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Rifle for Daughter and Deer Hunting

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 45Frank, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. dbarky

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    Young shooter

    one point I would like to make for young shooters is comb height. It is critical that they are able to get that spot weld to the comb so that recoil will not give them a fat lip. You could fashion a comb riser with tape and some type of padding. You might consider a product made by Accu-Riser, google them, that allows you to increase/decrease the height as physical demensions change. The "fat lip" thing I learned about as a kid.
     
  2. scottishkat

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    260 remington for youth

    I bought my first 260 rem 3 years ago I own 4 now and I can shoot them all day. The bullet choices are better than .243 120 to 140 grain vs 85 to 105. Try to get the longer barrels the 20 barrel on some is probably not so good for deer. I really like shooting deer with my remington 700 lss mountain.

    Good luck
     
  3. Kachok

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    6.5mm for the win :D 260 Rem, 6.5x55, 6.5 Creedmore they all do pretty much the same thing with modern pressure loads. 120gr at 2,900-3050fps (depending on barrel length) and 140s about 200fps below that. I am partial to the Sweed though, only cartridge easier to develop loads for then a 30-06, unlike some short actions it is not finicky at all, 4350 through H1000 with any halfway uniform 120-140gr bullet and she sings a pretty song. Interestingly it shoots the cheap stuff better then the premo match bullets, still trying to figure that one out.
     
  4. 68wj

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    As much as I personally like a fixed stock, this is the reason I put an adjustable stock on my AR15. It is a 6.8 SPC for hunting but a good .223 bullet can work too.
     
  5. Bob496

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    I to have a small daughter who decided to hunt. I took a Marlin 1894 44 mag mounted a low mount Bushnell 3x9, cut down a 336 pistol grip stock and installed a 1" recoil pad over all length is now 12" Modified the finger lever to fit the new stock, made it larger to allow for gloves. She has fired several rounds and take deer up to 80 yards. Use a 200gr XTP with 20 grains 2400. She shoots 1" groups at 50 yards. The main thing is what ever caliber or rifle make it fit her.
     
  6. bantam9

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    Was in the same boat as you just a bit ago...

    I went with a .243
     
  7. frankenstein406

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    How about a 6mm or 35 rem? Look into the 35 rem over 30 30
     
  8. Dr T

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    243 or 257 Roberts would be my choice. When I was 15, 6' tall, and 200 lbs, a 30-06 gave me a terrible flinch. I had to get a 6 mm Rem to work my way out of it.
     
  9. Kachok

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    Recoil depends alot on the rifle too, My Model 70 Featherweight 308 has less felt recoil then any 243 I ever shot. Well designed stock, great recoil pad, and reasonable weight, it's recoil is awful close to my T3 6.5x55 which I chalk up to the longer LOP and hard recoil pad.
     
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