We've got a small Daisy BB-gun that I've let him shoot. I think we'll start spending some more time with that before next summer. He was sure a trooper when we were out stomping around the PD town the day that picture was taken right up until he stepped in a nice big cow pie! He didn't think that was funny, not even after I did the exact same thing.
I have a friend that bought a Marlin 15yn for his 5 & 6 year old boys last summer.
He took them out to shoot it and before long they were doing so well that one of them asked to go chipmunk hunting. So my friend agreed and both boys collected chipmunks with that little rifle w/ open sights.
My 12 yr.old hunts squirrels with his 15yn w/ 3 x 9 on it.
I say. Get that boy his own rifle and keep him in ammunition.
You made it apparent that you are a good trainer of hunters at Shawnee this year. Didn't your son bag more squirrels than you? LOL My chest was puffed out and he wasn't even my son. You do good work.
Your son has that look in his eyes that says he's ready for some intense training...bb guns are great, I still like shooting em. In a few years you'll be in Wannabe's situation and have a bonafied hunting partner. Let the competition begin! LOL
LOL ya'll got me to thinking about the first time I went hunting with my dad. I had a old daisy bb gun and he had his bow. ( I wanted to feel like i was really hunting) We didn't see anything but squirrels but you talking about fun!! I remember it plane as day. The first gun I ever shot a dads old 10/22 that grandad got my dad when he was a kid. I couldn't hit the side of a barn but I try'd hard and I began to really get better.
My 12 year old has a 15YN. MY 10 year old has a Cricket. If I were buying a rifle for a youngster, I would not think twice to by a 15YN. It will fit the child longer. It is easier to put a scope on. It is very accurate. I trust Marlin. He will love what ever you get him.