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What is the best youth model Rifle with the best price.

Uploaded on November 12, 2009

I was thinking about a Rossi Trifecta with 243. 20 ga and 50 cal barrels

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

The Rossi is not bad for the price, and multi usage; but for a specific RIFLE I would go with the Savage youth model in .243.
I just like a rifle to do a specific BIG GAME job, and get a shotgun as a seperate weapon for small game/waterfowl usage.
Just my 2-cents worth!

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I also agree with Ralph the Rifleman i think you are better off getting a specific gun to do a specific job, however these combo guns are not bad. Also you need to read your local hunting rules and regulations before purchasing a gun. Some states do not allow combo guns to be used on certain species. I will agree again with the previous post that savage rifles are a good chose also if you would rather have a shotgun i recomend mosberg i have had good luck with mine and my brother has had good luck with his youth mosberg shotgun. also ask your local sporting goods owners and salesmen. Good luck and Good hunting

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from lawman328 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

A SKS is a real nice starter rifle for kids, they are short, have iron sights, but can be fitted with a scope,I have kept iron sights so my boys learn to be good with them, they can goto a scope later. If the youngin misses they are semi-auto so they have a follow up shot without having to worry about working a lever, or bolt. There are some good hunting loads for the 7.62x39 now I think they are 154 grain, and they kick less then the 30-30, and you can buy tons of the cheap ammo so your kids can practice all the time without braking the bank. The only thing I can think of as being a drawback is that it comes with a 10 rd fixed mag. that might be a problem in some states, but they are easy to switch out and there is alot of after market add on parts, you can get a synthetic stock pretty cheap. I went through Marlin 30-30's Bolt guns, and single shots, with my older kids, but my two youngest both have used the SKS the older of the two, one shot dropped a good 9pt at 75yds, and the youngest shot his first a three pt that went 30yds and dropped on the juv. hunt, and dropped a nice 8pt at 116yds in its tracks on the rifle opener, so its got plenty of power for whitetail. They were cheap but I don't know what they go for now.
I got the idea from a friend who had his kids starting out with a AK-47, they have normal ironsites, they are short also and are easy for kids to handle, and he found some 5 rd mags for them to hunt with at a gun show, and 30 rd mags for home defence. They are a little more expensive then the SKS and the safety is loud and not as easy to use while aiming.

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from gatorb8t wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

When my son passed his hunter safety course,I took him out to buy his first rifle.After shooting alot of my rifles and a few of my friends.We settled on the Ruger M77 Mark II stainless in 243win. although he has grown quite abit since then,he still shoots it with deadly accuracy and every game animal he has shot was recovered,I even use it from time to time,this rifle can drive tacks @ 150yrds.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

The Rossi is not bad for the price, and multi usage; but for a specific RIFLE I would go with the Savage youth model in .243.
I just like a rifle to do a specific BIG GAME job, and get a shotgun as a seperate weapon for small game/waterfowl usage.
Just my 2-cents worth!

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I also agree with Ralph the Rifleman i think you are better off getting a specific gun to do a specific job, however these combo guns are not bad. Also you need to read your local hunting rules and regulations before purchasing a gun. Some states do not allow combo guns to be used on certain species. I will agree again with the previous post that savage rifles are a good chose also if you would rather have a shotgun i recomend mosberg i have had good luck with mine and my brother has had good luck with his youth mosberg shotgun. also ask your local sporting goods owners and salesmen. Good luck and Good hunting

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from lawman328 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

A SKS is a real nice starter rifle for kids, they are short, have iron sights, but can be fitted with a scope,I have kept iron sights so my boys learn to be good with them, they can goto a scope later. If the youngin misses they are semi-auto so they have a follow up shot without having to worry about working a lever, or bolt. There are some good hunting loads for the 7.62x39 now I think they are 154 grain, and they kick less then the 30-30, and you can buy tons of the cheap ammo so your kids can practice all the time without braking the bank. The only thing I can think of as being a drawback is that it comes with a 10 rd fixed mag. that might be a problem in some states, but they are easy to switch out and there is alot of after market add on parts, you can get a synthetic stock pretty cheap. I went through Marlin 30-30's Bolt guns, and single shots, with my older kids, but my two youngest both have used the SKS the older of the two, one shot dropped a good 9pt at 75yds, and the youngest shot his first a three pt that went 30yds and dropped on the juv. hunt, and dropped a nice 8pt at 116yds in its tracks on the rifle opener, so its got plenty of power for whitetail. They were cheap but I don't know what they go for now.
I got the idea from a friend who had his kids starting out with a AK-47, they have normal ironsites, they are short also and are easy for kids to handle, and he found some 5 rd mags for them to hunt with at a gun show, and 30 rd mags for home defence. They are a little more expensive then the SKS and the safety is loud and not as easy to use while aiming.

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from gatorb8t wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

When my son passed his hunter safety course,I took him out to buy his first rifle.After shooting alot of my rifles and a few of my friends.We settled on the Ruger M77 Mark II stainless in 243win. although he has grown quite abit since then,he still shoots it with deadly accuracy and every game animal he has shot was recovered,I even use it from time to time,this rifle can drive tacks @ 150yrds.

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