My 10 year old daughter wants to hunt deer this coming year. What gun do you recommend for a beginner girl? I was thinking of a 6.5 Creedmore, or a .243. Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
well said. I think the fit is more important than the caliber. both are great calibers.IMO find her a gun that fits her well. Make it comfortable for her to shoot and she will be fine. Take her to a few shops and handle a variety of rifles. The weatherby Camilla is a good choice but there are a number of other youth rifles that would be good also.
I’d recommend a 243win or even a 25-06,257 roberts.
Whatever you decide, make sure you get the gun to fit. Most 10 year old girls are tiny and nothing is more frustrating for an inexperienced kid than trying to find an animal in a scope with the stock too long or eye relief not appropriate (and everybody watching giving advice)
I strongly recommend multiple sessions of rock busting for new hunters as well. It greatly adds to their confidence and ability to track targets.
Nothing better though if she has a good experience and likes it!
I had one daughter that showed interest in hunting, but I probably pushed too hard and she decided it wasn't for her. I'd make your daughter's first experience as easy and fun as you can. (kinda like going to the mall) Then hopefully she will decide "huntingisfun" on her own!Thanks for all your input. I never thought of shooting rocks or milk jugs to start off. I think that is a great idea to get her confidence up before moving on to paper targets. I really appreciate your suggestions. My 12 year old son has a 243, and he does great, but he's been shooting for years and has always loved everything outdoors. My daughter just barely got into it, so it's a little different for her.
I started my girls a little later, 12 years old I think. I bought them .270 Tikka T3 lite's. My youngest now has a 25-06, and it shoots pretty well, with not much recoil.My 10 year old daughter wants to hunt deer this coming year. What gun do you recommend for a beginner girl? I was thinking of a 6.5 Creedmore, or a .243. Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
.... so I do not know what’s available for factory 7mm-08, but 8 years ago there wasn’t any good factory 7mm-08.