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bigry26

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Went out shooting today and after I rung the gong 2x my 13 year old son says dad can I try it :D his first time shooting my 338 lapua and shooting over 200 yards he rung it 2 out of 5 shotsgun)Dad was pretty proud
 

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One thing about kids is that they haven't spent twenty or thirty years thinking something was impossible so they aren't afraid to try.

Congrats to you both.
 

rscott5028

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Great job dad!

You must be doing something right. Keep up the good work.

And, get the boy a gun that's a little more enjoyable/economical to shoot so that he doesn't develop a flinch.

-- Richard
 

bigry26

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He has his own 270 win and a hot rod 10-22 that he shoots all the time. He is a big kid so he can handle the recoil pretty well. At 13 he is 5'8" and about 150. Ryan
 

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Good for you! Love shootin' with the kids. Thier excitement and enthusiasm is rewarding.
 

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One thing about kids is that they haven't spent twenty or thirty years thinking something was impossible so they aren't afraid to try.

Congrats to you both.

Or everyone else telling them that they can't or shoudn't shoot that far. My kids are the same way with my RUM at 1K. It's like, what's the big deal dad?! Give me more ammo!
 

4xforfun

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Gotta love kids with guns!!

My youngest PETA member started shooting my does for me at about 200 yards when he was 6 years old. He used my Rem VS in 220 swift. After a few years I had gotten that gun rebarreled with a Brux Dasher tube. At ten we went out to the range to do a little shooting. We never just went out to shoot...always just that one shot a year at the deer. I figured we could streach things out a little, so I had him shoot a group off of the bi pod at 300....5 shot group.... 3/4 inch. I got fairly excited over the deal.....his responce.....you got it..."whats the big deal dad". Anyway...that year he shot his (my) doe at 517 yards. At 11 I started to take him to mid range "F" classs shoots. Last year we did one of the IBS 1000yd 2 day shoots in Harris. He did great...pit duty and all. He did real well last year with my 6.5 WSSM in "F" class. I usually fireform brass for my Dasher at the "F" class shoots, so I let him shoot my "good" gun.

Kids with guns.......:D
 

grit

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Gotta love kids with guns!!

My youngest PETA member started shooting my does for me at about 200 yards when he was 6 years old. He used my Rem VS in 220 swift. After a few years I had gotten that gun rebarreled with a Brux Dasher tube. At ten we went out to the range to do a little shooting. We never just went out to shoot...always just that one shot a year at the deer. I figured we could streach things out a little, so I had him shoot a group off of the bi pod at 300....5 shot group.... 3/4 inch. I got fairly excited over the deal.....his responce.....you got it..."whats the big deal dad". Anyway...that year he shot his (my) doe at 517 yards. At 11 I started to take him to mid range "F" classs shoots. Last year we did one of the IBS 1000yd 2 day shoots in Harris. He did great...pit duty and all. He did real well last year with my 6.5 WSSM in "F" class. I usually fireform brass for my Dasher at the "F" class shoots, so I let him shoot my "good" gun.

Kids with guns.......:D

Enjoyed this post. I remember my son scoring a first round hit on a milk jug at 1200 yards. He was nine. To him, it's just how we shoot. Interesting to imagine where this will lead in twenty years. The sport's growing and changing rapidly.
 

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