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Author Topic: You are going to an Appleseed...What should you bring?  (Read 3273 times)

Offline Flame Of Liberty

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You are going to an Appleseed...What should you bring?
« on: August 21, 2012, 01:04:59 AM »
Not everything listed here is necessary. This list was compiled from the experience of those who have attended an Appleseed. It includes those things that did or would have made their experience more enjoyable. Remember that you need to bring whatever it takes to learn to shoot better.


A teachable attitude (most important thing) **
Ear protection Muffs and plugs **
Eye protection **
Elbow pads or shooting Jacket
Ground cover (Rug remnant will work)
A hat
Little notebook (those little 2.5 X 3.5 work well)
Pen Not only for taking notes, but for marking your targets. A Sharpie marker is handy as well - and can mark your sights as well, so
you won't lose/forget your zero.
Sun Screen
Lots of water (Must stay hydrated)
Light Lunch
Snacks
Folding Chair (not necessary but nice)
Wet wipes
Bug spray
Aspirin or Ibuprofen
Necessary clothing for any kind of weather
A jacket or long sleeved shirt to wrap around waist for privacy (for when shooting in the seated position)

** Very important things
Rifle specific preparations

See the Appleseed Liberty Training Rifle document: http://appleseedinfo.org/pdf/LTR.pdf
Rifle preferably zeroed for 25 meters
500 rounds*, minimum, of the same type and brand of ammo if possible (if you can bring an extra 500 rounds in case time allows for
more shooting - better to have too much than not enough)
Sight adjustment tools
GI style web Sling (as seen here at the The Appleseed Store: http://www.appleseedstore.flyingcart.com/index.php?p=detail&pid=10&cat_id= )
Two mags. 10 rds. each. Bring extra mags. if you have them. 20rds works well if State law allows
Gun cleaning supplies and lube
Instructions for your rifle (if you have them)
Know your rifle
Something to cover your rifle to keep blowing sand or rain off it.
Staple gun, or thumb tacks, or push-pins.
Staples
Know the laws of the State you are going to and only bring that which is within the law
Back-up rifle (if you have one)

Ready your equipment
1.    Be prepared for blowing sand and dust, rain, mud all those weather conditions a rifleman would have to generally put up with.
2.    In event of blowing sand and dust, you'll need to totally degrease your rifle. Any lube should be a dry lube, like graphite. Be ready to protect your rifle with a plastic rifle bag or a simple waterproof wrap for the action.
3.    Be ready to protect ammo and mags from the same weather. Ziplock bags are great for this.
4.    Again, be prepared. You should function-test your rifle and, if possible, have it zeroed for 25 meters or 200 yards. You can also adjust your sights so your group prints 3" above point of aim at 100 yds, and mark your sights with paint, magic marker, or fingernail polish. Doing so will leave you properly sighted for the 25m AQT.
5.    It's a good idea to get down into the prone position and dry-fire ten shots "by the numbers" (click here to print out the steps from Fred's Web site: http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/rifle.asp?ITEM=2). If you will do this three times a week, you'll be way ahead of everyone else. Hey, while you're at it, put a GI web sling on your rifle, and get it adjusted so it supports the rifle in prone, too.
6.    Practice at home is a GREAT way to prep for arriving at the range. By doing so your range time will be FAR more productive.
7.    If, after thinking you couldn't come, you find at the last minute that you can, call (336) 879-2144 during the evening and we'll get you a spot on the line.

** Due to a gun industry safety bulletin, .17HMR semi-autos are not recommended. (http://www.americanrifleman.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=1927&cid=4)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 02:02:51 PM by Flame Of Liberty »
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