light; everything you need to spot & shoot should be RUCKSACK portable and NOT require access to your vehicle for the day;

E] plenty of water and a packable lunch for two days; hydration pack with water-bottle backup recommended; snacks recommended

F] good boots for mountain hiking (good tread and ankle support);

G] clothing appropriate for rain / snow / sun / wind; expect no shelter; expect strong winds

H] lensatic compass (tritium not required);

I] 300 rds of ammo should be more than sufficient. Please make it from one case-lot for optimal consistency. Make sure it is packed in something waterproof.

Ruler and protractor are helpful, but not required. A clipboard or writing surface is smart, but not required.

Laser rangefinders are nice to verify your findings, but will not be allowed for the “work” component.

I’m sure there’s more. We will add more postings as needed.

Questions? PM me or longrifle; he's the shoot boss.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 09:49:19 PM by sleepy »

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Text as above added. The original PM said to schedule an unknown KD. That's all.

https://goappleseednow.org/?event=laramie-wy-unknown-distance-appleseed-november-2-3-2019

Details need to be included in a PM in order to get added to a registration page.

There are also limitation to 'categories' we have and would require more than a few changes so it has to be billed as a KD on the website.


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Sleepy,

Do you hold this event more than once a year?  Padraic and I are interested but we have a sold out event and can't attend.

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Do you hold this event more than once a year?  Padraic and I are interested but we have a sold out event and can't attend.

Yeah - an 'unknown' KD sounds like a lot of fun. Plus you get to put your range estimation skills, or lack of, to use.

I know the TaosGlock does those in New Mexico. So there's only two places to do that now.

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Thanks, Kirby.  I'll stalk the 2020 calendar...

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Just added something to my bucket list.  Not possible this year but boy would I love to make the trip.  I have a scoped, loaded M1A that is asking to go and stretch its legs.  Maybe next year.

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We are just starting the AAR so check it out here.
Once I get thawed out I will add some more... :))
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My apologies; I posted and ran, not realizing people responded.

I'll get back to each of you via PM.