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How old when you got your first CF deer rifle?

Up until the age of 22 years old I had to use a shotgun to hunt deer.. Of course 4 of those years 19 to 22 I was in the U. S. C. G. so my deer hunting was limited.. however once on leave I still hunted with my shotgun for deer..I did get a gun I did not like in 1971 the model 88. that was my first CF rifle.. How many like me just did not hunt deer with a rifle until they were an adult and used a shotgun with Foster Slugs? How many had a rifle when you were a kid to hunt deer and what was it?
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18! Shotgun till then!
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I was 12yo when I got a hand-me-down Savage 110E in .243win. It was the only rifle I owned or hunted with for the first 16 years. By the time I disassembled it to build my first true varmint rifle the rifling at the crown of the factory barrel was all but gone.

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i was 12 when i got a model 336 in 30/30 the gun was gotten from my moms great uncle and it dates to the late40's
took a five point at 13 years old.

I still have it today. 29 years later..........

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At 12 I used a single shot 20 gauge...
Which I lost to my uncle in a bowling bet the following year. Looking back I understand why my dad made me give it to him to teach me a lesson on gambling but Im still ticked off 23 yrs later
At 13 I shot a 6.5 JAP. Harvested my first doe with that gun.
At 14 I got a Ruger M77 30-06 and still shoot it today.
Its amazing when I think back at all the deer I've taken with that rifle.
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Up to about 17 used a 20ga shotgun with slugs, then used my dads M94 .32 Special and some family borrowed rifles. My first rifle with a scope was a new Savage 99-358 w/M4 Leupold I bought about the age of 25 for about $300.
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13 Y/O....My dad borrowed an Enfield 303 british...Kicked like a mule.

Christmas of that year, there was Pre-64 Mod 70 30-06 under the tree...41 years later, it still goes go the woods w/ me on the first day....
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12... Marlin 30AS in 30/30 which I still have to this day, and probably always will. although I've still yet to take a deer with it.

at 14 I bought my 700bdl in 308, and have killed a lot of deer with it over the years, it's always been my go to gun. someday I'll take the 30/30 back out and get serious with it.

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at 12 my dad handed me an old 760 game master in 30-06. 27 years later its still getting the job done.

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I bought my first centerfire(first gun actually) at the age of 17. Worked hard all summer and saved up enough cash to make payments on it on layaway. Dad bought the scope and rings/mounts.

To this day that is my favorite rifle and often gets 'the call' when it's time to hunt. I don't miss often with it and I just love it, it fits me perfectly and is like and extension of my eye! That's my little Browning Micro Medallion in 257 Roberts....many of you know I'm quite fond of that rifle!

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