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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by TheEnglishman, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. TheEnglishman

    TheEnglishman Member

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    With the wife at the nail salon, my 13 year old son and myself hit the range and as usual we took his single shot .22lr Remington Target Master (he's owned it for 4 years now) and my 9mm Hi Point Carbine. On the way home we talked about shooting, the other guns we saw at the range and what gun he would like next. As a kid who plays the latest video games, I was fully expecting him to say an AR15, AK47, Steyr Aug or something else modern and tactical. To my surprise, he wants a bolt action rifle. Which leads me onto my question, what would be a good calibre to buy him where the recoil won't put him off shooting the rifle and he enjoys practicing with it, but one that he'll still be able to use to hunt with for years to come.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated
     


  2. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    .223 Rem or .243 win are hard to beat.

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  3. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Well-Known

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    .223/5.56 would a reasonably inexpensive starting point. Let him try other calibers as opportunities become available and go from there.

    Bring him with you to the event in October. I have no doubt there will be a few different brands and calibers
     
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  4. Wildcat Diva

    Wildcat Diva Well-Known

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    We have the little AR style .22 rifles.
    So FUN!

    Scholastic Steel Challenge Program is totally worth it. Steel Challenge matches are all around. Have a look in your area.

    Here is my 14 year old son shooting it.
     
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  5. roadrunner

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    I would suggest a .243.
     
  6. FireInTheWire

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    Congratulations. Sounds like ya'll have a good time together. You Son has good taste. Bolt is my favorite rifle. Even though my go-to is a AR223 right now.

    My first recommendation would be: https://www.savagearms.com/firearms/centerfire/model-110/110-predator in .223

    My 2nd would be: https://ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/specSheets/26965.html in .223

    .223 is just a great starter/long term round. Great for target and varmint and will put deer down with discipline. .223 is also prevalent.

    IMHO
     
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  7. Big Green

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    Mossberg MVP in 223.

    He becomes familiar with the capabilities of the cartridge and it uses AR mags. Both of which carry over to an AR as he gets older.
     
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  8. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Not sure about the MVP, but the Mossberg Patriot yputh model comes with spacers to add in as the grow. That can be a big plus.

    from an idjit coffeeholic
     
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  9. oldag

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    My first question is why you think recoil would put him off?

    When I was that age I got a kick (pun intended) from shooting 30.06, 12 gauge shotgun and large caliber pistols.

    Just teach him how to hold the rifle properly.
     
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  10. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Yeah, a lot depends on the size of the kid and how much they can tolerate.

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