Re: Funny story and the range.
It's fun to help someone get started.
I was at the range over the weekend. A new member came along; only has a .22, so I let him shoot my .223 because he's interested in a .308 made by the same company; and my .243 just to let him have experience with a different rifle. He was pleased; offered to pay for the ammo; I said no, it's what others had done with me when I was getting started, and I'm just passing on the favor.