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Old 04-22-2017, 06:58 AM
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Maybe a rem model 7 in 7-08... Just a thought, great little rifle/calibre combination, throw on a Burris or red field scope and you got a very respectable set up for any game animal from moose to mice!
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:11 AM
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Smile I gather the idea her is to produce a safe competent shooter?

We aren't trying to turn her into a big game hunter are we?

Here is what I'd do, let her pick, get a rifle that she can handle safely and that has very little recoil and noise so she can practice with it. Cheap ammo will encourage this.

I saw .410 in part of the post. I don't think that this is a shotgun for a small child, let her grow up a bit and pick one that fits and that she has a chance to hit something with.

IMO good luck. BTW with my daughter, who was younger, we used a cooey .22 that I sawed part of the stock off so that it would fit, and the shot gun was a 12 ga. with lightly loaded ammo.

She is actually a very good shot now, and a mother with 2 grandkids.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:41 AM
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I wouldn't do that to my worst enemy.
My daughter received her Great Grandma's model 94 30-30 (only highpower grandma ever owned and shot deer with). I wouldn't say there is any bad blood between the two of them. We're planning to swap out the original stock for a Boyd's though, as to not further damage the original.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:57 PM
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My kids including my daughter have been shooting a 7mm-08 with no issues at all. No complaints what so ever. I put a bipod on it as well. My daughter weighs about 65 pounds is all and is a skinny rail. She shot her first deer this year and made a good 100 yard shot
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:21 AM
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I would recommend remington model 7 in 243... Nice one Dad...
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:50 AM
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:57 AM
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My 12 and 14 yr olds will be hunting with my 1957 vintage Winchester 94, deadly accurate with its Williams FPS sights. My older boys killed their first deers with a Jungle Carbine and a 30-06 Savage. Nice thing about the lever beyond light recoil is it is very easy to carry. Young eyes usually do very well with a decent set of irons and no risk of "Scope brow".
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:25 AM
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Our youngest daughter started with reduced loads on the .243 at 9 years old. We have a Savage Ladyhunter which is a .4 MOA sweet shooter. I just don't care for the plastic retainer clip on the mag. Heard all good things about the Micro Midas too. See Brobee223's stuff on youtube.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:36 AM
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LMAO Good one!
If you have not got one as a back up rifle, camp rifle, truck rifle, do all rifle then you truly are missing out
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:58 AM
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for a deer rifle a decent choice might be a 6.5 Grendel in a Howa mini action, which is a sweet little deer rifle for a beginner. ammo might be a little hard to find, it isn't a popular round, but it might be exactly what your daughter is looking for.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:21 PM
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I wouldn't do that to my worst enemy.
I would and even worse
just because he earned it
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:17 PM
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Tikka T3 .243 with Leupold.



Just like the one I have for sale in the EE
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:42 PM
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So my 12 year old Daughter wants her own rifle for this fall. She is pretty petite and only 60lbs. I'm thinking a nice Browning Midas series Xbolt in .243

She is a very good shot ( helps to be patient) with her 10/22 Target. She shoots foam ear plugs at 50 yards and usually beats me on our duelling tree at 100 yards. Guess I should stop using the bolt action 😑

She is not scared of the guns, but I do not want anything that causes here to be scared. This will then reck my plan of having a great hunting partner.

She has also expressed interest in a 20 gauge with light loads for grouse this fall. Going to be a fun and expensive shopping trip.
Where are you at?? If you're close enough I have access to a CZ 527 in 7.62x39 that she could try if you brought some hunting ammo.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:58 AM
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My Daughter is 12 this year and will be using a Savage 10 Scout in 7.62x39 for deer. I think its perfect for her, especially after shortening the stock about an inch, although she is tall and pushing 100 lbs.

It shoots surplus ammo with minute of deer accuracy for cheap practice and the corrosive ammo is instilling good maintenance practices!

The Savage has a .308 bore so we can hand load any .308 diameter bullet. Load development has just started with some 150 gr bulk bullets to see how they fly. CZ rifles have .310 bores.

The 7.62x39 will do anything the 30-30 will do and has the added advantage to cheap practice ammo.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:01 PM
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I would try and get something with a little bit longer barrel if going with .243. Ideally I would go with .260, 7mm08 or .308 and a 22" barrel with reduced hand loads to start.

The .243 Win has a fair amount of muzzle blast from a 20" barrel. The recoil is tameable, but a flinch from the muzzle blast is a posibility. I had a 20" barreled .243 Win and it had more muzzle blast than my .300.

I use a 7mm08 as a my do everything rifle. It is a very capable round.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:11 PM
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I say get her a .308 BUT use Managed-Recoil ammo, that way as she grows you haven't got to buy her a new , more powerful rifle, just different ammo. and the .308 managed recoil are supposed to be just as good as full load out to 200 yards for killing power.

that's my 2 cents.

p.s. i suggest a youth model like a tc venture youth 308, then as she grows you can use a slip on recoil pad and cheek risers much cheaper than new rifle.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:04 PM
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I bought an old Coey in 308 from a fellow AO member, cut 1.5 cm off the stock, put a Cabellas Meopta 3x9-44 On it. My daughter shoots the reduced recoil or managed recoil factory loads and lives it. But she is 15 and I'm guessing around 100 lbs. We will go for qhitetail tgis fall. Plan is to go moose hunting in a couple years. She can use same rifle with hot loads.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:37 PM
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When my daughter was 12, she shot my Ruger M77 in 7x57 and my M96 in 6.5x55. Her only complain was that they are heavy, especially the M96. She took a immediate like to my SMLE scout rifle, and so far that's her fav.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:45 AM
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I bought my one boy a Kimber Montana in a 7mm-08 when he was 12 yrs. old and shoots it no problem. My second son when he turned 12 I bought him a Kimber Montana in a .243 and he is shooting with no problems. My older boy is now 17 yrs. old and he is going to move into a .308 Kimber Mountain Ascent.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:22 AM
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I would choose a caliber based on the 308: 243,260, 7-08. And would probably lean towards the243.
Probably more important is the physical size of the rifle . Imagine trying to shoot a rifle that is 2 inches, length of pull too long, and in a varmint weight . That's basically what smaller stature people have to do .Not pleasant

Glad to see a young person interested in shooting sports , good luck.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:33 AM
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Midas in 243 gets my vote! Good job, Dad!
What he said. Great advice.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:05 AM
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One thing many are not discussing is the finish of the gun. A gun in a natural wood or laminated stock will provide some relief versus a super light synthetic stock. The difference is mind numbing when comparing each other and the variation on recoil. Calibre , for me it would be .260 R.E.M. But I'm biased. For others the 7mm-08. Unless have you have Bentley Cobens ol' Bertha .243, it's a gun that too many grow out of too fast. Just my two cents
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:19 PM
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Just picked up a tikka 7mm 08 compact for my little guy. 100lbs. 10 years old......maybe not so little. Lol.

Low recoil ammo. No issues so far. Lots of ammo options once he gets bigger and older.
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Bought my 12 year old a 6.5 creedmore..
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:43 PM
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We ended up getting her a Browning Micro Midas X-Bolt in wood and .243. Put a Nikon Prostaff 3-9 on it and she loves it. Shooting the Hornady reduced loads. She is nailing 2" groups at 200 yards off my Bog tripod and her chair. This will be the setup we will use this fall. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:58 PM
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Great Choice, that was my Pick, then Tikka,GREAT CHOICE
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