Posted By wvbowhunter on 12/01/2008 8:44 PM
awesome job getting him out in the woods with ya. If you are looking for a good model gun for him my son also 8 shoots a rossi .243 youth model which i also cut down the stock and rebutted it so it fit into his shoulder alot better. as he gets bigger I can dawl pin the butt back on the stock. Good luck on getting him out there and getting his first deer. If you wanna throw some ideas around on how to keep these boys in the stands like with jordan I let him bring his gameboy for some of the slow times in the stand stuff like that gimmie a shout. here is a pic of the gun.
Thank you for the info wvbowhunter ,and thanks to everyone else for your compliments.
Really gets you stoked when the youngsters go with you and show the same enthusiasm you remember having while hunting as a kid.
I took a 20 gauge Mossberg shotgun for him loaded with buckshot on the off chance that a deer came close enough for him to shoot. I cut down a youth stock for him the same way you did on that rifle WV. But now I'm looking at just getting a .243 barrel for my NEF Handi-rifle and give it to him. I made a short stock for it too. He'll need that cut-down shotgun for dove and turkey season anyway. But shotgunning for deer around here requires getting close and I don't think he can be still or quite enough for that.
Also, we took his Gameboy with us. He never turned it on out of 4 trips now (avg of 4 hour hunts), a few naps though. This kid is driven to hunt. He has taken out a personal vendetta against all the squirrels in my neighborhood with his pellet gun. I love it ! Dang squirrels are always ticking me off !