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    Brace up -- 30.06.

    Just kidding ... but it will bring down darn near anything.
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    6.5 Grendel in the AR-15 Platform

    Quote Originally Posted by MARINEDIVISIONTWO View Post
    Moderators if this is not the correct place for this question please remove to an appropriate section ? Young shooter wants to go hunting with me and I don't want to have her get gun shy from recoil.Other than a 223 ,What else do you have experience with,she is small in stature and prefers a bolt action.My 308 would be punishing ! TY in advance .

    Smooth shooter with a lotta umph, but not much more recoil than 223/5.56. Deadly accurate with a wide selection of 90 to 130gr bullets. A real year-round shooter...

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    ? Not one 30-30 recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy46 View Post
    ? Not one 30-30 recommendation?
    Nope! .243 it is! I live in East Texas and there isn't anything down here that you can't take with a .243. In fact a BAR in .243 was the first rifle I bought many, many years ago. I still have it and it still shoots great. I also Have a Savage Axis in .243. For a cheap bolt action rifle it may just be the most accurate rifle I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    In many states, 223 is not legal as it has to be over 22 caliber. I bought my AR before I knew.
    How well are these statutes (or regulations) written? In my math class, .223 is larger than .22. I'd argue that one to twelve peers if it is a statute.

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    I'm sorry, folks but I can't resist:

    Imagine you’re a deer. You’re prancing along, you get thirsty, you spot a little brook, you put your little deer lips down to the cool clear water… BAM! A flying bullet rips off part of your head! Your brains are laying on the ground in little bloody pieces! Now I ask ya. Would you give a rip what kind of gun the young lady who shot you was using?



    Apologies to Marisa Tomei.
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    Like Brett mentioned, 6.5 Grendel would do nicely. If you have one lying around a 250-3000 Savage, 257 Roberts loaded down a little, 243 maybe with a light recoil load, all should suit a young shooter without too much recoil. A 223/6mm would do nicely as well but hard to find. Watch the scope eyepiece distance. Inexperienced shooters have a tendency to "crawl up" on the scope. Sometimes I line the eye bell with small rubber hose for a new shooter or hard kicking rifle. My two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    In many states, 223 is not legal as it has to be over 22 caliber. I bought my AR before I knew.
    Here, it's 6mm or larger. .223 is 5.56mm, so yeah, no dice unless it's varmint or antelope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldcomputerguy View Post
    Inexperienced shooters have a tendency to "crawl up" on the scope. Sometimes I line the eye bell with small rubber hose for a new shooter or hard kicking rifle. My two cents.
    Not just inexperience shooters!

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    Well, back when I was a teeny tiny scrawny kid my dad had me carry one of his 12g with slugs. After puberty, he let me carry a 30-30 then bought me my own Marlin in 44MAG. No considerations given to recoil - he let me shoot each before carrying into the woods - just a quick reminder before he cut me loose on my own. None of my kids have ever shot a 22LR Rifle. For hunting my dad loaned out a 30-30 to the oldest and I loaned my 44 Mag to the next oldest while I moved to a 30-06. And, yep, with his first shot with the 44 Mag he got a black eye via the scope but learned not to do that anymore.
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