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Bleeding purple
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Youth hunting rifles. options/suggestions/opinions

Single shot vs. Bolt with detachable mag.

Open sights vs scope

Traditional scope vs red dot

Mag pistol caliber vs traditional rifle caliber

Muzzle brake vs stock barrel

Yourh model with shortened composite or wood stock vs standard model wood stock cut down to fit.

For those that have youth model rifles how long did it take your jids to grow out of the youth model?

Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20 ?


wickowick
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Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20 ?


My buddy bought one for his son, said the gun was so light it kicked more than his .270...


ryan985
Member since Nov 2011
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I have a Ruger M77 .243. Very smooth gun.


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tigerj22
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We have a 257 Roberts Micro Medallian. It has been a great gun. Doesn't kick much and has killed many a first deer.


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Teyeger
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crap..keep hitting wrong button. Will reply soon.
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bbvdd
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Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20 ?


My buddy here at the office bought one of those. He saiid it kicked bad and it was terribly inaccurate. He ended up returning it and bought something else.


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Rod Farva
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Spurbury, Vermont
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Winchester model 70 243 youth is what I'd get. I still use my uncle's from time to time, I love it.


greasemonkey
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Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
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Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20 ?


i have one and know 3 others with them. the best one shoots about 3"moa the worst about 6.

Browning has some nice youths that you can get full size stocks for once they out grow them


dpark
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Northeast LA
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I looked at at the Rossi and the guy working the gun counter said they were having a lot of returns due to the gun locking up and not ejecting cartridge. I ended up buying a Remington 7mm-08 with a box of the reduced recoil bullets. My son is 8 and it doesn't bother him to shoot it.


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Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
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Single shot vs. Bolt with detachable mag.

Bolt cause a single shot can be dangerous for a kid having to lower the hammer if he doesn't take the shot.

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Open sights vs scope

Scope

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Traditional scope vs red dot

Traditional...mostly cause of zoom and just to get him used to using a traditional scope.

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Mag pistol caliber vs traditional rifle caliber

Traditional

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Muzzle brake vs stock barrel

Stock Barrel....I hate muzzle brakes

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Yourh model with shortened composite or wood stock vs standard model wood stock cut down to fit

Depends on hunting areas. If he will be propped on a rest then a fullsize gun with cut stock.

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For those that have youth model rifles how long did it take your jids to grow out of the youth model?

Not Applicable...

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Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20

There are better guns that don't kick as hard as the rossi 243. Same goes for the 20g part too.


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The Last Coco
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Single shot vs. Bolt with detachable mag.
-Bolt action. If you only want him to have one shot, only load one bullet.

Open sights vs scope
-Scope. Leave the open sights for shotguns

Traditional scope vs red dot
-Traditional.

Mag pistol caliber vs traditional rifle caliber
-Traditional rifle caliber with managed recoil loads (.30-06, .308, or .270 IMO)

Muzzle brake vs stock barrel
-Stock barrel

Youth model with shortened composite or wood stock vs standard model wood stock cut down to fit.
-Standard wood cut to fit. That way, later on he can put a full-size on it and be good to go.

Anyone have experience with the Rossi 243/20 ?
-No personal experience but have heard bad things.

ETA: I would get him used to shooting something like an AR to see how he handles it, then move on to high powered rifles.
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MapGuy
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bought my 8 year old son (he's 9 1/2 now)

marlin bolt action youth 7mm-08

nikon monarch scope

stock barrel

very little kick and he shoots 1" groups at 75 yards.

don't buy a small round.
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FelicianaTigerfan
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Ive been on the fence between these

Savage
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Rem 700
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Ruger
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The savage is a little lighter


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LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
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I bought mine a model 700 .223. Like a dumbass too I might add. I thought since it was a small rifle it would be fine. It's not because the stock is too long. He managed to kill 2 deer with it, but missed several because it didn't fit him. I just bought a Marlin .243 youth model. He KO'd the first deer he shot with it this morning. 399.00 with a decent little Simmons scope.
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Rod Farva
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Spurbury, Vermont
Member since Sep 2012
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The marlin is a nice youth gun too...I'm a fan of the 243 for a youth gun.



Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
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Wow some great answers in here.

Thanks guys!


Croacka
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Denham Springs
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bought my 8 year old a savage axis youth (with scope) for about 300-350 last year

7mm-08 and i bought some reduced recoil rounds for it


it seemed like the best value for a youth gun and i looked for quite a while

its a gun that will likely only be used for a few years by him, but good enough to pass down to younger cousins, etc., or let them borrow it if needed


biohzrd
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Central City
Member since Jan 2010
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First gun is very important. As far as caliber it really depends on what/where you hunt. My first gun was a crack barrel 20ga. Great gun and could deer, dove, squirrel, hog, and shoot skeet with it. Killed ton with it, and still use it today. It will go down to my daughter in about 3yrs.
First rifle was a Winchester model 70 270 with synthetic stock. Kicked harder than any other gun I have ever owned. Had a custom muzzle break and blue printed everything. Best shooting gun I have ever shot.
Just make sure whatever you get doesn't kick to hard. Don't want to turn them off to shooting.


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xenon16
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Metry Brah
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Browning micro xbolt here in 7mm08. Reduced recoil

No probs. 10 and hasn't outgrown yet but can upgrade the stock


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Clames
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