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My personal opinion is that a ten-yr-old needs to be holding the binoculars for another two yrs. There's more to hunting than killing an animal.
 

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A .243 rifle would have less recoil and more accuracy and reach.
 

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I just bought my son a Rossi Trifecta, one gun 3 barrels, .410 .243 .22LR. $250 brand new. Might be a good combo for your son too.
 
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I just bought my son a Rossi Trifecta, one gun 3 barrels, .410 .243 .22LR. $250 brand new. Might be a good combo for your son too.
+1 to that
great weapon(s) to start a young hunter on.reasoably priced and reliable as well.
 

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At the ripe old age of 10 I got a Marlin 336 in .30-30. That was a long time ago.
 

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Wow, I didn't know that even existed. Thanks for mentioning it. I think I know what first guns I'll be getting for my grandkids now.
 

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Several years ago i saw a 20 gauge at walmart for only $250. Try checking there.

And as for shells, when my dad was young, he used to remove some of the gunpowder and pellets from his shells to reduce recoil.
 

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Youth stocks obviously fit youths better, but they are lighter and kick harder than a full size.
I'd be concerned about a 10 year old with a 12 or a 20. If it's legal you might want to consider a 410 with slugs. If you can use a rifle a 357 lever action, or a 223 is also very easy for a kid to shoot.
 

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youth shotgun

Check out the H&R and NEF lines of single shot youth sized SGs offered by Marlin/Remington. As somebody else offered - these are generally lighter and recoil a bit "harder" - but down loading or using anemic cartridges is a good way to WOUND and not KILL cleanly.
 
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