Practice pays.

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by dads81-DL, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. dads81-DL

    dads81-DL Well-Known Member

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    My son (12) went to Boy Scout Camp this week. I proud to say he earned his rifle merit badge. Making a 5 convective shot group within the size of quarter, with both scope and open sights. also was awarded a marksman patch for grouping his 5 shots in the bullseye. He says he can't wait for next years camp. :)

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  2. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

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    That is some great shooting!
     

  3. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Mighty Fine Shootin......Do I see a Marlin, Savage or CZ .22 Target rifle in the near future for him ?
     
  4. dads81-DL

    dads81-DL Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Nothing new in the near future unless more work hours. He has a new Remington 870 20 gauge and inherited a nice Marlin model 89C. But the 22 firing pin keeps breaking. His favorite to shoot is the Marlin 81-dl.
     
  5. Spoon

    Spoon Well-Known Member

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    Get your son to an Appleseed and see the irons group come together like the optic aided ones! Great group on both targets :) I'm sure you're both proud.
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Most excellent shoot'n.
    Congratulations to your son and congrats to you for teaching him.
    It's a win - win combination and you both can be proud.
     
  7. dads81-DL

    dads81-DL Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again. I just started shooting again after 22 yrs . He's come to be a fine shot. Way better than me. He'll collect trap clays and place 10 of them out 50 yards and only take 11 shots to hit them all. ....SPOON...
    .. what's "Appleseed"?
     
  8. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Great shooting,he's off to a great start.
     
  9. Shooter

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    Please pass along out congrats to your son!
     
  10. Spoon

    Spoon Well-Known Member

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    What is the Appleseed Program About - Read and "click"

    "Dad" - Here's a link to their AS Programs home page. It's a collection of TRUE HISTORY about events that brought America into a reality as the bastion of Liberty.

    http://appleseedinfo.org/

    They have tips/tricks and "secrets" to improve anyone's marksmanship. For youngsters, often it's only the cost of the ammo you bring (400 rounds or more for the 2-day event. Some programs are on tight budgets and offer greatly-reduced fees for kids and women. Scopes are OK, but the intent is for IRONS. They're there when the scope goes Ker-Put.


    I've got an old buddy from high school (Ret USN and his retired Sheriff's deputy) that are instructors. In addition to conducting sessions in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, they hold week long training session at White Sands Missile Range during pre-deployment prep sessions for Army Sapper units, CBs, Red Horse and any other US Military personnel to help increase their effective fire, thus with hope to bring more of them home with less bullet holes. Can't do much about the damned suicide bombers and IEDs except kill 'em all and let God sort them out.; that ain't proper. Men and women from all walks of life travel great distances sometimes to teach enhanced marksmanship...especially when it comes to our men and women in arms. They don't get paid a dime and are usually out a few bucks to hundreds per event. What folks hear is important and remember...it was the "RIFLEMAN" that took out the British troops at far greater distances. It's all about coming close to being a sniper that is 100% familiar with their rifle, ammo, trajectories, wind drift, etc and can punch bunny rabbits, squirrels, deer, etc and bipedal threats if/when necessary at long distances with amazing hit ratios. Your son is already a fine shot...why not polish and hone his talents? The intent is accuracy and Patriotic appreciation of why America was born.

    Check 'em out.

    Spoon
     
  11. dads81-DL

    dads81-DL Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info . I'll have to check to see if there in Michigan.