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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2019, 10:24:46 PM »
I asked for a 30-06 when I was sixteen and Mom and Dad obliged.  Bad choice.  I still flinch when I shoot one even today.

I bough our oldest a Savage 7-08 Youth rife that is easy on the shoulder and weighs nothing.   I use it myself if I'm going to hump it around awhile and sit on some cuts.  It has the kick of a 30-30, and is super accurate.  I'd love to have a 6.5 Creedmore in a Youth setup for my next hunter.  I need a good excuse for the wife though.  Help me out.....???
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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2019, 10:35:33 PM »
Maybe find something with a slightly longer barrel if sound is the issue.  I carried a .30-30 at that age and it was really loud due to the short carbine barrel. 

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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2019, 10:38:49 PM »
What's the stamp cost? Most the suppressors I've looked at have been $800 and up. 4 Idaho deer tags at $301 a pop is $1,204. So a guy gets a $900 can plus tax and stamp  :dunno:  is there less expensive ones and what's the difference between two?

You can purchase a nice can, including tax stamp, for less than a grand now days.  $301 per tag plus $154.75 for a liscense.  In most cases you would attempt to purchase two deer per year for a total of 154.75 + 602 for a total of $756.75 x 2 years = $1513.50 to get your 4 deer tags you speak of.  If you only purchased one deer tag a year the cost would go up by $309.50 for the cost of two more licenses. 

One 30 cal can with tax stamp cost me $950 and there were cheaper options.  Like anything, there are also more expensive options. 

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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2019, 10:40:19 PM »
Licenses are not tags sir! Dont twist my words :chuckle:
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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2019, 10:45:20 PM »
Licenses are not tags sir! Dont twist my words :chuckle:

Really....we are not confiscating your firearms.....it is a legal buyback that if you refuse will make you a criminal.  I like to speak with all the facts I have....you were withholding important information for the OP.  Suppressors are half (or less) the cost of most rifle / scope combos now days and are a very viable option in the OP's scenario. 

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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2019, 10:59:16 PM »
You're reading way too much into it man. My point is they are spendy so every time I think about getting one I end up with a brake. I never said anything about anyone searching or confiscating anything :dunno:
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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2019, 11:05:10 PM »
You're reading way too much into it man. My point is they are spendy so every time I think about getting one I end up with a brake. I never said anything about anyone searching or confiscating anything :dunno:

I get it......my reference was simply having all the facts.  Don't want to mislead anyone into thinking out of state Idaho hunts are cheap. 

At the end of the day.....to each their own.....if I were the OP I would start with a good set of noise canceling muffs and progress as needed.  A suppressor would be the extreme unless finances we're not a worry. 

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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2019, 07:27:52 AM »
If he's not going to be shooting very far, 100 yds or less, get a rifle in 44 mag.
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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2019, 03:53:58 PM »
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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2019, 08:44:41 PM »
Managed recoil ammo is the way to go.  Son started shooting a 308 at age 8 with this ammo and daughter started shooting 30-06 with this ammo at age 10.  Cuts the recoil in half.  A huge benefit is that my kids have been hunting with the same guns their entire life.  They are very comfortable and proficient with these guns and moved up to regular ammo loads after 3-4 years of shooting the managed recoil loads.  As long as they kept their shots to within 200 yards, it's great stuff.  And buy your kid the best ear protection you can find.  Minimal noise and half the recoil will be a great way for your son to start.

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Re: Deer rifle for kids
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2019, 03:58:16 PM »
If he's not going to be shooting very far, 100 yds or less, get a rifle in 44 mag.

I was thinking the same if range is short. I knew a guy who hunted with a lever .357 as a kid and loved it. Of course, he was hunting thick brush on private property so it made sense. He had no problem bringing down deer with it.

 


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