Re: Recommendation for a youth gun
I have a Rem 700 ADL Youth Model in .243. It has very little kick. My son started shooting it when he was 6.
I have never tried it, but people swear by the managed recoil ammunition in the .270. It is supposed to have very little kick, but I cannot verify that.
If you were closer, I would let you try it for yourself. Maybe someone on here close to you could let you try one of theirs a couple of times to see for yourself.
Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!