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I have some kids I want to take hunting with me and we need to get them equipped. I am not sure what the best rifle would be for recoil since I don't want to give them high recoil weapons. We will be hunting in an area where there is about 150 yards open in front and mostly trees surrounding it in a stand.
 

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What will you be hunting?
 

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I think that 2 things really determine what to get you kids. If the animals that you are hunting is small or perhaps southern deer, a gun as low as a .223 could be used. A .243 is good as well. If your just shooting small game a .17 caliber is accurate and may be a good bet. Have the kids wear hearing protection this will help them in not responding to the sound of the gun as ell.
 

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Depending on what you will be hunting, and the age of the kids, I'd say no larger than a .243 Roberts. Many gun makers are making youth models, with cut down stocks. You want to teach kids on a pretty mild rig, so they don't get beat up and lose interest. They have the rest of their lives to get beat up by big guns. :)
 
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