Archive for January, 2010

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Appleseed – Pt 3 (Hubertus)

January 12, 2010

Overall, an OK if not great experience. Shot one AQT for a score of 142 (getting much better than the first time, I assure you).  The cold didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would have, though I could’ve used another layer on my legs.  Got more exposure to the loop sling, ground my elbow to hamburger – the same as before.  Will practice more (with a scope) now – those 400 yard targets were practically invisible to me while shooting.

Interesting, though – found several links that suggest that an Appleseed shoot may not be the way to go for a beginner…

http://www.politicsgunsandbeer.com/2009/11/30/appleseed-part-the-second/

http://www.politicsgunsandbeer.com/2009/12/05/well-hey-tha-makes-me-want-to-go-back/

http://www.papadeltabravo.com/blog/?p=726

http://www.papadeltabravo.com/blog/?p=917

http://www.snowflakesinhell.com/2008/08/26/great-idea-with-a-bad-packaging/

http://usagidojo.blogspot.com/2009/10/more-on-appleseed-shoots.html

http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/search?q=appleseed

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Best review you’ll read all day…

January 12, 2010

A review of the novel Patriots by James Wesley, Rawles.

http://www.starvingthemonkeys.com/PatriotsAndPies.html

Hilarious! I’ll have to order that gentleman’s book.

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Appleseed pt 2 (Hubertus)

January 7, 2010

So, there’s an Appleseed happening this Sunday in Hubertus – I’m going, but I’m not sure what to expect.  Temperatures are supposed to be in the twenties – not as bad as they could be, but pretty cold nonetheless.

I’m going to Gander Mountain to pick up some extra cold weather stuff (hopefully a balaclava-type thingie at least).

Going and reading this here –http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=8162.0

It says (3rd post down) that the 30-round magazine this person was using was a drag on the ground and was interfering with getting a good position.  I have to wonder – is this finally what’s wrong with my prone position (where You usually spend most of the range time on an Appleseed)?  I know I can shoot the damn rifle – and I have had problems with getting into the prone position with the elbow as far under the rifle as comfortable due to the 20-round magazines I usually use…