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angus1838
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Southeast Alabama
Member since Jan 2012
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Youth rifle help

I am going to get little angus a new rifle and have narrowed it down to three choices.
Remington 700 sps buckmaster 7mm-08
Savage axis youth 7mm-08
Weatherby vanguard 308
I am leaning towards the 700 but for some reason I really like the Weatherby. Has anyone here shot a 308 with reduced recoil loads? If you have what would you compare it to recoil wise? Any experiences good or bad with any of these? TIA


mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
40188 posts

re: Youth rifle help
How old is the steer? and what size? (height/weight)



I had a Remington Model 7 when I was a youngen (6-7 years old) it was great.

I recommend either the Model 7 or 700 if he can handle it




I couldn't get a shot on the first deer I had a chance at because the deer was too close and the rifle was too long for me, couldnt aim down from the stand enough. Thats why we got the 7


nelatf
Louisiana Tech Fan
NELA
Member since Jan 2011
1792 posts

re: Youth rifle help
7mm08

I use my kids 7mm08 more than my own rifle. Sweet shooting gun....so much so I want a browning full size 7mm08 for me.

I just don't need to reach out 300 yards with my old 270 anymore...

The remmington managed recoil shells are money for 7 and 8 year old kids...and they drop deer in their tracks.
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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
3529 posts

re: Youth rifle help
I had the barrel ported on my daughter's 7mm-08 and she shoots the full (not managed recoil) 140gr rounds fine. It was worth it to get the port and deal with the noise in order to shoot the full round. You can shoot it one handed. Kicks like a Daisy BB gun now. Sent it here to get it ported. Mag-na-port


I highly recommend it. Kids can shoot real bullets and not worry about recoil. I also drilled the stock out and filled it with about a pound of lead.



4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11648 posts

re: Youth rifle help
I really like the savage youth guns.


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wiltznucs
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Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Youth rifle help
I'm all about the Remington Model 7.


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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Youth rifle help
quote:

nelatf


Do you think that 7mm08 won't reach out to 300 yards if needed?

Not much seperates it from the 270 win.


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angus1838
Alabama Fan
Southeast Alabama
Member since Jan 2012
779 posts

re: Youth rifle help
He is 11 about 80 pounds. Tall and skinny.


chadau79
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re: Youth rifle help
Remington model 7 in .243 or 7mm-.08

/thread.


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LSUEnvy
LSU Fan
Pearland Tx, via Lake Chuck
Member since May 2011
7705 posts

re: Youth rifle help
I know some rifles come with a youth and adult stock you can change out later. Howa makes one


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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Youth rifle help
quote:

tenfoe


I will never own a ported rifle.
The added noise can cause flinching just as bad as the actual recoil.


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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
2698 posts

re: Youth rifle help
I would suggest the 260 Rem. if ammo were more readily available.


MapGuy
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re: Youth rifle help
look at the marlin xs7y in 7mm-08

great gun


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Lakefront-Tiger
LSU Fan
Da Lakefront
Member since Nov 2004
4769 posts

re: Youth rifle help
Picking up my son's new Savage Axxis today.
$307 shipped with a scope from Bud's.


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angus1838
Alabama Fan
Southeast Alabama
Member since Jan 2012
779 posts

re: Youth rifle help
I thought about that but I am pretty sure he can handle the 7mm 08. He can shoot a 20ga with 3 inch mags and it doesn't bother him. Just wondering where the 308 compares recoil wise. Like I said I am leaning towards the remington but i held the weatherby yesterday and out seemed like a fine rifle.


mack the knife
LSU Fan
EBR
Member since Oct 2012
2648 posts

re: Youth rifle help
i'm in the same boat as you. let me know what you find out pls.


braindeadboxer
LSU Fan
Utopia
Member since Nov 2011
5015 posts

re: Youth rifle help
quote:

He is 11 about 80 pounds. Tall and skinny.


Is he able to shoot a full sized .270, or any other preferred caliber? I only ask because in 3 years he definitely will be able to. Then you'd have to buy him one anyway.


El Josey Wales
LSU Fan
Greater Geismar
Member since Nov 2007
22710 posts

re: Youth rifle help
quote:

I had a Remington Model 7 when I was a youngen (6-7 years old) it was great.


.243. Lil Josey is currently using it at 7 years of age.


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mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
40188 posts

re: Youth rifle help
At that age, get him a full size 30-06


youth 7mm-08 is small for him


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Member since Jan 2011
43007 posts

re: Youth rifle help
Get either a youth 700 or model 7 in 7mm08. Full sized stocks are everywhere for when he outgrows the youth length stock, and he'll never outgrow the caliber.


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