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#3445545 - 11/10/13 05:30 PM Beat deer gun for youth?
silvertaco
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Guys, my boy is really getting excited about next years youth deer hunt. Unfortunately dad has not got him a deer gun yet. So, sounds like a good Christmas gift this year. So for the ones of you who have little ones, what have you found to be best. Thanks
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#3445595 - 11/10/13 06:01 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: silvertaco]
El Jagermeister
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How old is your son? Is he a husky kid, "regular", or a slight build? I really like a .243 for kids, but they have to be good on shot placement. Later on it makes a great coyote gun, after he gets a .30 cal rifle for deer.
If you can find a 16" barreled 30-30 lever gun, that's a good starter. Especially, if the area you hunt is more woods than fields. Later in life he will like having that as a "brush gun".
Recoil management and the rifle being too long and heavy are concerns here, unless you hunt from a blind and use a monopod.

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#3446228 - 11/11/13 12:47 AM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: El Jagermeister]
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I used a Rem Model 7 .243 youth model with my kids. Small gun that shoots great with very little recoil. They were never scared to shoot it as they were with others.
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#3453118 - 11/14/13 08:22 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: bbuck14]
stik
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anything in 7mm08
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#3453152 - 11/14/13 08:42 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
anything in 7mm08

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#3453160 - 11/14/13 08:46 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: pressfit]
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Thanks guys!
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#3486177 - 12/05/13 07:02 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: silvertaco]
Blue Dogs
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Savage Axis youth model. Tack driving little guns in 243, I've had no experience with the 7mm08.
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#3491051 - 12/08/13 05:46 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: Blue Dogs]
1 good shot
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all boys love the lever action guns
i guess its the cowboy thing and a 30-30 is a proven deer slayer

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#3505357 - 12/17/13 08:59 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: 1 good shot]
tbird13
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I got a remington 700 .243 when I turned 10. Still have it. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
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#3505561 - 12/18/13 03:23 AM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: tbird13]
bbuck14
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I've put 4 kids through a Remington Model 7 in a .243 youth model. If I had to do it again I wouldn't change a thing. Low recoil and that's a major factor with a youth.
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