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Whats a good deer rifle for my son? Hes a beginner. Would a .30-.30 be to much?

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  • Golfing Sportsman
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    other virtues of a 30.30, i'm assuming it is a lever like a model 94, is that it is light and compact, which makes it easier for a youngster to carry, handle, and shoot comfortably. The only downfall is that many 30.30s have hard plastic or metal butt plates that can bite the shoulder if he is practicing with only a t-shirt on. Padd it a little bit or add a rubber recoil pad and it should work out great.

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  • Southtexan
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    Im 13 and i took my first buck, 11 points, with a
    300 win. mag. I was 9. That thing kicked so hard, but I was so excited I didnt even feel it. I think a
    30-30 would be great. If not, a .223 kicks like a bb gun but it definitely does the job fine.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    As his first deer rifle, I presented my son with a well used Winchester Model 94 chambered for the .30-30 and equipped with a William receiver sight. He was (is) delighted. I handload, so the first loads he used were assembled with light (110 gr. RN) bullets, but he quickly transitioned to 150 and 170-grain bullets.
    A Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag is another good choice in dense brush and, if you handload, you can provide him with affordable light loads for plinking and practice. Your son is a fortunate lad. Best wishes to both of you.

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