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#3269860 - 06/17/13 07:24 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: 348Winchester]
Rackseeker
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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!



This sounds like a good choice also, I carried my grandfathers old Winchester 38-40 lever action a couple times this passed season. But didn't see anything to shoot the times I carried it.
Your right Mike the Savage rifle chambered in .243 would be by far the best choice. LOL.........
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#3269862 - 06/17/13 07:25 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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I'd have to recommend a single shot. I just got my ten year old a nice H&R Superlight in .243. Recoil with 100 grain loads is very manageable for her. It's also safe because you can't shoot it until the hammer is cocked.

There are some good loads out there for the .243 as well, and they aren't expensive like many 7mm-08 (also a fine cartridge).

I think a .243 is the way to go for versatility and light recoil.
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#3269885 - 06/17/13 07:47 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 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.


i will be listing one for sell real soon


but IMO

700 7/08
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#3269889 - 06/17/13 07:50 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 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.


i will be listing one for sell real soon


but IMO

700 7/08


a Marlin 1894?
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#3269895 - 06/17/13 07:56 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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A 44;kicks a little but all kids are different.let them shoot the biggesf 1 they can but without shutting their eyes or yanking the trigger.I wil let folks try what rifles I have.Never let it be said I didnt help folks out.only the best for our kids imo
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#3269908 - 06/17/13 08:10 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: mike243]
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The biggest problem with a lever action is most have a stiff trigger. That could lead to trigger problems the same as using too big a round. A 243 isn't a bad choice. Or a 7-08. And I don't much difference in ammo prices. My suggestion would be borrowing a few guns and letting them try them out. Obviously that may not be the case for a 2 yr old but if possible I would.
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#3269913 - 06/17/13 08:17 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 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.


i will be listing one for sell real soon


but IMO

700 7/08


a Marlin 1894?


yep

i owned it sold it to a buddy and now he wants me to sell it for him

but i would not recommend it for a youth gun but that it me

my son was shootin a marlin 336 30 30 at six he was so so till he got his 7/08 we both love that round
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#3269929 - 06/17/13 08:35 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Deer Assassin]
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you can shoot any of our 243 if you would like, as long as you teach them to shoot there is no finer caliber imo. all this its not a good deer round, wont let one in my camp crap is just people who don't focus kids on accuracy! if a kid cant hit a 6in circle at 100 how do you expect them to kill a deer when the nerves hit! if you gut shoot it, it doesn't matter what you use! there isn't a deer made that a well placed shot with a quality bullet out of a 243 that can hold it! but that's just my observation lol
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#3269958 - 06/17/13 09:08 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: knightrider]
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
you can shoot any of our 243 if you would like, as long as you teach them to shoot there is no finer caliber imo. all this its not a good deer round, wont let one in my camp crap is just people who don't focus kids on accuracy! if a kid cant hit a 6in circle at 100 how do you expect them to kill a deer when the nerves hit! if you gut shoot it, it doesn't matter what you use! there isn't a deer made that a well placed shot with a quality bullet out of a 243 that can hold it! but that's just my observation lol



excellent point, but a Savage 243 is so accurite anyone can kill a deer with it,LOL......
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#3269967 - 06/17/13 09:16 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Rackseeker]
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7mm-08 in a Remington 700. Buy a youth model and pick up a full size stock for you to use till she's old enough.
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