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proud dad (or 2 new reloaders)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by taraquian, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. taraquian

    taraquian Member

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    So of all the things I have done this is the one my girls want to help with. the youngest (8) is cleaning primer pockets, while her sister (11) is seating bullets.

    The 8 yr old helped me work up the loads, showed her grandad how to set up and make rounds, the went to the range and fire her rounds. She the helped police brass and wanted to start the load we selected from our workup. I just asked for a new press so I can load some :D

    look for the post with her shooting the AR:eek: in rifle when I get the pics from my dad.
     

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  2. 351 WINCHESTER

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    They used to call that slave labor. It's good to teach them early and well.

    Happy new year.
     
  3. taraquian

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    I feel kinda like Huck Finn painting the fence. I am a firm believer in "hook 'em while they're young", that's why they both have rifles. The young one is a pretty good shot too!

    Now how do I get them to go play with dolls so I get to use my press?:evil:
     
  4. rfwobbly

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    Give them a GI Joe doll. :D


    You've actually done well for yourself. One case feeder; one bullet feeder !!

    Congrats.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    All kidding aside, any time spent with your children is time very well spent and an investment in their future. I can't wipe the smile off my fact because of those pictures. I'm very happy for you and them!
     
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    Nice pics! No chillens around anymore to help out. I taught my poodle to use my 1050 (they're damn smart) my only problem is he shoots all of his ammo and some of mine :)
     
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    That's awesome. It made me smile seeing those pictures. As my three little helpers are fast asleep in bed right now.

    I have three daughters myself, 8,5 and 3. The three old gets to turn the tumbler on for me and put the brass in the buckets. My 5 yo gets to clean primer pockets and helps sort into headstamps and my 8 yo deprimes, chamfers and deburrs for me. The oldest has her own rifle, and just got the 5yo a BB gun for her 5th birthday. It's great quality time with the daughters isn't it?
     
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    I hate to be a safety Sally but lets not forget that primers are made of lead styphenate.
    Make sure the little ones are not putting their fingers in their mouths, have a tumbler with a cover which minimizes lead dust and wash their hand with a good soap after they finish.

    I think the best solution is a wet tumbler which minimizes the exposure to lead.

    Congrats on your precious little helpers.
     
  9. RugerBob

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    Thats awesome to get them to help you. My grandkids help some. At least hang out with me in the loading room. My grand daughter usually bells all my brass. She does well, go to 'extreme' bottom I tell her. My grand son is 4 and likes the single stage press, he sits in a chair , pulls lever down to his mouth and says ' may I take your order plaese', lol, hope thats not an insight for his future. I usually tell him 'I'll take a happy meal with extra happy please '. We seem to enjoy it.
     
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    When they start dateing you wont need to be worried, because they can tell their little boyfriends "Hey i reload ammo, and my dad has the gun" hahaha

    I always like to see the kids start out in reloading. I wish i would have started out a lot younger than what I did. oh well, im makeing up for it now.
     
  11. jwrowland77

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    +1 amen a 1000 times. LOL
     
  12. kerreckt

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    Reloading and shooting with my two sons(my only kids) is the best part of my life. I can't talk or even think about it without starting to tear up. Yea, I'm a macho guy....you bet.
     
  13. MarshallDodge

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    Cool pics.

    If they are running the press then I recommend getting them some safety glasses. We wouldn't want those pretty little eyes getting hurt. ;)
     
  14. MARKMALL

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    I can remember when my daughter was that age. She used to love to help me reload. Now all she wants to do is shoot the ammo that I load.
     
  15. taraquian

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    DOH! I didn't even notice they weren't wearing thier glasses. I even got them some smaller ones that fit them for the range. Thanks marshall.

    Hope everyone has a great new year
     
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