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My little brother is 8 and I want to get him a BB gun for Christmas. He already has one, but you can only pump the fore end once. I want to get him either a Red Ryder because that's what I had when I was his age and I think it is a great BB gun or one that you can pump multiple times. So the question is, which one?
 

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Love to help you Hans, but I know naught about BB guns.
 

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red ryder! classic!
I love mine and used it until it broke. When it did, I shined it up and it sits on my gun stand with my other firearms. I get it out to pretend shoot it ever once in a while.
 

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For an 8 year old I would get a Red Ryder over a pump. A pump takes a fair amount of strength and it is a much slower process.
 

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I'd lean towards a Red Ryder. Tradition, every shooter must have had one.
 

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He'll shoot his eye out!:eek::p
 

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You are never too old for a Red Ryder. I have one and still shoot it. Have you also concidered a pellet gun? Beerman makes some nice pistols.
Do you think he would make one for his (soon to be) adopted ? :D :D :D
 

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When I was a kid I went from the Red Rider to the Crossman 760 pump and it was definitely a step up. This was back when the Crossmans still used wood stocks. A few years ago I got a 1,000 feet/second pellet gun and it's fun to plink with, but I don't think an 8 year old would be able to break the barrel down to cock it.
 

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I say go with the Red Ryder. I still use mine all the time to shoot squirrels
 

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Another vote for a Red Ryder.
a- it's a timeless piece
b- at 8 years old, a Crossman or Daisy pump might be a little difficult to prime
c- when he's a little older you can always get him one of the higher powered bb/pellet guns.
 

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I still have my Red Ryder. Still shoot it indoors for some practice from time to time as well. Got that thing when I was like 9 years old.
 

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but I don't think an 8 year old would be able to break the barrel down to cock it.
You'd be surprised! He likes to take our Gamo Varmit Hunter break barrel air rifle out bird hunting. Granted, he has to set the butt of the gun on the ground and push downward, but he gets the job done!
 
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