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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


It'll go boom and kill deer.

Just make 100% sure that the gun fits the kid well. A gun that doesn't fit well will not be fun to shoot nor will it be easy to shoot accurately.






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dat yat
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


Consider the 44 magnum. Mild recoil, hard hit, big hole, cheaper ammo.
In an H&R it could serve as a primitive weapon later on.
In a lever action it would serve as a handy woods rifle, and levers are fun to shoot.






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Vlad
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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My Remington Model 7 .243 has slaughtered some deer. Never lost one with it


Same here!






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Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


I'm more excited for when he needs a full sized rifle so he can get a hand me down and daddy can get a new gun!





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Nascar Fan
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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.308 and shoot the remington managed recoil ammo

This & when he gets bigger he get the better ammo & have a good rifle forever.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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I'm more excited for when he needs a full sized rifle


That was my reason for suggesting a 700 with a youth stock. When he outgrows that stock, full length ones are a dime a dozen. He'll never outgrow the caliber.

I still hunt with the rifle I killed my first deer at 7 years old with.






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lsuchamps23
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


.243

i still have mine from when i was 7 or 8 years old







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Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


I like this one but I think I read here that the 770 is junk and Idnt see this gun in 7mm-08

LINK






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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the 770 is junk


Correct. If you're trying to stay cheap there are better options. The savage you posted would be better, as well as the marlin bolt action (X7 maybe???)






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34venture
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


Am I the only one who was given a .270 and told to learn how to shoot it, cause that is what you are going to shoot. I was a taller kid, but I don't ever remember having trouble shooting it.





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Fap-n-Nap
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


Now I'm looking at guns on there and probably will be all day now





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Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


I'd like to keep it rather cheap bc I plan on giving him my 270 in a few years


So I'd prefer notto spend more than 4-500 bucks for the whole package






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Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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Am I the only one who was given a .270 and told to learn how to shoot it, cause that is what you are going to shoot. I was a taller kid, but I don't ever remember having trouble shooting it.


My first 2 deer were killed with a twenty gauge and then igot my current 270

Never looked back but i was a little older than 8






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mylsuhat
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


I wasn't shooting a 30-06 at 6-7 years old.

That's why I got a .243

I got my 06 when I was 9-10






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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Am I the only one who was given a .270 and told to learn how to shoot it, cause that is what you are going to shoot




That's how it used to work.

I started with a 6.5x55 swede. Awesome arse deer caliber. Recoil is soft as hell and it's rolling out long skinny 140gr bullets at 2600 fps.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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4-500 bucks


I'm assuming that means you need to buy a scope as well???

Those cheap rifles are plenty good enough. The only one I don't recommend is the rem 770.

You can get him a .270 right now with a youth stock and let him shoot managed recoil ammunition if he can't handle full power shite (although he probably can)






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lsuchamps23
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


i found one for you, bout to email you.






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34venture
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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That's how it used to work.


Why can't it still work now?






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


It can. People just don't mind spending money on their kids anymore like they used to.





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Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


The only youth model gun I was ever given was a crossman pellet gun








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