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WRedmondsStang
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Starter Deer Rifle????


Have 3 boys 4 to 11 month. Leaning 223 but just heard about 300 blackout. Pros n cons as well as other ideas appreciated!

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oleyeller
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Man i dont really like 223 for deer. Low as i would go is 243
7mm-08 reduced recoils would be prefered, they could just change ammo when got older and use same gun.






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KingRanch
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300 black out would be a good option.





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SportTiger1
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300 black out would be a good option.


Does 300BLK come in non-AR format?

NM, i see that it does.

I would vote as oleyeller...7m-08 with reduced recoil corelokts.



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This subject needs a sticky





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WRedmondsStang
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I am small caliber guy. Shoot 6mm(.244). Wife has 7mm08, which I thought both a little much for 5/6 yr olds but first I have heard about a reduced load. Will have to research. Would love 243 so it could be used forever but I think it's a little much. Don't want them jerking.





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Croacka
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7mm-08 reduced recoil


Bought my kid a savage axis youth with scope last year for about 300

Good little starter gun






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ChatRabbit77
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Does 300BLK come in non-AR format?

AAC Micro Seven (Remington model 7 action with threaded barrel) and H&R makes a single shot .300 BLK. I have shot both and both are decent.






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Thunder Tiger
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Man i dont really like 223 for deer. Low as i would go is 243

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WRedmondsStang
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Bump for any other ideas.





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7mm-08

Great round. And very versatile






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oleyeller
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what other ideas are you looking for? caliber or rifle brands?





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bayoudude
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quote:

ave 3 boys 4 to 11 month. Leaning 223 but just heard about 300 blackout.


I have two boys 6 and 4 and am thinking about getting a rifle for them to use as well. I have been leaning to the 300 blackout since it will have about the lightest recoil you can get from a deer rifle and the AR platform with a 6 position stock will allow the rifle to grow with them. The 300 blk is similar in power to the 7.62x39 (actually about 17% more) and the 30-30. Within 150 yds it should perform great. The barnes TAC-TX 110 gr bullets should be deadly on whitetail.



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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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7 mag or 300 WSM if you want to man them up quick



You can get a crack barrel 243 with scope pretty cheap.






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SthGADawg
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i just got my boys some of those Rossi combos with the .22/.410...thinking about purchasing the additional .243 so they can use them for deer...any thoughts on those from the OB?





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ChatRabbit77
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In my experience, they are highly inaccurate.





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SportTiger1
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7 mag or 300 WSM if you want to man them up quick


Go big or go home.






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TexasTiger01
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My son started shooting his Savage .223 when he was 4. It fit him well and he is very comfortable shooting it. The gun has killed 5 deer, although my son shot a small buck earlier this year and we tracked it for 4 hours with good blood trial then the blood dried up. So, I could see how some people are concerned about the size of a .223, but I think it was more of a shot placement problem. He shot a little to far to the back, by on 2-3", but that's all it takes.I'll try and link a video for you to see him shooting it.


ETA- Here is the link of the video, it's Fakebook so let me know if it doesn't work and I'll try and post it another way.
Shooting the .223 at 4 years old



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xenon16
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OP: 7m-08. There are lots of options. Lots of good options and discussions in this recent thread. LINK

SGA: don't do the rossi all in one for a hunting rifle. Your kid will lose confidence. Get him a decent rifle in a good caliber and let him practice with it and feel comfortable with it when he can hit a target at 100-150.







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Croacka
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quote:

i just got my boys some of those Rossi combos with the .22/.410...thinking about purchasing the additional .243 so they can use them for deer...any thoughts on those from the OB?



i think you have to send the gun in to get additional barrels to check the headspacing

don't think you can just buy the barrel






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