I am currently deployed, so I have a lot of time to think of what I would like to do when I get home from deployment.
I am looking to get my kids (son 8, daughter 5) into shooting and hunting. They said that they want to try it, but I would need to get a rifle/shotgun for them. I am stationed at Fort Sill and I primarily hunt in shotgun/muzzleloader areas only, but there is a chance that I may hunt in an area that allows rifles. I had been looking at a Rossi kit (.410 GA, 20 GA, .22LR, and .243), but I heard that Thompson Center also offers a youth model kit. Does anyone have any experience with any of these kits with interchangable barrels? Also, what caliber rifle can you recommend for a first rifle for primarily deer? If I go with the Rossi, is .243 a good caliber or can you recommend something better?