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Buying my 9yo daughter a rifle for deer season any suggestions ?? Any opinions ont he rossi academy has ???? What would be the best caliber and lowest recoil for her any help would be appreciated .......
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a good friend of mines just went through this a year ago , same gun in .223 , the girl loves it. she shot a doe last year in a buddy stand with her dad at her side watching the whole thing happen, the only regret they had, it was not videod. they will video this year.
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a 223. and a 243. is the lowest recoil i know of in caliber size
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   citykitty
The best advise I can give is to tell you to take her with you and let her hold them. The best one for her will be the one that she is most comfortable holding... Have heard some negatives about the rossi combo with the scope, but have never tried them. I have bought the rossi shotgun combo for all 3 of my daughters, all of my nephews and will be buying one for my granddaughter.....good starter gun. As far as the best caliber, a .223 or a .243. All 3 of my daughters have .243 as does my wife...... Good Luck
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I have the rossi 223 shoots fairly well , tried the majority of name brand ammo and the best one to me that keeps the tightest group is hornady (55gr.v-max) @ 100 yard 3 rounds 2.5" from a vice. rem,win,monarch scatters off the paper.but a differant gun may shoot better groups.
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   seduktor
Do yourself a favor and go with a 7mm-08, my son who is now 10 been shooting one since he was 6, great gun , very accurate and has managed recoil,Its a browning bolt action and its a lil price but you shouldn't have to buy another gun for quite some time. I bought him a rossi, you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with that thing twice in a row. This is just my opinion hope it helps
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   ransom
Don't buy any other caliber for a kid. The 7mm 08 is low recoil and shooting the 140 grain accubond bullet it is devastating on a deer.
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I shoot a 7mm-08 in the youth/ladies model. Light weight, little recoil. I can knock em dead at 308yds or right in front of the stand. If you get one in a synthetic stock it would be easier to carry, but you'll spend a little more.

Or as others suggested a .243 in the handi rifle model.

Depending on how much you want to spend, the price difference could $200 or more. You should/could shoot both models and let her shoot both, or even let her hold both and she which is best suited for her. The .243 in the handi rifle may be a little easier to carry, but the 7-08 would be a gun she could use for years to come. I've been shootin mine for almost ten years.

***WARNING*** If you decide to put a scope on there, no matter which you choose, make sure she hold's that muzzle down and doesn't put her eye too close to the scope. It's tough to explain to Momma why the lil un has a temporary tattoo above thier eye.
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   fishdux
I own a 243 Handi rifle with a synthetic stock and it is a blast to shoot. Hardly any recoil and very accurate. A lot of people think you need a bigger bullet to get the job done but Ive never lost a deer with this small caliber.
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   doubletap
I'd stay away from Rossi. No personal experience but hear a lot of negative things about them. For a few dollars more you can go with a H&R or NEF. I'd go with .243. If you google "felt recoil" you should be able to find a list of calibers and their recoil. You can compare the number of one caliber to one you're familiar with. Of course it's all in relation to gun weight, bullet weight, and barrel length. But you can get a good idea of whats what.
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   Century19
My 10 yr old uses a model 7 youth. Has killed 3 with it over the last 2 yrs. He's had it since he was 8. He hasn't missed yet. I use the 140gr Remington Core Lokts, and they are devestating on deer. Once he gets older, and needs a bigger gun, I'm just going to put an adult stock on it and he can have a gun for life. If you go this route, you will only have to buy one gun. Sure the barrel is shorter, but if he is killing them now at 100yrds plus, it will shoot just as well with a longer adult stock.
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   erp1233
I bought my 7 yr old son a Ruger Mini 14 in .223 caliber last year, he shot two deer with federal 55gr hp, 1st one 135lb doe dead in her tracks, 2nd was small buck and we had to shoot hime again (of course he was shaking so bad there is no telling where that bullet was gonna hit) no recoil at all and is fun to shoot also. Nikon prostaff scope.
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   connor
I shoot a Howa 7mm-08 Youth Model i got from academy for $399, it has a 20 in barrel, great in the box stands, it weighs total about 6 or 7 pounds with the gun and scope, i would highly recommend it for a beginner hunter or to any1 who wants to have a short gun that is great for deer.
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   chefronT
Just bought a.243 H&R crack barrel for my daughter, Today from arms merchant in Mandeville it was $330 plus tax with a scope on it. I got it for her up comming youth hunt. That was what John had recommended for caliber. We are going to do some shooting with it Saturday Am to sight it in and let her practice with it.
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