I decided it was time to talk my wife into going shooting with me. She likes to shoot .22 pistols and such so I knew I had just the right rifle to get her started. My little .222 Remington w/40 btips at 3550fps produce about 2 ft lbs of kick. Perfect for her to learn the basics. She didn't want to shoot paper because it doesn't make a "ding" sound. After a little bit of coaching from me, I had her flip the bipod on the hood of my truck and practice aiming and dry firing my light 2lb trigger on the distant 8" gong 250 yards away. I figured this was far enough out that the bullets would'nt go through my steel. She asked me if this "little gun" even shot that far, ha ha ha. After she dry fired the trigger and got use to it she loaded up the magazine with 5 shells. I told her to put the crosshaird dead on and barely squeeze the trigger untill it goes off. Her first shot was high and to the right. I told her it was ok and to shoot again, but try to be a little bit more steady and barely squeeze the trigger. I asked her if she was jerking the trigger instead of squeezing and she said that she was. I told her not to do that or you'll never hit anything that way. The 2nd shot she settled in, with the bipod over the hood of my pick up, and I"ll be danged if she didn't wack that 250yard gong on her 2nd shot ever shooting a centerfire rifle. She was excited, I was excited for her. She still had 3 shells, and by now she had the biggest grin on her face I've seen for quite some time. I told her to finish off those 3 shells. She proceeded to hit that gong her last 3 shots. So all in all, she was 4-5 at 250 yards her first time ever shooting. I told her that is something to be happy about. She had a fun time and hopefully I can get her to come shooting with me more often. I might even have a new hunting partner out of it one day!!