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Old 08-28-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: Rifle and caliber choices

When I was his age I got a 22 and felt like a king lol. As my son is growing (he is 6) I see all the toys he has to look forward to. He loves my 50 and said I should just let him keep it till he is old enough.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:56 PM
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barnesuser28 I'm 5'9" and 225 lbs I have shot a ton of different stuff over the last 20 years. I used to love recoil a lot. Shot a 460 WBY with no brake, that was a bit painful though. I have come to love a real good brake and despise a bad one. As I have gotten older I think I am getting a little smarter not much but a little. Now that my neck has a plate and some cadaver bone in it the brake choice is even more critical. I have shot one of Kirby Allen's Pain Killer brakes and am a lifetime believer. My dad has a light weight 300 win that I wont even try now as an 8 lb rifle with no brake would just be torture for me.
My dad has a 7.5 unbraked 300 rum and we shoot 180 grain bullets out of it and when I shoot it I can feel it the scope cover touch my eyebrow.

D.ID, I know I'm really lucky to be able to shoot and have access to this kinda stuff.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:59 PM
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barnesuser28 tell your dad thank you for bringing you up right. Its nice to see a smart kid that can and will listen and learn.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:02 PM
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I will.
I remember my first hunt, a pheasant hunt with my dad and uncle. From then on I loved hunting and shooting. I got my first 22 when I was 7 or 8.
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