highcotton2 Auburn Fan Alabama Member since Feb 2010 1355 posts
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 8:06 pm to SenseiBuddy)
I bought my son a Remington model 700 youth gun in .243 when he was 9. eBay is full of Remington sa stocks for when he outgrows it. If you are hunting timber you will never get a shot over 100 yards anyway. 243 is an excellent whitetail cartridge at moderate ranges (300 yards). When you are young you think you need all these magnum rifles to kill deer but you really don't.
Tigerpaw123 USA Fan P'ville Member since Mar 2007 7570 posts
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 8:30 pm to highcotton2)
quote: When you are young you think you need all these magnum rifles to kill deer but you really don't.
All this coming from someone who shoots coyotes with a .257 weatherby MAG?
Just giving you a hard time, and yes you are right, does not take a magnum to kill a deer, I have a 7 mag that I have killed more deer with than all other guns I own combined and I love it, but bought a .270 last yeAr that is quickly becoming my favorite.
Horshack LSU Fan Olla La Member since Dec 2007 130 posts
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 10:32 pm to SenseiBuddy)
I got my sona 7m o8 when he was 9. He has killed a crap load of deer with. No recoil. He still uses it today, is 16 now. i got him the Ruger M77. It is a small gun but not really a youth model. I always thought he would want another one but he loves this one. My brother bought him just like it. he hunts with climbing stands a lot and like the compact size