I started my daughter on a Stoeger youth 410. I make brass 410 cases out of 9.3x74 brass and load them with 3/8 oz of shot and 10 grains of Little Gun. There is almost no recoil, the hulls shuck out well and the loads knock over a surprising number of targets. They are not required to knock over the targets to count in the Buckeroo/Buckerett class. The only thing I would do different is I would probably buy a used single shot 410 and cut it to fit, it would be cheaper and when they are just starting out probably not much difference in speed.
Is your Rossi 92 in 44-40 still for sale?
Can you tell me some more details about the rifle? How much have you shot it? Do you know who did the work on the rifle? Are there many/any handling marks on the gun? If so can you provide pictures?
When I started Cowboy Shooting about 20 years ago I used an original Winchester 92 in 44-40 that was worn out. So I replaced it with a new EMF 92 in 44-40 that was nothing but problems, so I replaced it with a Marlin Cowboy. I have always liked the looks of the 92 and would like another one but I am not sure if this is the best time for me to get one.
Thanks in advance for any addition information you can provide.
I picked this up on the Wire a little over a year ago. I've shot BP for a while and was going to go to 44-40 because it doesn't foul as easy. Got sick and haven't shot since.
Not sure who did the work, but the gun is smooth and handles nicely. It's a beautiful gun and in very good to excellent shape.