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Old 05-04-2021, 06:23 AM   #1
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Any recommendations on a good youth model "first deer rifle"? I have a bunch of 22-250 ammo so I'm thinking about staying with that caliber.

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Old 05-04-2021, 06:28 AM   #2
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Man, I absolutely hate to say it but the Savage axis and Ruger shoot extremely well and can be had for less than $400.00. Personal preference but I would step up to a 6.5-7 mm. My thoughts are to make sure he has enough gun for just about any deer/hog situation. Just my two cents since you asked for recommendations.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:10 AM   #3
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My son shot browning micro hunter 22-250. If yiu can find one it would be a excellent choice. Itís been a outstanding gun.


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Old 05-04-2021, 07:29 AM   #4
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I bought both my kids Thompson Encore. Mine shot 223 for years. I also bought several different calibers and put exact optics on each of them. So kids could go shoot 223 at paper and when killing small deer. Move up critter just swap barrel and kid didnt even have to know. My youngest was killing stuff with a 30-06 at 7 or 8 years old and never noticed recoil because he only shot it at critters.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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My son shot browning micro hunter 22-250. If yiu can find one it would be a excellent choice. Itís been a outstanding gun.


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I have about 4-5 more years before I buy my girl her first deer rifle but this is on the short list for me. In 22-250 as well.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:07 AM   #6
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Reduced recoil rounds out of a 7mm-08 purrs like a kitten, and can just about do anything once they get bigger for regular recoil rounds
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:14 AM   #7
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I vote for a Howa mini in grendel.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:42 AM   #8
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I bought both my kids Thompson Encore. Mine shot 223 for years. I also bought several different calibers and put exact optics on each of them. So kids could go shoot 223 at paper and when killing small deer. Move up critter just swap barrel and kid didnt even have to know. My youngest was killing stuff with a 30-06 at 7 or 8 years old and never noticed recoil because he only shot it at critters.
that is a great idea
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:43 AM   #9
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Reduced recoil rounds out of a 7mm-08 purrs like a kitten, and can just about do anything once they get bigger for regular recoil rounds
Agree 100%. I have been really impressed with this combo.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:47 AM   #10
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x2 on the Ruger Axis. I gave my son a .223 Axis Compact for his 7th birthday a couple years ago. He will probably shoot it 1 or 2 more seasons and we will bump to a larger caliber.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:50 AM   #11
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Reduced recoil rounds out of a 7mm-08 purrs like a kitten, and can just about do anything once they get bigger for regular recoil rounds
x3 on this. I would personally look for a rifle with an adjustable stock that is threaded so they can keep and use it as they grow. You get the right set up and you'll never have to worry about buying another.

Comfort = Confidence when it comes to the young ones

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Old 05-04-2021, 10:52 AM   #12
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Man, I absolutely hate to say it but the Savage axis and Ruger shoot extremely well and can be had for less than $400.00. Personal preference but I would step up to a 6.5-7 mm. My thoughts are to make sure he has enough gun for just about any deer/hog situation. Just my two cents since you asked for recommendations.
I ordered him a savage Axis XP Youth, True Timber Camo in .350 Legend. I did some research and that gun is going to be awesome with a suppressor on it!!!!!!


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Old 05-04-2021, 10:56 AM   #13
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I can't wait for him to shoot it!

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Old 05-04-2021, 10:56 AM   #14
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H&R handi rifle 22" heavy barrel
I know...not the best name brand, but I have one and maybe I was just lucky, but this thing shoots lights out dead center at 100yds and 200yds. No lie.

I love this gun.

No recoil.

only single bad thing; its a single shot.
but, it being a single shot has made me a whole lot better shooter. IMO.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:08 AM   #15
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For him or for you?
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:10 AM   #16
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For him or for you?
Both!!!

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:17 AM   #17
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Thinking out loud, think I would have chose a 22-250, 243, 7mm-08 or 6.5 Grendel just for the ammo availability. 10 years from now are going to find 350 ammo at Wally world?
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:18 AM   #18
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Someone on here had some legend ammo for sale!
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:19 AM   #19
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Someone on here had some legend ammo for sale!
I'll take it if you can remember who it was!

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:23 AM   #20
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:24 AM   #21
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Thinking out loud, think I would have chose a 22-250, 243, 7mm-08 or 6.5 Grendel just for the ammo availability. 10 years from now are going to find 350 ammo at Wally world?
10 years from now he won't be shooting a youth model gun either. I think this gun is going to be perfect for my little ones. We're going to find out soon enough!! I may have a 350 Legend for sale in a month or so... Lol I also ordered 100 rounds so that should last a while.... Once he graduates from this one he'll be able to use one of mine.

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:29 AM   #22
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Agree 100%. I have been really impressed with this combo.
Agreed with both the above. My son has killed 3 mature bucks now with 7MM-08 reduced recoil rounds from Hornady and all 3 have died within 50 yards. He shoots a browning micro midas
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:33 AM   #23
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:42 AM   #24
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:50 PM   #25
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This ^^^^ is a great gun/ammo combo for kids.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:44 PM   #26
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This, I agree, will be great time shooting this rifle for both of you!
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:07 PM   #27
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So howa mini chassis in 6.5G or x39 if they need to grow. Both calibers you can own for a lifetime and not grow out of it.

If more tradition the CVA cascade can not be beat.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:50 PM   #28
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Man, I absolutely hate to say it but the Savage axis and Ruger shoot extremely well and can be had for less than $400.00. Personal preference but I would step up to a 6.5-7 mm. My thoughts are to make sure he has enough gun for just about any deer/hog situation. Just my two cents since you asked for recommendations.
Great advice here.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:55 PM   #29
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I just bought a Ruger American Compact in 6.5CM and my 6yr old daughter will be (hopefully) shooting a deer this fall
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:30 PM   #30
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Walmart special...remington adl .223 with chicken garbage 3x9x40 best part $125.00
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:55 PM   #31
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Savage 10T in .308, was my choice for my kids 12yro +... It is a heavy gun, but my kids have been able to handle it well. I never wanted to go light for caliber for the kids, but instead went heavy on gun weight, which translates on less recoil.. The Savage has the accutrigger which also helps the concentration of trigger/scope balance for a good shot. My first kid shot a buck at 225 yds (she already had lots of target practice) and was totally confident. She had some target practice with Hornady reduced loads also. Accuracy kills and once you can place the bullet in the vitals, it's game down.. Know your gun, know your game & know your shot placement on that particular game.. This is a question that has been asked many, many times... Good luck and thanks for taking a kid hunting!!!!

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