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#3270659 - 06/18/13 08:09 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Orion6]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Orion6
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.

What he said. My son is now 10 and shoots an H&R .243 but its not the youth model which the added weight helps with recoil. He killed his first with it when he was 7. I like the round so much i sold a 300wsm and hunt with a .243 all the time. 95-grain Federal Fusions are your friend.
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#3271329 - 06/19/13 04:39 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: Gravey]
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The little CZ Carbine bolt action in 7.62x39 is light weight, low recoil and will do the job at any range a kid is likely to hit a deer. I feel confident with mine out to about 200 yards. Beyond that, I'll just shed a tear of regret for being in an open area without something more appropriate.

But being that your daughter is only 2, I'd say that if you want a 416 Rigby, go ahead and get it. You have lots of time to buy the rifle she will actually start hunting with. \:\)

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#3271793 - 06/20/13 09:55 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Cec, your Marlin 44 carbine idea is great! Remember you can start her off with 44 special loads. They will not recoil and will drop a deer.
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#3275116 - 06/25/13 06:17 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: knightrider]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
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


many kids can hit a 6 inch circle AT THE RANGE every time. it's a whole different situation with an inexperienced hunter shooting at live game.

the 7mm-08 is the best youth/light recoil whitetail round ever made.
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#3275127 - 06/25/13 06:46 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: knightrider
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


many kids can hit a 6 inch circle AT THE RANGE every time. it's a whole different situation with an inexperienced hunter shooting at live game.

the 7mm-08 is the best youth/light recoil whitetail round ever made.
and if thats the case than the 7mm-08 isnt going to help a bit more than the 243 because guts are guts if they cant hit them because of nerves
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#3275143 - 06/25/13 07:23 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: knightrider]
infoman jr.
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I'm a .243 fan for the young'ns. Heck, I hunted with my Model 700 .243 from age 8 to 16.
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#3275460 - 06/25/13 02:35 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: knightrider]
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: knightrider
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


many kids can hit a 6 inch circle AT THE RANGE every time. it's a whole different situation with an inexperienced hunter shooting at live game.

the 7mm-08 is the best youth/light recoil whitetail round ever made.
and if thats the case than the 7mm-08 isnt going to help a bit more than the 243 because guts are guts if they cant hit them because of nerves


same for a 300 ultra mag

and your point is........


any kid than can shoot a 243 can shoot a 7/08 no issues whats so ever
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#3275522 - 06/25/13 04:08 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: cecil30-30]
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u will find that caliber is far less important than LOP- Length of pull.
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#3275719 - 06/25/13 08:38 PM Re: youth caliber [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
u will find that caliber is far less important than LOP- Length of pull.
true and weight of rifle has a lot to do with recoil along with bullet weight vs speed of bullet
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#3275881 - 06/26/13 06:34 AM Re: youth caliber [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: knightrider
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


many kids can hit a 6 inch circle AT THE RANGE every time. it's a whole different situation with an inexperienced hunter shooting at live game.

the 7mm-08 is the best youth/light recoil whitetail round ever made.
and if thats the case than the 7mm-08 isnt going to help a bit more than the 243 because guts are guts if they cant hit them because of nerves


same for a 300 ultra mag

and your point is........


any kid than can shoot a 243 can shoot a 7/08 no issues whats so ever
my point is one doesnt kill any better than the other a hole through the goodies is a hole through the goodies. dead is dead no matter what its killed with!!!!!!!!!! so there is no reason to say 243 isnt a good choice for kids or adults!!
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