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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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My nine year old has been asking for a year now to go deer hunting and I am looking for a rifle that will fit him. I've looked at a bunch of so called youth rifles and they are just too big. Does anyone have any recommendations on a small framed rifle that might fit him?
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Rem Model Seven youth.
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the Ruger Compact fits my 8 year old pretty well.

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Does it have to be a rifle? What about a youth sized H&R single shot shotgun in 20GA?

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I have an NEF .243 in the for sale section. I think an average 9 year old could shoot it.
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Re: Youth rifle

My model seven youth has the same length of pull as my 700. I think the ruger compact wouldbe worth checking out for a small kid.

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Re: Youth rifle

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My nine year old has been asking for a year now to go deer hunting and I am looking for a rifle that will fit him. I've looked at a bunch of so called youth rifles and they are just too big. Does anyone have any recommendations on a small framed rifle that might fit him?
I would suggest seeing if he can handle recoil at first. I got my girls a 870 youth 20 gauge last year. They are 8 & 10, and neither can tolerate even low brass shot shells let alone a slug. I started out with a 20 gauge pump when I started hunting, and I hunted everything with that gun.

Every kid is different. I had my girls to the range that last two days in a row. They burned up losts of 22's, but anything with recoil is a no go.

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I think a 20 ga with slugs will recoil alot more than a 243. A 243 in a youth rifle would be your best bet. Low recoil & plenty of power for deer.
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Between the .223 and the .243 which has the loudest report or are they about the same?
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My model seven youth has the same length of pull as my 700. I think the ruger compact wouldbe worth checking out for a small kid.
Rod,you don't have the youth model then.It has a length of pull that's one inch less.However,it does have spacers to put in behind the recoild pad.I bought a rem model7 compact for my son this years and the length of pull is definately shorter
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