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#3270170 - 06/18/13 08:31 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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I think the 6.8 SPC is pretty much perfect for your application. Drawback is it is fairly pricy to get into. I think there were some M7s made, of course the AR, and the best way may be the TC Contender carbine.
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#3270175 - 06/18/13 08:38 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: mike243]
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Hey Cec, I've had my daughter shooting her Rem .243 for two years nearly now. She's 9 and has been shooting since she was 6. She started with the bb gun of course, then up to a .22, then she was shooting my old m1 carbine, then I bought her her very own rifle, the Rem .243. I plan to post video of our weekend shoot this past weekend tomorrow. She puts a little padding between her shoulder and the butt stock, and she fires away. Good luck making your decision ;\)
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#3270176 - 06/18/13 08:39 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: MUP]
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Oh, and the ammo is relatively cheap, and very easy to find too. \:\)
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#3270179 - 06/18/13 08:41 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Plateau Hunter
I think the 6.8 SPC is pretty much perfect for your application. Drawback is it is fairly pricy to get into. I think there were some M7s made, of course the AR, and the best way may be the TC Contender carbine.


I am a fanatical 6.8er myself. It is a great round but in this context I would suggest a .243. There is larger room for error with a .243.In my experience, shot placement is crucial with this round and it helps if the shooter can get behind the rifle a lot. (speaking on 6.8)

6.8SPCII is good for someone who enjoys reloading a lot and can squeeze that extra velocity out of their rounds. It also helps to already have an AR build so someone can just buy the upper.


Edited by BirdDog123 (06/18/13 08:42 AM)

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#3270249 - 06/18/13 10:02 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: BirdDog123]
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I have to say most what have been suggested would be good. I would try to stay away from a hard kicking gun, I have seen em ruin a child from hunting. Now that being said I know a few when young liked a kicker..
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#3270285 - 06/18/13 10:57 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: KPH]
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7-08. If recoil is thought to be a problem.......managed recoil ammo.My daughter started at 7 with a 7-08 with reduced handloads. 260 is a great round as well.
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#3270357 - 06/18/13 12:42 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: AllOutdoors]
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7-08 and be done forever.
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#3270386 - 06/18/13 01:05 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: muddyboots]
rukiddin?
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Go with the 260!!!!!!
I had a ruger m77 in 260 and that would have been the PERFECT caliber for a small framed shooter or child. Recoil was almost non-existent.
Just be careful with young shooters. I'd say the majority of young shooters ARE scared of the recoil. Sad part, they will not admit it because their dad/whoever told them it would'nt kick hard, then their ashamed to say anything. I see it all the time shooting skeet. 12-14 year olds think their "cool" cause their shooting a 12 gauge when in reality, they should be shooting a 28 gauge or a .22 rifle and its very difficult to correct that flinch or fear of the gun. Even worse, even the kid does not realize how much it affects their accuracy. Poor fit and too much recoil will ruin a new shooter.
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#3270409 - 06/18/13 02:06 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: rukiddin?]
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'There is larger room for error with a .243.In my experience, shot placement is crucial with this round and it helps if the shooter can get behind the rifle a lot. (speaking on 6.8)'

IME shot placement is no more crucial with the 6.8spc than the .243. The .243 launches a 10% lighter bullet at 300fps greater speed while burning 25-30% more powder when compared with the 6.8. The .243 does have more horsepower(larger capacity) but at juvenile deer hunting ranges you aren't giving up much, if anything, if you use a 6.8spc in either original or II configuration. Just saying- you got to hit them right to get them with a (fill in the blank).
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#3270539 - 06/18/13 05:55 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
lightfoot
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Remington model 7 - 243 - 100gr - sweet shooting little rifle.
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