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#6981601 - 10/18/12 06:24 AM Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday
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The kids around here have a 3 day break from school. I finished up my office work yesterday, loaded up the Suburban with the help of my older daughter, and we picked her little sister up from piano lessons and headed to the range.
I had a little range work to do in preparation for deer hunting, so while I was shooting groups with the .243 Win and sighting in the .260 Rem, I set them up in the back of the Suburban with their Cricketts, as it was blowing about 30 mph and misting on and off.




I put their steel disk set up (thanks jcvibby!) at 50 yds and put my target up at 100 yds.

As I was shooting groups, all of a sudden I'm seeing the rocks behind my target move. They thought it would be fun to shoot at my target at one hundred yds. with their open site Crickett .22s. So we moved their steel targets to 100 yds, and I'll be darned if they didn't ring them up out there! Not as frequent as at 50 yds, but with open sites and a 30 mph crosswind, they did well.

When I was done, I had ten rounds of .243 Win for them to work with. 60 gr. Sierras with 20 gr. of Blue Dot running it downrange. I've got the full-length stock on the M788 right now, but I have a cut-down stock for them. They still did well - 10 for 10 from the back of the Suburban on the steel targets.


They learned how to use a rear bag to make fine adjustments to elevation and enjoyed shooting from prone position.

My 7 y/o enjoyed playing with the LRF


And dad showed off by ringing the gongs with the .357 Maximum at 100 yds - they wanted to know how I could shoot lying on my back.


Now we have to wait for the rain to stop so we can got out again. Yes, I said rain! The first rain we have seen in over 3 months - going on 1.5" and still falling as I type, thank God!!!
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#6993371 - 10/22/12 07:19 AM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: selmer]
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Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

Rain you say? We've been getting more or less saturated for the last 2-3 weeks. frown
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#6993624 - 10/22/12 08:46 AM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: bruinruin]
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cool Good read. Great memories.

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#6993655 - 10/22/12 08:53 AM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: selmer]
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I bet you hear all kinds of stuff when those two are riding along with you. grin

Cute girls need guns too. Good of you to figure out a way for them to participate and spend time outdoors, even if it is from the back of a truck....lol
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#6994414 - 10/22/12 12:52 PM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: selmer]
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Your post made me smile, Selmer!

Keep up the great work -- that is part of shooting's future there!

John

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#6996882 - 10/23/12 05:41 AM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: JPro]
selmer Offline
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Originally Posted By: JPro
I bet you hear all kinds of stuff when those two are riding along with you. grin

Cute girls need guns too. Good of you to figure out a way for them to participate and spend time outdoors, even if it is from the back of a truck....lol

So...favorite thing I've heard them say in the car. Driving down one of the wider streets in town a couple of years ago in late January we met a wedding processional headed for the community center in a horse-drawn carriage decked out in white Christmas lights. It was about 7 p.m., dark out, and we slowed down to show the girls the carriage. The groom was bundled in a heavy trench coat and scarf. The bride was dressed in a huge, beautiful white fur coat with white wrap. My youngest asks me, "Hey daddy - do you think they had to kill a polar bear for her coat?" Older pipes in "No, look at it, it's huge, they must have killed TWO polar bears for that coat!" Younger "Oh, you're probably right." I couldn't reply because tears were streaming down my face from laughter...
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"Daddy, can you sometime maybe please go shoot a water buffalo so we can have that for supper? Please? And can I come along? Does it taste like deer?"
- my 3-year old daughter smile

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#7072359 - 11/13/12 01:49 PM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: selmer]
TScott27 Offline
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Looks like they really enjoyed being there. Kids... We really do need to take the time to be with them while they are young because when they grow older, we'll have a hard time getting them off from their computer screens, friends and phone.

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#7072377 - 11/13/12 01:56 PM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: TScott27]
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Good work!
Thanks for sharing.
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#7292744 - 01/10/13 12:36 AM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: nimrod1949]
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Good sharing,good father. Thanks.

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#7354555 - 01/23/13 11:22 PM Re: Fun couple of hours with my girls yesterday [Re: dhakbff]
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'like father like daughter' good job ~~~
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