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#1 Haywood

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:56 PM

For my daughters 12th birthday this year I bought her a Ruger 10/22 and today she finally got to go out and shoot it. I took my daughter and my niece out, gave them a butt load of information and a few stern warnings of how my old First Sergeant cured numbskulls of having their finger on the trigger before you were ready to shoot. After our talk I let them have at it, my daughter on her Ruger and my niece on my single shot. My daughter got a little frustrated at first because my old .22 is scoped and hers isn't (I'm teaching her how to use iron sights before I let her scope it) and my niece was doing pretty good. BTW I showed my daughter what the sight picture should look like using cardboard cut outs as well as having her use her fingers to simulate sights and "aim" at things I point out to her. Anyway I talked to her a bit and got her on target and then she was blastin away. They ended up shooting close to 300 rounds before it started looking crappy so we packed up policed up our targets and brass and headed home. I'm pretty sure I had em hooked on shooting till it came time to clean the rifles lol I guess we'll see how hooked they are come the next weekend.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

Good fun! Plinkin' with a good .22LR is hard to beat.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:40 PM

And one of the nice things about a 22, if you don't get around to cleaning it, it's still gonna shoot the next time out.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

Well my plan is if and when my daughter gets to girly and no longer wants to go shoot, I'm gonna pick up another Ruger and that gattling gun kit lol. But hopefully she never does get tired of all the outdoors stuff we do. Braz your right on with that, I have a cousin that when we were growing up never and I mean never cleaned his .22, it was a tube fed Marlin not sure what model. He couldn't hit sky if he shot straight up but it went pow everytime he pulled that trigger.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:23 PM

Keep takin' them girls out to shoot.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:55 AM

cleaning time at my house is social hour. thats when we talk about what we shot, the next hunt, past hunts, new toys, etc.... I always look forward to gun cleaning, and so do my boys! my sons in the military didnt understand all the grumbling about cleanup time. after a short time there friends cault on too. DR

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

In my military days we cleaned our weapons every single day, fired or not, so that got old real quick but now it's almost like a meditative type activity for me. The girls on the other hand found it to be just another block of instruction with me showing them the differences between a bolt and semi auto gun, how they function etc. I think they just wanted to get it over with. I'm gonna blame it on the fact that they had roller derby practice in the morning then from there we went right out to shoot so they were tired, not that I was boring them lol.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:17 PM

Good deal getting the girls out like that. I don't think any of us ever grow to old to go shooting 22's. They are a blast and great for your young shooters.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

Great way to brake them into shoot and then maybe hunting...
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

I clean my 10/22, but I have a older friend who has had 2 of them for over 15 years and never cleaned either of them once. They're like the AK of the 22 world.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:20 AM

There's no bettter way to spend you time than with your kids. Those are memories she will always have of being with Dad. :popcorn:
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:28 AM

My girls love going shooting and hunting. They actually enjoy helping cleaning afterwards as they know it goes part and parcel with the deal. They even like to help on the reloading bench. Guess I am a lucky dad!Darren
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

I spent many hours instructing my kids about firearms safety, even before they had access to real guns. They took to it well but I was pleasantly surprised when I enrolled them in the hunter safety course. What I found was that the material presented by the instructor validated everything I had taught them, and more, so we were on the same page with every shooting experience that followed the hunter safety program. Ain't no better starting point for a kid than a hunter safety course.




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