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#2483984 - 08/17/11 01:58 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: stik]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

.243 has served both my boys very well!
#2510111 - 09/06/11 02:55 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: stik]
4 Point

Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 105
Loc: Hendersonville, Tennessee

I use a 270 and im 13

Edited by Arial (09/06/11 02:56 PM)
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#2515563 - 09/10/11 10:26 AM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: stik]
4 Point

Registered: 08/28/11
Posts: 380
Loc: mount juliet

300 ultra mag. just kidding 30 30
#2517330 - 09/11/11 10:59 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: z7x]

Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 60
Loc: new york

T/C contender carbine in 6.8spc, you can pick up a bantam buttstock for about 30 bucks and later pick up a .410 barrel and a rimfire barrel. The 6.8 in the 23 inch bbl gets velocity close to a .270 with very mild recoil.
#2517893 - 09/12/11 12:46 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: nashvile1]
6 Point

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 534
Loc: TN,Carter

7mm-08 0r 243
now then get your equipment your quiver and bow and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. Genesis 27:3

#2525778 - 09/17/11 06:00 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: wayers]
Columbia Scott
8 Point

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 1011
Loc: Columbia, Tennessee

.416 Rigby or .505 Gibbs....... Would be bad. +1 on the .243. I know smaller rounds are legal now, but .243 is a soft shooting, hard hitting balance.
The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth,upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fish; into your hand are they delivered.

#2527417 - 09/18/11 09:11 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: Columbia Scott]

Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 72
Loc: Lebanon, TN

7mm-08 beats a .243 hands down, and I'd think the .260 rem would've been good if it would've gotten some popularity.

Just a FYI: I had a New England Handirifle in .243 that would tumble heavier bullets so the guy at Bass Pro said to try lighter bullets. Well, just because the gun started grouping with 75 and 80 grain bullets didn't mean I should've let my son take it to the blind. He only wounded two before I insisted he just shoot my .270 for the rest of the season; no more wounded deer. I'm sure the 95 and 100 gr. cartridges are adequate for average whitetails, but more gun wouldn't hurt.

Edited by chiggerbit (09/18/11 09:14 PM)

#2540646 - 09/27/11 05:21 AM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: chiggerbit]
meat hunter
6 Point

Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 712
Loc: SE TN

Remington Compact in 7mm-08. Short stock,full size action and formidable deer caliber for any age.
You can boil them antlers all day long boy and you still can't eat 'em

#2545184 - 09/29/11 01:51 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: meat hunter]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

7-08 is a great choice!
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

#2546271 - 09/30/11 07:13 AM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
1 good shot
10 Point

Registered: 09/05/09
Posts: 2580
Loc: memphis

all kids love the lever action
even us big kids especially if they're left handed
maybe its the cowboy thing but it really appeals to them

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