Howa 7mm-08 youth

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by chucknbach, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have this rifle? How do you or kids/wife like it. What have you found for a load?
     
  2. heiner39

    heiner39 Member

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    I'm curious to hear this one too as I'm thinking of jumping on one for my oldest son.
     

  3. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    Picked one up, havn't shot it yet. If your looking at a Ruger compact in .243 I can tell you about that one.
     
  4. heiner39

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    I'm more set on the 7mm-08 as I'd like a larger caliber so he can use it for more than just deer.
     
  5. WapitiBob

    WapitiBob Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Kimber -08 for my daughter. Just factory ammo so far. Accubonds were best. Antelope out past 300 have been no problem. Wife and daughter have not mentioned recoil.
     
  6. jabey9210

    jabey9210 Well-Known Member

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    Got an axis youth in 7mm-08 the 5 foot wife loves it she'll shoot it all day long flinging 140 bergers at 2850 fps and 3 shots at 100yrds just over .5" the 10 year old boy loves shooting it as well. Best $250 I ever spent
     
  7. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    My 6 yo son likes shooting the .243. After his first shot I ask him if he wanted to shoot it again, he said "yeah, but stand behind me so I don't fall off the bench."