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#2076777 - 09/19/10 11:04 AM WTT
tndoe
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Hey guys,

Spouse and I are interested in a youth rifle for our oldest grandson who is begging to go deerhunting.
We have a youth model 243 with the short stock, but he isn't quite 'big enough' to handle that just yet.
So spouse wants to offer his Remington 30/06 for trade on a 'less kicking' youth model rifle if anyone is interested.

Also, if you have any suggestions of what to look for in a youth rifle ie size, style, model, please comment.

This young boy is an excellent shot with a 22 full size and 410, but both have too long stocks for him to properly shoulder said guns. His father is leary of the boy shooting anything other than a BB gun. But aren't grandparents suppose to spoil those grand kids? Papa wants to take him hunting just as much as the boy wants to go. Any help appreciated!
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#2077154 - 09/19/10 06:12 PM Re: WTT [Re: tndoe]
KANATI McD
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I had the same problem as you did, my boy wasn't ready for a rifle but he was bound and determined to go. The only solution i came up with was a 410 with a slug and scope. It was deadly up to about 60 yards
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#2077465 - 09/19/10 09:27 PM Re: WTT [Re: KANATI McD]
tndoe
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we are set up to go like that if we have to.

did your son get one with the 410
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#2077532 - 09/19/10 09:58 PM Re: WTT [Re: tndoe]
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no, he never got an opportunity, my nephew took one with it @ 35 yards.
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#2077702 - 09/20/10 12:36 AM Re: WTT [Re: KANATI McD]
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Where u @ in TN. It doesn't get much lighter than a .243. I guess you could try a .223. What kind of 30-06 is it?
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#2077730 - 09/20/10 05:39 AM Re: WTT [Re: 10mm4me]
tndoe
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Well, I guess the first year it should be mostly learning the ins and outs of hunting, not really focusing on a kill. If he did take a shot with the 410 it would be a close shot anyway.

West Tn, the 30.06 is a semi auto Remington. Spouse's second rifle, he is addicted to his 300mag now. He has had three different rifles to my one. I won't turn loose of my trusty 30-30.
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#2078692 - 09/20/10 06:19 PM Re: WTT [Re: tndoe]
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Both my daughters killed deer with a 410 single shot i had cut the stock off to fit them and then i bought a rubber butt plate to put over it you couldn't tell it wasnt factory. 2 yrs later i put dios in the stock and put it back together and sold it.
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#2097907 - 10/04/10 06:42 PM Re: WTT [Re: rubber]
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For what it's worth, my son shot his first two deer last year at 7 with a Winchester Model 94 30-30. He shoots the Remington Managed Recoil loads with a limb saver slip on pad. He is a small framed boy and can by no means free hand the rifle, but shoots very well from a rest. We tried the youth model guns first and they were just plain brutal due to the light weight of the gun.
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#2106593 - 10/11/10 09:33 AM Re: WTT [Re: Traditional]
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I bought a H&R 7mm-08 youth model. Cut another inch off the stock and replace the recoil pad. My 9 yr. old daughter shoots it great. Killed her first deer last year at 60 yards. I handload reduced loads with 120 grain bullets. Recoil is similar to 223. Also you can get the managed recoil loads.
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#2107530 - 10/11/10 08:12 PM Re: WTT [Re: AllOutdoors]
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My daughter shoots a 223 and loves it. She is a small 12 year old.
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