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What youth rifle for my son?

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:30 AM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

What ever I decide, the main thing is that he is comfortable shooting it and having fun. My son can't wait to be old enough to put in for deer tags. He talks about it daily. To be honest I think I am as excited as he is. And we still have a year and a half to wait.. at least for Nevada.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

i would definitely take a look at the ruger compact. me and my wife both have one in 243 and we both absolutely love them.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

Icanhithimman has a good idea i was thinking the same thing. And a 243also is a good all around cal.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:53 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

I bought my daughter a Mossberg Super bantam in .243 and havent regretted it...She is only 50lbs and I ordered the Hornady Customlite ammo from Cabelas( only place to get it and $30 per box). It has a 87 gr ballistic tip bullet...So far this season it has killed 7 deer between my daughter,stepson and myself and dropped everyone of the deer in thier tracks.

I think I payed like $250 for the gun. Its extremely accuarate as I made a 100 yard head shot on a doe this past December. Matter fact Im seriously thinking of getting rid of my .270 and getting me one of these..since the deer in NW Florida average 120-150lbs its plenty power for them.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:14 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

I purchased a Savage Axis Youth in .243 for my son last year, he was 8. The fit was good, just a little long but he handled it well. Two deer later plus a couple pigs it has proven to be a good match. Shoots factory ammo very good, have not tried any hand loads. Recoil has not been a problem either.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

Here is a recoil comparison chart for anyone interested. Rifle Recoil Table
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 AM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

I will chime in and vote one of the 6mm calibers too!
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