I am taking my 10 year old son hunting this year for blacktail in WA. I can’t find the information I need in the regulations so here is my questions to you. Can he use a 22-250 to hunt blacktail in Washington? What about elk?
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Wed, 2010-08-11 14:29
Gun for my 10 year old?
Wed, 2010-08-11 15:00#1
I don't know the regulations
I don't know the regulations either but how about steping up to a .243 or depending on his size a .25-06. Both are light recoiling rifles and both should be leagle for elk no matter what state you are in.
Wed, 2010-08-11 15:13#2
Upgrad soon, not soon enough
He is going to step up to a 270 or a 308 soon, just not soon enough. I have 2 different 22-250s he can use for this season. I’m coming back from Iraq with just enough time to get him set up on something I already have. I don’t think he can handle my 7mm mag just yet.
Wed, 2010-08-11 15:24#3
I just did a quick search and
I just did a quick search and it has to be a minimum .24 caliber for big game in Washington.
Wed, 2010-08-11 17:47#5
.243 or 25.06 would be a
.243 or 25.06 would be a great caliber for him and deer.
Sat, 2010-08-14 18:56#6
I'd go with a 243, my 9yr old
I'd go with a 243, my 9yr old shoots one now and has no prob with it.
Sun, 2010-08-15 20:59#7
Maybe the 243 or 25 WSSM. I
Maybe the 243 or 25 WSSM. I have a Win Stealth 2 in 25wssm that's a joy to shoot. It has good weight to it to tame recoil. It actually weighted too much when I bought it b/c of the bull barrel. I cut the barrel down to reduce weight and give it better balance. You could always buy a 270/308 and put a threaded muzzle break on it. When he grows into the rifle, you can srew the break off. My gunsmith has the machinery to make a threaded adaptor to screw on in place of a break. Check around. Good luck to you and your son. Godspeed
Mon, 2010-08-16 03:09#8
Thanks for all the help everyone. I guess my next question is does anyone have a 270 or the like for sale? I need to get one by mid September to get him some time behind the sights.
Thu, 2010-09-02 18:58#9
I wouldn't overlook the
I wouldn't overlook the 7mm-08 for a youngster. It is a neckdowned 308 and thus is light recoiling but still has enough juice to take elk ethically. A 22-250 has no business in the elk woods in my opinion. Congrats on getting a youngster out there!