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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

ive never hunted deer before but my dad said hes taking me and i can use his 458 win mag. he is going to use his 3006 but he says i need something bigger to nock the deer down because i'm smaller and only 13 and i need to make up for my size. ive shot 22 and 223 before and the kick is ok on that. does this 458 win mag kick a lot? i just hope this gun will have enough power since i'm only 130 lbs. i'm excited cause ill be hunting in a tree stand and he said i should see a deer then.
he says when i get older i can use the 3006.

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

If I were you, I would do 2 things, First I would do some checking to find out how much life insurance your Dad has on you. Then I would find out if Dad is in some kind of financial trouble.

That 458WM recoil is going to kill you. Shame on You!

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The 458 kicks like a son of a gun. my cousin shoots a 375 win mag for brown bear in alaska and he comes back with bruised hands and shoulders and he's 26! and 458 is bigger than that. it doesn't take a whole lot to knock a deer down. especially a whitetail, i would go with something way smaller such as a 243 or 270 if you can

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

he told me that it would be better than his 3006 for me. he said it's not a 458 win mag but its a 458 lot. he said i would like this gun better than his gun. he told me not to worry about recoil. just point and shoot i think the rifle says cz or something

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i would still try for something a lot smaller, the recoil is still gonna kill

i ment to say 375 ULTRA MAG earlier in my last post not win mag

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

Suggesting to a boy that a 458 win mag is suitable calibre for him is in my mind, nothing short of child abuse. Don't do it. Shame on You! Shame on You! Shame on You!

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Almost sounds as if someone is pulling our leg. The logic and idea of using that caliber rifle is ludicrous.

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

My son is also 13. I got him a 7-08 for his first deer gun He loves it. Will last him a lifetime.

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

I hope your treestand is not too high

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?
CVC wrote:
Almost sounds as if someone is pulling our leg. The logic and idea of using that caliber rifle is ludicrous.

neener!
was wondering if anyone would fall for this

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

When I was 12 I was shooting everything 458 has kick but nothing seems to matter when your that pumped about the animal in front of you just make sure you shoot it before the hunt make sure your not scared of it LOL.

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