My 10 year old showed me up today

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  1. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Took my 10 year old son out shooting today to get ready for his upcoming cow elk hunt. We made sure he got the 6.5 Sherman zeroed at 100 yards and then set up on the target I had set up. I thought I had set it up at 600 yards but it ended up at 640 yards which is fine. My kid got set up and shot one round. I saw that it was low by a bit so I told him to let the barrel cool between shots but shoot two more. He did so and produced a nice 3” group so I knew it wasn’t him. I got to looking at my ballistic app to see what was wrong and somehow the app had that I zeroed 1.5” high at 100 yards which gave me lower elevation readings. I can’t figure out how it happened because I always zero dead on at 100 yards. The only thing that I can think of is that something happened on one of the updates.

    But we got it figured out. We had two rounds left and I decided to challenge him to a 1 rd shot each and whoever gets closer to the 3” bullseye wins. Below is the results. He shot 1.5” away from the center and I was 2.4” away. He was pretty excited and I was pretty excited for him. Deep down inside the competitive side of me wanted to wrestle him to the ground haha.

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  2. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    Purty good shoot’n! Hopefully, you can pick up a few tips! ;) memtb
     
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  3. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    Noce shooting, the grasshopper outshoots the master, nothing wrong with that. Great job dad!
     
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  4. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    Haha that's awesome. At least it was your son and not your hunting buddy.
     
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  5. Arapaho

    Arapaho Active Member

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    I love it when my child puts shots on target against anyone, including myself. It means you did your job with the teaching portion.
     
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  6. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! I love it when my little ones show me up!! It’s also humbling
    Darrin
     
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  7. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    Lol congrats Dad. This is just the beginning. Keep your bluff in as long as you can. ;)
     
  8. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing like young eyes!
     
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  9. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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    Now, teach him to comp for that right hand twist bullet crawl. :)
     
  10. bowhunter123456789

    bowhunter123456789 Well-Known Member

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    Atta boy dad , you and your son will remember that for a long time.
     
  11. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed...I got a 6 year old that can shoot a 22...when he gets to be 10....I'm going to worry...

    Yeah congrats those young eyes and those young take chances attitudes get it done...but I bet dad still can offer sage advice on how to do a few things!