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#3269764 - 06/17/13 04:56 PM youth caliber
cecil30-30
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So i've been bitten by the youth caliber/gun bug.My little girl isn't even 2 yet,but I wanna get her a youth rifle for her to deer hunt with.I know I may be jumping the gun by a few years,but hey, it's an excuse to buy another rifle,so why not?? \:D

I'm either gonna get her a Remington Model 7 or a 700 or a Ruger M77 compact.It's gonna be a wood stock,I hate plastic stocks.The calibers I have it narrowed down to are 243,260,or 7mm-08.Any other suggestions I should consider? I'm not real familar with the 260,is it a viable youth caliber recoil wise?
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#3269777 - 06/17/13 05:28 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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7mm-08 and don't look back, I bought my daughter a model 7 chambered in 7mm-08. I put a B&C medalist stock on it, a set of Talley LWs, Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. I find myself taking this rifle to the woods even when she doesn't go.

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#3269800 - 06/17/13 05:44 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Rackseeker]
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243 & I will put a savage up against any 7mm08 for recoil & accuracy, just tell the time & place, buncha folks don't know what recoil means to kids, put your $ where your mouth is!
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#3269801 - 06/17/13 05:45 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: mike243]
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factory ammo only lmao
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#3269805 - 06/17/13 05:55 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
243 & I will put a savage up against any 7mm08 for recoil & accuracy, just tell the time & place, buncha folks don't know what recoil means to kids, put your $ where your mouth is!


My daughters have been shooting a 7mm-08 since they were 9 yrs old. I started them out shooting 120 grain ammo. Then moved them up to Hornady 139 SSTs when they got alittle older. I'm glad you like your Savage. LOL.....


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#3269806 - 06/17/13 05:58 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Rackseeker]
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I don't really get caught up in how small of groups a hunting rifle shoots. But we can compare some kill pics if you want.LOL...
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#3269810 - 06/17/13 06:03 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Rackseeker]
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bring it,got em not ashamed at all,got the rifle to back it up,DO YOU?
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#3269814 - 06/17/13 06:09 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: mike243]
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A trapper style lever action in 44 magnum or 45 Colt. Buy an extra stock and have it cut down about 2-2 1/2 inches. While they are young and growing the short stock will work. Eventually, she'll grow big enough to swap back to the original stock.

Lever actions in pistol calibers are light and nimble. They also have little recoil and muzzle blast so kids learn to shoot them quickly. Cec, in the type of terrain we hunt where shots are on the short side, a pistol caliber lever action rifle is perfect!

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#3269815 - 06/17/13 06:11 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: 348Winchester]
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Beer Mug is a deadly shot with my 45 Colt Winchester and her 44-40 Rossi model 92.
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#3269849 - 06/17/13 07:08 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: 348Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: 348Winchester
A trapper style lever action in 44 magnum or 45 Colt. Buy an extra stock and have it cut down about 2-2 1/2 inches. While they are young and growing the short stock will work. Eventually, she'll grow big enough to swap back to the original stock.

Lever actions in pistol calibers are light and nimble. They also have little recoil and muzzle blast so kids learn to shoot them quickly. Cec, in the type of terrain we hunt where shots are on the short side, a pistol caliber lever action rifle is perfect!
Well, I have been pondering a Marlin 1894 in 44mag.I had one and sold it a few years ago,regreted it ever since.I plan to buy one in the future.I only killed 2 deer with it,but they don't run far from a 240gr JHP out of a 20 inch barrel. The recoil was very light.
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