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Old 07-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #31
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Regardless of caliber please do not get him a small mountain gun or youth model. Super light weapons will kick the snot outa you even in modest calibers. My buddy has a 308 mountain gun, really lightweight. Carries real nice obviously but kicks like a mule!! I am not one that is recoil sensitive, I own and enjoy shooting a 375 RUM. But don't ever ask me to shoot that 308 ever again. BTW my vote is for 7mm 08 or 308. It has to be fun to shoot at the range or he could get a flinch and never want to shoot the rifle properly.

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Old 07-22-2012, 04:47 AM   #32
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Good luck dropping a deer with that .22, "guy who doesn't read entire threads".
Yeah, a .22 is a great gun, but I can't take it deer hunting in WI.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:50 AM   #33
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Regardless of caliber please do not get him a small mountain gun or youth model. Super light weapons will kick the snot outa you even in modest calibers. My buddy has a 308 mountain gun, really lightweight. Carries real nice obviously but kicks like a mule!! I am not one that is recoil sensitive, I own and enjoy shooting a 375 RUM. But don't ever ask me to shoot that 308 ever again. BTW my vote is for 7mm 08 or 308. It has to be fun to shoot at the range or he could get a flinch and never want to shoot the rifle properly.
Thanks, but a little bit too big for a first-time rifle shooter. The range will be around a 100 yards, give or take. He already has the knowledge to make the first shot count, regardless of what he is shooting.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:57 AM   #34
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For an 11 or 12 year old's 1st gun.............................. get him a .22. A Ruger is the most fun gun ever made. He'll actually beg you to take him hunting. Buy him too much gun & you'll be sorry.

Baby Steps.

Yeah, a .22 is a very fun gun, no doubt. But, he wants to go deer hunting very soon and a .22 won't cut it with WI laws. He has been going with me deer hunting for the last couple of years already.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #35
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Thanks, but a little bit too big for a first-time rifle shooter. The range will be around a 100 yards, give or take. He already has the knowledge to make the first shot count, regardless of what he is shooting.
Fair enough, I can appreciate that. Then the 243 with 100gr bullets is a solid combo.
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