Project Appleseed Weeklong “Rifleman Boot Camp” Marksmanship Clinic Offered in NC

Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed – Photo taken at the Revolutionary War Veterans Association home range in Ramseur, NC – 400 yards long distance shooting.
Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed

Ramseur, NC -( Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association and dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

The Revolutionary War Veterans Association is a non-profit organization operated by volunteer instructors. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans for our country’s freedom and independence.

Project Appleseed’s heritage program vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Modern listeners are confronted with the danger, the fear, and the heartbreaking separations that arose out of the choices made on April 19th, 1775. They are also reminded of the marksmanship skills and masterful organization that ultimately helped set the colonists on the path to success. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our ancestors as they began to set the stage for the nation we now enjoy.

The Project Appleseed weeklong “Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic will be held on Mar. 13-18 at the Revolutionary War Veterans Association home range, located at Willie Wright Rd & Royal Ridge Rd, Ramseur, NC 27316.

Registration begins at 8am. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m. each day.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights, a standard rifle and surplus ammo.

Instruction will be conducted on the firing range at multiple distances, including 25 yards, 100 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, and 400 yards. Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, and prone positions, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.

Well-renowned Project Appleseed senior instructor, Ken Tomblin, will give insightful and detailed instruction in both a classroom setting and during on-range practical training exercises throughout the weeklong event. Ken Tomblin regularly instructs at many 2-day Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship weekend events throughout Florida, usually about 30 events per year, and is a seasoned and notable rifle instructor. He has most recently been featured by the Florida media on the front page of the Pensacola News-Journal newspaper and on a live on-air morning newscast interview on Tallahassee ABC News – WTXL.

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Pensacola News-Journal newspaper: (front page news article, photo shoot, and video coverage):

Project Appleseed Rifleman Boot Camp participants need to bring: ear/eye protection, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, shooting jacket, elbow/knee pads, rain jacket, notebook, tools for rifles, packed food, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Free primitive camping and potable water is available on site. Many hotels are available within a short commute in both the Siler City and the Asheboro, NC, areas.

Two rifles will be needed for the event, a .22 caliber rifle and a center-fire rifle of choice. About 1000 rounds of .22 ammunition, plus 500 rounds of center-fire ammunition will be needed for the week.

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics
Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics

“Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic fees: 

  • Adults: $150
  • Youth under age 18: $50
  • Law enforcement and active duty military personnel are free

Directions to the Revolutionary War Veterans Association home range : From Ramseur, North Carolina – go South on NC Route 22, about 2 miles, then left on Old Siler City Rd. Go about 2 miles to a Stop sign. Proceed straight from Stop sign (Parks crossroads). Immediately turn right onto Willie Wright Rd. Go about one mile to the range entrance at the intersection of Willie Wright Rd. and Royal Ridge Rd. GPS: 35.686430, -79.597072

To register online, go to For more info, visit or contact Ken Tomblin at 850-668-0410 or email [email protected].

About Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA):

Appleseed and Libertyseed are projects of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization associated with the Congressionally chartered Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Founded in 2006, RWVA is a 100% volunteer organization committed to bringing the very best of traditional rifle marksmanship skills and the story of April 19th, 1775, to each and every American. To that end, they are conducting Appleseed events across the country on April 20-21, with an estimated 15,000 students this year alone. Appleseed Rifle Clinics are conducted in all 50 states throughout the year.

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