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future hft champion?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kai87, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Kai87

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    Had a good after noon with my 6 year old daughter doing a spot of target practice with a 1979 diana and an old nikko 4x30 scope

    We had an assortment of tragets including 'monsters' that she had drawn for the occasion
    Bottles of water
    And Water balloons

    And she seems to be interested in it, good fun all round and after the shooting session she had a go with my hw :)

    Can't wait till she is strong enough to hold the rifle properly though

    She wasn't interested in doing a 5 shot grouping tho lol even tho we were using the jsb's but the monsters took a good hammering :)
     

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    Spot on mate, it's good to see people are introducing the next generation to our beloved sport!
     
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    Great to see the youngsters taking an interest in the sport/ hobby. My lad (Xander) is 8 now and has just started to shot with me (plinking 10m & 15m targets/ cans/ little plastic army men lol) in our back garden. :).
    Adam..
     
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    Mate that is superb!!:)
    :up:Gotta be the best shooting picvtures i've seen in a long time, it's really good to see youngsters enjoying shooting no matter if it monsters!!
     
  5. The Robin

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    Top class, she will never forget that afternoon's shooting :up:
     
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    Great pictures, and the start of something bigger perhaps :D

    My daughter is 5 (and a half :rolleyes:)

    Several things happened today:

    1. I got 2 new permissions :)

    2. My little princess was with me when I got them. She took a tour of the silos, fields and cattle/pig sheds in her stride, and asked if we could shoot and then eat some of the woodies perched cheekily on one of the barn roofs. The farmer was clearly impressed with her attitude :rolleyes:

    When I said maybe later, she responded "What about a rabbit instead then ?"

    Mea Culpa :rolleyes:

    Note to self - make a refusal next time and don't attempt diversionary tactics with a determined young lady...

    She asked to go shooting with me tomorrow morning. I told her we were going swimming. Disappointed, she asked if we could go shooting instead of swimming.

    I love how her rationale works :)

    I've got her to myself all week - her mother will be furious when we get back.

    I can live with that ;)

    I'm considering chopping the stock on a Webley Hawk so that it's short enough for her to use comfortably - I reckon I can add slices of the old stock back on, as required and in line with her growth, if she sticks with it. She loves shooting Trebor mints since they explode when you hit them - not as impressive as proper chalk targets but I happened to have some the first time she shot, which was an impromptu session, and it kind of stuck :)

    Her other favourite game is 'numbers'.

    1 to 10 in squares on a piece of paper. She gets one shot at each - if she hits inside the box, she gets that number's worth of sweets (we're talking tic tacs, in an effort to limit her sweetie intake). One shot only is allowed and then she has to move on to the next number.

    Didn't take her long to work out that trying for the higher numbers would net a greater return, provided she hits it, but the one shot rule is absolutely iron so if she goes for 10 and misses or, even worse, hits another number, the number she nominated and the one she hit accidentally are both no longer available for her next go. The game stops when she hits a nominated number box and claims her prize the that number's value.

    So far, she hasn't asked which calibre is best, springer or PCP or which scope she should be using...

    :rolleyes:

    Best of luck and strength to your arm - fewer kids are getting these opportunities. Political correctness gets right up my snout :(
     
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    I print off fun targets for my kids and birthday plinking party's here's a link http://www.targetz.com/fun03.htm we use the dart boards to improve my daughters Maths you could number the balloons etc to do the sweet game sounds like you guys have fun.
     
  8. mattyts

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    I'm the opposite,im teaching my dad to shoot and its not going great :p
     
  9. Kai87

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    Cheers guys,

    Just shown my daughter this thread and she is chuffed to bits :)

    I might look into getting her a smaller rifle the she can shoot better
    Any suggestions? Did smk used to make something that the scouts used? Must be a springer tho ;)
     
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    Gamo Cadet Delta. In pink. :D (they did do one in pink)

    Cheers
    Stot
     
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    the little smk xs15 is a cracking little gun, my lad has one and with a 3-9x 32 scope it works great
    boy with gun.jpg
     
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    3 Pics of my lad (Xander 8 & 1/2) taken this morning whilst we are having a plinking day today (more little army men are gonna bite the dust :)), i love his gun rest he uses the garden slide and car wash sponges. Then the poser he is he made me take the last pic of him holding his SMK 15 junior with 4x20 scope, which i got him from fellow member "Lone wolf" (- the scope).
    He now wants me to print them off so he can take them into school with his used targets (i think the school may lecture me about it thou LOL).
    Adam..

    x1.jpg x2.jpg x3.jpg
     
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    Great my lad is 12 he got 18/25 on compact sporting only third time he has shot. He was using a 20g with fibre cartridges aswell!!
     
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    This is my youngest with the tench regged Ultra after our rat hunt the other day, he is getting better and a bit stronger so his shots are getting pretty good
     

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    I love this thread, my son is 6 and I'd always wondered at what age to start him off. He's had a couple of goes in the garden with my s410, and asked if he could come lamping last week (not sure about that yet though).
    When I asked down the range they said he needed to be 10 to be able to understand the safety aspect so could come then, but after seeing this thread I'm chuffed, I'm going to show him these photos and take it from there.
    Happy days
     
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    Good on him, i'm sure he will love it.

     
  17. Adam_h

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    Great pics there Robin, the tyre sure makes for a super rest for him:up:.
    Regards Adam.

     
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  18. The Robin

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    Thanks

    Yes the tyre is spot on for him to use, he is 9 and mad keen on airgunning. He has been using the custom crosman ratties a fair bit but i have moved him onto this and he loves it, i don't think i will get it back off him.

    I have one of them metal resetable targets things, he has the Ultra on the bi pod and i have been using the R10 and we have a good plinking session. I have even moved the target out to 50 yards and he is understanding the mil dot use and hitting the target
     
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    Try the weihrauch junior rifle(hw30 i think?) or the hatsan junior,they are both 6ftlbs
     

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