Re: 7mm WSM too big for 12 yr old son? 270 better?
He has already shot his Mom's 25-06 and did pretty well. He wasn't scared of it at all this year. I have no problem lopping the stock to get the proper LOP as any rifle will be too long, short of the youth rifles. The biggest problem with the youth rifles is using too small of a round for western big game hunting. .243 is a great deer and Antelope gun but I don't feel confident at all with it on Elk with a beginning shooter/hunter. 7mm-08, SLOW, Nahh no thanks.
We have thought about getting the 7mm WSM and then give him the choice between it and the 25-06 of his moms, since they are both lefty's. I personally wouldnt mind that as the 25-06 came from her Ex-husband and my boys bio-dad. It might be more special to him seeing how it has a connection to his Dad and it has already been a fight since the dad told him that the 25-06 was my sons gun and not his Mom's (not true). Yah, he is a real POS!
Anyways I personally wouldn't mind having both as then no matter what they hunt they have a gun that will work well.
How do you figure out Min loads as I know they can be just as dangers as loading hot if you go to far????
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