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270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

 
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

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For 12 yo girl, I recommend the .243 over the .270 wsm as well. A brake on a .270 wsm will reduce the bite, but increase the bark. Not much fun for the person shooting and hunting with her. I would get the stock fitted correctly for her.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

Model 7 in .243. Dont really know how you can beat it for your needs.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:47 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

For just deer hunting the .243 does a good job. I have a friend w/ a 7mm 08. It has less recoil than my sons .243. All in the gun and loads I guess. If the potential is there to ever use it for other than deer I'd definitely look at the .260 or the 7mm 08. Lots of bullet choices that will work better.
My son took his .243 to Africa last may. Killed 3 impala, 1 springbuck and a Bushbuck with 1 shot. He also killed 2 Lechwe in 1 shot with the .243. The guide said to shoot and he did just as a young Lechwe jumped in front the big bull. Complete pass through on both animals! Neck only on the younger one. Barnes 80 gr. TTSX. Depends on what what you like. Bruce
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

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I would also consider rebarreling my 308 model seven if the 270 wsm works out.
How about this, give her the model 7 .308. You can load it up or down or if you don't reload you can buy reduced loads. Then buy yourself the .270 WSM, sounds like a win-win.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:43 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

You guys that are shooting the 165 matrix through the 270 wsm
What twist rate are you using to stabalize them? Thanks
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

You guys that think a 270wsm has too much kick are nuts. Do the math, a 130 gr bullet with an 8 pound rifle has 16 pounds of recoil, the 243 with a 90 gr bullet has 13 pounds. 3 pounds is nothing and you could load it down to 13 pounds. Yes, I understand that you could load the 243 down even further to probably 8 or 9 pounds but a girl that is 5'3'' and a 125 lbs can handle 13 pounds of recoil. Shoot, my sister that weighs 105 shoots my Allen Mag all the time. For the guy that got scoped by a 270 wsm, check your eye relief. Hold onto that rifle a little bit because with a rifle that has less than 20 lbs of recoil you should not have a problem getting scoped. Not trying to be rude but that's just how it is.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid

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You guys that think a 270wsm has too much kick are nuts. Do the math, a 130 gr bullet with an 8 pound rifle has 16 pounds of recoil, the 243 with a 90 gr bullet has 13 pounds. 3 pounds is nothing and you could load it down to 13 pounds. Yes, I understand that you could load the 243 down even further to probably 8 or 9 pounds but a girl that is 5'3'' and a 125 lbs can handle 13 pounds of recoil. Shoot, my sister that weighs 105 shoots my Allen Mag all the time. For the guy that got scoped by a 270 wsm, check your eye relief. Hold onto that rifle a little bit because with a rifle that has less than 20 lbs of recoil you should not have a problem getting scoped. Not trying to be rude but that's just how it is.
Problem is it's not going in an 8 lbs gun. Youth guns are not as heavy and barrels not as long. A .243 in youth gun is going to kick harder than a full size .243.
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