Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree3Likes
  • 3 Post By Vapour

Thread: Kids first target shoot

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    278

    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:

    Name:  IMG_20120915_092004.jpg
Views: 203
Size:  84.2 KB

    Name:  IMG_20120915_093243.jpg
Views: 216
Size:  76.2 KB

    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 )
    Name:  IMG_20120915_091929.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  107.4 KB

    Jess (7) was first and she got into position.
    Name:  IMG_20120915_092156.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  88.2 KB

    I think she missed the first shot and the second shot (with a bit of extra steadying from Daddys hand) hit a bulls eye!
    Name:  IMG_20120915_093008.jpg
Views: 223
Size:  106.2 KB

    So Brady had a crack and got on target also
    Name:  IMG_20120915_092758.jpg
Views: 222
Size:  109.4 KB

    Next was the deer target.

    Jess did pretty well almost hitting two head shots
    Name:  IMG_20120915_093457.jpg
Views: 231
Size:  101.8 KB

    Then Brady hit a dead centre on the Deer. When we go up there he exclaimed "Look I got it right in the heart."
    Name:  IMG_20120915_093700.jpg
Views: 228
Size:  107.0 KB
    Kiwi Greg, R93 and Dougie like this.
    Being over gunned is under rated.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Vapour2209

  2. #2
    Member stug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oxford, Canterbury
    Posts
    3,654
    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)

  3. #3
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    29,117
    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

  4. #4
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    21,248
    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.

  5. #5
    Fisher and Hunter leathel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Waikato.
    Posts
    792
    great to see the kids getting in to it
    Fishing ... Hunting its all good

  6. #6
    Shut up and Shoot
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Upper Hutt
    Posts
    124
    Well done, you have made it fun and safe. We will have to put you forward for a dad of the year award.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. DIY steel 'gong' target
    By Gutshot in forum Shooting
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 12-12-2019, 02:11 PM
  2. Field Target Shooting Competition
    By Gillie in forum Shooting
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 06-12-2012, 08:11 PM
  3. Savage 308 Gong / target gun
    By Philipo in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-09-2012, 12:31 AM
  4. 22-250 std profile, 22-250 Bull barrel or target 308 ?
    By leathel in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23-05-2012, 08:34 AM
  5. Target pistol shooting... anyone ?
    By LyonRuge in forum Shooting
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 31-01-2012, 07:11 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!