My son and I built a M1 Garand in honor of his Grandfather who was in the Korean War. We finally coordinated to get out and see if it functions... spoiler alert it needs some work to function properly. Here's us waiting in the car for the place to open: got him started on the Mossberg MVP with 3-9x Nikon scope. Damn thing is really dialed in so I know it would be a good start for his first shooting experience. After his nerves settled down he started to work on the drills we did at home on how to maintain his breathing, trigger press, body positioning. I noticed he started getting his shots in the small circles at 100 yards. I challenged him to hit a quarter at 100 yards. Boy manned up like a champ While he was working on the MVP I tried to get the M1 build in 30-06 going. Unfortunately it is a bolt action the first 4 rounds of the clip, then feeds fine the last 4. Got it zeroed in at 100 yards and let the boy take some shots with it. Need to re-evaluate some parts to see where it may be hanging up. Gas pressure is good as it goes ping at the last round. Just seems to have a tough time stripping the round and going back into battery. Needs more tender love and care. Also took out our .308 build and it is still short stroking. Going to have to drill a larger gas port hole in the barrel. Seems to be under gassed with the specs on the barrel. So I took out the Mini G and had at it at 100 and verified zero at 100 yards in prone. Took 4 shots and hit the 8" circle no problem Took her out to 200 yards and for some damn reason I couldnt get her to group well enough to verify zero at 200. Started to get frustrated and running out of ammo so I grabbed the MVP from my son and put 2 shots at 200. First shot was low left and I felt it (right by my thumb). Second shot was right in the money maker at 200 using the BDC reticle on the Nikon P223 scope Let my son take the MVP out to 200 yards and he was making some decent shots as well Someone never zeroed their rifle and couldnt hit their target at 200. So my son took 10 shots at it to finish off the day. 1 Mike, 9 hits, 5 hits solid in the middle. We were there the whole day. He really enjoyed himself and he's willing to come skeet shooting with me in a few weeks as well. Great day before Independence Day! Regardless of our builds not functioning properly. 'Merica! I have some video I'll post later on when I cut it.