Youth Rifles

It’s A Matter Of Fit And There Are Plenty Of Options

When I started hunting and shooting half a century ago there were no special “youth” firearms, at least not where I lived. We were expected to get along with adult-sized rifles and shotguns and be grateful for the opportunity. We were, too.

The rifles we kids wanted were the light, compact Marlin 336 and Winchester 94. We couldn’t afford either one but my dad borrowed a 94 from a neighbor. At age 12 I could handle it, though the stock was a bit long for me. It also had a lot of drop at heel which made even the mild .30-30 cartridge kick fairly hard. At least that’s how I remember it. The snow was deeper then, too.

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