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What to build for daughter ?

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:19 AM
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Re: What to build for daughter ?

Originally Posted by Alaska_Seth View Post
I would build a 6.5x47 for your daughter, that is what I have built for mine she is 13 and loves it.

Her rifle is a 26 inch 1 in 8 Krieger on a Howa short action, and I used a Boyds stock and a heck of a lot of closed cell foam and duct tape to make it fit her.
You know... . Just because I'm a country boy who's done the unimaginable thousands of times with hunnerd mile an hour tape and bailing wire.... .

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:51 AM
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Re: What to build for daughter ?

Originally Posted by DFuller View Post
Did you write off .243 and 6.5 creedmoore?
How did you come to those calibers? Out of the ones you listed 6x284 would be my choice based on the performance we've seen with 6.5x284.
Can you explain this a little more, are you saying you haven't had good luck with your 6.5x284?

As for the topic, my son has had very good luck with his 243 out to 300yds so far.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:10 AM
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Re: What to build for daughter ?

Savage Action in 243
Barrel 24" Criterion Sporter with 1:7 twist
Call Kevin Rayhill and get him to make you a stock that she can grow into and one of his recoil lugs
Talley Lightweight Mounts

This barrel will handle anything from the 85 grain bullets up to 115 grains. It can be loaded light now and turned into a long range killer down the road with the 115vld's. You can do all the work yourself and she can even help you some of it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:04 AM
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Re: What to build for daughter ?

of the 6mm my first choice the 6X47, but of the ones you mentioned the 6mm rem for the reason bullfrog mentioned the 6mm rem will feed much better tha the 6X 284
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:19 AM
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Re: What to build for daughter ?

Thanks guy u have been a lot of help think i'm gonna go with the 6mm rem.
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