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MSWebfoot
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Hernando
Member since Oct 2011
2113 posts

re: Rifle advice

I have a 270 WSM, Browning A-bolt. Great gun, only wish shells were less than $50 for 20.
Kind of wish I had the dame gun in 308.


guttata
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prairieville
Member since Feb 2006
20383 posts

re: Rifle advice
What about a gun that my 12 year d would feel comfortable shooting as well?


bulldog95
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North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
13212 posts

re: Rifle advice
.243 or 7mm.

I was using my dads. 30-30 and my uncles. 30-06 at 12 yrs old.


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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
20215 posts

re: Rifle advice
Yeah, it was just an interest when all of the short mags got big a couple of years ago. I really don't have anything that I don't use at least once a year. Don't really want to drop a G on one unless I win the power ball


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BarDTiger81
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nurfeast lowsyana
Member since Jul 2011
15639 posts

re: Rifle advice
50? Damn I use the 30 a box Winch power max


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42850 posts

re: Rifle advice
7mm-08

There is no other answet


Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
19102 posts

re: Rifle advice
You should be drunk by now


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
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re: Rifle advice
I am


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lv2bowhntAU
Auburn Fan
God's Country,a.k.a N. Alabama
Member since Jan 2011
2617 posts

re: Rifle advice
quote:

30-06 Jammaster

fify

.308 Rem 700


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Me Bite
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A.K.A. - Bite Me
Member since Oct 2007
6660 posts

re: Rifle advice
Based off my thread I started (LINK), the 30-06 would be the best caliber.


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Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Rifle advice
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What about a gun that my 12 year d would feel comfortable shooting as well?
All things considered, the 30-30 sounds like the gun for you. I'm surprised that Downshift doesn't agree considering he's a 30-30 fan.


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19102 posts

re: Rifle advice
44mag handi rifle for kids. Can be used during primative season as well. Simple and effective to 100 yards.


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Tiguar
South Alabama Fan
Knoxville
Member since Mar 2012
10406 posts

re: Rifle advice
rem 700 in 270 if you've never shot before.

30-06 or .308 if you're familiar


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TigerOnThe Hill
Member since Sep 2008
3075 posts

re: Rifle advice
Guttata,
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What about a gun that my 12 year d would feel comfortable shooting as well?


Many years ago I read an article by one of my all time favorite hunting writers, John Wootters. The title was something like, "Seven (or it may have been eight) Deer Rounds to Start and Finish With." The idea was to name deer rounds a youth could start deer hunting w/, yet continue to use in adult hood. IIRC, he liked the 250 Savage, 7X30 Waters, 7-08, 6.5X55, 30-30, 300 Savage and possibly 260 Remington. Those are all fine guns. W/ the advent of factory reduced recoil rounds, I think one could reasonably add the 270 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 and 25-06. When faced w/ the same scenario years ago, I bought my 12 y/o son a 308 Win.

Use reduced recoil loads, have a nice recoil pad installed on the butt plate, me sure the stock fits him well, use ear muffs AND plugs at the range and consider using a "sissy" bag when shooting on the bench and your son should be fine.


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jack6294
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Greater Baton Rouge Area
Member since Jan 2007
3298 posts

re: Rifle advice
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Anybody shoot a .270WSM? I have wanted to get one for a while but couldn't really justify it since I already have a .30-06 and 30-30



I do Browning X Bolt

Shoots .25 inch group of 3 at 100 yards

Don't really have a place to take a long shot though

Use 7mm-08 most of the time
This post was edited on 12/28 at 10:08 pm


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42850 posts

re: Rifle advice
I am a .30-30 fan, but for an all around rifle you can't beat the 7mm-08 when kids are using it.


Anton7
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