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Re: What to build for daughter ?

All the of the calibers you list will do the job as you describe it. So pick which one you like and go with it. I would say the key to your barrel would be to get a fast enough twist so that she can shoot the heavier 6mm bullets at longrange when she's ready.

The tougher part of the project will be to have a stock that can grow with her.

Also, important to girls is noise. Most girls do not like a lot of noise. So be sure to get her a good pair of earmuffs.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

    My next rilfe is going to be a 6x284 so thats got my vote.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

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    All the of the calibers you list will do the job as you describe it. So pick which one you like and go with it. I would say the key to your barrel would be to get a fast enough twist so that she can shoot the heavier 6mm bullets at longrange when she's ready.

    The tougher part of the project will be to have a stock that can grow with her.

    Also, important to girls is noise. Most girls do not like a lot of noise. So be sure to get her a good pair of earmuffs.
    Actually the stock is easy. Go with a full sized adult wood/laminate stock, cut it to fit LOP and keep the cut off block.

    Before it's cut you have the smith drill dowell holes past the point of cut off.

    Then when the girl/kid grows to where it's time for the full lop, you replace the cut off piece using dowels, sand and refinish and you'll have a perfect match.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

    I know that it is not on the list. But my vote for that combination would be a Remington model 7 in 260 Remington. It will last her the rest of her life.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

    Although none of those would be my first choice, each of them is a good choice.

    My daughter got a used .260 Rem Model 7 when she was a very thin 9 & had 2 deer before she was 10. The most important issue I found was recoil. She did her "position" practicing with .22 and used a Lead Sled when she used the .260 Rem. She had no apprehensions of recoil when it came time to pull the trigger on deer. Neither deer had a chance.

    I had gone looking for a good used .243 but stumbled upon the .260 with a youth stock for a reasonable price. When I found the .260 Model 7 I knew she had something that would last her for years.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

    get a rifle that fits her first, pick calibers second. 6mm is what I chose in a similar situation.
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    Re: What to build for daughter ?

    I would go hands down 6 mm-284. Really good brass options as well.
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