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SenseiBuddy
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InternetBadAssVille
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son

What 7mm.08 rifles come in Jr size?

BTW this thread is fantastic.


highcotton2
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Alabama
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
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.
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Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
9958 posts

re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
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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.
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OTIS2
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
7mm-08


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43170 posts

re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
Lots of them out there.

My personal recommendation is to get him a model 700 with a youth stock. When he outgrows the short stock, a full sized 700 stock will be very easy to find. He'll never need another rifle.


faxis
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
I'm with Downshift.

That's pretty much the perfect solution for a first gun. He'll always have it.


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Horshack
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
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


offshoretrash
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
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Ruger M77


Hawkeye

This is what I bought my daughter and I use it in ladder and climbing stands. Great little gun.


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mspill2
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2011
235 posts

re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
my dad bought me my first rifle at age 8 (.223) and i lost 2 deer

next was 30-30 around age 10 and was a killing machine

then at age 14 he got me the 7mm-08 which i still shoot today (19 y/o)

dont plan on getting another gun until im out of college. remington model 7 youth edition 7mm-08 is the perfect gun for anyone. hands down


A2J
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West Monroe
Member since Jan 2007
309 posts

re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
[quote]He'll never need another rifle. [

But he will want more..........just like us.


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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son
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next was 30-30 around age 10 and was a killing machine

then at age 14 he got me the 7mm-08 which i still shoot today

How does the recoil compare between the 30-30 and the 7mm-08?


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