Raton, NM Appleseed May 9 – 10 – UnKnown Distance – Coors Range
This is an Advanced UnKnown Distance event. Previous Appleseed attendance is required.
Imagine yourself in wild high mountain country near Raton, New Mexico, where the bright starry nights look like day.
Reminisce back to the days when Ute raiding parties rode over the mesas.
Back to when legendary mountain men like Jim Bridger and Kit Carson knew every trail between Raton and Santa Fe.
The NRAWC’s world-famous, private, prestigious Coors Range. Located just off Interstate Highway 25 at New Mexico Exit 446. Turn west onto State Highway 64. The NRA Whittington Center is 4 miles down the road on the right side. GPS: 36.773572,-104.485840
Lodging/Camping: Tent, Rooms, Cabins & RV facilities at the NRAWC.
It’s cheaper and more beautiful than in town! Book Early!!
Call or see info about housing/camping here.
Motels are in Raton 15 minutes away. Cheapest motels (average 65-70 bucks a nite.) are Casa Lemus, Raton Motor Lodge, Microtel Inn and Suites, Super 8, Quality Inn, Travelodge, Raton Pass Motor Inn and Rodeway Inn.
Many will give a 10% discount if you say you are shooting at the WC. BOOK EARLY!
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The advanced CENTERFIRE ONLY course below require previous attendance of at least one of our standard 2 day Appleseed event. It is strongly encouraged that the shooter has attained “Expert” status on our 25 Yard AQT. Limited to 10 shooters. NO WALK ONS. Please contact us if you have any questions.
1.) Our UKD-Unknown Distance course offers a very realistic dynamic for the Rifleman. It puts into action the “Primary Tasks of a Rifleman”. A concept simply talked about in our 2 day class. We will actually detect, range and shoot complex and hidden targets in canyons, open fields, and in shaded woods among the high country buttes. Distances vary from 100-1123 yards.
Bring your bolt or semi-auto rifle of 338 or less. Scopes or iron sights will work, but at this course scoped (with a MIL-DOT or MIL or MOA based marks) bolt actions will do best! Have your rifle zeroed at 25 yards! This is a NON-AQT, field expedient course. In addition the usual items listed above, bring a small pack, rangefinder, binoculars (10×50 work best), pen notepad, and a calculator plus the usual Rifleman essentials. We will shoot about 300 rounds of ammo.
We will shoot the 1125 yard White Buffalo at the Silhouette Range too!!
NOTE: NO Magnum cartridges or 223 diameter bullets to be shot at the White Buffalo!
Sorry – no free tickets available for this event.
NOTE: All APPLESEED SHOOTERS MUST PAY THE $25 PRIVATE DAILY RANGE FEE FOR COOPER AND COORS RANGES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU PURCHASED A WHITTINGTON CENTER PASS! THE WC PASS IS ONLY FOR PUBLIC USE RANGES.
Useful Links to a previous UKD event: https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=56789.0
And our April 19th event: https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=55759.0
8:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
Most Appleseeds run from about 8:30am to 5:00pm. Please get there a little early for registration, signing waivers, and getting setup.
Raton, NM – NRA Whittington Center – Coors Range