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Old 01-22-2003, 10:17 PM
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http://www.savagearms.com/centerfire...ge/11fyxp3.htm cheap and effective (or is it affective). its a youth model so it should be fine for a young man/ladys first deer rifle.
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:19 PM
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What can you spend? what's your price range?

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Old 01-22-2003, 11:58 PM
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Thanks all for the replies. <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle> Lots of good suggestions here. I will be spending some time checking them out. As to price; well, I'd like to find a used one in good shape, but if not I would say something around $400 and under....if possible




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Old 01-23-2003, 12:38 AM
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the rifle i listed is under 400$ or right around it
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:21 AM
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Don't forget to check out the 6.5x55mm Swedish and the 7x57mm Mauser. Both make perfect youth cartridges and ideal grown-up cartridges, too.

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:48 AM
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As far as I'm concerned, I'd buy a .308, but from your choices, I'd get the .243, just because the .257's are rather difficult to find a good variety for...not to degrade the round by any means, just that ain't many guys shoot it much anymore, so while you'll always find ammo for it, you'll probably only find one maker with one bullet type at each store. The .243 would be cheaper to shoot, and give more ammo choices, let alone be a bit less of a kicker for a youngster.

How young are we talking about by the way?? Actually, never mind that, I hate reading everyone's posts reaming guys for giving young kids high powered rifles at what they consider too young, you know better than I whether the kid is ready or not, do what you will.

Screw the 10 ring, keep them in the zero!!!
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