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Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?

I killed my first deer at age 8 with a 30-30. I used it until I was 10 and then switched to a Remington 7600 30-06. I was not big for my age by any means but I was not small either. I practiced A LOT with a 10/22 so I knew how to shoot. I then shot my hunting rifle just a few times before the season to get used to the exact rifle. I was never overexposed to the recoil so it never bothered me.


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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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Croacka


If you want to give him a .270 I have an A-Bolt medallion with boss and a scope I'll sell ya. With the boss the recoil is almost zero. It's loud as hell, but doesn't kick at all.


Croacka
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
Like I said, I have a 270 for him in a couple of years


This purchase will probably be used for a few years and then handed down


tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
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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.


Nope. I killed my first deer at 5 yrs old with a .410 slug. The next couple years I shot my Dad's Jam-master 30-06. When I was 9 I was given a Model 700 .270. It's still in my truck.


34venture
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
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Like I said, I have a 270 for him in a couple of years


Oh yeah, missed that. I don't comprehend to well being from Avoyelles and all.


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dat yat
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
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I have a 270 for him in a couple of years

Can you get a youth stock to fit him in the 270 you have? Then put the original stock back when he gets taller.


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Skywalker
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Red Stick
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
I looked at the Remington 700 SPS youth and Weatherby Vanguard youth both in .243. Both are awesome guns for 8-12 year olds…bought the Remington because of the action being smoother and fit him better.
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j4lsu
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
... here is a thread on a similar topic started a little while back with some good insight and info...

LINK

good luck...
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BarDTiger81
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
Don't get a 243. You're welcome.


7mm-08


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MapGuy
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
7mm-08 is what my 8 year old shoots.


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bayoudude
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Houma
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
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With the boss the recoil is almost zero


I also shoot a .270 a-bolt stainless stalker with the boss and it doesn't kick but the damn muzzle blast is insane.


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Clyde Tipton
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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.


I still got my Ruger M7 .270 I was killing deer with at 9 or so... Full size, but like you I was lanky and could hold it with a rest. I know I started sitting by myself at 12. That was a big step.


TexasTiger34
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Houston
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
i've never shot a deer with anything other than a .243
never had a problem, always had the range, didn't ever do much tracking
sometimes i don't get the hate
i own a sako .243 fwiw


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Choirboy
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
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Thoughts on this gun and the price?



Looks like a helluva deal to me. I might get one for the nephew.


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REB BEER
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
I may get reamed like I did on other sites for making this suggestion, but I bought my 7 YO an H&R 44 mag.

I put a nice Nikon on top and can use it for primitive season, too.

I've killed out to 140 yards with it. And my boy killed a doe at 60 yards when he was 7.


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yodaddyroberto
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
My father bought a .257 for my sister and I when we were kids. He got the stock cut down for us. That rifle has killed the most animals than any other rifle we own. My dad uses it now because he broke his back last year when he fell from the deer stand. He said the 30-06 kicked too much.


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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
Savage youth model 7 m 08

My son has been shooting since 8



BIG Texan
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
It's shot placement that matters but I have seen the 243 fail too many times. Bullet Did not open just went right through and no exit wound . I got my wife away from the z308 bruiser and into a 7mm-08 Remington, that is a killing machine.


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10MTNTiger
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
My wife shoots a Ruger M77 in .257 Roberts. It is more obscure now than the 7mm-08 or the .243 (both are great as well). The .257 really is a fun gun to shoot and it is a killing machine. I steal it for shooting whitetails now, it is just too cool.


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Skywalker
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Red Stick
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re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?
My niece has been shooting a .243 for about several years, and taken 7 deer with it. She started out shooting Remington CORE-LOKT 100 grain…but now shoots the Barnes VOR-TX 80 Grain Triple-Shock. The two she shot last year never moved more than 3 feet.


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