Re: Looking for H&R in handgun caliber
My oldest boy turns 8 this winter, and if he's ready he might get to do a little deer hunting. I have an H&R in 30-30, but that's too much recoil for him. We have started a lot of kids with that gun, but that was when they had to be 12. Recoil wasn't such an issue, cause they were alot bigger by then. I think the 357 would be perfect for him, and spitting a 158 gr. out of a rifle length barrel will make a heck of a deer killer out of the little 357. That's what I'm hoping to find, but I would settle for one of the other two, either a 44 or 45, for the right price, and load it down a little to get the recoil under control for my little guy. His brother is 2 years younger, and his sister 2 years younger yet, so when I get my hands on one, it's going to get a good work-out for about the next ten years.