Originally Posted by HockaLouis
However, I would add this:
shooting of any kind is a journey, not a destination. It may take hours to learn what you seek now but an enjoyable lifetime, if not lifestyle, to master. As you peel each layer of the onion you'll find there are more, richer, and different experiences.
Enjoy, and be safe.
Case in point, I spent a couple of weeks shooting targets, going for
accuracy, improving groups, and techniques. I found that by the time
I got to the range, dragged out all my gear, got set up, loaded, and ready,
I was an agitated, out-of-breath, nervous wreck. I stopped, took a break,
calmed down, and relaxed. THEN my rifles really started showing me what
they could do.
A few days later I was shooting with a group of noobs, who never even
bothered changing the targets, even though they had shot ragged 6"
holes in the bulls-eyes! They were just enjoying the sheer fun of
"bringing it" with their new rifles. And it was also fun to join in...