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For Coues

I agree that 22-250 is no where near a elk round.  I would use it on Coues deer or blacktail though. 

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I'd stick with a nice, simple

I'd stick with a nice, simple .270.........

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Thank you

I will have to see what is available when I get back to Washington this month.  I will pick up the best low recoil rifle I can find.  Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

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I would still go with 270,

I would still go with 270, good for deer and elk even though some well disagree the for elk statement but my brother uses a 270 for everything and hasnt had a problem, its all about bullet placement.

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I won't disagree

numbnutz wrote:

I would still go with 270, good for deer and elk even though some well disagree the for elk statement but my brother uses a 270 for everything and hasnt had a problem, its all about bullet placement.

I won't disagree with you at all on that statement. The 270 is a neckdowned 30-06. Most of the big gun guys have no problem with someone shooting an elk with a 150 grain bullet out of a 30-06 but put that same weight bullet in a 270 and something changes? I don't think so. 270 for life!

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That's right. Put a 140 gr

That's right. Put a 140 gr accubond in the boiler room and the animal is going down. Bullet placemtent is the key.

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+1 for the .243 The 6.8mm is

+1 for the .243

The 6.8mm is a great deer round, light recoil, good for kids... but quite expensive and harder to find than the .243

I don't know what your budget is... but in the $300 range Rossi makes the Trifecta with a 410GA, .22LR and .243 barrels... short butt for kids in the youth model.  Single shot, break breech... excellent training model, IMO

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+1 for the .243

The 6.8mm is a great deer round, light recoil, good for kids... but quite expensive and harder to find than the .243

I don't know what your budget is... but in the $300 range Rossi makes the Trifecta with a 410GA, .22LR and .243 barrels... short butt for kids in the youth model.  Single shot, break breech... excellent training model, IMO

That could be a cool little set up for a youngin. The fact that it is a single shot is a big plus there. My first rifle was a ruger 10/22 and I'm not sure that it was the right choice. I was more likely to just start pulling the trigger at pop cans instead of focusing on good fundementals (breathing, trigger squeez etc) on each shot. If I had a single shot, where I had to reload every time, I think things might have been different. And if you divide $300 by three (three guns in one)... those are some pretty darn cheap guns.

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