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what caliber for my daughter?

You all have good points and I appreciate them. We'll be going out of town this week and will have access to more stores and more rifles. It'll be neat to see what she ends up with.

As for the .308, It's no longer with me. But, it is a great caliber.

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For what it's worth, I would recommend a 7mm-08 in a Browning Micro Hunter. The barrel and stock are shorter for smaller frames. That what my son's first serious hunting rifle was (is) and he loves it. In fact, I like it too, it is one sweet easy to handle rifle.
Great for Deer, Antelope, and does the job for Elk too. Recoil becomes less of an issue as they grow, and they grow fast. Don't over do it at the range and the one or two shots taken while hunting won't mean a thing. Especially if game is down! Thumbs up
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Good point. I'm not worried about hunting ammo because you hardly ever feel the recoil. I'm asking these questions of you folks because she simply LOVES to shoot. The first words out of her mouth when I pick her up from school on Friday are "are we goin shootin" She wants to move up from her .22 and with as much shooting as she does, I'm worried about recoil.

Actually, since I started this thread, a good friend of mine has shown me a great way to reduce recoil at the range. So, when we go shopping on Wednesday, we'll be looking at how rifles fit her more than caliber.

By the way, If you want to get a youngster to enjoy shooting, leave the targets at home. They want to see stuff happen. So use targets that do something. I use water balloons filled with colored water. They make quite a satisfying explosion when shot with even a bb rifle. I've taken it a step further by hanging the balloon on the outline of a deer where the vitals would be. Next time out, the ballon will be on the back of the deer target so she doesn't have an aim point and will have to pick the vitals out. When the red water comes out, Dead Deer!

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HI I PURCHESED A REMINGTON MODEL SEVEN YOUTH IN .260 FOR MY DAUGHTER IT WEIGHS 6.7 LBS MINUS THE SCOPE I PUT A SIMMONS AETEC ON (EXTENDED EYE RELIEF) IT HAS A LIGHT RECOIL WITH 120 GRAIN REM ACCUTIP AND WILL SHOOT 1 INCH GROUPS AT 100YDS . OH BY THE WAY MY DAUGHTER IS VERY SMALL IN SIZE 95 LBS. BUT SHE LOVES THIS GUN SHE SAYS IT JUST FEELS RIGHT SO MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR DAUGTHER OUT AND LET HER HOLD A FEW DIFF GUNS TO SEE WHAT FEELS RIGHT TO HER . HOPE THIS HELPS .

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I shoulda changed the title to this thread because we did decide that .243 is the caliber for now. Now it comes down to rifle selection. We tried just about everything and the top 3 she liked are the Rimington 7, the Youth Handi-rifle, and the ruger youth model. She also liked a used savage model 110 that was a full size but had been cut down. We'll go down a couple more times and see if she still likes them before we decide. She'll have it by the middle of april.

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