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    Red face My boy’s longest shot.

    Up until yesterday, the furthest my boy had ever shot was 300 yards. Well, Ernie was in town, so we decided it was time for the boy to stretch that some.

    Grabbed my 20” Heavy Barrel .223 Remington and went to my friends ranch.

    I had no clue what the dope was for the rifle since I’d not shot it at distance since Weatherby came down for a hunt forever and a day ago. We only went to 600 that day.

    So, it took some guessing and figuring on ballistic apps by Ernie and my friend and then some truing shots to determine the dope.

    Once we had the dope and cleaned up the targets, my boy saddled up and hammered the center with me calling wind.

    With.........a 20” barreled .223 Remington!!!



    700 yards!



    750 yards!



    That is just shy of a 1/2 Mile (.426)!! Quite proud of the little man. Glad Ernie could be a part as well.

    Afterwards, Ernie wanted to shoot my AI. So he got on the wrong side of the rifle and was able to hit the bullseye at 750 yards after fouling the barrel (I had just cleaned it and needed it to be fouled) and figuring out the wind.



    I had to convince Pandora that I still loved her. After letting a left handed stranger touch and shoot her. She forgave me. But, wasn’t happy.

    A good old day on the range.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Wow, your kid makes me look I am shooting a Daisy Red Ryder at 200 yds, much less at that distance with a .223, can the toe shot be far off? Glad to see you have Ernie shooting a rifle, get him out of his pistol rut
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Apparently, we have a whole new meaning for the acronym "C.Y.A."

    Corrupting the Youth of America

    Your A.I. has a brake, and weighs a short ton - is it time to let the kid shoot the .308? Or would that be considered getting a minor hooked on the hard drugs?

    (I really like that square cocking piece on the A.I. Don't ask me why)
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    Wow, your kid makes me look I am shooting a Daisy Red Ryder at 200 yds, much less at that distance with a .223, can the toe shot be far off? Glad to see you have Ernie shooting a rifle, get him out of his pistol rut
    Almost exactly what I was thinking. Quite the young man you have there, and he looks just like you, almost as tall too.
    If you dont mind give him a high five for me, I am amazed at his skills
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    That's pretty darn good!
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Your boy looks just like you! I am pretty sure I would not be able to see that target at 700 yards, much less hit it. Good job!

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Very cool! Great shooting!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    That's really awesome!! I can't see 750 yards let alone shoot that far!!

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Wow! That is impressive! You taught him well ��

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    That's really awesome Zee!
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    IIRC you were a pretty good spotter.
    Great to give him confidence.
    As an aside is your daughter still shooting ?

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    You want to know what I think the main reason he was able to hit the target with ease?
    He wasn't told he couldn't. He didn't think he couldn't. He didn't listen to the absolute bull shat that runs rampant on the net about "you must have X, or you can't shoot any farther than Y distance". Hive five the little dude for me.
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    Nice , Dad!
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    Great parenting Dude!!! Awesome!!
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Fantastic, With you coaching him I have no doubts he be dead on at 1000, so when is it gonna happen ??

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    Glad to see you have Ernie shooting a rifle, get him out of his pistol rut
    I’m trying.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigslug View Post
    Your A.I. has a brake, and weighs a short ton - is it time to let the kid shoot the .308? Or would that be considered getting a minor hooked on the hard drugs?
    No real reason to. Hell, 750 yards with a .223 Remington. He could push 1,000 with the .243 Win and after that, launch high BC bullets out of my Benchrest .260 Rem as far as he could about see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Almost exactly what I was thinking. Quite the young man you have there, and he looks just like you, almost as tall too.
    If you dont mind give him a high five for me, I am amazed at his skills
    He got my good looks and shooting ability. That’s for sure.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by 10canyon53 View Post
    Your boy looks just like you! I am pretty sure I would not be able to see that target at 700 yards, much less hit it. Good job!
    Thanks.

    I’ve no doubt you could hit a target that far.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherby View Post
    As an aside is your daughter still shooting ?
    It has been awhile. Into the more girl things lately.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    You want to know what I think the main reason he was able to hit the target with ease?
    He wasn't told he couldn't. He didn't think he couldn't. He didn't listen to the absolute bull shat that runs rampant on the net about "you must have X, or you can't shoot any farther than Y distance". Hive five the little dude for me.
    BINGO!!!!

    He had no preconceived ideas. He just did what he was told in regards to dope and fundamentals.

    Ernie said exactly the same thing. He was not told he couldn’t. So, he assumed he could. And........he did.

    If you can see it, you can hit it. If you can’t, aim higher. Or, get a bigger gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywapti View Post
    Fantastic, With you coaching him I have no doubts he be dead on at 1000, so when is it gonna happen ??

    JAY
    Not too distant future.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    And thank you to one and all for the kind words.

    Proud of the man. Still have some fundamentals to work on with him. But, I’m not gonna push him like a comp shooter. My goal is to keep it short and fun with a little lesson at a time. If I go rigid as an instructor, it will become like work to him. He ain’t that old. It’s fun. He’s successful. I’m not gonna smack knuckles at this point.

    Piece at a time.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Some may wonder why I didn’t have him go for “groups” at the distances after we got dope and wind.

    Well, once I knew the dope and wind, he did EVERYTHING I ASKED HIM TO DO. AND........hit the target. That........was the goal.

    He was successful. Happy. Excited.

    Time to move on.
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    [QUOTE=Zee;720265]Up until yesterday, the furthest my boy had ever shot was 300 yards. Well, Ernie was in town, so we decided it was time for the boy to stretch that some.

    Grabbed my 20” Heavy Barrel .223 Remington and went to my friends ranch.

    I had no clue what the dope was for the rifle since I’d not shot it at distance since Weatherby came down for a hunt forever and a day ago. We only went to 600 that day.

    So, it took some guessing and figuring on ballistic apps by Ernie and my friend and then some truing shots to determine the dope.

    Once we had the dope and cleaned up the targets, my boy saddled up and hammered the center with me calling wind.

    With.........a 20” barreled .223 Remington!!!

    My hat's off to your boy. And again, the Family Resemblance is Amazing!
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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    It has been awhile. Into the more girl things lately.
    Thanks for answering she's missing out on some pretty cool dad time. Great kids your raising.

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    Re: My boy’s longest shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    And thank you to one and all for the kind words.

    Proud of the man. Still have some fundamentals to work on with him. But, I’m not gonna push him like a comp shooter. My goal is to keep it short and fun with a little lesson at a time. If I go rigid as an instructor, it will become like work to him. He ain’t that old. It’s fun. He’s successful. I’m not gonna smack knuckles at this point.

    Piece at a time.
    Wisdom. And later when he’s making those longer shots, they will be just as easy and enjoyable.

    Well done, Dad.
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    I used to think your photography was pretty good, but you don't do faces worth a crap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanChamberlain View Post
    I used to think your photography was pretty good, but you don't do faces worth a crap!
    Portraiture was never my “thing”.
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