The lass is a coworker of mine (CitizenVee) who'd never fired a rifle at all. During the life of the USSR when she was in high school she'd had to field strip and reassemble an AK-47, at school, but never fired a rifle till yesterday. I've been friends with her and her hubby for over a decade and she'd been wanting to go rifle shooting and I've been looking for a cutie that'd never shot to do some instructional videos with. Started her out on my .223 with some 75gn HPBT loads at 2840fps I set up just for her first time so they'd be really mellow. Her first shot was 200m at a chicken silhouette. She hit it. 2nd and 3rd shots were supposed to be at 300m at a pig silhouette but she got confused and aimed for the turkey line. 4th shot hit a pig silhouette at 300m. 5th shot hit a turkey silhouette at 385m. 6th-8th shots hit 500m ram silhouette. Then we took her up to the long range line and she nailed 900 first round. Missed 800 (couldn't get her dialed in on the wind holds there, it's pretty erratic so no surprise), then moved down to 600 and she rattled off 10 hits in a row. We brought the Thompson out for pictorial purposes mostly and had trouble with it during the first fire attempt so that turned into a prop instead of a toy. I brought lots of pistols and revolvers but it was 101F outside by the time we got done rifle shooting so we said hell with it and left for home. Also got my .243AI out for some fireforming load shooting. Got 2800fps from 39 grains of RL23 and fireformed around 35rounds. Too hot to shoot faster. Naile a 10" plate at 900 repeatedly with it doing target switching drills, going from 36" round gong to 16x24" torso silhouette and then to the 10" plate. Fireforming loads are holding .3 and under at 200m. Once all the brass is fireformed I'll bump up to 3000fps. There's no recoil to speak of, really kicks as hard as my .223. Hits extremely hard from 500m onwards. Me setting up my .243AI. Still getting the hotdog paint job done. Taking a bead on the 900 line. Get natural point of aim before loading up. .243AI on the bipod, .223MVP below. CitizenVee pleased as punch to point a Tommy Gun around a bit. I have about 2.5hrs of video footage to pour over and edit of her crushing it with my .223 MVP. As soon as I'm done processing it I'll give an update.