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Thread: Kids first target shoot

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    Kids first target shoot

    So shortly after I brought home a new H&R single shot .223 my kids quickly adopted the rifle as "their gun". (God knows what they have told their teachers!)

    In any case I said we would go out sometime soon and shoot some targets. This resulted in hearing the same line everyday last week "Oh Daddy I can't wait to go shooting at poppas". So last weekend we made it happen. The kids kicked into gear after I explained we needed a couple of targets to shoot at. Using their own ideas this is what they came up with:

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    I set them up at 25 yards and using some Sub-sonic .223 rounds I gave them there first shots. (After I checked everything with one shot first)
    Kids got all safety geared, glasses and earmuffs (Spot the townie kids, earmuffs on backwards )
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    Jess (7) was first and she got into position.
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    I think she missed the first shot and the second shot (with a bit of extra steadying from Daddys hand) hit a bulls eye!
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    So Brady had a crack and got on target also
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    Next was the deer target.

    Jess did pretty well almost hitting two head shots
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    Then Brady hit a dead centre on the Deer. When we go up there he exclaimed "Look I got it right in the heart."
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    Member stug's Avatar
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    Oxford, Canterbury
    Love it! My kids like shooting my NEF 17HMR. I find balloons really good targets, they can instantly see if they hit, clay pigeons are also good. (lying against a bank obviously not thrown)

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    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Brilliant. Marksmen in the making
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Good stuff Vapor my kids love having a go with the pee rifle but dont think they quite get the concept of aiming yet. Dont have a in between rifle for them but no doubt I will have to get one soon.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Fisher and Hunter leathel's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    great to see the kids getting in to it
    Fishing ... Hunting its all good

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    Shut up and Shoot
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    Upper Hutt
    Well done, you have made it fun and safe. We will have to put you forward for a dad of the year award.



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