Gotta brag a little, proud Dad moment

Sykes

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My father in law and I were out shooting my 6mm creedmoor a little today, getting some 700 yard practice in and was just finishing up when my oldest boy Blake asked to look through the scope. He shoots his .22 a bunch and is getting real good at killing golfers. He got behind the rifle prone and quickly found the steel plate at 350 yards. I asked him if he could reach the trigger and told him to dry fire on target. All looked good so I asked him if he wanted to shoot one and of course he did! I loaded a round for him, put it on safe and when he said he was ready and on target I flipped the safety off and....20200523_110728.jpg
When he heard the impact on the plate he went nuts! He's 6 and off to a good start. He will be out shooting me very soon I think
 

rsbhunter

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That is GREAT!!!! Start getting the parts together for his rifle.....maybe start with a Savage short action, a criterion bbl in 6br.....plenty of reach for distance, light recoil, and your set up for bullets in 6mm... take lots of video and pictures......you will relive those moments forever....congratulations....rsbhunter
 

PAGSDIII701

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We have been discussing building him one, hes excited about it. I'm thinking a 22 creedmoor or a 224 Valkyrie bolt gun. The Valkyrie would give longer barrel life and less recoil, might be the ticket! Or may just set him up with a good .223 for now
I’d say .223, then a .224 Valkyrie 👍🏻
 

rsbhunter

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True, 22's (centerfires) are great first guns....you sound like you've put some thought into it....I can't imagine the pride he will feel when he shoots a rifle that " me and my dad built". Just get ready to help all the other dads build one for their son's and daughters.....glad we have parents out there that spend time teaching skills and values that can't be learned from a game controller...rsbhunter
 

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