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Took Sean my 13 year old to my buddy Rick's place
deer didn't come out until the sun had set and it was a good 30 minutes past sunset when he got his shot..

nice doe between 150 and 175 yards that was invisible to the naked eye.

textbook perfect shot, ran about 40 yards and piled up

As we were getting out of the stand I started to ask him where he thought he hit it, rephrase, "where did you hit it?" his response was about an inch behind where I wanted..

sure enough, that was the case, about 2" behind the shoulder

I was watching through my scope and saw the dust fly from the bullet impact, I thought he missed, but nope, the 80g Barnes TTSX went clean through and did massive internal damage.
Using my old Sako 243

He told me he didn't think he could have made the shot without that little glowing green dot of the Trijicon scope!

He was hell bent on getting a deer and kept hunting AND made the shot when a lot of grown men would have been headed back to camp!

He has taken several deer and hogs but seemed to develop a flinch last year and clean missed 2 deer..

Worked through that with him at the range and practicing dry firing..

Very proud of my boy!

I also wacked one at a little over 250 a few moments later with my 6.8

Time spent in the woods with family.. nothing better as far as I am concerned
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Good for your son, Charles!  Hopefully, my daughter will take her first deer soon.  We've been trying for a couple years now; we just haven't had the "right" deer show up while we've been hunting together.  Hopefully that will change before this season ends.  I just got her to graduate to "over .22" centerfire cartridges (.243 and 6.8 SPC) in the past 2 years.
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Congrats to you and your son Charles!!

I'm in the same boat as Ted with my 12 year old daughter. She graduated from .22lr (and rabbits) to .223 last year and this year it'll be .243 as well. She's reminded me several times now that she want's to hunt and shoot a deer next year. Just like with rabbits, I explained to her that's not a problem as long as she practices and can show me that she can make safe, consistent/responsible shots with the larger caliber rifle. This will be a fun upcoming year that's for sure. Big Smile
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Great! Thanks for sharing.

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...and I forgot to mention, IF we get lucky enough for my daughter to take her first deer this year, it will be with Mark's 3-9X SS scopeWink, as it's currently sitting atop my 6.8.  My daughter enjoys shooting the soft-recoiling 6.8 and the adjustable stock adapts to her length of pull.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

...and I forgot to mention, IF we get lucky enough for my daughter to take her first deer this year, it will be with Mark's 3-9X SS scopeWink, as it's currently sitting atop my 6.8.  My daughter enjoys shooting the soft-recoiling 6.8 and the adjustable stock adapts to her length of pull.


Is the 6.8 the one you recently built?
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:


Is the 6.8 the one you recently built?


Yep. 
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Awesome teach them the skills they might need to survive and give them a sense of understanding of what our ancestors went through. Way To Go!!!

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It really doesn't get better than that. Congrats to both of you.
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Great story and I'm sure an even greater experience, glad for the both of you and yes you should be proud.
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That's it people keep the sport alive,Congrats to allExcellent
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Cool, guys!!!    Big Grin
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My wife's little brother just got a Cricket .22 this past year, and has been shooting a little bit with it, hit 2 out of 5 at about 30 yards with a normal paper plate. He just turned 6, and has already told my father in law and I he is going to get some land for just hunting when he gets older, and we can hunt on it all the time. Excellent


Congrats on your son getting a deer this year!
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