Beginners luck 1

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by yotehunter73, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. yotehunter73

    yotehunter73 Active Member

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    My son turned 12 this year and is legal to hunt big game in Wyoming. He is a small guy so I borrowed a Weatherby 243 youth model from a friend. He told me he got it in a trade and wasn't sure how it shot. My first thought was, "Great, I borrowed a canoe paddle!" After shooting it at 100 and 300, I realized this rifle was a tack driver! I turned my son loose with it at my friend's ranch; he shot at 200 and 300 ringing a 12 inch gong every time. Much to our surprise there were no White tail does around and that's all we had tags for. Not wanting his hunt to be a total bust, we hit the Dog town!. After a few nice shots at 200 he was sure he could stretch it out there. I was on the spotting scope as he said, "See that one out there by the fence?" I said," Yes, he's at 390 yards." He said "I got him." I giggled to myself and settled into my spotting scope. The first shot was low and left. I gave him the the correction and he fired again. It was still a little low and left. I gave him another verbal correction and he added a little more Kentucky windage. He squeezed the trigger and the gun shouted!....The dog tipped over and rolled down the hill. As the spotter, I yelled "Hit!", even though I couldn't believe it! My only hope is that he carries on his shooting prowess...... the kid is not just another pretty face! He's good at this stuff!! Nice shot Buddy!
     

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  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    HA! That's quite the accomplishment and trophy for a 12yo.gun)

    I gotta warn you though it could get very expensive from here on out. My addiction started with pairie dog hunting about 40 years ago!
     

  3. yotehunter73

    yotehunter73 Active Member

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    Yeah I can see the writing on the wall! however I believe its cheaper than bail money! Shooting keeps our kids out of trouble!
     
  4. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations EJ!!:)

    Next time you come out we'll have to try and get you into the 500 yd club.
     
  5. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. My son is only 3 but all he talks about is going and shooting bear and deer with me. I can't wait to get him out. Congratulations to your son and you
     
  6. yotehunter73

    yotehunter73 Active Member

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    Thanks Shane. I know hes looking forward to it.

    Thanks Pyro the best part of hunting and shooting is being able to share it your kids.