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    Posted: August 30 2017 at 12:30pm
On Sunday we had a small fun fair in town; with a shooting gallery using air rifles.
So after a spin on the roundabout; I asked my daughter if she would like to try shooting the rifles. 
She is 6 &1/2 and the reply was a big YES.
I asked the guy to set up a target instead of the baloon's that bounce around and paid for 7 shot's.
The bench in front is so high that she can only just get her chin on it.
I rested the rear of the fore end on the bench; put one hand under the front fore end and had a peek through the sights to line it up. Then let my daughter take hold of the stock and find the trigger. 
First shot was a miss!.
So I checked the alignment and asked her to concentrate on the sights, and squeeze the trigger gently when ready.
2nd shot in the 5 (Bull is a 6)
ended up with 4 x 5's and 2x 1's.
I felt her nudge the rifle when she got the 1's; but the trigger finger was obviously spot on.

She was so happy with that! I was feeling very proud too!
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That's great! What a cutie she is too! Very heart warming post, thanks and congrats!
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Now she'll be bugging you for her own .22.Clown
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Excellent. Annie Oakley isn't her name, is it?
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i love those smiles , she did well , she should be a great shootist one day , keep her interest up if at all possible , congrats to her 
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That is fantastic! It is always great to see kids with an interest in shooting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 2:10pm
My mate Frank from Blighty, had me & Rhino round-up all kindsa stuff for him, when he came over.
Among the things was an adjustable PINK stock for her Ruger .22. (It can expand as she grows.)
He gave it to her for Christmas. She was del;ighted.
You may want to look at that, as well.
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I will probably start off with an air rifle, so we can use it in the garden. I'll have to modify the length of the butt for her. So I will probably end up with two air rifles! one for me too.Thumbs Up
Then move her up to the .22 No8 when she's got the safety and basic training sorted. 
I will probably look for a bantam butt stock and shorten it to suit. I have two No8's so that would be cool shooting together at the range.
In France the children can shoot from 7 years old at club's; so next summer should ok if she still wants to do it.
She's been coming to the range since she was 2; she used to sleep in the push chair while my wife and I were shooting. Needless to say my friends at the club were surprised to see a kid sleeping 3 yards behind the firing line. 
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The bantam stocks always crack me up. I put one on a No 4 for my stepsister to use and I was surprised at just how short it is. That would be a good thing to use to get closer to fitting your daughter.
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If I find a bantam butt, I was thinking I could cut sections from it; so I can add them back in as she grows. Then swap back to the original when she's big enough.
people are asking stupid money for No4 butt's here; so may be tricky to find at a decent price.
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How about a sporter stock? They can be found used quite cheaply where people have restored sporters.
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yes and we dont loose old stock items that way , 
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