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How to Buy a Kid's First Deer Rifle

Getting a kid their first rifle that properly fits their needs.

How to Buy a Kid's First Deer Rifle

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...

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