270 wsm for 12 year old?

gyrfalcon

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I started my kids out on 243s but a 6.5 creedmoor or a 7mm-08 would also come into play. Not knowing if kids will grow up and want to handload or not, I'd go with more commonly found rounds like the 3 I listed. Once he is for sure interested, then you can go as wild as you want. I find rounds with lower recoil tend to make younger shooters want to shoot more.

Glad you are getting him started and probably hard to go too far wrong.
Well spoken! Let the kid decide later for himself, in the meantime get him something effective that does not kick the stuffing out of him in a light rifle.
 

Model12boy

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A 270wsm is a bad round.. I had that is had one in a model 70 coyote hs stock.. shooting 140’s that thing would kick da snot out of ya
 

JAYgs8163

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Well spoken! Let the kid decide later for himself, in the meantime get him something effective that does not kick the stuffing out of him in a light rifle.
Being that the original post was from 2016 I imagine the chap being 17-18 years old now and and able to handle just about anything.
 
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