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Old 09-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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Which gun wuld u prefer for a 16 yr old a 270 or 30-06

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:05 AM   #2
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When i was 16 i wanted an elephant gun in 458winmag. Saved my money when i turned 18 i bought one. Still shooting it 24 years later.

I take you want take your kid deer hunting. Prolly 30-30 would be a better first gun

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When i was 16 i wanted an elephant gun in 458winmag. Saved my money when i turned 18 i bought one. Still shooting it 24 years later.

I take you want take your kid deer hunting. Prolly 30-30 would be a better first gun
How much wuld a new one cost with a scope
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Heck just get them what they can handle, like, consider accuracy, warranties so on and so forth.

now maybe a lightweight girl would need some other considerations, but most of the boys I've known at that age don't have any physical problems handling much, maybe some maturity problems though. I had a cousin who decided to play golf with an armadillo, using his grandads .22 bring back from WWII Germany. broke the stock.

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Dunhams has a Savage Axis for $339, several calibers to choose from. I like the 30.06 but 270 is a good caliber as well. Recoil in both is similar. great gun for the money.
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either & or !!!!!!!!!!!

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I would choose the .270 because it's more affordable to shoot, but if cost is not a factor then I would choose either one. For me if I'm going to be shooting a military round I prefer to shoot it in a military firearm it's designed for, but there are some exceptions.

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When I went on my first deer hunt when I was 14, I bought a Remington 700 BDL in 270. I prefer it over an 30-06, although I don't really have any reasoning why. Probably because I have a 270 and not an 06. hahaha I have some young kids right now and I was trying to think about the other day what I will buy them for their first hunting rifles. I am thinking something like a 243. You can get a wide range of bullet weights, good velocity, and a little less recoil. Just something to think about I guess.

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I love the 30/06,it was my first deer rifle many years ago. That said,if it's just going to be used for medium sized game or smaller (mule deer-varmints),I'd say a 25/06 for a couple reasons.
Low recoil
Very flat shooting rd,good for deer out to 400+ yards
Great velocity

There's not a deer in North America it can't take on the first shot.

Another good choice would be the 7mm-08,or a 308.

For a teenager,the recoil from a 270 or 30/06 can have bad habits form,if they can't handle it. Just my 2 cents.

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