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    hunter ed class done

    wife just passed hunters ed yesterday.... and that means i get to buy a new gun, for her... anyone tried out the new .264???

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    shes a small framed gal, 115lb and stands 5'4". i want a gun that she can use and that my son can start shooting, he is 8. im a big fan of lever action 30-30's. seems about the right size to start out with right? not to much kick but plenty of umph to knock some deer and elk down with... reasonable distances ofcourse. input?

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    30-30 will get the job done, just ask my antelope! I dont shoot over 200 yards with it with peep sights and after that it starts dropping pretty hard anyways. has she done much shooting? I think I would try a few and see what she is most comfortable with and also what fits her best. As much as I like levers I think I would get her a bolt but really the best thing to do is buy her and your son atleast a 1/2 guns so they have some choices
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    6.5 x 284 Savage long range hunter form Cabelas. About $750 and an absolute tack driver.
    You're nicer than I am, I make my wife shoot my 7STW.

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    haha, i could let her have my .338. biggest gun she has ever shot is a .22. i really like the marlin .308 lever. beautifull gun. hopefully i can convince her to just get a bow

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    savage long range hunter in 25-06. It doesn't kick as much as the 30-30 and very accurate. Great caliber for antelope and deer. I have taken 2 elk with it and it is good for them as long as shot placement is right. The kick is light enough for small women or kids to shoot and not develop a flinch. Many women are very good shots, most can out shoot their husbands.
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    ^second the 25-06, great gun for deer-sized game and smaller
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    What they really want is a pre 64 model 70 Winchester featherweight in 243 win
    That was my first center fire!

    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    What they really want is a pre 64 model 70 Winchester featherweight in 243 win
    That was my first center fire!

    Dang now if only Winchester had also made that thing in 6mm Remington. Either the 6mm Remington or 243 work great on deer and antelope and people generally can shoot them very accurately as they don't beat a person up. Either will work on elk with good bullets and good shot placement. Again most folks shoot these rounds very well.

    The .257 Roberts and the 25-06 are both great for deer and antelope and can take elk handily. They would cover her list of game better than the 6mm's and again she should be able to shoot them very well. A 260 Remington or 6.5x55 Swede would also be great. On the larger end a rifle that fit her in a 7mm-08 or a 280 Remington should not bet too much if you can get her shooting one of the lighter cartridges for a while until she gets skilled at it.

    Congratulations on a new hunting partner. I hope she enjoys it and likes getting out with you in the field. Antelope and deer hunts when the weather is not so brutal is a really good way to get her started. The weather is usually nice early on and a lot of game can is typically seen. Both are helpful to new hunters so they enjoy the experience especially starting out.
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    That 243 killed alot of blacktails and yotes when I was growing up! I havent used it much since i got my 270 and it was my fathers gun and he is against my putting a scope on it. I am thinking about putting peep sights in it and using it on backpack hunts since its lighter then the 270 though. I thought of the 257 Roberts too but its not chambered in alot of guns and would be more expensive. 243 would be great for wife and son to start out with and its chambered in alot of different guns so lots of options with it and lots of factory ammo available too.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

 

 

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