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LSUtiger17
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
2580 posts

re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


I've had a .260 since I was 11; I'm 22 now and I still shoot it. My little brother had a 7mm-08. Get the 7mm-08. It has a much better selection of cartridges than the .260 or .243, kicks the same as the .260, and has better ballistics.





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TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
24272 posts

re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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Leagues better than the .243 in every single possible way. Don't get a .243


I killed the hell out of some deer with a .243 when I was a kid. Could drive nails with that rifle.

Wish I was that accurate today.






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windriver
San Diego State Fan
West Monroe/San Diego
Member since Mar 2006
8656 posts

re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


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.260 Remington


Bad arse caliber but it has a good kick to it. I got the model 7 though and that probably explains it. I would get him one of 3 calibers all in a model 700: .243, .260. or 7mm 08.

The .243 has killed many a bean field buck and is a pleasure to shoot. Bullet placement is the key and the .243 will drop em easily at 300 yards if you know how to shoot.






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kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5555 posts

re: Good low recoil rifle for 8 year old to grow into?


Well, I started with a 270 when I was little. It sucked for a while.

Now my go to gun is a 260 remington. I dont really hunt though.

I can tell you my 260 with a brake doesnt really move when I pull the trigger, and Im not shooting some pansy arse hunting round either.

If you are that worried about the recoil, get a muzzle brake. I dont think Ill ever own another rifle without one.






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