The Project Appleseed week-long “Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic will be held on January 24-29 at Isaac Davis Memorial Range, located off Upper Cody North Road, in Wacissa, Fla., just 20 miles west of Tallahassee, Fla.
Project Appleseed is a nationwide program of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a non-profit educational organization operated by volunteer instructors dedicated to maintaining the ideals and traditions of the founding generation of our country.
Its volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the founders made on behalf of modern Americans for our country’s freedom and independence.
Project Appleseed teaches rifle marksmanship and the true story of Patriots’ Day, April 19, 1775, the day of Paul Revere’s Ride, in weekend clinics all over the nation. By taking participants back to that fateful day and teaching rifle marksmanship, the organization hopes to reconnect “ordinary” Americans with their “extraordinary” heritage.
Two rifles will be needed for the event, a .22 caliber rifle and a center-fire rifle of choice. About 1,000 rounds of .22 ammunition, plus 500 rounds of center-fire ammunition will also be needed for the week.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman or riflewoman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Instruction will be conducted on the firing range at multiple distances, including 25 yards, 100 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, and 400 yards. Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history. Project Appleseed Rifleman Boot Camp participants need to bring: ear/eye protection, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, shooting jacket, elbow/knee pads, rain jacket, notebook, tools for rifles, packed food, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Project Appleseed‘s heritage program vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our ancestors as they began to set the stage for the nation we now enjoy.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. each day. Free primitive camping and potable water is available on site. Many hotels are available within a short commute.
Project Appleseed “Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic fees:
Youth under age 18: $50
Law enforcement and active duty military personnel are free.
Additional range fees of $20 per event applies for all, except Isaac Davis Memorial Range members.
To register online, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tallahassee-fl-rbc-month-january-24-29-2016-tickets-19472430564.
(Top Photo: Photo take at the Revolutionary War Veterans Association home range in Ramseur, N.C. – 400 yards long distance shooting.)