Re: 270 WSM. vs. 243 Win. for kid
I've been surrounded by gals my whole life, sisters, daughters, granddaughters. The only males in my household have been my gun dogs, and sometimes I wondered about them. My advice would be, if you haven't already, is to see how she does with your rifle before you buy her one. Temperament and desire are the primary factors. Last season had a young gal, 14 years old, 100 pounds soaking wet, take a Mulie out with her Rem 700, no brake, 7mmMag at 225 yards. She handled that rifle, her first, like she had been shooting it for years. Also, out shot her father at sight in. Years ago when youngsters, one of my daughters would have no part of shooting my 22Kit gun, had to shoot my 1911 45 ACP. A great shot too! My other daughter, no way. She preferred, the CO2 pistol. I would personally select a more manageable caliber like a 243, .260, 7mm08, in a well fitting rifle. BUT, of far greater importance is including her in the process of selection. She will take ownership of the decision. It may make a big difference in how she takes to the sport. Whoever said, men are from Mars, women are from Venus, was a pretty smart dude. IMHO.
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