I use to go squirrel hunting with my dad when I was 5. He would kneel and aim, and I would stand behind him and pull the trigger It was a Sears Roebuck bolt action single shot .22, iron sites, and it was extremely accurate. I had that rifle for 25 years. Loved it.
My first gun i ever shot I was 5. My dad handed me a Stevens 22 bolt hand pull cock. give me a few days ill post a pick i still have gun. This was my first gun to own and shoot. every one in my family got there first gun at age 5. all where 22 bolt. I have slain many a squirrel with that gun. my son is 4 now and next summer when he turns 5 i will find him a 22 single bolt gun.