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Old 07-27-2012, 09:43 AM
Nontypical Buck
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When my boy was 6, I started him off with reduced loads. I did load the minimum load for 125 grain bullets and that's what he practiced with. When we hunted, I used full-power 150 grain loads. He wouldn't know the difference when shooting at a deer.

The next year, he was shooting the full-power loads. Then, at 8, he moved up to 30-06 and has killed deer with that. This spring, at 9, he hit 8 inch target at 300 yards with my 300 Weatherby Mag.

Just start small so they get use to it and not startled by heavy recoil right away.
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