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Gun for Grandaughter

 
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:44 AM
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Re: Gun for Grandaughter

My eight year old (now 9) killed his first deer this year with a 7.08; all 64 lbs of him. He shot the Remington Mod 7 several times unbraked but I had a brake installed, that along with a Limbsaver pad on a shortened stock and 120 gr. loads makes for a deadly, mild recoiling little rifle.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:03 PM
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Savage in 243 or 7-08 are both good choices Savage has a youth model or you can get a after market stock for a std. in a youth model, spend the money on good glass, and ammo for her to practice with. I have enjoyed hunting with my daughter for three years she loves hunting ground squirrels with me and she is a great shot remember ear protection.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:24 PM
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Re: Gun for Grandaughter

I bought a Winchester model 70 "Youth Model" short action in .308 for my son. I then had a compensator installed, and down-loaded my .308 handloads to about 2,600 fps with 150 gr. bullets. Mild recoil. Good elk medicine out to 300 yards. As he grew older, replaced youth stock with full length composit stock. Now holding rifle for grandson/granddaughter.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:34 PM
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my grandaughter wants to start hunting with me. so i need a gun for her the question is what caliber we will be going to wisconsin next fall for a deer hunt and then maybe to colorado for elk i dont want something that kicks like my 300 rum i was thinking along the line of 7mm-08 what ya think thanks JIM

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I bought my boy a Stevens (Savage basically) 200 in 7mm-08. Shoots 1 hole and he loves it. Very practical and inexpensive. Now in the future if he decides hunting is for him and he wants something "prettier" then we will see. BTW.... 110 gr Speer TNT's at 1200 fps with Unique are way too fun! Much funner than a 22 LR.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:25 PM
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Re: Gun for Grandaughter

thanks fo all the replies i will check out the savage my grandaughter will be 14 on her next birthday she 5ft. 8in. and weights right at 127 pounds so she should be able to handle a adult size gun i will do some more checking but the 7mm-08 will most likely get the nod im really excited about this and looking forward to this hunt in wisconsin i also like the tc encore rifle Thanks again Jim
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:41 PM
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I also like the Encore rifle but they can be rather picky. Check out www.bellmtcs.com for Encore and Contender info.
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:25 PM
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one more question i hear alot of good things about savage any oppinion on the model 16fhss in 243 or 7mm-o8 thanks Jim
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