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RE: best youth rifles

Postby burnnurse1 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:45 pm

Well I bought my son a rossi youth model single shot 243 today. After talking with different people and taking everything you guys said into consideration I feel that this was probably the best fit for him. I am very excited about this coming season, more for him than me. It's been a dream of mine for a long time to have my son shoot his first deer and experience the joy of his first kill with him and hopefully this year it will become a reality. I appreciate all of your opinions and advice and know that they did play a big part in my decision. I will be sure to keep you all posted on how he's shooting and hopefully be able to post a picture of his first deer come Oct. Thanks again!!........BN1

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Postby howhill1 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:26 am

awesome! bet he's excited. best of luck this season. be sure to post pics.
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Postby GTOHunter » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:30 am

Congratulations BurnNurse1....now you get to decide on what grain of .243 shells your Son is going to shoot! [&:] [;)]
 
I believe the heaviest you can get is 100 grain shells?My Daughter uses the Remington 100 grain Core-Lokts which is around $14.00 or a little higher,I use the Hornady "Custom" 100 grain shells that are over $25.00 a box of 20 shells.Whatever you decide on "Good Luck" Hunting this Deer Season! 

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Postby burnnurse1 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:00 pm

I ended up getting the 100gr remington core lokt. That was the heaviest I could find. His birthday is 9/14 so I hope to surprise him with it.....But Daddy's going to go test it this week!!![:D]

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Postby GTOHunter » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:31 pm

Sounds Great BurnNurse1......I hope your doing fine and well in your area with the Hurricane passing through Louisiana?I have an Aunt that lives in the Metarie (spelling?) area and they had to rebuild their house after Katrina hit. [:(] 

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Postby schlupis » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:57 pm

good choice burnnurse1 now dad can borrow it and kill some coyotes too. 243 is a very versital gun.. good luck to both of you mostly your son.

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Postby dxthunter57 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:55 am

id go with a .243
i mean im 17 years old so im defiantly no father but i spend alot of time out doors and i shoot a .243 and it has a small entrance hole but a big exit hole
a great all around gun

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Postby dmcianfa » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:37 am

I'm 28 yrs old and have had my .243 ruger since I was 12.  I've shot 30-30, 30-06,.308, M1, 270, 270 WSM, 355H&M, 300WSM, 7mm.  But, I will tell you this.  For carrying in the woods, exit hole, accuracy, long range capability, youth rifle, weight; you can't beat the .243.  I still use it for the brunt of my hunting.  For some reason I just keep grabbing this rifle on my way out the door instead of everything else in my cabinet.  I can tack nails with this gun and at long ranges too.  The recoil is next to nothing and you can quickly acquire the target after firing.  Still-hunting or stalking with this gun, you don't even know its there.  As long as you stress accuracy over "knocking em down with a shoulder shot" you won't regret the damage a 100 grain nosler ballistic can do on thin skinned game like whitetail.  You shouldn't ruin meat with shoulder shots anyways!!! Put those brush guns away boys and get yourself a .243, your son  won't regret it for years to come.  Of course I wouldn't take this gun elk hunting though!![:D][:D]
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Postby burnnurse1 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:47 pm

Well, I took little man out the other day and let him shoot his gun for the first time. On his first outing I really tried to focus on getting him acclimated to trigger squeeze, target acquisition with the scope, loading and unloading and most importantly the safety switch. I wasn't all that concerned with him hitting the Bulls eye everytime, but just really wanted him to get familiar with the gun and its recoil. He did a good job shooting considering this is his first high powered rifle. We are going to go out and focus a little more on proper shot placement on our next outing, but he's doing well..

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RE: best youth rifles

Postby dxthunter57 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:47 am

Thats so cool
Im 17 and i have hunted on my own
but i still think my most memerable hunts were with my dad
ur doin a good thing here
keep it up

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