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My daughter's first firearm.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ddj8052, Feb 11, 2004.

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  1. ddj8052

    ddj8052 Member

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    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.
     
  2. Preacherman

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    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!
     
  3. El Tejon

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
  5. BowStreetRunner

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    well done on starting her off young ddj8052
    :)
     
  6. whm1974

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    kids sould learn gun safety at a young age.

    Bill Meadows
     
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    I wish my father had taken me shooting. Good for you and your daughter both!
     
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    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!:)
     
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    I'd like to be the first to nominate ddj8052 as parent of the year.
     
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    El Tejon

    Specs on the web page say; "12.5" length of pull."
     
  11. Mulliga

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    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.
     
  12. dave5339

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    #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
     
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    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
     
  14. Henry Bowman

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    I see that suggested retail is $180. What do they go for "on the street"? (You know what I mean.)
     
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