Gotta brag a little, proud Dad moment

John Klingenberg

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
617
Location
Michigan
You just hosed yourself. Now you'll be be buying guns for the kids, and ammo, and scopes. Your fun budget just went to 50%. Then that other youngin will have to out do older brother and your budget drops to 25%. Ask me how I know. Lol. Good job! Its special when they share your passion for something. Kids are the best!
 

Tex_Hunter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2011
Messages
202
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
You and I are at the same point, my 9yr old connected on steel with my 6.5 Creedmoor a little over a month ago and still talks about it non-stop.

Here’s my experience/work so far on getting a rifle set up for mine:
I found a Manners MCS-CS with an adjustable cheek riser on Snipers Hide, it’s the absolute perfect youth stock, and now deciding on caliber; 22 Creedmoor is very high on the list.

My main issue (dont know if you’ve had a similar one with yours) is that anything with a barrel longer than 16” is pretty much going to have to be shot off a rest until he gets bigger. The Creedmoors (22, 6, and 6.5) all seem to perform better than you would expect in a 16-18” barrel, but I’m also thinking of just going 308win and then downloading it until he grows into it. Other idea I have been batting around is doing a Rem-age so that we could swap the barrel to something more powerful as he grows into it.

Either way, congrats to your little man, he’s never going to forget this moment.
 

Sykes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2014
Messages
1,001
Location
Northern Co
You and I are at the same point, my 9yr old connected on steel with my 6.5 Creedmoor a little over a month ago and still talks about it non-stop.

Here’s my experience/work so far on getting a rifle set up for mine:
I found a Manners MCS-CS with an adjustable cheek riser on Snipers Hide, it’s the absolute perfect youth stock, and now deciding on caliber; 22 Creedmoor is very high on the list.

My main issue (dont know if you’ve had a similar one with yours) is that anything with a barrel longer than 16” is pretty much going to have to be shot off a rest until he gets bigger. The Creedmoors (22, 6, and 6.5) all seem to perform better than you would expect in a 16-18” barrel, but I’m also thinking of just going 308win and then downloading it until he grows into it. Other idea I have been batting around is doing a Rem-age so that we could swap the barrel to something more powerful as he grows into it.

Either way, congrats to your little man, he’s never going to forget this moment.
The manners compact is the first stock I thought of and would like to go that route I think. And agree a nice short 18" or so would be ideal. Time to sell some stuff haha
 

Outdrmn

Active Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2009
Messages
34
Location
Eastern Wa
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....View attachment 195170
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
Great shooting young man! So great to see this way of life still being taught to the next generation.
 

Sockeye66

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2020
Messages
110
Location
Washington
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....View attachment 195170
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
Doesn't get better than that, future hunting partner(s), and better yet, meat packers!
 

redneckdan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2007
Messages
241
Location
MN Iron Range
I'd go with a .223 REM and have him shoot the hell out of it. Setup with the 69 or 77smk, find a ball powder it likes and you'll be able to crank out quality ammo on a dillon to feed the monster you have created. Also, this is most definitely not a laser and he will get practice dialing and calling wind.
 

arch408

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2012
Messages
271
Yeah, don't golfers shoot a birdy and occainional eagle? Just kidding! See if you can him a child size rifle or cut one down for him. You can always restock it when he out grows it.
 

ronstone09

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2010
Messages
348
Location
portland, oregon
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....View attachment 195170
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
Great for you dad ! You were probably as excited as your son
 

Buck1970

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2019
Messages
98
Location
DeKalb Texas
That is awesome, never miss the chances to brag on them. My little 6 year old will be 18!in July. Graduating from high school this week. I hate to say, but we aren’t as close as we used to be, the rifle has given over to the shotgun( dang ducks), and all of his free time is spent with a cute little blond. Enjoy them while you can.
Great positive thread!
 

Trending threads

Top