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#2483984 - 08/17/11 01:58 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: stik]
Winchester
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.243 has served both my boys very well!
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#2510111 - 09/06/11 02:55 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: stik]
Arial
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Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 105
Loc: Hendersonville, Tennessee

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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]
z7x
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Registered: 08/28/11
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Loc: mount juliet

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300 ultra mag. just kidding 30 30
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#2517330 - 09/11/11 10:59 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: z7x]
nashvile1
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Registered: 08/24/11
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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.
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#2517893 - 09/12/11 12:46 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: nashvile1]
wayers
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Registered: 10/21/09
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Loc: TN,Carter

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7mm-08 0r 243
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#2525778 - 09/17/11 06:00 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: wayers]
Columbia Scott
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Registered: 01/23/11
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.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.
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#2527417 - 09/18/11 09:11 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: Columbia Scott]
chiggerbit
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Registered: 09/16/11
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Loc: Lebanon, TN

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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)

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#2540646 - 09/27/11 05:21 AM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: chiggerbit]
meat hunter
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Registered: 08/21/11
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Remington Compact in 7mm-08. Short stock,full size action and formidable deer caliber for any age.
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#2545184 - 09/29/11 01:51 PM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: meat hunter]
Hillbilly Hunter
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7-08 is a great choice!
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#2546271 - 09/30/11 07:13 AM Re: What is the best rifle for a 12 yr old? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
1 good shot
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Registered: 09/05/09
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Loc: memphis

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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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