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Project Mapleseed - Private Youth Event - June 10th at Barrie District Hunt...
Sat, 10 June 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Join us at the at the Barrie District Hunters and Anglers Conservation Club for an educational day of youth marksmanship instruction with Project Mapleseed. A Project Mapleseed event is designed to provide structured and safe rifle fundamentals to hunters and shooters of all ages and provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills that benefits new and experienced shooters alike. For the new shooter we can teach you to use your rifle safely and also be able to hit your target. For the seasoned shooter we can teach you to shoot more accurately - even out to 500 yards.
The emphasis on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship within Project Mapleseed centers around traditional rifle marksmanship techniques using a rifle sling coupled with a concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA). Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled silhouette targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range only 25 meters (82 feet) long, while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.
The ultimate goal of a "Mapleseed" is to teach students to maintain a 4 minutes of angle (MOA) precision and accuracy, This translates into being able to put all shots into a 20 inch at 500 yards. Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score. The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points. This earns the coveted Rifleman’s Patch and is equivalent to scoring Expert on an Army qualification course.
What rifle and sights can I use?
Mapleseed participants are free to use whatever rifle they have or can borrow. The most common rifle is a magazine-fed, semi-automatic .22 rimfire with a scope. This provides new shooters with a low-cost, low-recoil training platform that allows them focus on fundaments. Magazine-fed rifles are usually recommended as there are mandatory mag changes during the qualification course of fire and is less complicated for new shooters. The action is typically less important than the magazine type and capacity.
Sighting mechanism are also up to the shooter. You are free to use whatever you prefer. We will cover sight alignment using all of the typical types.
Bottom line? Bring the rifle you have, the shooting fundamentals taught focus on the shooter not the rifle. The goal is to learn and have fun.
Note: Some events may be held on private land and as such will be limited to non-restricted rifles. Events with such limitations will be clearly identified.
Please note that there is currently a TEMPORARY BAN ON M&P 15/22 rifle use at Project Mapleseed Events
Temporary Ban on Smith & Wesson M&P 15/22 Rifles
The Project Mapleseed Instructor Group have received a rash of reports regarding safety issues with the Smith & Wesson M&P 15/22 at Project Appleseed events, including a shooter getting injured as a result of an out-of-battery discharge (see reports below).
As responsible Instructors, we have a duty to maintain safety at our events. If we know a rifle to be potentially unsafe, we shouldn’t allow it on the line at all. At this time the least risk course of action would be to exclude the Smith & Wesson M&P 15/22 from future events until Smith & Wesson formally investigates the problem and issues an official corrective action.
Project Mapleseed will refund registration / range fees in the event that an event is cancelled. Individual refunds will not be provided. Please ensure your availability prior to booking. Individuals who cannot make the event may transfer their registration to another individual.