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Next Kids Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jeeper, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. Jeeper

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    My 8.5 year old son has a 10/22 and he is pretty good with it. He is not a big kid for his age.

    I want to take my son prairie doggin this summer and think he needs a little more juice to reach out and tag the little critters. So I am not sure what I should buy. I have a few thoughts. The first would be to go with a TC Contender single shot in 223. I have a ton of TC's and love them. This would allow bigger calibers once he gets older. The next thought is just a 223 or 204 in a youth rifle. I also thought about a 22 hornet rifle. Any ideas on this?
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    .17HMR is awesome out to around 200 or 250 yards. Wind drift is a big problem, but, absent of wind, it's insanely accurate. There's NO recoil- you can watch your shot connect through the scope. The varmint express loads also pretty much explode on contact with the target.
     
  3. Shadow 7D

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    Why something classic like a remington number 6 or a savage/stevens falling block .22
     
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