Old Targets bring back memories!

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    Bigragu
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    These 11” tall soldier silhouette targets, made out of 16 gage sheet metal. When my son was like 7 years old and wanted to pretend he was a soldier at war, we set these up in the back yard at 25 yards away. He had a blast using the old Beeman R10 177 caliber. That is, after I cocked it for him. He actually had some pretty good shots. 

     

    That was 16 years ago, and I tore these out from the weeds to just get that area of our back yard cleaned up. It was memory lane for me.

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    Greenarrow
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    Ah, fond memories!  Set them up for him next time and take another trip making some more of those memories.  

    My kids are my shooting partners. Them and my wife are why I started into airguns to begin with.  I loved to shoot but felt guilty leaving my wife and young kids/babies at home while I went out and played with the men.  Now I don’t play with the men anymore, I play with the kids.  And we shoot!

    this is just today after getting the WC dialed in.  Targets are set out at 45 yards and they were smacking them down no problem.  There are some other sessions at different times down below also.

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    Diamondback
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    Great posts.

    Had a few good times with the kids, plinking plastic dollar store figurines in the back yard:

    Here is a post of mine about plinking with my kids from 2014:

    I've been plinking quite a bit lately with my 2 oldest (10 yr old boy & 9 yr old girl) after school. They love using a couple of BBL 12 foot pound BSA SuperTens, one a 177 carbine & the other a full size 22.

    I found they quickly tire of shooting paper, but love shooting "reactive" targets that they have to search for when hit. Plastic figurines like green army men, cowboys & indians, & dinosaurs seem to be their favorites, but pecans and even spare change are all game. BTW, the plastic figurines come in a good sized pack for a buck at the local dollar store.

    After sighting in on some dot targets, we place a few figurines in front of the back stop & get serious. All shots are off a bench, & proper shooting practices / safety are strictly enforced. The distance is 24 yards, but I think it's time to increase it a bit.

    It's gotten to the point that, after picking them up from school, the kids ask if we can plink outside if they can finish up their homework in time, & we are barely a block from the school! Music to my ears… 

    My boy shot the green dino & my girl shot the blue one. Again, all shots at 24 yds. 

    This post was a bitter sweet blast from the past.

     

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    Bigragu
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    Nice!! Thanks for sharing on this tread!

     

    yeah every time my son would re watch “Enemy of The Gates” he would hit me up to bust out the R10. He would whisper things like “pretend I’m the guy in the tower of that broken down building and…….” 

    hed be saying these “pretend” lines to me, all the time while looking through the scope, with trigger finger at the ready.

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