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Best Youth caliber/gun?

Old 10-09-2005, 12:07 PM
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My dad started me with a 4-10 slugger,then said here use this 8mm mauser military rifle. Was that a beast
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:44 PM
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hard to beat a rem model 7 or ruger compact in .243, 260rem, 7mm-08, .308 fits small frames nicely and recoil will be comparable to the 410 she is already shooting
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:45 PM
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then said here use this 8mm mauser military rifle. Was that a beast


Yep! Especially around noon time! It feels like you are lifting a small Pine tree!!!
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:52 PM
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Yep! Especially around noon time! It feels like you are lifting a small Pine tree!!!
yea wet with all the limbs[:-]
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:59 PM
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guy at work here was asking basicly the same thing, & I told him to look up Rossi. they make some nice youth guns. He did, and found they have a model that has 2 interchangeable barrells;243 & 410, for about $175.00. I don't think that is a bad deal for starters.
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:50 PM
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When i started hunting at age 10 i started with a 410. The next year i got a 243 and still use it to this day and i am now 15. It works great.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:13 PM
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H&R Handi rifle in 243 or 7mm-08, around $200........they have youth models too.........
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:29 PM
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I started with a model 94 in 30-30 but I would not recommend it for a youngor very small shooter.While the 30-30 cartridge is very mild,it is ballistcally very poor and the design of the 94 does not absorb recoil well.

My response to that is a 170 gr. hollowpoint has GREAT ballistics!! One bullet....ONE deer!! A nice recoil pad after cutting off the stock to fit is fine. With the lever action, it also teaches "well placement" since ya only got one chance before making noise! LOL
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:36 PM
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I started with a model 94 in 30-30 but I would not recommend it for a youngor very small shooter.While the 30-30 cartridge is very mild,it is ballistcally very poor and the design of the 94 does not absorb recoil well.

My response to that is a 170 gr. hollowpoint has GREAT ballistics!! One bullet....ONE deer!! A nice recoil pad after cutting off the stock to fit is fine. With the lever action, it also teaches "well placement" since ya only got one chance before making noise! LOL
Great ballistics compared to what?Perhaps compared to a muzzleloader.Almost every other centerfire cartridge available has a flatter trajectory than the 30-30.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:27 PM
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Take a look at Remington's Model 7 Youth Synthetic in 7mm-08. As mentioned above, 7mmm-08 recoil is probably about the sameas that of a 410, especially with less than max loads. Also with the 7mm-08 you have a caliber that would last her a lifetime and usable on game up through black bear & Elk. When she gets older just replace the synthetic youth stock with a full size stock, preferably a laminated one. (Personally, I likelaminated stocks.)

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