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Took granddaugter shootin today.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by billybob, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. billybob

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    FIRST TIME!!!! She is 11. I set up a sandstone rock for a target an the darn kid kept hitting it. So I set up a .38 special case....and....well.... da pitcher sorta speaks fer itself.

    THIS kid is gonna get into a junior marksmanship program. I was stunned. Very focused and the gun did not fit her at all. But the reflexes and the trigger control are just perfect.

    Now....what's a good junior TARGET grade rifle that is light? I do NOT want to put a heavy gun on her til she gets some more lead downrange.

    Grampaw's happy!!!

    Oh yeah, it was OFFHAND....standing.... no rest. AAARRRGH!!!!

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    You have an Annie Oakley in the family
     
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    Was she more that 3" away from the case? :neener:

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    Check out the CZ line of .22LR. In particular, the CZ 452 Scout. Its built for smaller shooters, and the CZ .22's are flat-out tack drivers...
     
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    The Ruger 10/22:D Just stay away from Federal AE 22 ammo because it's:barf:
     
  7. billybob

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    Wasn't far. Just enough to make it hard to see. I would guess 20-25 feet.

    She wanted me to drill it for a keychain and she's wearing it in the picture.

    :)
     
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    Looking at buying a .22 for grandchild use. There is a small single shot .22 new on the market for $180 that would be perfect for a 4 or 5 year old. The thing is about half the size of a normal .22
     
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    Kids are natural shooters. No preconcieved macho ideas. They have the vision and hand/eye coordination to do well. Start them on .22 so they don't learn to fear recoil and you can move them up gradually to bigger guns.

    I think rifle marksmanship should be a mandatory class for kids in the 10-12 year old category. They are young enough to take instruction without the teen angst attitude and old enough to remember and follow safety rules. I'd even provide a new rifle and ammo for the program if I could get the school board to allow it.
     
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    I bet that was a fun day! The grin on her face was still showing it. It's funny how kids just seem to take to shooting.

    I've got two grandchildren, a boy and a girl. I'm looking forward to that "first day" with them at the range. :D

    Mark.
     
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    I love seeing our sport being renewed with young people keeping up with the tradition.
    Great job!......no not you billybob.......HER!!
    My GRANDson is 3 years old and I am looking forward to us spending some time shooting!
    You did well Grandpa, uh billybob!
     
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