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A good rifle for a kid

Old 01-06-2004, 09:17 AM
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I just had a little boy,he was three weeks old yesterday,and am all ready to get him a rifle to hunt with and one I can hunt with till he is big enough.I was thinking on the lines of a 243 or 6mm.The shots would not be no more than 200 yards if he wanted to shoot that far.Gimme some thoughts on this please
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:23 AM
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Ahh the first rifle. The .243 is a good choice, however to get them started at an eralier age for ranges like 40-50 yards perhaps something in a .22 hornet, or .223.

I'm taking my nephew out this weekend he is 6 years old. He will be uisng my 30 Carbine .30 Caliber.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:27 AM
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If you're thinking of a deer rifle, then I wouldn't go any lighter than the .243

I hunted with a .22 hornet, and while it IS enough to kill a deer, it is not effective enough for a first-time deer gun IMO.

Either of your choices should do well.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:29 AM
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like bobo said i think i would go with a .22 hornet or .223 they are deffinently good rifles and for a little one they would be perfect...
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:29 AM
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Yea I will be starting him shooting the BB gun and then the 22 ,but was just wondering about a smaller caliber he could start with and be a good one for a few years,thanks for the reply,bobo are you a member over at High Lifter
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:29 AM
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I was refering to someone of an early age only. 10+/- years old should be able to handle the .243 with no problems.

Sorry if it was mis-leading just thinking of someone that might be a little scared of re-coil.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:31 AM
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Yep I am the bobo from highlifter. I frequent several boards.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:32 AM
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thought the name looked fimiliar
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:40 AM
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Catt Daddy, you can't go wrong with the 243 or the 6MM. I have a 6MM and have hunted with it from when I was 13 until I was 28, which was last year. People will sometimes tell you that it's too light for a deer rifle (the largest grain bullet you can buy for it is 100 grains), but in 15 years of deer hunting I killed about 16 deer with it and never lost ONE of them. My wife and I are expecting a baby in March and I plan to give it to my son or daughter to use whenever they're ready. It sure is a sweet shooting rifle.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:07 AM
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I still kill 1 deer a year with my first rifle.... .243 I was 12 when I got it.
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