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#6162302 - 01/30/16 01:42 PM 6 Year and deer hunting
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My son hunted with me for the first time but didn't let him shoot. I think next year he will be ready. Headed to a gun show here in Longview. Any recommendations for a youth gun?

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#6162305 - 01/30/16 01:45 PM Re: 6 Year and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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Something you can change to a regular stock over time. Chances are if he has shot enough a .243 would be a great rifle that he will still enjoy when he's older. Put a limbsaver recoil pad on it
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#6162375 - 01/30/16 02:59 PM Re: 6 Year and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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I'll be getting one of these for my daughter's soon.

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#6163164 - 01/31/16 09:57 AM Re: 6 Year and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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I'm a fan of the .243, I started a young boy out with one, he loved it as he was a bit recoil shy. He took three very respectable mule deer bucks, a Texas Dall ram and two pronghorn antelope with that rifle.
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#6165322 - 02/01/16 07:46 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
I'll be getting one of these for my daughter's soon.

Rossi 3 in 1



I like that but looks like it would be hard to mount a scope on.


Edited by coachwhite34 (02/01/16 07:46 PM)

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#6165347 - 02/01/16 07:53 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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How so? The .243 barrel has an integrated rail
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#6165350 - 02/01/16 07:55 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
How so? The .243 barrel has an integrated rail



Oh didn't see that. That might be something to look into.

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#6165372 - 02/01/16 08:05 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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remington model 7 20 inch barrel with a youth stock-you can get a full size stock later-it will drop in to real easy! to model 7 with the 20 inch barrel may be a bit heavy for him but the extra weight will help soak up recoil and be easier to hold steady on a rest. .223 will do the job but a 80 grn .243 would be a bit more effective. I have taken several kids under 10yrs old and this set up is just about right for all of them...

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#6165459 - 02/01/16 08:50 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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If the son is recoil shy at six years old, maybe he needs a little more time to get older.

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#6165470 - 02/01/16 08:54 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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Encore with collapsible AR stock.

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#6165619 - 02/01/16 10:39 PM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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One of the guys at the lease was going to have his 11 year old daughter use a 300 win mag. I let him use my 22-250 instead. 243 is a good caliber.
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#6165670 - 02/02/16 12:12 AM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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Howa is bringing out a 6.5 Grendel in a bolt action this Summer, less recoil than a 243 and similar effective range. Not that there is anything wrong with a 243.

On the Rossi be sure the forearm is screwed on the same any time it is removed. Screw tension on it affects point of impact and accuracy of those little rifles. Or at least the ones I have delt with it did.
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#6165766 - 02/02/16 06:57 AM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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6.8spc in AR platform with collapsible buttstock

Similar ballistics to a .270

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#6165778 - 02/02/16 07:11 AM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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My kiddo (6) shot two deer and a turkey this year with a little break over 223. Looked at all the guns and shot a few but this one was perfect for him. He used the fed fusion ammo and they ran about 30 yards.
Had a deer pic on my phone to remind him where to shoot and made him point at it before every shot. I think trying to explain where to hit them was the hardest part. Good luck!


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#6165940 - 02/02/16 09:12 AM Re: 6 Year old and deer hunting [Re: coachwhite34]
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I had a youth 7mm-08 single shot. We reloaded shells so I had a custom load but you can buy light loads for them.
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