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After 20 minutes of gun safety points (as much as I thought he could retain) it was time for my 7 year old grandsons first shots. My old Remington 514 single shot 22 lr was what he used. Tin can was approximately 20 yards away. Can I say the little fella had a blast.

Not sure why it turned it portrait.
 

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Great day for the family. Your grandson will always remember this day. You did a good thing here and I wish you many more.
 

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Wow! Great shot!
 
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Well done! Safe firearm handling, swinging a hammer, turning a wrench, doing electrical & plumbing, are all great lessons to be taught. These lessons will pay off through out a persons life. Keep up the good work OP.
 
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Ya better save that 1st target can, put the date on it set it up on a shelf. That's a happy grandson right there. Taking him shooting is good for both of you.
 

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Exactly what I told him to do. It's on the shelf with his baseball trophies. (c:
 

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Congrats on getting him started right. Did my oldest grandson at 8mand now he wants to go into competition and I am supporting him all the way. Now you have someone that will treasure the memories and the guns you share.
 

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jCan I say the little fella had a blast.[/QUOTE said:
I'm 72 and still remember clear as a bell when my dad let me first shoot his Stevens 22. When he is 72, he will remember. Give him the gun when he is old enough, I have the Stevens.
 

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A Remington 514, You must be older than dirt?

Just kidding. When I was in Jr. High School in 1961& 62 I was on the NRA Shooting Team. We practiced in the basement of the gym. I carried my 514 with Williams Peep Sight with me on the bus every Tuesday and Thursday. Never a complaint from the bus driver, or the school, or other kids parents. I once forgot my ammo and had to walk from the school about 6 blocks to the local gun store with the rifle slung across my shoulder. Went in the store bought a box and walked back to practice. No one in town said a word, and the clerk didn't hesitate to sell me the ammo. Fond memories of that 514. My grandson's now use it. :)
 

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Nice, very nice! Picked up a wood stocked savage rascal for my grandson last year at age 6. He got so good with that I let him shoot the S&W 15-22 this month. Living in a rural area we get to shoot together a couple times a month. Such fun. A life time of memories for us both
 

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Next session take a sixpack of V8 or tomato juice in the can and let him shoot those. Or just put water in a tin can. The flying watertomato juice adds to the entertainment factor.
 

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my first .22 also

I am 58, and shot my brother's Remington for the first time when I was five.
He gave me the gun and I still have it. Still hits sparrows at 100 yards?? Thank you for introducing a kid to the shooting sports. We ALL need to do this.
 
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