I got to shoot a rifle for the first time ever last week. A .22 with no kick...nice and easy for a beginner. So easy, I beat my boyfriend. I was going to take more than one turn with the rifle, but after I beat him the first time, I decided to claim my bragging rights and spend at least a month rubbing it in before I try again and give him a chance to beat me. :tongue: I'll have to ask him what the distance was though, because I can't remember...I was too busy jumping up and down gloating when I saw his target to remember things like distance. It was half the length of the range we were on since I was just learning...next time we'll go the full distance. Here's my evidence: The other people who were watching me seemed very impressed by that really big hole around 11:00 which is where two bullets hit nearly the same spot. I don't know if they were just humoring me or if that really is a good shot. I only cared that I beat my boyfriend (fortunately, he's a really good sport, so will put up with me reminding him about this until we can go back and try again), so didn't really care if the other guys were just being nice.