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Old 08-23-2013, 03:05 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

Just wanted to update this with some details now that the build is complete and we have been able to use it for a while. With the brake on the 308, my son is very comfortable with the rifle using bullets in the 150gn to 168gn range. He has probably put around 200 rounds down the barrel over a number of sessions. He is getting 1" to 2" three shot groups at 100 yards, and hit a steel gong at 300 yards shooting off a bench rest.

I think once we get an opportunity to hunt with it, he will be fine with shots out to around 100 yards, which is where I will limit him for the time being.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

It's always good to hear how things work out. Let us know of his success hunting.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

i am a remington / sako guy. i like the idea of getting a adult gun ( rem 700 ) and putting a youth stock on it. i like the idea of a muzzle brake. just use muff and puffs . the .243 for me has been deadly. even an elk. 28 deer some atelope, 250 coyotes.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:18 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

i am a remington / sako guy. i like the idea of getting a adult gun ( rem 700 ) and putting a youth stock on it. teh stock ca be found cheap. i like the idea of a muzzle brake. just use muff and puffs . the .243 for me has been deadly. an elk. 28 deer , some atelope, 250 coyotes.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:30 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

That is my present plan to get of full sized rifle and putting a youth stock on it. I think that I am going to end up getting a .243. But, the plans changed a little since I originally posted this. My 16 y.o. daughter decided she wants to take up hunting and shooting now. So now I need two rifles. She is a lefty. Couldn't make it easy. So with budget constraints I have not bought either. I have looked at several options. Taken both of them to gun stores to handle different rifles. My son doesn't care what rifle it is. He just wants one. My daughter on the other hand seems to be kind of picky. She wants the stock to be pink and black camo. She doesn't care what rifle it is as long as it looks pretty. Ha ha! I guess we will just keep looking.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:59 PM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

Look at the T/C Encore. You can buy the pink/black fore-end and butt and a different set for your son. That way you can get different sizes and colors for different shooters. Also left/right is not a problem as it is a single shot. Once you have the frame you can buy another caliber barrel and change it out easily. The only problem is it is a great concept but kind of pricey in my opinion.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:27 AM
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Re: What youth rifle for my son?

That's my position also, but the contender does 80% of what the Encore does and with such comfort you can't ignore it's assets!
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