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acquired a winchester 70

in 25 wssm caliber. all synthetic. is this caliber too big to start out my 9 year (big kid) on? thanks. scott.

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Location: Seattle, WA
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Re: acquired a winchester 70
shendren wrote:
in 25 wssm caliber. all synthetic. is this caliber too big to start out my 9 year (big kid) on? thanks. scott.

I think it has the same recoil as a 300 win mag.

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Location: santa clara ny
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acquired a winchester 70

is it one of the new ones just made? i'd like to try the trigger on one.

yeah, it will knock the kid for a loop.

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acquired a winchester 70

The 25 WSSM is about the equivilent to the 25-06 so recoil shouldn't be that bad. To say it was too strong for your 9 year old would depend on the child. It is not strong recoil but what other calibers has he shot with?

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acquired a winchester 70

Found an article on the round:

http://www.rifleshootermag.com/wssm25_1119/

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Location: north Idaho, USA
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acquired a winchester 70

His age is not really the determining factor of his ability to accept recoil. I've been a competitive skeet shooter for years and have wanted to teach my brothers kids the sport. Most professional instructors (see Fred Missildine's book) will advise you not to start a child until he/she weighs 75 pounds. For skeet shooting that would be the min weight using a 20 ga autoloader to start. To much recoil to early develops bad habits...... the body will naturally avoid the sensation of pain. The kid may develop a flinch or a hesitation to pulling the trigger or something like that, all bad in shooting sports.
I'd use the same guide lines for rifles.

Rogie

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Location: Seattle, WA
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acquired a winchester 70

Oh! my bad! Thought it said 325wsm! lol.

The 25wsm should be fine for a young boy. Same recoil as a 308 just a little more punch than the 243.

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