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#3642329 - 04/11/14 07:31 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: mike243]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
take 2 guns same weight in those calibers & the 08 will have almost 4lbs more recoil, yes a gun can make a difference, weight is what tames recoil ask any bench rest shooter. Like I said all kids are different & you need to work up the range of recoil. I have killed a lot of deer with a 243 but I have also with my 300wm. the 3030 I have killed several ,shotgun slugs deadly .crossbow deadly but no more than any other bow,the difference is the ability of the shooter to hold up the weight of a heavy rifle to tame the recoil. Lets just get them out there with as little fear of touching off the rifle so they will want to go back out. My granddaughter will be at them hard this year Im thinking,7 years old & no boy will out do her if she can help it \:\)


design and materials of the stock will make as much or more difference than the weight.
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#3669290 - 05/13/14 12:25 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: stik]
oldmanelrod
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7mm-08 is hard to beat. The only draw back vs the 243, recoil set aside, is that the ammo does cost several dollars more per box and may be harder to find.
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#3675500 - 05/22/14 11:00 AM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: oldmanelrod]
Lou358
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i bought my son a ruger american compact in 243, it shoots great, first load i tried is less than 1". I really like it!
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#3706439 - 07/09/14 09:47 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: Lou358]
W.Seay
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My son weighs 50 pounds and has no problem shooting his 7/08
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#3706447 - 07/09/14 10:12 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: mike243
take 2 guns same weight in those calibers & the 08 will have almost 4lbs more recoil, yes a gun can make a difference, weight is what tames recoil ask any bench rest shooter. Like I said all kids are different & you need to work up the range of recoil. I have killed a lot of deer with a 243 but I have also with my 300wm. the 3030 I have killed several ,shotgun slugs deadly .crossbow deadly but no more than any other bow,the difference is the ability of the shooter to hold up the weight of a heavy rifle to tame the recoil. Lets just get them out there with as little fear of touching off the rifle so they will want to go back out. My granddaughter will be at them hard this year Im thinking,7 years old & no boy will out do her if she can help it \:\)


design and materials of the stock will make as much or more difference than the weight.


This is very true. My buddy had a Savage Axis in 243 for his boys and I went to the range with him and shot it and it felt like it kicked more than my 25-06. Def. more than any 243 I had shot before.

Whatever you end up getting, make sure you get a decent scope with good eye relief.


Edited by TNRifleman (07/09/14 10:12 PM)

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#3740282 - 08/21/14 03:47 PM Re: Beat deer gun for youth? [Re: silvertaco]
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I bought a NEF Handi Rifle last year for my 10yo grandson. .243 youth model with a bull barrel. It came with a 4x12x40mm scope as a package deal for 279.00 but the scope was junk. I took it off and put a Nikon ProStaff 3x9x40mm on it for 149.00 and it is a sweet shooter and a tack driver. I love shooting it just as much as he does.
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