Im bored and wouldnt normally post such threads but thought i would share it with the SD fraternity..
Recently someone i know has been keen on joining me on shooting trips, be it lamping, waiting for reynard or stalking.. I took her out and let her have a few shots with the 7-08 at gongs.. 2x 4'' gongs at 100yds and a 12'' square at 450yds. She put two shots on top of each other at 100yds on the 4'' and put two shots on the 450yd gong..
Anyways, i took her out one evening with the .22 to shoot some rabbits, sods law, there werent many around and the only opportunity was a shot off sticks at 70 odd yards (i zapped it with the geovids). She flattened it, saw its mate and flattened that too. Later that evening in the lamp, she had 40 shots for 25 rabbits. I was impressed to say the least. Anyways, shes keen to go out after a deer so i drew up a target and stuck it in the wood for her to have a go at. Discussed in depth the anatomy of a deer and then let her have 2 shots prone at 100yds which she aced and then i gave her sitting shots at 70yds which were ok but great for someone with her experience and then the last few shots off sticks at 50yds. All shots were within a 4'' group although some were slighly low. Anyways, overall im impressed with the ability to shoot and also the keen interest in stalking.. Its nice to pass on some of the knowledge ive learned over the years and see someone enjoying the sport.
The silhouette is my own handywork and the killzones on neck and head were to illustrate the difficuties and problems with shooting deer in places other than the chest..