View Full Version : Appleseed report

03-20-2012, 03:37 PM
So, I took my 15-22 to a 2-day Appleseed shoot this weekend. Here's some info if you don't know about these events Project Appleseed Home (http://appleseedinfo.org/). I had a ton of fun and would recommend these shoots to anyone who is interested in the history of the American Revolution riflemen and learning/improving rifle shooting skills. Plus, you get the chance to earn a rifleman patch by shooting expert on the Army Qualification Test.

I did not earn the patch, but I learned enough to significantly tighten up my groups. Also, learned to shoot in the seated position which turned out to be my favorite position....seated Indian style with the backs of your elbows braced against the front of your knees. That was very comfortable and stable. The prone position was very stable but after wiggling around on a mat for 2 days, my elbows were pretty raw.

The 15-22 performed admirably. I'm sure it's more accurate than I can shoot it. I did have a few failures to feed with the Federal value pack in the blue box.

If you think you might want to attend an Appleseed, here are a few tips.

bring elbow pads - not the military type with the plastic cups because they will slide too much on carpet http://smith-wessonforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif
have your rifle set up to accept a USGI web sling so that you can learn to use the loop, hasty, and hasty hasty sling
If you have an iPhone, download the free app called AQT Calc. This will make scoring your AQT targets very easy and fast.

After my elbows heal, I plan to get some elbow pads and practice all that I learned. Then, I will attend another Appleseed and get that patch. http://smith-wessonforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

The 15-22 ended the weekend looking like this. Since Appleseed encourages learning to use irons first, I removed the red dot. Then I needed a way to attach the USGI sling so I changed out the front sling attachment and the stock. Removed the vertical grip so that I could use the whole length of the rifle to adjust for elevation. Also, added more rail covers. Thankfully I already had these parts on my Daniel Defense. We used 2 coozies and some Alabama chrome to make a cheek riser. http://smith-wessonforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


03-21-2012, 06:53 PM
:D Alabama chrome??? I used that when I lived in Georgia too. :D

03-23-2012, 02:00 PM
I believe the correct terminology is redneck chrome.

03-23-2012, 02:08 PM
In the NW its commonly referred to as 100 mph tape. I believe every new Ford sold in our parts comes with a roll in the vehicle.