What is a good deer rifle for a kid?

What is a good deer rifle for a 9 year old?

RE: Best Rifle for a 9 year old? If they are going to be starting out on deer hunting, I’d say start with a . 243! Minimal recoil, great accuracy and plenty of power for deer sized game! New England Arms and Rossi make very good youth model single shot rifles, at reasonable prices!

Is a 243 A good youth rifle?

If your kids are only going to hunt medium sized animals, like whitetail deer, the . 243 is very adequate. If you know for sure that your kids will be hunting larger game animals, like elk, you might want to go with the 7mm08 and have them put up with a little more recoil and grow into the gun.

What is a good caliber rifle for a 13 year old?

The 270 and 30-06 both kick about as hard as a pump 12 gauge shotgun with heavy field loads. The 243 has little recoil and is very enjoyable to shoot, and the 308 is kind of in between. If you have little to no experience with heavier recoiling firearms, I’d go with the 243.

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Which is better 270 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

270 Winchester has more velocity and kinetic energy than the . 6.5 Creedmoor out past 500 yards, the advantage possessed by the . 270 narrows from 515 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle to just 189 foot pounds of energy at 500 yards.

Which is better 243 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

243 Winchester fires smaller diameter bullets at a significantly higher velocity than the 6.5 Creedmoor. The . 243 has a flatter trajectory and much less recoil, but the 6.5 Creedmoor retains more kinetic energy and drifts less in the wind than the . 243 Winchester at typical hunting ranges.

Is a 308 good for a kid?

308 in a light rifle can rare pretty good. You didn’t say how old and big your son is and how much experience he has had with shooting other things (like shotgun, etc.)

Is a 270 A good youth rifle?

With the adreniline that goes through your body when shooting at a deer, especialy your first, he’s not going to even feel the recoil. I think a youth model . 270 is a great caliber, it shoots flat and fast and you can shoot up 150 grain bullet. We were all raised on shooting -06’s growing up as kids.

What makes a youth rifle?

Youth rifles also have shorter barrels…. helps with balance, and helps the kids hold it up. Most youth have trouble shooting a rifle anyways without a bipod or shooting sticks.

Is a 243 big enough for deer?

As far as deer hunting calibers go, the . 243 is light, small and perfect for beginning deer hunters. … Big-game hunters in the western states use this rifle round on mule deer and even bear. It also might be one of the most accurate of all rifle rounds at ranges under 200 yards.

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How far can you shoot with a 243?

Common commercial 243 bullets can weigh between 55 and 110 grains and would have a range of about 2 miles depending on the trajectory. The practical range is as much as 1000 yards..

What is the difference between a 223 and 243 rifle?

223 Remington rounds – on average – achieve a velocity of about 3150 feet per second (fps) while . 243 Winchester rounds travel at a velocity of 3180 fps. … 223 Remington bullets travel 3.6 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while . 243 Winchester bullets travel 3.6 times that same speed.

What is the best deer rifle for a 12 year old?

243 is a good choice along with the 30-30, 300 savage, 35 Rem. Really any mild recoiling cartridge sufficient for taking deer would be a good choice. You could also try a 308 win with reduced recoil loads.

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