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I took my son to the range yesterday to shoot his new rifle/carbine!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by NYH1, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Well-Known Member

    We bought my son (10) a new Marlin 336Y 30-30 Win. for Christmas. It has the short 12 inch stock and short 16.25 inch barrel. Other then being smaller, it looks just like my 336C 35 Rem. He shot about 30 rounds through it yesterday before it got to dark. He absolutely loves it. It was the perfect gift for him. We got our two girls (older then him) laptops and he got the rifle/carbine for their big gifts.

    It came with a Weaver Base and Rings and with a cheap 3-9x40mm no name Scope. He's not going to use it. He wants to get the same XS Sight System Ghost Ring Sights that I have on my 336C 35 Rem. He shoots mine pretty well but it's to big for him. The 336Y fits him perfectly and he'll be able to use it forever. Marlin did a good job on the 336Y. I'm 6 foot tall with regular length arms and even with the shorter 12 inch stock it fits me pretty well too. I want to get one now lol!

    It's a brand new Remington made 336Y. The fit and finish is great. The action works smooth as butter and everything else work great as well. We couldn't be happier!

    NYH1! ;)
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

  3. Darkbob

    Darkbob Well-Known Member

    How is the recoil from the 30-30 for a 10 year old? My 8 year old loves to shoot my 7.62x39 AK, but both the weight and autoloading action should reduce recoil a bit compared to a levergun. I don't own a 30-30, but am curious if he's sore. :)
  4. Eb1

    Eb1 Well-Known Member

    I was shooting a 30-30 1894 when I was 7 years old. Of course I hunted birds, rabbits, and tree rats with a Stevens single barrel 20 gauge with the stock cut using Nitro Magnum #4s at that age also.

    Now that I am older. I find that the 30-30 with its lack of a butt pad to recoil more than my larger bolt guns, but when you are 10 years old with a lever action centerfire rifle that is your own rifle. Your very own gun. Recoil is the last thing you are thinking about. You're a man now.

    Tell your boy CONGRATULATIONS! That is one fine gift you gave your son.

    I had gotten in a bind, and got rid of some guns, and started to get back into hunting deer. Well all I had was my Colt HBAR 20" AR-15. So I took it, and I shot a deer with it. It devastated the meat. I told my wife I wish I had my old 30-30 back that I had when I was a kid.
    That year for Christmas my wife and three year old daughter were sneaky. While I was watching sports in the back room, and thought the Christmas morning was over. They called me into the the kitchen. There was a new Snap-On gun cabinet standing there. I was really surprised, and then all of a sudden my 3 year old as excited as she was for me yelled in her southern bell draw, "THERE IS A NEW GUN IN THERE FOR YOU, DADDY!"
    Sure enough. They had bought me a new Marlin 30-30 to go deer hunting with.

    Your're a good Dad, and your boy will remember this time forever.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  5. JT'sDad

    JT'sDad Well-Known Member

    Great job dad!
  6. NYH1

    NYH1 Well-Known Member

    Marlin says the 336Y weighs 6.5 lbs. The recoil didn't bother him at all. He shoots a Remington 870 Jr. 20 ga. (12" LOP stock, 18.5" vent rib Renchoke barrel) that he shoots regular birdshot, slugs and buck shot out of. I think his 30-30 recoils less then the 20 ga. with the slugs and buckshot. Either way, he shoots them and hasn't said anything about them recoiling bad.

    He wants to shoot my 11-87 12 ga., 700 280 Rem. and 7600 Carbine 30-06. I won't let him. Maybe he'll shoot the rifles soon. My 11-87 12 ga. is setup for full power slugs and buckshot. So it'll be a while before he'll shoot that. Even being a semi auto, it's stout with the what I shoot through it.

    He loves hunting, shooting, ATV's, working & riding in our Camaro, off roading in our truck, football, baseball, driving his two older sisters crazy at all costs and the little blonde girl down the street. . . . .dat's my boy! :D

    NYH1! ;)
  7. ARMike

    ARMike Member

    That is awesome! I just took my 7 yr old daughter to the range for the first time a few days ago. She lives with her mother about 80 miles away and had told me when I took her back to her mom that she would see me in a couple of weeks. She calls me every night to tell me good night and last night she informed me that she wanted to come back to see me this weekend and wanted to go shooting again. The look on her face after she pulled the trigger the first time was priceless and something that I will never forget. I have run into hard times the past couple of years and had to sell most of my guns but still have a couple. Two that I refuse to sell, the Marlin .22 my parents gave me when I was about 8 and the Win. 30-30 my dad bought back in the '60s. I hope to have many more trips shooting with her. Its a great feeling to watch your kids hit what they are shooting at the first time.
  8. Vatar

    Vatar Member

    When I was 7 I was shooting my dad's Winchester model 1894 in 30-30. It was a lot of recoil for a kid, but if a kid likes shooting it won't be the worst thing that ever hits his shoulder if you get them used to recoil early it helps a lot. My hunting rifle is now a 7mm RUM, some call me a masochist I prefer "well armed."

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