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Old 12-07-2009, 06:37 PM
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The .243 is an excellent round for a young hunter. My son (10yrs. old) has been hunting with the Rem. model 700 for 3 years & has had excellent results with it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:30 PM
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Those are great pics One Shot. I really like the 2nd pic. Leupold scope too????
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:13 AM
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I would also look at a 762 X 39 Just bought a Ruger Mini 30 for my youngest daughter (10yrs old) larger then the .223 & hardly any kick it is a semi so I limited her to one round at first then bumped it up to two if she can't do the job in two no sense in putting more out there also serve as a great varmint & range gun whole family has a great time with this one

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:20 PM
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a 243 is a nice rifle. Ammo is cheap and you can find it wherever there is any ammunition
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gee guys i still use a .243 for what little gun hunting i do the great thing is that you can use it for coyotes if you predator hunt too i think it is all around a great gun.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:56 PM
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what about a 257 roberts. ruger makes a great one in their ultra light series. I have one and its a great backup rifle and my ten year olds favorite rifle.
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I started out one of my sons on a light .243 and he did very well with it.

For my daughters and my other son, I went with the .308 on a Browning Safari.

I had them use the Remington Reduced recoil loads. This is a much lighter recoil than the .243 I own but the killing power is better. At ranges of up to 150 yards I could not tell a difference between the reduced loads and the .308 full power or 30/06 full power with 165 grain.

These were shots on mule and whitetail deer.

For a young shooter I very highly recommend the reduced loads.
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I would also look at a 762 X 39 Just bought a Ruger Mini 30 for my youngest daughter (10yrs old) larger then the .223 & hardly any kick it is a semi so I limited her to one round at first then bumped it up to two if she can't do the job in two no sense in putting more out there also serve as a great varmint & range gun whole family has a great time with this one
Had a gunsmith/dealer recommend the 7.62x39 as a replacement for my almost 70 year old varmint gun (M1 Carbine). I handled the Saiga and it fit nicely in my hands, although I haven't fired one yet. It's built on the same mechanics as the veritable AK-47 which has proven to be one of the most reliable auto-loading rifles regardless of the conditions it's fired in.

Saiga 7.62 x 39

Here's a website to go take a peek at one.
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My son likes our 243.
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I started my son out with a browning A-bolt in 260 Rem.
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