Would like opinions for a lite weight deer rifle under 300 yards. Would like 22" barrel length short action. So question is what caliber would like to try something in 6.5 . So which one. Thanks for any help .
I have a short action 700 in 22-250 barrel is headed south so I'm wanting something short and lite for deer. What kind of velocity could I expect from 6.5-284 with 22" tube.
I wasn't thinking kids so that would open another line of thought which would include their size and you sure don't want to start the flinch mod due to recoil. My son has a 9 year old daughter and after hours of comparing recoil with different cartridges we decided that the 243 is the best to start youth on for a deer rifle. Ammo is easy to get for the 243 also. In Washington the 243 is the smallest caliber that can be used for deer. I have seen people shoot bull elk with it also. But that is where bullet placement comes in. The best training in the world for youth shooters is with the 22LR with peep sights. Before going to the deer rifle. Lots of time on the range with competition targets will develop good shooting habits.Going for very lite recoil in a lite rifle. The reason for this is to get something for my kids to hunt with fall of 2016 my oldest will be 6 then he can go on the youth hunts in TN. So I'm kind of wanting to stay small fix 2 stocks one for me one for the kids I will put a brake on it as well. Just thinking ahead he is always wanting to go with me so I figure I will fix something up for him and little brother.