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Alexandra's first Enfield shot's

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Topic: Alexandra's first Enfield shot's
Posted By: Zed
Subject: Alexandra's first Enfield shot's
Date Posted: May 14 2018 at 12:05pm
I went to the shooting club with my 7 year old daughter on Saturday. She was spotting the target for me while I practiced with my No8 rifle. Then she asked me if she could shoot it. 
So I decided it was a good time for here first .22 experience. Put the rifle resting on the kit bag; and set up for the 25 metre gongs.
Got her comfortable and took some time to explain what she need's to see through the sights. 
The first shot dropped the gong! Super! missed the next four, then got 3 out of 5 in the second series of 5.
Ended up with 5 gong's dropped for 15 shot's. A great start; considering I'd left the sights at my 50 metre setting.
She was really pleased; especially that important first shot. Next time I'll set up the second rifle for 25 metre's and bring the sand  bag rest.




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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!



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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: May 14 2018 at 1:13pm
super fun , always love seeing the smiles on their faces when that first one is off , 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: May 14 2018 at 2:17pm
Oohh careful there, soon it'll be "her rifle", not yours!
Evil Smile
"But Papa, I ALLWAYS use this one now!
*insert cute pout*.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: May 14 2018 at 3:16pm
Well done! Keep the interest up!


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: May 14 2018 at 11:24pm
Luckily Shamu I have 2 No8's for just such a problem! It has the short stock as well; but I'll probably need to find a "bantam" stock for the No8, which may be difficult.


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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 5:43am
Good planning!


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 6:17am
nice to see her wearing ear defenders, as well.

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 12:15pm
We always wear ear defenders at the club. 
She is wearing my new ones with built microphone so she can hear what I'm saying.  Vitally important when teaching a youngster to shoot.
She's been coming to the range since she was 2 years old and knows the rules.


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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 12:39pm
good on ya!

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Loose wimmen tightened here



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