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Old 12-28-2016, 11:13 PM
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Son's first gun (from santa)



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I thought I'd share my son's first pinker/critter getter, Santa's elf's found an old red pad 10/22 stock cut it down to about 12 l.o.p. and ground the pad. He also had a holster maker (cbleatherworks) make him a custom sling complete with his name and some art work. Then he went and put a new Simmons 8point 3-950 (Wich by the way kinda impressed me and I'm a Swarovski guy). End result, 1 very happy little boy. He shoots it very well. I kept the original stock for when he grows up. I spent last year building a custom long range gun in 300rum and after my brother in law recent purchase of a ruger 17wsm and my son with his 10/22 the last few days I think a 22mag will be my next build



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Old 12-29-2016, 05:43 PM
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:25 PM
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That's one happy boy!.......
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:16 AM
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Very good. He looks happy.

The next step is eye and hearing protection.
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lucky young man , the eyes and ears are way too important , he does look happy
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The next step is eye and hearing protection.
No, that should have been the FIRST step, "Safety First"!
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:13 PM
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Wow lots of nazis on here. He wears hearing protection when daddy shoots his big guns, I didn't know that ear muffs and safety glasses were part of squirrel hunting or small varmint shooting. It's a .22 not a 50 cal. Maybe I'm old school.
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Wow lots of nazis on here. He wears hearing protection when daddy shoots his big guns, I didn't know that ear muffs and safety glasses were part of squirrel hunting or small varmint shooting. It's a .22 not a 50 cal. Maybe I'm old school.
Whoa! I really don't think it's necessary to resort to name calling here. This is not the first time I've seen the "tsk, tsk" when members see a child shooting without eye and ear protection. While I insist on it during target shooting for my own kids, I get where you're coming from as we have all gone hunting with a 22 and certainly would not be wearing ear protection if we want to hear the tree rats. That said, when sitting at the bench shooting a couple hundred rounds downrange, actions tend to get fouled and an OBD can throw brass out the ejection port and do some real damage, not just to the shooter but to people standing nearby. The membership here is very safety oriented, please try to take their advice in the manner intended, they simply do not want to hear the heartache story of an injury that could have been avoided through simple protective measures.

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for making a young man very happy and bringing him up in the sport.

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Old 01-04-2017, 09:21 AM
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DrGunners right. I shot a lot of rounds last year and had at least three fingers cut and two impacts on my safety glasses from "shrapnel" from both my gun and neighboring benches from one cause or another. With centerfires, there is really very little chance of needing safety glasses except in the extremely rare instance of a catastrophic failure. The autoloader .22 is just the opposite; crap flies out of every hole with regularity when shooting them. Shaved lead, unburned powder blowback, carbon and sometimes brass are all ejected. They define the need for safety glasses.

Regarding sound, subsonic target ammo is general pretty safe ( I have actually measured the instantaneous levels) but if shooting high velocity or hunting ammo, the impulse level is above OSHA limits. Fact is that most of the sound level with a .22 is due to the supersonic velocity of the bullet, not the few grains of powder. That's the reason for the popularity of silencers on them.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:35 PM
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Everyone is just trying to keep the little guy safe.

Congrats on the young 'un. Will probably bee outshooting you before long.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:34 PM
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Lol sorry fellas, the correct term I meant to use was "safety nazis" we say it around the shop jokingly . I didnt mean to come off aggressive. But thanks guys I hear what your saying and I appreciate it. We practice great safety and we will as long as I'm teaching him
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Congrats on bringing a new life time member into the shooting sports! All of us have an idea of how much safe is "safe enough". Have fun!
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:50 AM
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Congrats on bringing a new life time member into the shooting sports! All of us have an idea of how much safe is "safe enough". Have fun!

Ditto. My son is 12 and now working his way into competitive shooting, and chasing elusive small game. I enjoy watching him almost as much as I enjoy shooting.
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