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    Sunday shootin'

    Took my younger daughter out today shooting. She is 10 yrs old and really like shooting the Ruger 10/22. I set her up at approx. 35 yrds with a bunch of ballons and let her pop em. She did well and only missed a few shots.
    Next I shot a few mags thru the 10/22 , then my AR and Browning Buckmark. Had a diffrent buffer in the AR and a new scope base on the buckmark. Sorry no pics, my digital cammera is crap.
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    My kids love to kill balloons. That's how I taught them to shoot bows. I never thought about using them with guns.
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    Good job, Rocky!..

    Start 'em young and teach 'em right...and balloons make great targets for new shooters, because they give instant feedback when shot.
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    Love to hear that Rocky - reminds me of when my two were getting started - fond memories
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    Sounds like a great day you had today. My daughter will be 10 in a few months and I was think I'd do the same. Thanks for the balloon idea!


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    Way to go, start teaching the kids the right way, and early.
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    I started my grandson on baloons at 25 yarsd when he was 8. It is a good way to get the interest of the younger set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Took my younger daughter out today shooting. She is 10 yrs old and really like shooting the Ruger 10/22. I set her up at approx. 35 yrds with a bunch of ballons and let her pop em.
    Thats a geat ideal rocky. I think I'll do the same with my kids.
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    Enjoy them at that age as much as you can. My little girl is 24, and is a state correctional officer. They grow up fast, so pop as many balloons with them as you can!
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    Balloons...whoda thunk it?

    That's a great idea. I've been teaching my son about shooting. Balloons sound like so much better an idea, plus they can be big enough for them to hit easily.

    I like it. Thanks.
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    Making it fun and easy at the early stages seems to help. Builds confidence and allows em to share another interest with me.
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