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Old 01-18-2020, 10:02 AM
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Has anyone participated in a Project Appleseed event? I was thinking about attending one of their weekend sessions and would like to get some opinions before I commit to the registration fee. Thank you.

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I haven't attended Appleseed but a member of my local 2A group is a trainer. I believe a 10/22 or other .22 rifle with iron sights and sling is required. Be ready for a lot of prone shooting, others have said they learned a lot including experienced shooters.
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I did an appleseed shoot a number of years ago and still use the skills I learned that weekend. I used a Yugo SKS, but there were lots of AR's, a few M1's, and a variety of centerfire rifles. Is it all 22LR now?
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My son and I were able to participate in half of an Appleseed (we couldn't do Sunday), and I set him up with a 10/22 with tech sights and a GI sling. I shot an AR in A1 configuration using the carry handle sights.

We both had a blast, and we both improved our skills.
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I just seen and read rimfire rifles used so assumed it was just .22
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There's a saying in Appleseed, " You're either a Rifleman or a cook." Which would you rater be?
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Is the S&W 15-22 still banned from Appleseed events?

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I did an appleseed shoot a number of years ago and still use the skills I learned that weekend. I used a Yugo SKS, but there were lots of AR's, a few M1's, and a variety of centerfire rifles. Is it all 22LR now?
The website says .22LR and center fires welcome.
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S&W 15-22 was temporarily banned due to some safety issues, according to appleseed's website.
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When .223 and .308 were cheaper it was common for people to use
centerfires at Appleseed shoots. After the ammo panic, during the last
administration, .22s became more and more common. I think more shooters began using scopes with the .22s as well.

The first Appleseed I attended I started out with a .308 and switched to a .22. Both had iron sights. My son shot an iron-sighted AR throughout.
Later I used scoped a 10/22. If I go to another I'll use a scoped AR in
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Has anyone participated in a Project Appleseed event? I was thinking about attending one of their weekend sessions and would like to get some opinions before I commit to the registration fee. Thank you.
To sum up, an Appleseed is about the greatest amount of good rifle marksmanship instruction for your time and cash input you can find. Sign up for one and do your due diligence to maximize your instruction.

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Some are two-day events, some are one-day events. Some are rimfire-only, some allow centerfire. Even if you bring something sub-optimal for training, they will work with you. Even if you pay for the two-day event and only go the first day, you still make out like a bandit bang/buck-wise.

I have been to three. First in 2007, next in 2015, and the last in 2019.

2007
Went with a buddy, I shot a Swede Mauser rifle. Two day event, we had all we could handle in 1.5 days and were whipped, so bugged out at noon Sunday. Obviously, this event accommodated both rimfire & centerfire.

2015
Went with family, to include 8YO & 9YO kids. Rimfire only one day event. This is best for kiddos. Kiddos were still not up for good sling use, but the other instruction stuck pretty well. Just ask the squirrels they both hammered with their bitty Crikett rifles at Grandpa's place.

2019
Went with kids and a buddy. Centerfire + rimfire two day shoot, but we shot only the first day. Kids shot rimfire. I decided to not shot due to space limitations and to maximize the kiddos' training. Kids took to the sling like an old, long, lost friend. Buddy came away much impressed by the instruction. I did not ask for a refund because the fee is negligible relative to the time & effort to make it happen. And I am happy to donate.

FWIW, I would suggest a properly-configured rimfire rifle the first time. Less cost, fewer other things to deal with. The Liberty Training Rifle document is a good guide:
https://appleseedinfo.org/wp-content...017/01/LTR.pdf
Frankly, scopes helped my kids quite a bit. I think of a scoped rifle like a car with an automatic tranny. And iron sighted rifles like a car with a manual shift. Just a little easier to learn with the scope at first IF YOU KNOW HOW TO PROPOERLY MOUNT AND RUN A SCOPE and if you know how to modify your rifle so you get a good cheek weld with it.

OTOH, I always shot them with irons. I like good aperture sights.

My Appleseeds were separated by time and space and all provided good instruction.

Sign up and make it happen, already.
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I registered 2 other family members plus myself for a 2 day weekend event, thanks to this threads input. It's not scheduled for several weeks, but I will post back in this thread after I have attended. Thanks again for sharing your experiences.
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There's a saying in Appleseed, " You're either a Rifleman or a cook." Which would you rater be?
InfernoSeed? Nice going! I have heard of the WinterSeed too.
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