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Appleseed Event – Action Bay 9

April 25

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 25, 2022

Appleseed events are typically two-day programs that teach the rifle marksmanship skills that were once commonly practiced in America. Our Instructors put in nearly 200 hours of training so they can teach the skills that will one day allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards. This distance is known as the traditional “Rifleman’s Quarter Mile” and has been part of America’s marksmanship repertoire since our country’s earliest days.

During breaks, we’ll tell you the true story of the earliest days of our nation, including the detailed events of April 19, 1775. You may be surprised by what you hear.

Whether you’ve never fired a rifle before or you’re already a competitive shooter, no one who comes to a Project Appleseed event ever leaves the same. The new skills, history, and friendships are inspiring and life-changing.

Rifle specific preparations

  • See the Appleseed Liberty Training Rifle document: Word Doc or PDF
  • Rifle preferably zeroed for 25 meters
  • At least 500 rounds of ammo for a two day event
  • At least 250 rounds of ammo for a one day event
  • At least 250 rounds of ammo for a Known Distance event
  • Sight adjustment tools
  • GI style web Sling (as seen here at The Appleseed Store)
  • 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,  thumbtacks, 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

  • Be prepared for blowing sand and dust, rain, mud all those weather conditions a rifleman would have to generally put up with.
  • 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.
  • Be ready to protect ammo and mags from the same weather. Ziplock bags are great for this.
  • Again, be prepared. You should function-test your rifle and, if possible, have it zeroed for 25 meters. Doing so will leave you properly sighted for the 25m AQT.
  • It’s a good idea to get down into the prone position and dry-fire ten shots “by the numbers.” 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.
  • 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.

Special Equipment Considerations:

1. Due to a firearms safety bulletin, .17HMR semi-automatic rifles are not recommended.

2. We are pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 firearms may be used at Project Appleseed clinics beginning August 1st, 2021. However, owners must comply with the Smith & Wesson Safety Alert. We will make every effort to have a S&W Bolt Inspection Gauge on-hand for owners to check their bolts for compliance. You are encouraged to check the following links to the Smith & Wesson websites for information about the issues and how to check the M&P 15-22 bolt to determine that it is within specification:



See this video on how to check your S&W rifle.

3. An additional Liability Waiver will also need to be signed by any student at a Project Appleseed clinic who chooses to use a semi-automatic .17HMR rifle or a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 firearm.


April 25
Event Category:


Action Range


Steve Canfield