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I created a monster

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DanaT, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    Well, last night and tonight I I think created a monster. And will get in trouble with the wife.

    My daughter was all excited about helping me out. She wanted to help me reload. Well, a few hundred rounds later and she wants to go shooting (wife thinks she is too young). Maybe I will take her to the range tomorrow during the football game.

    It was great that she wanted to help. Was a little slower, but it leaked her interest so extra time was worth it.

    Since one box of bullets was gone, she is now asking to make more. At this rate I will run out of bullets before more can be delivered to the house.
     
  2. LippCJ7

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    You can send her to my place anytime Bud, I can certainly use the help!!
     

  3. RustyL

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    How old is she? Sounds like maybe a young teenager. Hell yes she is old enough to shoot
     
  4. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    I have an even younger daughter who LOVES to do projects with Daddy, and I nourish this spirit. I am interested in getting into reloading eventually, and I wonder - what are the lead exposure risks associated with it?
     
  6. RenoF250

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    My son is 9 and normal size and still cannot shoot the Henry .22 I got him. It is just too long. I am not letting him go to pistol until he has shown he can responsible with a rifle (easier for me to control where it is pointed).
     
  7. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    My 8 year old when she was 7.

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    Start now. Mine is dying to get into competitive shooting already. She is great with a .22 but 9mm is still too much for her. When I get into reloading and can really dial down a load for her I think she could get on target.
     
  8. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    You might consider the Cricket .22 youth rifle.
     
  9. Armedleprechaun

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    DanaT Pharaoh

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    We were loading FMJ. I wouldnt have a kid handle cast bullets. Just a safety precaution.
     
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    I agree!
     
  12. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    I think downloaded 38 special is a good way to introduce centerfire. That is what I learned on.
     
  13. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    I like the TC youth rifle much better.
     
  14. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    My girls (now 9&11) started shooting at 7 (prone and on sandbags with single shot .22s) and took the homeschool air rifle course at the university gun range for a three semesters, and are now into archery - traditional recurve for the eldest, compound for the youngest. This year they are going on the spring turkey hunt... because they thought bringing home 4 turkeys sounded way better than the 2 mom&dad could get.
     
  15. 6forsure

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    me too. much easier to load. at least for my fingers
     
  16. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    My 13 year old daughter just said last week that she wants to learn how to shoot.
     
  17. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    A sw 15 22 with a red dot is a little girls best friend. My reloading buddy daughter used to help us reload when she was 10 until she discovered boys.
     
  18. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Both my nieces were taught pistol and rifle beginning at 8 years.
    They are now adults who are confident and competent with a handgun for concealed carry.
     
  19. okie

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    Very kool and many congrats, DT:thumbsup:
     
  20. BuckFiddy

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    shorten the stock and teach that boy how to shoot.