Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic

Sep 22, 2023 at 06:31 am by WGNS News

CHAPEL HILL, TN - In today’s world of 24-hour news cycles, changing technologies and push-button gratification, it is a challenge to stay connected to the values that our great country was built on. Robert Wadley, the Tennessee State Coordinator of Project Appleseed told WGNS in an email, “Ideals such as integrity, commitment and personal responsibility are what founding fathers relied on to win our independence and to then make America a great nation.” Project Appleseed, a  501(c) (3) non-profit reported their organization is dedicated to keeping these timeless values alive. 

Project Appleseed is a fast-growing educational community of dedicated volunteers. Wadley said in a news release, “We promote civic responsibility through the teaching of colonial history and the American traditions of rifle marksmanship. Even after all of these years, there is much to be learned from our forefathers’ examples of perseverance, commitment and civic virtue. With a full calendar of shooting clinics and events Project Appleseed is here to make sure these timeless principles live on for generations to come.” 


The cost for this two day clinic is $75 for adults and $30 for youth under the age of 18. There are also discounts for law enforcement, active and reserve military and guard… and more. 

The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on October 7-8 at Strategic Edge Rifle Range, at 2613 Hwy 270, Chapel Hill, TN 37034. 

  • Directions: 1.5 Miles east of US 31A and TN 270 on TN 270. 
  • Registration begins at 8am.   
  • The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m. 

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards.  Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history. 

Participants are asked to bring their own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Both centerfire and rimfire rifles are allowed. About 500 rounds of ammunition is needed. 

To register online, go to Or for more information, contact the Tennessee State Coordinator at or (731) 695-2147.


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