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Old September 6, 2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Got a Good Shooter!!! The rifle and my Son...

Some of you may remember me mentioning I got my 11yo son a Mossberg MVP Patrol in .223 to use for deer season. He shot a little with open sights, then I picked up a Leupold VX1 2-7x33 for it. Today we went to the range and sighted it in and got him some trigger time/marksmanship practice.

I sighted it in at 25 yds then let him shoot 5 rounds at 25yds. He did better than I had expected on his first group. He was very happy with it as well.

We then moved over to the 50yd range. I again shot and made the minor adjustments to the scope and turned it over to him. His first 5-shot group didn't go so well and I could tell he was a little upset/discouraged over it because he thought he would do just as well as he did at 25yds.

I gave him a little pep talk, coached him a little on his technique (how he was holding the rifle, trigger finger placement, etc) got his spirits up a little and had him try again, and this happened!!!


I think I was more excited than he was! This was his 3rd time ever really shooting a centerfire rifle. He took my coaching/advice and really put it to use, didn't complain, and overall had a great time! Can't wait to get out and get him some Bambi this Fall! I'm one proud Daddy!!!
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Old September 6, 2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Boy, I'm embarrased.
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Old September 6, 2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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Congrats. Can't get my son interested in rifles. On pistols. But at least he is shooting.
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Old September 6, 2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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Looks great man. Happy hunting this fall.
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Old September 6, 2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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I'll bet his Grandpa is even more proud... of the both of you!
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Old September 7, 2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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Very nice job, congrats to both of you. Look forward to seeing deer hunting results.
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Old September 7, 2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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Center of deer, good luck to both of you!
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Old September 7, 2014, 10:51 AM   #8
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Deer will tremble at the mention of his name, Enjoy and good luck.
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Old September 7, 2014, 10:56 AM   #9
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It's called making memories...and they're precious

Looks like he's off to a great start.

Now that they're older...saying I'm loading up rounds for his .260 and a trip to the 1K yard range is the only way I get one home from college for the weekend.
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Old September 7, 2014, 02:55 PM   #10
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Very nice!!
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Old September 7, 2014, 05:53 PM   #11
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Out-flippin'-standing.
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