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Old 03-07-2012, 09:29 AM
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I would look @ the Model 7 in .270 WSM. They also make a compact model & the slightly heavier Predator with heavy fluted bbl in 308 & 7-08. Don't forget the 308 replaced the '06. It has 95% of the power with less recoil. I have a Model 7 in .308 & have a load for 168gr. Barnes Xlc BTHP's that pushes 2800fps out of its 18-1/2" bbl. That's slightly better than the '06 with a longer bbl. The recoil is abusive though. Get the .270 WSM and load it down with lighter bullets made for the 6.8SPC which will expand @ lower velocities. I am getting my daughter the .270WSM Whitetail special Model 7.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:50 AM
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I think you need to back up. She doesnt need a 25-06 or anything bigger. While I am a huge 25-06 fan I think the obvious choice here is 243. a little model 7 or tikka t3 in 243 will kill anything she needs to kill. When my little sister started out years agos we put her on a model 7 in 243 with 100 grain partitions. I have seen her kill elk out to 300 with them, its not ideal for elk but it will do it. The main thing here is manageable recoil, fit to the shooter and accuracy. if its a gun she loves to shoot you are doing her a huge favor. She can move up later in life but for now start with the basics.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:58 AM
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Having done so myself, and nearly did again here-the threads ten years old. LOL. Not that a fresh crop of kids and dads is coming along that have the same question. I hope she is still going shooting with her dad, good times.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM
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Re: kids gun advise

I'm guessing that since this thread is TEN YEARS OLD, his little girl is all grown up, & the problem was probably solved LONG AGO.

How do these things keep getting drug up from the dead?
Good for a laugh anyway I guess.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:04 AM
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Having done so myself, and nearly did again here-the threads ten years old. LOL. Not that a fresh crop of kids and dads is coming along that have the same question. I hope she is still going shooting with her dad, good times.
Haha, ya I almost took the bait too. Just seemed odd that I didn't recognise many of the posters to the thread, so the light bulb went on, & I checked the date it was posted.
Hahaha holy cow! This is the oldest one I've seen so far
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:05 AM
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I'm guessing that since this thread is TEN YEARS OLD, his little girl is all grown up, & the problem was probably solved LONG AGO.

How do these things keep getting drug up from the dead?
Good for a laugh anyway I guess.
I've wondered the same thing. I've seen "new posts" that when you get into the thread are from the same day (Ex. March 7) but from years ago. It must be a glitch in the program that updates the new posts section.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:38 AM
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Dang it! I hate it when that happens!
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