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Old 11-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #41
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I bought my son a Handi-Rifle in .243 topped with a Burris 3-9x40 scope when he was a pup The optic cost more than the rifle did. Its a moa or better shooter with good factory ammo. Cheaper scope would make it an excellent bargain. The only guy I let hunt on our family land sent me a pic earlier of a 6 point his 13yr old daughter killed with a 7mmRemMag. She don't weigh a hundred pounds. Me and the boy still hunt with the .243 handi rifle and its killed plenty of deer.

I have had the handi-rifle for 7yrs and it is still in very nice shape. Wood is good, bluing is good, no rust and everything works like its supposed to.

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She can practice with a 22. She just needs enough practice with a centerfire rifle to enjoy the experience. She would be a good candidate for project appleseed ( http://appleseedinfo.org/ ). My neighbors 14 year old son is an appleseed graduate. He can make a 300 yard shot with open sights. He earned his patch at his first class. Appleseed classes are taught with a 22LR bolt action. If the OP doesn't own a 22 LR the instructors have free loaners. Class prices are greatly reduced for students under 21 and females.

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She can practice with a 22. She just needs enough practice with a centerfire rifle to enjoy the experience. She would be a good candidate for project appleseed ( http://appleseedinfo.org/ ). My neighbors 14 year old son is an appleseed graduate. He can make a 300 yard shot with open sights. He earned his patch at his first class. Appleseed classes are taught with a 22LR bolt action. If the OP doesn't own a 22 LR the instructors have free loaners. Class prices are greatly reduced for students under 21 and females.
She's an excellent shot with all of my .22s. She's even comfortable shooting my lightweight, single shot 20 ga. It's the recoil/scope combo that makes her nervous.
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I should also add that she wants iron sights too. She doesn't wanna just rely on the scope.

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I should also add that she wants iron sights too. She doesn't wanna just rely on the scope.
That will push the cost of the rifle up by $100 plus finding a youth model will be tough.

I found this rifle new at a decent price. It comes with a Nikon scope for about the same price as an X7 marlin. This rifle is available at walmart if you are not comfortable shopping online.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_62_974/products_id/78183/Savage+11+TH+XP+243+Youth+NIKON
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Why not take the scope off the 30-30 and put a good recoil pad on it? She can easily shoot deer within 100 yards and already is familiar with it???

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Why not take the scope off the 30-30 and put a good recoil pad on it? She can easily shoot deer within 100 yards and already is familiar with it???
I'll probably be doing that this year. I'm just trying to get some ideas for the future from people who have experience that I don't.
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IMHO 260 Remington or 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, 7mm Mauser, or 7mm08 as full-powered loads that won't restrict the shot she takes, and at the same time won't rattle her teeth with recoil.

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Iron sights? So I assume we're talking woods ranges. Maybe take a look at a Marlin lever in 44 or Ruger 77/44. On the downside they're not cheap. On the upside she can practice with 44 spc.

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You might consider putting a peep sight on the 94 and adding a scout scope base for a forward mounted scope. They are available but they use the rear sight dovetail hence the need for the peep. for longer range you could use Leverlution ammo. That would pu plenty of distance between her and the scope.
You might want to pick up a spare butt stock to shorten for her and add a recoil pad. the 30-30 has a fit problem for her.

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