My Dad is a member at a very nice outdoor range. We were able to set up on the 25-meter range and had it all to ourselves.
|Papa showing her how to hold and aim the rifle|
I was quite impressed with her marksmanship. The rifle was zeroed at 100 yards, so naturally her shots were landing high. After she adjusted her aim point down, she started putting rounds right in the center, even without a scope.
|There, that's where I hit it|
|Why yes, that is a bulls-eye I see!!|
At the end of the day, Papa let her try a slightly more powerful rifle. She only sent one round downrange, but had a huge grin on her face the whole time.
|My, what a big rifle you have|
Perhaps the best part for me was when Papa suggested she could hang her target on the back of her door, and she looked at me with wide eyes and asked "Can I?!?!?". How in the world do you say no to that? Personally, I'd much prefer that she hang her targets on the wall than posters of the latest teen idol or boy band :)