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#1 contrysports

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

hi i was just wondering if any of you have any young guns on your gun team as i know a lad who wants to become a full or half gun on our local syndicate

#2 aga man

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:47 PM

hi i was just wondering if any of you have any young guns on your gun team as i know a lad who wants to become a full or half gun on our local syndicate

can't say i have seen any guns of this age on the syndicates i have been involved with,but i have seen many 15 year old beaters have there turn on keepers day and they have been well manered, safe and have shot better than many of the older guns :)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

Legal precautions accepted many younger guns of that sort of age shoot.

A sporting agency near me always send out ads at Xmas for their £1200-1500 driven days for "gentlemen and their sons, home from school for the holidays..."

How the other half live...

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

We have a "Dads and lads " day as well. Its great to see the youngsters behaving well and in some cases showing up the fathers!.
Any spare places are taken by the youngest beaters we have.

We need to encourage the youngsters as much as we can !

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

we have a lad who came a few times as a guest last year, at 15,
this year at 16 he has a full gun, been beating for us since he could walk, I co signed his application when he was 14,

it all depends on the lad, there are a few adults i will not shoot next to,

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

Me and the lad share a full gun on our syndicate and he's only 14 and outshoots a few of the other guns :yes:

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Admittedly I had been beating since I was 6 and started shooting around 10ish. I took a half gun on a walk/stand shoot at 15. In truth the shoot was very kind and I was shooting most weekends before I was 15 anyway. It gets to a stage where you're split between being a youngster and almost an adult gun so it was only right to join and pay the same as everyone else. As long as you're safe enough it should be fine.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

My pals lad has a full gun this season at 11 yrs old, will be 12 in the middle of the season. He will show up alot of shots i have no doubt, and has shot on the line since he was 10, his gun safety and etiquette is far better than a lot of adults I've shot along side.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

thanks for all the replies he will be getting very excited when i tell him he should be able to go if he's safe but he will also have to save his pennys - not a cheap sport to get into

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

SACS do free membership for Juniors :good: :good: :good:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Stood on a peg next to a 14 year old last season on a day I was invited to he was one of safest gun I've seen. I would encourage it I have 2 day this season on the syndicate shoot Im a member of gave them to a 10 and 16 year old to share.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

On one of the big shoots I beat on there is a 12 year old and a 17 year old.The youngest gets to shoot when his Dad lets him,the older one is a full gun.On beaters day there are six lads and a girl shooting;ages vary between 13 and 17.
In our syndicate there is a 17 year old full gun.Great to see them all.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

My eldest shot last beaters day aged 11, and had his first duck and pheasant. I stood behind him all the time and made sure he was safe. As long as the gun is safe then the age doesn't really matter. We have all seen adult guns that are a liability!!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

My eldest shot last beaters day aged 11, and had his first duck and pheasant. I stood behind him all the time and made sure he was safe. As long as the gun is safe then the age doesn't really matter. We have all seen adult guns that are a liability!!


I've seen more adults guns I don't want to go near than I have children. I believe it's all to do with respect but that's just me. Oh and a 12 year old probable still believes the keeper will eat him if he does something wrong.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:19 AM

I've seen more adults guns I don't want to go near than I have children. I believe it's all to do with respect but that's just me. Oh and a 12 year old probable still believes the keeper will eat him if he does something wrong.


:lol: You must have seen the keeper on our shoot, he could eat me and i am 6ft and gert big




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