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    shooting in Arkansas

    This is our annual week with the grands.
    Yesterday I took the boys fishing on the White River. Had fun and caught a mess of trout.
    Today they got safety and shooting lessons. Their other grandpa bought them youth .22 rifles last year but they had never used. I gave a safety and sighting lecture then we went out to my makeshift shooting range. Learning to hold a rifle properly was unfamiliar and awkward to them at first.
    After about ten rounds each both were grouping well in the black. They challenged each other to a competition. So safety, technique and fun were learned by both. Grandpa had fun also.
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    You guys must of had a ball together. Once they get the taste of shooting you are going to have to buy your .22's in bricks
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    wished i had the grands that were old enough or intersted.. good job frank for carring on the tradition
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    Frank, that's great! One of my fondest memories from my youth was when Grandpa and Dad (finally!) took me to Grandpas's farm and let me shoot the bolt action 22. That was 35 years ago and I still remember it quite vividly.



    I still have that rifle, and taught my nephews to shoot with it a few years ago.


    I hope my son has an interest when he gets a bit older. Now, all he cares about is eating and baseball (what else is there when you're 8?)

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    Those kids must have 2 pretty darn good Grandpas I'd say

    Never really went shooting with my Grandpa, but I do have fond memories of learning to shoot and hunt with my Dad and uncles at an early age...

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    Nice Frank! Neat having room to shoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Foster View Post
    Nice Frank! Neat having room to shoot!
    Thanks everybody. I don't know who had more fun, them or me. And, it is important to help carry on the tradition.
    Yes, I love having the room to shoot. It was one of the things that attracted us to this particular house.
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    Wow wish i had had a Grandpa like you. Trout fishing one day and shooting the next, whats more to want and Grandpa has a shop to play in.

    Three strikes for me there Frank. You number 1 as Grandpas go.
    cheers

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    Looks like a fun time.

    I love shooting with my kids.

    How times have changed. My dad tells the story how he and his high school friends back in the mid 1930's used to bring their .22s to school. At lunch they would walk to the edge of town, 4-5 blocks away and shoot them during their lunch break.

    It's good to see young kids interested in shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mioux View Post
    Looks like a fun time.

    I love shooting with my kids.

    How times have changed. My dad tells the story how he and his high school friends back in the mid 1930's used to bring their .22s to school. At lunch they would walk to the edge of town, 4-5 blocks away and shoot them during their lunch break.

    It's good to see young kids interested in shooting.
    I don't go back that far. But in the 1940s we brought our pocket knives to school and played mumbly-peg in the playground. Today, that would bring SWAT, CNN and swarms of 'counselors' to help us with our problems.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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