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Atterbury Appleseed After Action Report (AAR)

Written By: Bob - Jun• 25•13
Atterbury Appleseed student with M1 Garand

Atterbury Appleseed student with M1 Garand. All photos via bluedotredfield on Flickr.

Several weeks ago I helped to promote the June 15-16 Camp Atterbury Appleseed, a known-distance Appleseed where Wolf Arms brought thousands of rounds of ammunition for the 69 shooters, and IWI and Mach1 brought some very nice hardware for shooters to try out.

Wolf Performance Ammo (WPA) brought 250 rounds for each shooter.

Wolf Performance Ammo (WPA) brought 250 rounds for each shooter.

Wolf Performance Ammunition provided ammo for the event, and Appleseeders fired 9,000 rounds without single ammunition related stoppage.

Two IWI Tavors made an appearance, one mounted with a 1-4x variable scope, the other with an ACOG.

Two IWI Tavors made an appearance, one mounted with a 1-4x variable scope, the other with an ACOG. The third rifle is a Vepr.

VEPRs in either .308 Winchester or 7.62x54R.

Veprs = AKMs in .308 Winchester.

While many Appleseeds are shorter-range events focused at 25 yards, on smaller ranges, Camp Atterbury is a military range and shooters were able to fire at actual distances. Judging by the pictures, they seem to have eaten it up.

Appleseeder with scoped AR-15

Appleseeder with scoped AR-15

AR-15s seem to be the dominant centerfire rifle type at most Appleseed events. Their inherent accuracy, low recoil impulse, relatively inexpensive ammunition, and modular design enables shooters to custom-tailor the rifle to fit their needs. As Appleseed is a Civilian Marksmanship Program-affiliated club, is comes as no surprise that the classic M1 Garand also always makes a strong showing.

Appleseeders listening to marksmanship instruction.

Appleseeders listening to marksmanship instruction.

Appleseeders listening to history, perhaps one of the strikes, or one of the colorful "dangerous old men" stories.

Appleseeders listening to history, perhaps one of the colorful “dangerous old men” stories.

Appleseeders coming to the firing the line.

Appleseeders coming to the firing the line.

If you’re interested in seeing more pictures from the shoot and the AAR from the folks who were there, head on over to the Appleseed forum. It looks like it was a great event.

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2 Comments

  1. alanstorm says:

    Atterbury Appleseed After Action Report?

    shouldn’t that be AAAAR? Pronounced in pirate fashion?

  2. SonofLiberty says:

    I live in the mid-atlantic, near n.c. and would love to be able to stretch the legs of my. 308 M1. Maybe some day.