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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

My daughter is 6 and I'm thinking a 6 BR may be the ticket, she's been shooting a little pink Savage 22 for almost two years and she's already looking for more range
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    Unread 12-18-2011, 11:09 AM
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    Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

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    6 years old? BB gun, try a daisy.

    Those are for kids!!

    By 6yrs, id think they should bee shooting something with gunpowder doing the pushing. If one is already a .223 why not stick with that for abit?
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    Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

    [QUOTE=By 6yrs, id think they should bee shooting something with gunpowder doing the pushing. If one is already a .223 why not stick with that for abit?[/QUOTE]

    He has been shooting a 22 for 3 years now. Plan to start him hunting this next year. He will be 6 this June. As for the 223 there were less then 250 made and don't want to cut stock down to fit him. I do like the idea of saving other action and letting him pick the caliber.
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    Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

    For a six year old to shoot any more than one or two shots with I'd think that even the .243 win could be a bit too much, you really don't want to make it anything but fun for such a youngster.

    My recommendation would be a 6PPC with a 22" - 24" bull profile barrel. I have owned and regularly shot with such a rifle for the last 14 years, killing deer and pigs out to 500 yards with the tiny 70gn ballistic tips.
    You get almost no recoil, good barrel life, it's easy to reload for, produces incredible accuracy, has great case life, just enough power for deer sized game and it's murder on coyotes and varmints.
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    Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

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    He has been shooting a 22 for 3 years now. Plan to start him hunting this next year. He will be 6 this June. As for the 223 there were less then 250 made and don't want to cut stock down to fit him. I do like the idea of saving other action and letting him pick the caliber.

    <blink> You put a loaded firearm in the hands of a two year old child?? <blink>

    Please tell me you're either bad at math or you are over-exaggerating.
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    <blink> You put a loaded firearm in the hands of a two year old child?? <blink>

    Please tell me you're either bad at math or you are over-exaggerating.
    Yes he has been shooting since he was 2 but not handling a fire arm. Gun was placed in a gun vice. Now only time he handles his 22 is on the bench. He loads and unloads his single shot 22. But only with me right by his side.
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    Re: caliber choice for 6 year old son?

    3 of my 4 kids are proffeicent shooters, but at 2 they were still shitting their pants.
    Weird.
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