Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
LonestarHuntin, bonesaw22, Coonhood, hunter270308, donkt17
61674 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80936
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44064
BOBO the Clown 41952
BMD 40612
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 37417
txshntr 34248
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31151
facebook
Forum Stats
61674 Members
46 Forums
425242 Topics
5868668 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6153543 - 01/25/16 10:05 AM Youth Rifle Advice
wacorusty Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 7850
Loc: Six Shooter Junction
Any body have any input on a rifle for a girl. My daughter has been through the bb guns and has been accurate and safe with her cricket. This year I let her shoot the 10-22 a few times. She'll be 9 in September. Is she ready for a single shot .410 and .243?
_________________________
"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall." Cicero

Top
#6153557 - 01/25/16 10:13 AM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
Tff caribou Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 3180
Loc: Watauga, TX
Generally speaking, yes. She's ready. That being said, I don't know your daughter and yalls specific situation. I was shooting a bb gun at 5. 22 at 7 and hunting birds and deer by 8. Always very safe.
_________________________
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

Top
#6153559 - 01/25/16 10:15 AM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16709
Loc: Winters
Probably. The H&R youth models are good guns, and with the bull barrel, they're not so light that they kick hard. Get some reduced recoil .243 ammo, and see how she takes to that, first.
_________________________

Top
#6153581 - 01/25/16 10:29 AM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
wacorusty Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 7850
Loc: Six Shooter Junction
I was pretty sure about it, just needed a little confirmation. She's a great shooter. I think she is losing interest. I knew the time would come where I would have to talk her into sitting with me. Oh well, she'll be back in 15 years and I still have the younger one who is gung ho.
_________________________
"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall." Cicero

Top
#6153633 - 01/25/16 10:52 AM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
12shotgun Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 146
Loc: Round Rock, TX
The remington reduced recoil ammo really work; my son has been using a 30-30 with that ammo and not a problem. He was about 9 when he started shooting the 30-30, very little recoil on a 70's Marlin 336. I've shot the 270 reduced recoil and it's very light as well although he didn't agree as much grin
_________________________
Eduardo
Outdoor enthusiast

Top
#6162889 - 01/30/16 09:53 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
firestick Offline


Registered: 08/06/09
Posts: 115
Loc: Humble, TX
Bought granddaughter a Howa youth 243 when she was 9 and she is 11 now. This year she also shot my Howa 308 with a 125 grain bullet. I have had my Howa 308 Ranchland for 5 years now and would not give it up anything and the same goes for the 243. I have shot many a rifle in my lifetime and the Howa's have less recoil than anything I have ever shot right out of the box. Both will shoot clover leafs at 100 yards. The 243 shoots a good verity of ammo. My 308 is picky, Hornady SST or Nossler Ballistic Tips.

Top
#6162893 - 01/30/16 09:57 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20049
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I would look hard at the new Howa mini action chambered in 6.5 Grendel.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6162895 - 01/30/16 09:59 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20049
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6162907 - 01/30/16 10:08 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
BMD Offline
Silver Spoon

Registered: 06/21/07
Posts: 40612
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
As always I recommend the 7mm/08


Edited by BMD (01/30/16 10:09 PM)
_________________________

Top
#6162917 - 01/30/16 10:13 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: FiremanJG]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21277
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I would look hard at the new Howa mini action chambered in 6.5 Grendel.


Agree, have a CZ 527 custom in the Grendel, the more I shoot it the more I like it. If I had known about the Howa being brought out this year I probably would not have built the CZ last year.

Ammo is available from several manufactures now with more to be available in the future. Have seen the Wolf Steel cased rounds for as low as 9.99. Hornady, PPU, Wolf, and Federal all offer factory ammo for it, in addition to Alexander Arms and precision firearms. Recoil is noticeably less than the 243 and would not hesitate to use mine to 400 yards on whitetail.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6162929 - 01/30/16 10:29 PM Re: Youth Rifle Advice [Re: wacorusty]
RedSnake Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
I bought my oldest daughter a browning xbolt micro Midas in .243 -- great little gun. Bought my middle daughter a tikka t3 in 243 -- I like it even better.
_________________________


www.RedSnake-Tactical.com
www.i-Solunar.com

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide