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Old 08-09-2003, 11:01 AM
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Find and buy a single shot 22. Cheap to shoot, no recoil and great fun. Teach the fundamentals of shooting to a kid before buying them a shotgun or deer rifle.
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Old 08-09-2003, 11:10 AM
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had my first rifle when i was 16 , it was a winchester model 94ae in .30-30 , i still have her and i' ll never get rid of her either. i started shooting on a regular basis at a much earlier age though , still in my single digit' s , first gun i shot was a side by side 12 guage stevens shotgun , second was a marlin 336 in .30-30 , and third was a marlin model 60 glenfield .22
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Old 08-09-2003, 11:11 AM
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what 3 guns did you order buddy , caliber wise and make ?
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Old 08-09-2003, 12:38 PM
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Got my first bb gun before I could talk real good. Got my first real gun a, a Winchester 12 gague, at 11 years old. I was around guns since birth and hunted with my grandfathers guns from about 7 years old (he was with me of course). Guns and gun safety was part of my life since the moment I poped out.

All kids are different and would trust my 10 year old son, which got his first .410 at 8 years old and will be getting a 7mm-08 next summer, before I would trust many adults with guns. Just because someone might be 30 years old don' t make them any smarter around guns than a lot of kids.
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Old 08-09-2003, 12:56 PM
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I was 2 yrs when I got my first gun a Marlin 336c 30-30 from and uncle who willed it to me.It was fallowed with a 20ga. J.C. Higgens single shot @ 7 yrs that used to kill gophers around the farm.

I bought my Daughter a Rossi matched Pair 22 lr/.410 for her 5 th birthday and she can hit gophers @ 50yds.
It is all up to the adult,I gave one nephew a 22 @10 yrs and another a 12 ga. Rem 1100 when he was 9.
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:25 PM
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welll...ive been shooting a while, my dad would pump up the benjamen sheridan .20 cal pellet gun fro me to shoot b/c i was to weak to get more than 2 pumps in it, i think i was 6-7
but he gave me my own gun when i was 11 or so, he had 2 pellet guns that i could use, so i did not need my own, same with the shotguns, got my first one browning gold 2 years ago when i was 17
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Old 08-09-2003, 06:05 PM
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i think a good caliber would be 220 i shot one when i was 7 it didn' t have much recoil. there a good all around gun . ive hunted ground hogs up to 300 yards whith deadly accuracy. i hunted deer with it it would bring a deer down in its tracks if hit right. its a good light recoil gun that could used for target or hunting [good luck]
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Old 08-16-2003, 08:09 PM
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Whelen36, I bought 3 Rossi Stainless matched pair .22/410s. The oldest will get her' s for Christmas if I can wait that long.
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Old 08-16-2003, 08:20 PM
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My grandparents bought all of the grandsons a BB gun for thier 6th Xmas. My Dad gave me a bolt action 20ga at age 12. At 14 my grandpa gave me his old winchester pump 22 with exposed hammer. I killed all game including deer with that 22. There was no deer season where I lived at that time. My dad gave me his Eddystone 30-06 when I graduated high school. We lived on a farm and my dad could never spare me to work out until I was out of high school. My then my little brother was big enough to help farm and I got my first job. I soon biought a then new Remington nylon 66. Great gun.
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