Originally Posted by tator
alot also depends on the size, maturity and strength of the kid as well. There are many kids at 6 y/o that couldn't handle a .22 let alone a deer rifle... but then there are also kids I've seen as young as 5 shooting and able to stay focused and fire accurately at deer. With my son (2 1/2 y/o) I'll probably introduce him at age 5 to shooting the family .22 but with my deer rifle I'll have to see how he would do with the recoil. He's a strong boy at 2 1/2, but i've seen alot of 2 1/2 year olds that aren't nearly as strong.
We're all built different.