Project Appleseed Ohio

Project Appleseed Announces 2021 Schedule of Ohio Events

As spring approaches, the Appleseed trail will soon start back up and we will begin building another group of Riflemen here in Ohio.

For those who don't know about the Appleseed Project, we are a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and combines this with a series of presentations on our shared heritage as Riflemen and Riflewomen.

Appleseed started thirteen years ago with the goal to reawaken America to the fading art of rifle marksmanship. We do that by teaching the fundamentals of field marksmanship and by sharing with our attendees the story of April 19, 1775.

Paul Revere's ride, the events on Lexington Green, the engagement at the North Bridge, all have profound lessons for all of us on our shared marksmanship heritage and the price of liberty. Attending an Appleseed event will reacquaint you with our shared heritage and provide you with the rifle skills necessary to pass this heritage on to the next generation.

Our two-day events are staffed by skilled instructors who will share with you the skills needed to consistently hit targets out to 500 yards. Bring what you want to shoot. Open sights, scopes, centerfire or rim fire, we work with what our students bring.

Most of our work is done at 25 meters. Saturday at an Appleseed is heavy on instructions and drills. All this leads up to the Appleseed Qualification Test, the infamous AQT.

Our AQTs are a four-stage test to challenge your skills. We put you under some time pressure and ask you to execute 40 shots on targets that simulate ranges from 100-400 yards. It takes 210 points out of a possible 250 for you achieve your Rifleman's patch and to leave with the pride of knowing that you are carrying on the great American Rifleman tradition.

Our events are open to all regardless of your skill levels. Youth are welcome as long as they can be safe on our line. We have worked with attendees from 8 to 80. Whether you are new to rifle marksmanship or are looking for a tune-up on your skills, we encourage you to join us for a weekend.

I can guarantee you will leave with a new appreciation for your skills, your country and the value of liberty.

Our 2020 schedule is available at and we encourage you to come check us out. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

All of us at Appleseed would like to thank the Buckeye Firearms Association for supporting our program.

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