Independence Day (July 5-6) Payson, Arizona Appleseed
Ladies and Gentlemen, you've heard of these shoots on this forum. Now, those of you in the Phoenix/Payson/Show Low/Camp Verde/Winslow area have the opportunity to participate in an Appleseed Shoot.
Over the weekend of July 5th and 6th, you have the opportunity to be immersed in the tradition of the American Rifleman and the epic history of our country's founding in 1775.
You'll learn about the great personal sacrifices made by men and women of the day, the chain of events that led to our Declaration of Independence, and how the role of the American Rifleman played into that great saga.
You'll also put approximately 400 rounds down-range in an instructional course that will teach you to fire your rifle from real positions, accurately, and to be effective with your rifle out to the "Rifleman's Quarter Mile."
The best part of all, though, is you'll spend the Independence Day weekend with other Americans who have a deep respect for the sacrifices made by those 18th century patriots, and wish to preserve the memories of those who stood for us today.
For more information or to sign up:
Payson is a great place to visit for Phoenicians looking to escape the summer heat of the Valley below. camping is available as well as hotels.
The Tonto Rim Sports Club was gracious enough to offer their range for this event, and we get to use a quality NRA High Power range with sun shade for the event.
Directions to the range:
From Phoenix, drive North on Highway 87 (Beeline Highway). Keep an eye out for milepost 248... it's about 2 miles just south of Payson city limits. Drive 0.6 miles north of milepost 248 and turn right onto Forest Road 208. The range is approximately 1.8 miles down the road.
From Payson, drive south on Highway 87. At milepost 249, go about 0.4 miles to the left-turn cutout in the highway and turn left onto Forest Road 208. The range is approximately 1.8 miles down the road.
For more info, feel free to send me a PM via this forum, or visit one of the above links.
I hope to see you there.