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#5686028 - 04/06/15 05:56 AM Deer Rifle for 10yr old
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I was in the process of getting a remington model 7 sent to Derrick for barreling but a customer in my dad's shop offered me $600 for it to use as a truck gun on the farm so it's gone. Now I don't have any spare actions that to use for a build and really don't want to spend that kind of money for a rifle that will not fit my boys in five years. What are your recommendations on a factory rifle for a lanky 10yr old?

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#5686040 - 04/06/15 06:28 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Savage Edge or Ruger American.
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#5686077 - 04/06/15 07:12 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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I would go with a Savage or Ruger. Both are good values

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#5686107 - 04/06/15 07:31 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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I would prefer something with at least a 22in barrel.

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#5686149 - 04/06/15 07:59 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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I would look at a wby vanguard. The one I have has been great.

At 10 years old I started hunting with a Rem 700 270 win and had no problems with the size of the rifle or shooting it and I wasn't a big for my age kid, just your average joe... story of my life.
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#5686177 - 04/06/15 08:14 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Suggestions above are good ones.... Although going from a Horizon customized Rem 7 to those is kinda like waking up Chrismas morning expecting a Daisy Red Ryder and getting socks and underwear. bolt

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#5686181 - 04/06/15 08:15 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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I have a browning 25-06 A-bolt I haven't shot in years I might try. I would rather something in a 6.5, never cared to much for .25 cal's. I've had them shooting a AR last few years but its time to turn up the horsepower.

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#5686186 - 04/06/15 08:17 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Shot my FIL"S Rem 700 25-06. Like you I have never cared much for the caliber, but it does seem to bring a decent amount of killing power and range to the table with surprisingly low recoil. I figured being based on the '06 family it would have a little more rumble, but was very mild.
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#5686253 - 04/06/15 08:51 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Most people on here turn their nose up at the H&R single shots but they have proven to be reliable and accurate over the years. I agree with the 25-06. In 100-120gr bullet they are very deadly with mild recoil. I prefer the 7-08 but it has more felt recoil to me. The H&R has several stock options that can bought for about $25 so you can cut away on them as the child grows to get the length of pull correct.

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#5686271 - 04/06/15 09:03 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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I bought my kids just recently a CVA youth rifle. Single shot .243 and I LOVE IT!!!!!! It fits my kids just fine and it's not so short that I can't shoot it. And I live to shoot it. It is a very very accurate gun. Paid $250 and that included scope. All I've done is put a sling on it. Maybe a new scope one day but for now it stays. Absolutely worth the money

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#5686284 - 04/06/15 09:11 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
I would prefer something with at least a 22in barrel.


Savage Trophy Hunter youth package would fit the bill, and comes with a decent scope.
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#5686308 - 04/06/15 09:27 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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My 10 yr old shoots a Rem 700 7mm-08. Recoil is not a problem with 140 gr bullets, but reduced recoil ammo is available if recoil is a problem. Personally my setup doesn't seem to punch any more than a 243 would.

Being a 700 action, Horizon can always make something of if in the future if I would decide to go that route. Your son could continue to shoot a 7-08 for as long as he likes no need to "graduate" to a larger caliber when he becomes older. I've just about given up on all of my rifles and now carry that 7-08 even when I'm not hunting with the kids.

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#5686340 - 04/06/15 09:55 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: Southtexas36]
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I started my boy with a Savage Axis 22-250.. No complaints

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#5686366 - 04/06/15 10:13 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Ruger American Compact 12.5 LOP 18" Barrel IIRC...243 or 308 (with managed recoil ammo to start)...

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#5686379 - 04/06/15 10:21 AM Re: Deer Rifle for 10yr old [Re: spg]
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Remington 700 in a 243...he can grow with it and will probably keep for the rest of his life.

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