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I am giving shooting instructions to a young Marine Recruit who is on the deferred enlistment program and is scheduled to leave for "boot camp" at the last of August. He had never shot before. He and I were at the range for our weekly shoot and practice (He has progressed from a beginning group size of about 14" down to an average group size of 2 1/2 to 3")(10 shot groups at 100 yds with open sights) and my buddy was shooting while I was watching through the spotting scope. After 4 shots, as I was looking at the shot group, a horsefly landed right in the middle of the shot group. Of course my buddy couldn't see it with open sights at 100 yards. As I was watching the horsefly, the next shot was fired and a bullet hole appeared WHERE THE HORSEFLY WAS PERCHED. No more horsefly. I started laughing so loud that my buddy stopped shooting and was wondering what I was laughing about. I told him that he was probably the only marksman who could actually say that he had shot a horsefly at a distance of 100 yards with open sights.
 

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Only one thing better - just wait till he gets to boot camp and tells that story!!
 
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He has access to 3 AR's and as many bullets as he wants to shoot (He shot 230 rounds today). The only problem is that he's leaving the last of August and we only have 4 more trips to the range for him to shoot. We were shooting every other Tuesday and reloading bullets for him to shoot every other Tuesday. When his reporting date got moved from mid November to August, I told him we'd shoot every Tuesday and I could reload the bullets. He's a good kid and I hope that what I've taught him pays off for him when he gets to the war zone.
 

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Sounds like he'd give Uncle Jed and Jethro a run for their money. Great being to see it on the scope.
Good to hear you snagged a good one for us, last one I read was about 50 lbs. over if I remember.
 

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SGMJody said:
He has access to 3 AR's and as many bullets as he wants to shoot (He shot 230 rounds today). The only problem is that he's leaving the last of August and we only have 4 more trips to the range for him to shoot. We were shooting every other Tuesday and reloading bullets for him to shoot every other Tuesday. When his reporting date got moved from mid November to August, I told him we'd shoot every Tuesday and I could reload the bullets. He's a good kid and I hope that what I've taught him pays off for him when he gets to the war zone.
... and YOUR service to our Nation continues!! Thanks!!
 

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captain-03 said:
SGMJody said:
He has access to 3 AR's and as many bullets as he wants to shoot (He shot 230 rounds today). The only problem is that he's leaving the last of August and we only have 4 more trips to the range for him to shoot. We were shooting every other Tuesday and reloading bullets for him to shoot every other Tuesday. When his reporting date got moved from mid November to August, I told him we'd shoot every Tuesday and I could reload the bullets. He's a good kid and I hope that what I've taught him pays off for him when he gets to the war zone.
... and YOUR service to our Nation continues!! Thanks!!
Yes thanks :sf:
 
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Today was an excellent day at the range for our Marine Recruit. He has gone from a beginning spread, in his group of ten shots, of 14" and above to cleaning targets at 100 yards. He shot some groups at under 2" and cleaned several targets. The targets he didn't clean would only have one shot out in the 9 ring but still within a group of less than 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches. It was quite a day for him and me also. All of this with standard military open sights. It gives me a good sense of pride knowing I have helped this young man accomplish what he has accomplished in developing his shooting skills. He is a shooter. We only have one more trip to the range before his reporting date.
 

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SGMJody said:
... It gives me a good sense of pride knowing I have helped this young man accomplish what he has accomplished in developing his shooting skills. He is a shooter. We only have one more trip to the range before his reporting date.
You should be proud!! Great job you did there .. how about getting this young lad to join the forum and keep us posted on his progression through the military!! Think we might be able to "adopt" him .....
 

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You should be proud!! Great job you did there .. how about getting this young lad to join the forum and keep us posted on his progression through the military!! Think we might be able to "adopt" him .....
Y E A H :2tup: great work
 

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Make sure after he leaves for boot camp you get his address and give it out if he doesnt mind. Mail is a great thing in boot camp.
 
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