at age 6 I'd say lucky shot. I would think any kid that little is going to flinch and or even close their eyes when pulling the trigger in antisapation of the recoil on any gun in a sutable size for deer hunting. not bashing anyone I just would not recomend any kid useing that size at that age. you can control the safety and their form but you have no control on their shot placement and at that age I wouldnt think there are many kids that could control their shot either. so as an adult you are taking a chance of wonding or faitily wounding an animal you cant recover or worse for the bragging rights of you kid killing an animal.