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Project Appleseed rifle clinic offered Aug. 24-25

CHANNING — On Aug. 24 and 25, the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club will host a Project Appleseed rifle clinic, marking Project Appleseed’s sixth time coming to the club.

The event is open to youth and adults of all ages and abilities and is held rain or shine. Shooting will be done at simulated targets at 25 meters. Rifles of all calibers are welcome though most participants chose to use the less-expensive .22lr caliber. Some loaner equipment is available if coordinated ahead.

Project Appleseed started in 2006 and since then has trained over 120,000 American patriots in all 50 states. Along with top-notch rifle marksmanship training the program also has a focus on Revolutionary War history.

The events of April 19, 1775, at Lexington Green and Concord, Massachusetts, are covered extensively. The story of the first shots of freedom of the “new world” is delivered by the instructors and storytellers. Paul Revere’s ride and the orders given at the North Bridge are brought to life in remembrance of those that stood tall in defense of American freedoms still enjoyed today.

Attendees will learn the proper use and safety of their rifle. They will also be trained in the standing, kneeling/seated, and prone position. Sighting in using mils, clicks, and inches is covered extensively, to include minutes of angle.

Proper use of the sling while shooting is one of the many staples of this program. Many competition shooters have seen their scores increase dramatically after attending this training.

To sign up, or for more information, go to www.appleseedinfo.org.

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