Taking My Nephew Shooting

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Just got back from taking my nephew out shooting in the Pawnee. I've been teaching him how to shoot since he was around 4 years old, starting with an old single shot .22 rifle.

At 12 he is now a crack shot with just about any rifle and is starting to get very good with a pistol. It as taken him longer with a pistol since that is a lot of weight to hold out from your body for a little guy. He is growing and getting stronger though, and today he was shooting clays like a pro with my 9mm's and a .22 1911.

Well here are a few pictures I shot of him while he was shooting.

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Here's one he took of me while I was busting clays. Pretty decent little shooter! (the nephew ;))

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Agreed! Excellent images!

Looks like you both can shoot well - gun or camera! LOL!
 
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Andrew, these are awesome. Mind if I ask what lens you shot with? 35? 28? 24?

Love it when you can grab casings exiting the chamber.
 
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Agreed! Excellent images!

Looks like you both can shoot well - gun or camera! LOL!

Thanks. Yeah, my nephew has been shooting with me almost since he can walk. I'm afraid one day he may be able to beat me :biggrin:

As for photography, I've taken him on a few outings, I really need to do another one soon. I specialize in landscapes and wildlife and he has a very fun time when we go together for some wildlife photography. He gets a kick out of how close you can get to wildlife, with a little instruction :wink:.
 
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Andrew, these are awesome. Mind if I ask what lens you shot with? 35? 28? 24?

Love it when you can grab casings exiting the chamber.

Thank you. The shots of my nephew were taken with a Samyang 35mm F1.4 manual focus lens from F1.6-f2

The shot he took of me was with a Nikon 50mm F1.8G lens at f1.8 (the manual lens would have been a little too difficult for him at such a wide aperture).
 
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You have taught him well, he has very good form. Next, you should get him involved in local competitions and, perhaps, reloading...
 
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GREAT captures !
Was this at an outdoor gun range -- or just open land ?
Don't have any open land around me (Austin) to shoot on -- sure wish we did.
Gun ranges are fun -- but nothing like being out in the open
 

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