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    Posted: July 28 2020 at 12:20pm
My Sunday morning at the range started off nicely. 
I took the 1918 SMLE .22 to test some new ammunition; RWS match. We had the 50 metre range to ourselves. My daughter was using the spotting scope. 
First shot of the day; daughter says "that's spot on Daddy". So I stop and take a look through the scope.

So when it start's this good; it can only go down hill from here. So I sent her down range to get the photo.
Next 9 shot's were not as good. All to the right of centre. I made a small adjustment for windage and the second set of 10 got me back into the centre. The 9 on the left I did call. Pleased that I got 3 more next to the first shot. I am loving this rifle; 102 years old and still does the business!


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Good thinking to get the picture after the first shot. That is always nice from the first go.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote britrifles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 2:46pm
First shot hitting dead center is a confidence builder.  With the Kongsberg target system, this shows up on the monitor as a X.9.   I had that happen a few times in standing off hand position at 200 yards, which I realize in this case is mostly luck!  

Very nice shooting Zed. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 3:00pm
I love looking at a target after being pelted with a 22. 
Have you let your daughter out shoot you yet.
If I let my teenager loose with my Marlin 39A I stand no chance keeping up with her.
Have fun with your rifle and keep us updated...
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Great shooting, sir!
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my daughter is already giving me a good run for my money with the air rifle at 10 metres. 
She does shoot the SMLE .22; but finds the trigger a bit heavy and needs more practice with the sights.
But she's only 9, so has plenty of time to get the hang of the SMLE.
The No8 is a bit easier; I can lighten the trigger easily; we should really use it more.
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