Originally Posted by MOshooter
I agree with the 7mm-08 cartridge.
I've been watching my son for the past 14 years filling deer tags with the 7mm-08,a very impressive short action cartridge.
yes the 7mm-08 is a wonderful cartridge. as much as i like the 243 and that's the first centerfire rifle i ever shot of my fathers and the one that i took some of my first deer with, if the 7mm-08 had been around, i think i would have gone with it instead. recoil is very similiar to the 243, but for deer sized critters, it has just a little more energy. in the right rifle, the 7mm-08 is perfect youth gun and also even the more experianced veteran shooter. the 7mm-08 is one of those cartridges that is almost perfect for just about any shooter, irregardless of their size, age, gender or shooting ability.
after buying my Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08 and shooting it, i fell in love! it's an accurate round, easy on shoulder for long range sessions and very easy to reload for.