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    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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super fun , always love seeing the smiles on their faces when that first one is off , 
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Oohh careful there, soon it'll be "her rifle", not yours!
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"But Papa, I ALLWAYS use this one now!
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Well done! Keep the interest up!
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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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Good planning!
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nice to see her wearing ear defenders, as well.
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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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good on ya!
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