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#2222766 - 09/11/17 03:52 PM Remington model 7 for kids first rifle
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My son is 8 and he's pretty big for his age. I've been wanting to get him a deer rifle but I don't want to get him a single shot or one of the cheap youth models. I'm thinking the model 7 in 7mm-08 would be a good first rifle that he could hunt with forever. Am I wrong in thinking this or does anyone have any other suggestions?
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#2222788 - 09/11/17 04:12 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Good choice man.

Bought my Son the same gun in 243 at 9 years old. Killed his first at 10.
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#2222793 - 09/11/17 04:18 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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That will be an excellent choice.

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#2222808 - 09/11/17 04:25 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Nice gun but the model 7 7-08 I shot kicked like a mule. Maybe because it was light wight.

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#2222814 - 09/11/17 04:29 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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With how the market is trending I would look at 6.5Creedmoor.
A hair less recoil and ammo can be easily had.

Hard to go wrong with anything 6-7MM really.

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#2222818 - 09/11/17 04:31 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: AU7MM08]
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Originally Posted By: AU7MM08
With how the market is trending I would look at 6.5Creedmoor.
A hair less recoil and ammo can be easily had.

Hard to go wrong with anything 6-7MM really.


No desire to own anything I may have to reload for eventually
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#2222820 - 09/11/17 04:33 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Originally Posted By: Beadlescomb

Originally Posted By: AU7MM08
With how the market is trending I would look at 6.5Creedmoor.
A hair less recoil and ammo can be easily had.

Hard to go wrong with anything 6-7MM really.


No desire to own anything I may have to reload for eventually


Fair enough. I'm pretty certain the 6.5Creedmoor is here to stay now.
I was at Academy in Tuscaloosa and they had 5 or 6 offerings.

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#2222826 - 09/11/17 04:37 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Exact Same gun/caliber I bought for my son also for his first rifle
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#2222831 - 09/11/17 04:41 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Originally Posted By: crocker
Nice gun but the model 7 7-08 I shot kicked like a mule. Maybe because it was light wight.


I wondered about that. He has shot my ar a lot but I figured the recoil isn't anywhere near the same.
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#2222836 - 09/11/17 04:44 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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My grandfather got me a remington model 700 243 youth model when I was 10 years old. It was synthetic black and he put a redfield 3x9 scope on it. I went on to kill 6 deer the next season with it, including my first buck. That gun killed a ton of deer and dropped every buck I ever shot in there tracks, except for one. I loved that gun! Sweet shooting rifle. May end up getting another one day

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#2222839 - 09/11/17 04:46 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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I've had a synthetic stock model 7, in 7mm-08 for 20 years. I shucks hornady light magnums for years and it wood wallop you . With 120 grain regular ammo not much kick. I might would consider a wooden stock one if it was for a kid

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#2222841 - 09/11/17 04:46 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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That 7mm-08 will kick like a mule. I bought my son a 243 in a Remington and it's manageable for him.

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#2222842 - 09/11/17 04:46 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Originally Posted By: Beadlescomb

Originally Posted By: crocker
Nice gun but the model 7 7-08 I shot kicked like a mule. Maybe because it was light wight.


I wondered about that. He has shot my ar a lot but I figured the recoil isn't anywhere near the same.


I was always scared to death of the kick on the 243 before I shot it for the first time. After the first few shots of practicing, I was not scared at all.The 243 did not kick bad, and I never felt it when shooting at a deer. My grandfather always told me you don't feel or hear it when you pull the trigger on a deer, and he couldn't have been more right.

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#2222843 - 09/11/17 04:47 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Trick to kids and their first rifle is to only let them shoot it at a deer. No range shooting. .243, 7-08, doesn't matter. To a little kid they all kick to much.

My son was 8 when I bought him his first deer rifle. It was a Ruger compact in 7-08. I wouldn't let him shoot it until we went deer hunting. All he got to shoot was my .22 which we practiced gun safety, target shooting, where to aim on a deer, etc. First two deer he shot he said he never heard the gun go off or felt the recoil. I can't believe he would have said that if he had been beat up with it at the range.

Just my two cents and experience.

As to the question, I think that would be an excellent choice. You can also get reduced recoil cartridges for that as well.



Edited by 3toe (09/11/17 04:49 PM)
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#2222844 - 09/11/17 04:49 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: mauvilla]
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Originally Posted By: mauvilla
I've had a synthetic stock model 7, in 7mm-08 for 20 years. I shucks hornady light magnums for years and it wood wallop you . With 120 grain regular ammo not much kick. I might would consider a wooden stock one if it was for a kid


Exactly what I bought my boy the day he turned 1 grin

His paw paw has used it quite a bit but now that he 6 he is getting where he can handle it with some low recoil loads.
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#2222846 - 09/11/17 04:50 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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A .243 will kill a deer, and my 11 year old daughter doesn't mind the kick at all. You will have to track the deer, though.

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#2222850 - 09/11/17 04:53 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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I found one locally for 400 with a synthetic stock. May end up putting a wooden stock on it if the recoil is too bad. I think a 2-7 Leopold would be perfect for it
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#2222865 - 09/11/17 05:13 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Slim1026]
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Originally Posted By: Slim1026
A .243 will kill a deer, and my 11 year old daughter doesn't mind the kick at all. You will have to track the deer, though.


Try switching up your bullets.
I would try some Barnes TTSX or Federal Fusions.

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#2222879 - 09/11/17 05:27 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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If you found one for $400 you would be crazy not to pick it up

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#2222942 - 09/11/17 06:19 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Originally Posted By: Beadlescomb
I found one locally for 400 with a synthetic stock. May end up putting a wooden stock on it if the recoil is too bad. I think a 2-7 Leopold would be perfect for it


A Bell and Carlson Medalist would add some weight to it and it has an awesome recoil pad. I've got one on my Model Seven 7 SAUM.

Stockystocks.com usually has them on sale.
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#2222983 - 09/11/17 06:54 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: 3toe]
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Originally Posted By: 3toe
Trick to kids and their first rifle is to only let them shoot it at a deer. No range shooting. .243, 7-08, doesn't matter. To a little kid they all kick to much.

My son was 8 when I bought him his first deer rifle. It was a Ruger compact in 7-08. I wouldn't let him shoot it until we went deer hunting. All he got to shoot was my .22 which we practiced gun safety, target shooting, where to aim on a deer, etc. First two deer he shot he said he never heard the gun go off or felt the recoil. I can't believe he would have said that if he had been beat up with it at the range.

Just my two cents and experience.

As to the question, I think that would be an excellent choice. You can also get reduced recoil cartridges for that as well.



^^^Listen to this man. I was about to post the exact same thing. Both of mine starting shooting deer with a 7/08 at 5. Target practice with .22. Managed recoil rounds are light recoil and deadly on anything 150 yards (probably farther) and in.

Let me know if you pass on the one you're looking at.
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#2223067 - 09/11/17 07:51 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Originally Posted By: Beadlescomb

Originally Posted By: AU7MM08
With how the market is trending I would look at 6.5Creedmoor.
A hair less recoil and ammo can be easily had.

Hard to go wrong with anything 6-7MM really.


No desire to own anything I may have to reload for eventually


6.5 creedmoore is here to stay. Alot of companies making rifles in 6.5 now. As far as ammo, it's on Walmart shelves now. My local Walmart carries Winchester 6.5 creedmoore 120g. Every outdoor store and pawn shop in town carries it as well. I love my 6.5. Very soft recoil, almost none.

That being said I understand that it is newer. 243 would be next best thing in a model 7.

But, it should almost be mandatory that every boys first deer rifle should be a lever action 30-30. grin

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#2223100 - 09/11/17 08:20 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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If you are worried about recoil, you can always get some Remington reduced recoil ammo. My son started shooting his 7mm-08 at 8 with reduced recoil ammo and killed a ton of deer before I moved him up to regular ammo.

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#2223121 - 09/11/17 08:36 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: doekiller]
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Originally Posted By: doekiller
If you are worried about recoil, you can always get some Remington reduced recoil ammo. My son started shooting his 7mm-08 at 8 with reduced recoil ammo and killed a ton of deer before I moved him up to regular ammo.



Exactly what I did with my skinny little 8 yr old grandson. Remington model 7, 7mm-08 youth model with managed recoil loads. He's 14 now and I'll put a full sized stock on it this year.
He's killed every deer he's shot at with it with one shot. Last one was was a 180 lb 8 pt at 150 yds.
It's like shooting a .22 and it is a sweet little rifle. After I put a new stock on it I'll hunt with it myself


Edited by ronfromramer (09/11/17 08:37 PM)

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#2223154 - 09/11/17 09:07 PM Re: Remington model 7 for kids first rifle [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Good choice he will love it
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