Took my 8 yr old out for his first time with a centerfire rifle today...he had done well with a 22 so he got his first crack with a 6.5 creedmoor (braked). He wasn’t flinching at all and didn’t act scared. At 100 he was doing well, then we painted the steel and put on some Shoot N See stickers that cover prior holes. He hit each of them (or very close to them...hard to tell as they flew off after being hit) on his final two 100yd shots. So decided to go to 200, he did well, so went to 300, then 500. I had no intention of doing that but he shot well and asked if he could go out farther...I wanted to make it as fun as possible. Here are his shots at 200, 300, and 500 (he is holding up fingers for the yardage). This was with a bipod and rear bag...next time will be getting him used to shooting with less than ideal set up like he will find hunting. Nothing too hard, and I will let him shoot some off bipod and bag if needed to keep his confidence up. He is 1000% excited after today, which is great to see. Assuming he continues to shoot well and continues to show good safety procedures he will go deer hunting this fall, but will shoot at 150 and in or so, or as his practice dictates. Nothing at distance.