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Posted: 9/3/2015 10:30:29 AM EDT
Have always wanted to take the Appleseed "course". Has anyone been to one? Was reading on the site and they talk about bringing a 22 rifle with 2 ten round magazines (or 20 round). Read that it's fast paced. That's cool and everything with a centerfire and 30 round magazines. Only 22's I have are a scoped Savage bolt action with a couple 5 round mags and a Henry lever action with a 16 round tube I think. Would one of these work or not be up to the task?



Site also talks about doing some shooting out to 400 or 500 yards. With a 22? Hmm. Am I missing something? Do you also bring a centerfire rifle?
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 3:57:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MidnightHammer:


Have always wanted to take the Appleseed "course". Has anyone been to one? Was reading on the site and they talk about bringing a 22 rifle with 2 ten round magazines (or 20 round). Read that it's fast paced. That's cool and everything with a centerfire and 30 round magazines. Only 22's I have are a scoped Savage bolt action with a couple 5 round mags and a Henry lever action with a 16 round tube I think. Would one of these work or not be up to the task?



Site also talks about doing some shooting out to 400 or 500 yards. With a 22? Hmm. Am I missing something? Do you also bring a centerfire rifle?
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I went to one at USSA a year or two ago?  Guys that ran it were neat.  There is some added politics and semi-recruitment type lip service that is included as part of the class, which I could have done without.  I did enjoy the history lesson, it just seemed to be more pre-packaged and targetted rather than an authentic look.  



The instruction was good - everyone improved over the weekend.  It is a basic marksmanship course.  Natural point of aim, breathing, trigger press, sight alignment are all covered in depth as well as sling utilization and target reading.



I shot my centerfire rifle all weekend.  Was overkill at 25y but I don't own a .22 so it was what I had.  



At USSA, if you are having relative success with the 25y range, they will take you to the 300/400y range and go over some more advanced topics.  



I think over the course or two days I shot around 400-450 rounds.  It rained heavily the first day which hampered our round count.



All in all, I think it was worth the money I paid.  It gave me a great foundation for shooting and taught me some fundamentals I hadn't heard before.  I've considered taking it again just to freshen up, but everytime I think about it I think I'd rather take a more focused course.



Just my thoughts. YMMV



 
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 4:33:59 PM EDT
Thanks. Appreciate the review very much.
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