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23 Dec 2008 11:52 PM  
I was wondering what the best caliber to start kids and my wife on for deer, I was thinking the 243, what do you all think of this caliber for beginners?
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24 Dec 2008 01:31 AM  
I started out with a 30-30 but remmington makes managed recouil bullets for 30-06 270 and a couple others, i shoot a 270 and with 130s the kick isnt really bad
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24 Dec 2008 03:06 AM  
The 243,270,7mm-08 or the 260 are all good calibers for beginners.I started my son out with a 243 with 95 grn SST but now at 13 he shoots a 270,a 30/30 and a 7mm-08 with no trouble.A gun that fits the shooter is a key part in not getting kicked hard.
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24 Dec 2008 09:29 PM  
when i first started hunting my dad wanted me to get the fear out and i broke the ice with a 30-06 first time ever pulling a trigger on a rifle an he said if i wanted to hunt big game i should shoot big.So i took my first shot then he switched guns n said hears your 243 but i wasnt haveing it i like the kick on the big boy so after houndiing him i took my first deer with a 308.position is key with rifles as long as he has it tucked in nice an tight on the shoulder nothing can happen except game on the ground.plus if u wind up getting a gun that might be a little to big you can always throw a muzzle break on it guy i kno has a 375 H&H with a break on it an it feels like a 243.
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28 Dec 2008 02:56 PM  
Depending on your kid's age, I would say a .243.  Rossi makes a nice .243 where you can change the barrels to a 20 gauge and a .22.  By the way it is a single shot.  If your son/daughter is 13 or older, I would go with a .30-.30.
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28 Dec 2008 11:38 PM  
I have a NeF in 243, but I thought about getting them one of the ruger bolt actions, and they are still young 4 and 2 so for now its basically to get my wife started.
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29 Dec 2008 02:46 PM  
lots of good calibers,243,a good over looked caliber 6mm Remington(it beats a 243 hands down),7mm-08(260 is about the same thing as a 7mm08 with the 260 barely edging out the 7mm).257 Roberts is a very mild recoil rifle.Basic rule of thumb,if it's a short action your wife&kids should be able to handle the recoil(except the WSM & WSSM lines of calibers).Come to think about it the ownly long actions I still own are a 280,30-06 everything else is short action
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