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    NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)



    I took my 6yr old deer hunting for the first time this weekend. On Sunday morning at around 0715, this big old doe(100+lbs)and 4 yearlings walked out. My son says "Dad, I can't shoot the momma, what about the little ones?" After I assured him the yearlings would be fine, he took the shot, and she hit the ground, but was hit back and required a finisher.
    (I'll take it for a 6 year old, 22 degrees, 1st deer, and 60 yards away.)


    He used a NEF Superlight Youth Model . 223 Remington with Speer 64 grain Gold Dots. Full penetration and larger than expected exit wounds.
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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Congratulations on your son's first kill, and only 6 years old! Wow. Terrific shooting for one so young.

    BTW, could you let us know where you guys are from?
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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    He has been shooting since he was five and killed a feral hog at that age with this rifle. I'm really proud of how well he "held himself together" during this.

    Thanks for the comments

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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Very nice! What a great memory for both of you!

    Arizona doesn't allow big game hunting until 10 y/o. Our 6 y/o daughter is chomping at the bit right now!

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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Maine's beginning age for hunting is also 10yrs old. I have a 9 year old great granddaughter who is also itching to go out with me. I take her shooting with my Model 60 and she is a good target shooter.
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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Great job...the younger we get the kids interested the better IMO.

    But I have a question...The only 62 grain bullet Speer offers for the 223 is a TMJ...not a Gold Dot (Gold Dots are pistol bullets), did you use the TMJ?
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    Congrats to the little guy In Wyoming they have to wait until 12 years old for big game.
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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Tell your son, "Way to go, Little Man."

    You can hunt before age 10 in Arkansas, but for deer you have to have something larger than 22 cal. 223's are not legal. Usual minimum is a 243.


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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665
    Great job...the younger we get the kids interested the better IMO.

    But I have a question...The only 62 grain bullet Speer offers for the 223 is a TMJ...not a Gold Dot (Gold Dots are pistol bullets), did you use the TMJ?
    They are Speer LE Gold Dot 223 Rounds. My mistake they are 64 grains.


    http://le.atk.com/general/speerprodu...e/default.aspx

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    Re: NEF Superlight 223 Deer Kill (My 6 Yr old's First Deer)

    Holy shoot...I was not aware of those bullets.

    Oh boy, oh boy!

    Something new to try...Barnes bullets are really nice, but expensive.

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    Well dang it....it appears they are only offered in loaded ammo.
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