My daughter's first firearm.


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ddj8052
February 11, 2004, 09:55 PM
My daughter's first firearm.
Today I purchased a first rifle for my daughter. She is 8yrs old. She doesn't know it is comming as it is to be a suprise. What do you guys think?


http://www.savagearms.com/markily.htm


I think she will love it. It seems like the perfect rifle to start her off with. It is very light which should make it easy for her to handle. It is a single shot so she can learn the basics on it. Do you guys think this thing is a good place to start? I really hope she likes it.

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Preacherman
February 11, 2004, 09:57 PM
Good choice! Also, the very attractive colors in the laminated stock will make it "special" for her (very important to an 8-year-old - "My rifle is prettier than your rifle!" :D ). Have fun shooting with her!

El Tejon
February 11, 2004, 09:58 PM
What's the LOP?

Let us know how it works. I have 4 nephews. The oldest is 5. They will need guns soon. Time, the time is passing too quickly. I still know nothing.:eek:

ReadyontheRight
February 11, 2004, 10:02 PM
Excellent move. You might just want to ensure it has a good trigger and maybe get a trigger job so she doesn't develop bad habits.

Thank you for passing on the torch and teaching the next generation about marksmanship, independence, pride in ownership and all the things that make the USA great.

BowStreetRunner
February 11, 2004, 10:24 PM
well done on starting her off young ddj8052
:)

whm1974
February 11, 2004, 10:38 PM
kids sould learn gun safety at a young age.

Bill Meadows

Standing Wolf
February 11, 2004, 10:53 PM
I wish my father had taken me shooting. Good for you and your daughter both!

entropy
February 12, 2004, 12:15 AM
Excellent choice! Might I suggest starting with low-powered rounds such as Colibri, CCI CB shorts, or any other various sub-sonic rounds? This will help her concerntrate on her shooting, and not worrying about recoil and report. (Even with proper ear and eye protection, an 8 year-old is sensitive to regular .22lr) Kudos for passing on the shooting sports, my fondest memories of time with my Dad revolve around hunting and shooting, and my 10 year old son will tell you that's when he has the most fun with Dad.
I wish you many happy hours spent on the range wi th your daughter!:)

BluesBear
February 12, 2004, 06:39 AM
I'd like to be the first to nominate ddj8052 as parent of the year.

SMLE
February 12, 2004, 07:24 AM
What's the LOP? Specs on the web page say; "12.5" length of pull."

Mulliga
February 12, 2004, 09:39 AM
I wish my parents got me guns...;) Seriously, teaching someone gun safety and marksmanship is responsible parenting. Plus you get lots of "quality time" in the outdoors. :D

My Marlin 795SS is slightly lighter than your daughter's rifle. I find weight to be the major problem for children learning to shoot, followed by length of pull. The Savages are fine rifles.

dave5339
February 12, 2004, 09:53 AM
#1 daughter's first rifle was in the safe before she was concieved, (Remington 514).

#1 son's rifle was purchased after he was a couple of months old, (another Remington 514).

#2 daughter is on the way. Anyone got a Remington 514 that they want to get rid of?

Semper Fi

Kharn
February 12, 2004, 10:28 AM
Awwww, its so cute. :p

Enjoy the fun times ahead, I wish my dad had taken me out shooting more than one week per year (Mom said no guns in the house, so the only time my brother and I got to go shooting was at Scout Camp).

Kharn

Henry Bowman
February 12, 2004, 11:50 AM
I see that suggested retail is $180. What do they go for "on the street"? (You know what I mean.)

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