Grandpa and grandsons

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  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Beautiful Saturday, and turtles have awoken,
    So my grandsons , all 3 of them, were excited to sneak up the back side of the pond and try shooting a few turtles.
    We took both air rifles , .177 and .22 magnum,
    We didnt have much luck, as them turtles aint stupid. They all went to the other side, which was a bit too far.
    We did manage to kill 2 , and seriuosly wound another, which did die also.(Scouted them out today)
    Boys are 7, 8, and 12yrs old.
    The 12 year old has been shooting since 6, the other 2 are in their 2-3rd year shooting. They are not patient , when it comes to waiting on the turtles to come up for air.
    So we grabbed my new Savage FVSR .22 Rifle, not sighted , never fired rifle , and my never fired Uberti 1873 Cattleman 12 shot .22 revolver, drove the golf cart down to the range. (the 12 yr old has been driving the golf cart since he was 2 yr old)

    We started out at 25 yds , The rifle was shooting 4 " low, and the revolver was hitting 10x12" metal plates .
    3 more shots to dial in the scope to bulls eye, 3/4" groups with bulk ammo.

    Let the boys bust a few water bottles, tear apart some targets , before moving back to 50 yds.
    Then they had a ball , 500 rounds of thunderbolt and goldens, ( I admit , not the ammo)

    But the oldest boy was hitting 8 out of 10 bulls eyes( after a few clicks down on the scope), and still hitting the metal plate with the revolver.
    Even hitting a few water bottles with the revolver. (it does shoot to right about 2 " at that distance.)

    This was all after a great easter egg hunt with the 3 girls included.

    A few pics,

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    Jim
     
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  2. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Very nice Grandpa :D

    Nice work, quality time
     

  3. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks like a very fun day.

    There was some lucky turtles also ;)


    Davìd
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    They just bought some time today,

    Ill be bock..


    Ill get the 9mm carbine out.


    Jim
     
  5. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Looks like an excellent time with the kids!
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Another great Saturady with my oldest (12 yr old) grandson.
    First Time he has shot a 45-70 govt.
    It rocked his boat.

    First time this Quigley Sharps rifle was ever fired .
    First shot was 2 inches to right of bulls eye, out of the box, at 50 yrds.
    This thing was center target with lousy factory sights every shot , and the double trigger set up is awsome.

    Fun time with the boy.
    Then we took the Savage FVSR .22 up to the pond and whacked several turtles, after resighting it at 50 yrds.

    Notice the folded up pad on the shoulder after 2-3 shots :D:D

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    Jim
     
  7. LT2108

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    Excellent ..... Nice quality time :)
     
  8. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nothing much I love more than my Grands and my shooting.

    Dont get no better, when ya got both,


    Jim
     
  9. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    I envy you Jim!
     
  10. DoubleR

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    What he said^^^^^
     
  11. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Another GREAT Saturady afternoon with my 7 and 9 yr old GKs.

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    do ya see the ejected casing in mid air?

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    Jim
     
  12. DoubleR

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    How fun! What good looking youngins Ya got there!!!! :D
     
  13. Bats1

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    Very nice:thumbup:
     
  14. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, today was the first time these 2 grands have seen the S&W XVR,

    They are wanting to shoot it.

    Pup1 , I know can handle it.
    Pup 2 may have to start using 45LC, then 454, maybe 460mag.

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    Jim
     
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  15. buster40c

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    That is one heck of a hand cannon they both are holding.
     
  16. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It shoots like a cannon.:D

    Honest.. they both been shooting since they were 3 yrs old, and will shoot anything. :cool:
    Because I never fooled them or tricked them, always taught them how to shoot proper and safe.



    Jim