It was really really fun, and I am really really tired! Appleseed Colorado Coordinators Jim and Kim Heath did a marvelous job, Colorado Rifle Club is a super venue and the weather was just amazing. Not to mention a great group of instructors and participants.
It's going to make a great SHOOTING GALLERY!
The Spike's/JP .22 AR may be the best .22 rifle I've every shot. Certainly among the top 3. I did the quick sight-in on Saturday AM at 25 yards from prone off a rolled up jacket. Ammo was CCI Tactical. The final "reference" group was a single hole 5-shot group (I'll post the pix tomorrow). My earlier generation Fowler/Pride 3-9X .22 scope is a world class scope...I've got a bunch of .22 scopes around the Secret Hidden Bunker, and the F/P is simply in another league.
How did I shoot?
My best tally was 216 out of 250 possible points on the Appleseed AQT, which (barely) got me over the necessary 210 points for the "Rifleman" patch. I had some trouble with the sitting position so I decided to go to kneeling for that shooting string. I threw away some points on the off-hand 10 shots, which surprised me because I'd been shooting the off-hand really well in practice. But I made it up on the final prone stage, which is pretty much my strength.
I cannot say enough good things about the Project Appleseed. This is one event that every shooter should attend!