SUMMARY AND COURSE OF FIRE:  The Appleseed Project is a Revolutionary War Veteran’s Association (RWVA) event.  The following information is copied from their website at

Appleseed is a program that instructs Americans on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today’s Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. This is the traditional ‘Rifleman’s Quarter mile’, which is an uniquely American Rifleman skill, that has been part of this nation from the very first days.

Most of the instruction at an Appleseed is conducted at 25 meters, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. This well proven technique allows us to concentrate on the shooter’s mechanics and less time walking a range. At those locations that allow for actual distance shooting, participants are often able to see first hand that the skills that they learn at 25 meters directly apply to actual distances out to 500 yards. These foundational skills are not being passed on to future generations, and so Appleseeds are great for new or experienced shooters alike.

EQUIPMENT:  (Copied from website) Appleseed is content-free, so in regards to sights: you can use any. Rifles? Well, you can use any safe firearm which can be accurately shot from the shoulder, from a .22 to a .32 (8mm). We’re semi-auto and bolt-gun friendly. The important thing is that it works, so before you come to a shoot make sure you clean it, break it in (if need be), and lube it properly in preparation for the day. Due to the high cost of ammo, we recommend using a .22 for the training on Saturday and if the range you are shooting at has a long distance range, then bring your center fire rifle for that on Sunday.  

Appleseed is not caliber-specific. It doesn’t matter to us if you use .308, .30-06, .223, .22, 7.62×39, 8mm, .303 — they’re all fine. Marksmanship and caliber are independent of each other. If you’re a good marksman, you’ll be able to hit with any caliber. So, if you have an AR-15, SKS, or 10/22 please feel free to join us.

Due to a gun industry safety bulletin, .17HMR semi-autos are not recommended. 

Effective immediately the use of Smith and Wesson M&P 15/22’S at and Appleseed are hereby temporarily prohibited due to recent safety issues.

Every Appleseed is unique, and the actual number of rounds will be affected by the number of shooters, the amount of available daylight, the ranges hours of the site, the weather, the course of fire (COF) selected by the instructor, and whether there is a long-range component. For guidance, figure 150 rounds on Saturday, and 250 rounds on Sunday – but bring extra, just in case.

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CONTACT:  Mike Metzger 419-351-7426  for more information.


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Pictures are from the May 23rd 2012 shoot: