My friend Ryan and I went to the range yesterday.I was doing some load testing with the 458 SOCOM,and Ryan needed to check the zero on his deer rifle. A man and his teenage son sat a couple benches down from us.The father had just purchased a couple rifles for them to go hog hunting.I wasn't paying much attention to them,but Ryan nudged me and wanted me to see what they were trying to do. From what I saw,I started laughing.The father was trying to use a laser boresight tool on the first rifle.It's a bright sunny day,that boresighter isn't going to work in the sunlight. The range was still HOT,so I was shooting the test loads.When the RO called the range COLD,the father asked why he couldn't see the laser,I informed him that they don't work very good in the sunlight,and offered to get him on paper by looking thru the bore.He declined. After he wasted about 4-5 shots,he then asked if we could help him.Ryan went down and helped them out.I started asking the father about the rifles that they had.He said that he hadn't shot in a long time,and wanted to go hunting with his son.I asked him if his son had shot before,and he said yeah he's shot a few rimfires,but this is his first centerfire rifle.So I was thinking great,he got his son a really nice 243 for a first rifle. Nope,The rifle was a Remington 700 SF 7mm Magnum with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. What the hell,your going to start a 14yo kid with a 7mm Mag-That's what I was thinking! I told him he might have bought too big of a gun for his son,his answer-He'll get used to it.Ryan sighted it thru the bore,and the father asked if he'd shoot it a couple times.So,now it's sighted in,and the son gets behind it. First shot,knocked the snot out of the boy.But he did hit the target.The boy shot 5-6 shots,and each time his shooting just got worse. That rifle was beating him to death,and you could see him start to flinch before he pulled the trigger. Next,the father pulls out his new rifle,a Benelli R1 338 Win Mag with a Trijicon Accupoint 2.5-10x56 scope on it. I'm thinking,This guy's got plenty of $$$$,but absolutely no common sense.Why would anyone that hasn't shot in years go out and buy guns that are way too powerful for them,and for someone that has never shot anything bigger than a 22lr. Ryan was getting ready to leave,so the father asked if I would help him sight it in.I've always wanted to shot an R1,so I said OK. First shot was way low,and right,adjusted the scope-2 shots later,had it in the center ring. I really enjoyed shooting this rifle,being an auto loader,the recoil felt like a 300WM-not too bad.I'm not a fan of the Triangle reticle of the Accupoint,a crosshair of some type would be so much better. The father then shot it several times,and not very well at that. I really don't think the hogs have to worry too much with these two shooting. I hope the father hasn't ruined his sons enjoyment of shooting firearms by getting him a caliber that neither one of them are ready for. Some people shouldn't buy guns!