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Old 01-07-2004, 01:38 PM
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what would be a good caliber for a 13 year old and i dont mind recoil
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Old 01-07-2004, 06:20 PM
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Hi jdeerhunter270,

Well, I guess to a large degree it would depend on your intended use(s). But if you are talking the majority of medium and big game in the United States.....you'd be hard pressed to do better than your handle. A .270 Winchester in a rifle that you like, handles well for you, and fits you....would be hard to top.

For additional information about many calibers...and how they "stack up"...check out this site:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2e.rifle_cartridges.htm

There is so much useful information located there it should provide you with all you need to make an informed decision.

Good luck with your endeavor!

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Old 01-11-2004, 02:23 AM
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ak....Thanks for the link. Lots of stuff on there to help settle a few arguments. Very informative!!!!
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:56 PM
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hey i am 13 and i am getting a 270
[:-] and i would recomend it very highly or a 30-06
have fun and i would recomend a remington model 700bdl or a win mod 70
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Old 01-17-2004, 04:19 PM
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I actually prefer the 7mm-08 over the 270win.It delivers less recoil and muzzle blast which will help a new hunter to improve his shooting.It also offers a better selection of bullets than the 270 if you intend to hunt game larger than deer.
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:09 PM
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260, 270, 7mm-08, 25-06, 270,or 30-06 any of these will do well for most North American Big game. The 270 would be hard to beat. One reason there is not as big a selection of bullets for the 270 is the fact that it kills all game equally well with just the good old 130 grain bullet. From coyotes to elk.
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