Re: caliber and bullet choice for young hunter
I like the 6.5 creedmore. Load it with 120+ grainers of a tough construction and he'll be good to go. I was originally going to say a .260, but the 6.5 creed will fit the bill for sure.
Like you mentioned earlier, if it recoild too much put a brake on it.
I like the 6mm's as much as the next guy, but I know that if you run in to a big B.C bear you want something in at least 6.5. Not sure how big those Oregon bears get, but I assume similar.