November 23, 2022
A kid’s first deer rifle should be a significant thing. It’s an event. It’s a much-anticipated initiation. It can nurture and shape a passion. If chosen tastefully and set up properly, it will be an heirloom. A first big-game rifle should be comfortable and capable, too.
When it comes time to pick your young’un a shiny new hunting rifle, several considerations should come into play: Quality, fit, cartridge and optics. It’s important to recognize that if your child is starting very young, it’s best to wait until they’ve grown a bit to give them their own gun, so it will fit them for the long haul. Meanwhile, temporarily set them up with a...
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.