I have a buddy who will be traveling overseas instead of hunting this year and isn't really that interested in it anyways. We got him a Remington semi-auto .308 at a gun show and it shoots pretty good. I'll try to contact him and get back to you.
Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
I ended up getting a rifle for him yesterday. We picked up a weatherby vanguard .308 in the youth model. Topped it with a Nikon pro staff 3x9 glass. More money than I was planning on spending but that’s ok because I will be able to put the adult model stock on it as he grows up.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...