Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Is a gurantee. Although I consider myself pretty safe when it comes to firearms on the indoor shooting range here in oklahoma city were we accasionally go. I am almost certian both of us would benefit from the class. We already have plans to attend two weeks before modern arms season opens.
I don't plan to purchase two seperate rifles (one for him and one for me). I plan to just purchase one. I can use anything he can use, but I'm more concerned about the kick for him since we will be in a tree stand. Additionally the maximum range across the peanut field is right about 400 yards so it would be great if the rifle is able to effectivly hit targets at that range in a consistent pattern. Is the .243 able to do that with a relativly easy kick, compared to say an ar15's kick?
I know the .223 can handle that range because I shot at twice that range in the marine corps but I have been reading it isnt good for deer. How true is that?
My dad used to use a .308 and a 30-06 and I remember those guns kicking like mules the one or two times that I shot them. Its easy to say those probably arent a good choice's for him as you said, but I know nothing of a .270, how does it perform at 400 yards? and how hard is the kick comparing it to say an ar15, that he has shot before?
Already done. The farmer that runs these peanut fields works them nearly everyday and knows the deer's habits and has offered to show us some good places and even let us use his own treestand that he says holds up to 4 people? I never used a tree stand like that as a teenager, but he says himself and buddies use it during black powder season and they all kill nice deer from it. This palce is about a 4 hour drive from were we live so I am relying on him for this really. Hes a pretty reliable old man from what I can remember and was good friends with my dad before he passed on.